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T-Mobile Settles to Pay $350M to Customers in Data Breach

T-Mobile Settles to Pay $350M to Customers in Data Breach

PERSONAL TECH | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jul 25, 2022

T- Mobile has agreed to pay $350 million to customers affected by a class action lawsuit filed after the company disclosed last August that personal data like social security numbers had been stolen.

Democrats Widen Scrutiny of Tech over Abortion Data Privacy

Democrats Widen Scrutiny of Tech over Abortion Data Privacy

PERSONAL TECH | By Marcy Gordon | Jul 25, 2022

Democratic representatives are widening their scrutiny into the role of tech companies in collecting the personal data of people who may be seeking an abortion.

Tomorrow's 'Top Gun' Might Have Drone Wingman, Use AI

Tomorrow's 'Top Gun' Might Have Drone Wingman, Use AI

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan | Jul 22, 2022

New technologies are set to redefine what it means to be a "Top Gun," as algorithms, data and machines take on a bigger role in the cockpit — changes hinted at in "Top Gun: Maverick."

Facebook Gives Users New Way to See All Their Friends' Posts

Facebook Gives Users New Way to See All Their Friends' Posts

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 22, 2022

Facebook is rolling out an update that enables its 2 billion daily users to more easily view their friends' posts in chronological order.

YouTube to Remove Videos Spreading Abortion Falsehoods

YouTube to Remove Videos Spreading Abortion Falsehoods

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 22, 2022

YouTube will begin removing misleading videos about abortion in response to falsehoods being spread about the procedure that is being banned or restricted across a broad swath of the U.S.

Beloved Monarch Butterflies Now Listed as Endangered

Beloved Monarch Butterflies Now Listed as Endangered

SCIENCE | By Christina Larson | Jul 22, 2022

The monarch butterfly fluttered a step closer to extinction Thursday, as scientists put the iconic orange-and-black insect on the endangered list because of its fast dwindling numbers.

Famous Types of Retro Games

Famous Types of Retro Games

VIDEO GAMES | Jul 20, 2022

Ever since the technology existed to make it possible there have been video games — dating back as far as 1952.

U.S. Environmental Study Launched for Thirty Meter Telescope

U.S. Environmental Study Launched for Thirty Meter Telescope

SCIENCE | By Audrey McAvoy | Jul 20, 2022

The National Science Foundation plans to conduct a study to evaluate the environmental effects of building one of the world's largest optical telescopes on sites selected in Hawaii and Spain's Canary Islands.

'Sims' Game Expands Sexual Orientation Options in Update

'Sims' Game Expands Sexual Orientation Options in Update

VIDEO GAMES | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 18, 2022

The free update for "Sims 4" will make it easier for players to create Sims that better reflect their own sexual orientation and romantic/sexual attraction.

The Chainsmokers to Perform at the Edge of Space

The Chainsmokers to Perform at the Edge of Space

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 18, 2022

One of The Chainsmokers' latest hits is "High" and they're hoping to live up to their lyrics.

As AI Language Skills Grow, So Do Scientists' Concerns

As AI Language Skills Grow, So Do Scientists' Concerns

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien | Jul 17, 2022

The tech industry's latest artificial intelligence constructs can be pretty convincing, but they're not so good at handling some seemingly straightforward tasks.

High-Flying Experiment: Do Stem Cells Grow Better in Space?

High-Flying Experiment: Do Stem Cells Grow Better in Space?

SCIENCE | By Laura Ungar | Jul 17, 2022

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are trying to find new ways to produce huge batches of a type of stem cell that can generate nearly any other type of cell in the body.

U.S., Russian Astronauts will Swap Seats on Rockets Again

U.S., Russian Astronauts will Swap Seats on Rockets Again

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jul 17, 2022

NASA astronauts will go back to riding Russian rockets under an agreement announced Friday, and Russian cosmonauts will catch lifts to the International Space Station with SpaceX beginning this fall.

In Ukraine War, a Race to Acquire Smarter, Deadlier Drones

In Ukraine War, a Race to Acquire Smarter, Deadlier Drones

PERSONAL TECH | By Oleksandr Stashevskyi and Frank Bajak | Jul 15, 2022

Never in the history of warfare have drones been used as intensively as in Ukraine, where they often play an outsized role in who lives and dies.

Descendants of Possible Tulsa Massacre Victims Can Give DNA

Descendants of Possible Tulsa Massacre Victims Can Give DNA

SCIENCE | By Ken Miller | Jul 14, 2022

People who believe they are descendants of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre can now provide genetic material to help scientists when they begin trying to identify remains of possible victims.

LGBTQ+ Harassment, Slurs Abound on Social Media, Report Says

LGBTQ+ Harassment, Slurs Abound on Social Media, Report Says

PERSONAL TECH | By Amanda Seitz | Jul 13, 2022

Social media platforms including Facebook and TikTok are failing to stop hate and threats against LGBTQ users, a report issued Wednesday from advocacy group GLAAD found.

Far Out: NASA Space Telescope's 1st Cosmic View Goes Deep

Far Out: NASA Space Telescope's 1st Cosmic View Goes Deep

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Jul 12, 2022

Our view of the universe just expanded: The first image from NASA's new space telescope unveiled Monday is brimming with galaxies and offers the deepest look of the cosmos ever captured.

Twitter Says It Removes 1 Million Spam Accounts a Day

Twitter Says It Removes 1 Million Spam Accounts a Day

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Jul 8, 2022

Twitter said it removes 1 million spam accounts each day in a call with executives Thursday during a briefing that aimed to shed more light on the company's fake and bot accounts as it tussles with Elon Musk.

Huge Underground Search for Mysterious Dark Matter Begins

Huge Underground Search for Mysterious Dark Matter Begins

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Jul 8, 2022

In a former gold mine a mile underground, inside a titanium tank filled with a rare liquified gas, scientists have begun the search for what so far has been unfindable: Dark matter.

Apple to Add 'Lockdown' Safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

Apple to Add 'Lockdown' Safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 7, 2022

Apple said it will roll out a "lockdown" option for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers intended to protect against spyware unleashed by state-sponsored hackers.

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