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Ransomware attack cripples at least 20 local Texas agencies, state government says

At least 20 local government entities across Texas have been taken hostage by a coordinated ransomware attack, the Texas Department of Information Resources announced Friday.

18 Aug 2019 5:53 am
Best smart watch, 5G fears, data breach action plans, and more: Tech Q&A

The best smart watch, data breach action plans and worries about 5G.

17 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Navy sets sights on new submarine weapons

The Navy has begun building new weapons to massively increase attack options for its Virginia-class attack submarine, a move that is expected to change the mission scope for the boats and enable more extensive offensive strike possibilities, improving the Navy’s armed defense of its surface fleet. 

16 Aug 2019 11:57 pm
Increased screen time can cause development problems in kids, experts warn

Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra, a well-known child development expert, tells Fox News there has been a 28 percent increase in psychiatric emergency department visits related to suicide attempts since 2011; the CDC says suicide rates are up 30 percent 'in more than half of U.S. states' since 1999.

16 Aug 2019 11:51 pm
Google employee describes 'burden of being black' at tech giant in memo: report

A departing Google employee has described the “the burden of being black” at the tech giant in an internal memo that alleges racist and insensitive behavior from some employees the company.

16 Aug 2019 8:49 pm
TikTok attracting lots of adult dating scams, report says

The social media video platform TikTok is surging in popularity and becoming a magnet for scammers, a new report says.

16 Aug 2019 6:20 pm
Hate speech algorithms biased against blacks, researchers find

Two new studies say that artificial intelligence trained to find hate speech may actually be boosting racial bias.

16 Aug 2019 3:14 am
Warren won't support Sanders’ Washington Post-Amazon bias claims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren won't support Sen. Bernie Sanders' recent claim that The Washington Post is biased against him because of his criticism of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

16 Aug 2019 1:08 am
Revolutionary 'robo suit' developed to boost walking and running

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new lightweight exosuit that can boost walking and running.

15 Aug 2019 11:36 pm
Army details future 'tactical' war network

If a forward-operating Army Reconnaissance unit consisting of dismounted soldiers, tactical vehicles and hand-held drones were separated from a larger armored formation across mountainous terrain - and unexpectedly collided with heavily armed enemy fighters -- its survival would depend almost entirely upon an operational “tactical” war network.

15 Aug 2019 9:17 pm
Over 1 million fingerprints leaked at one of world’s biggest biometric firms, researchers say

Researchers at a cybersecurity firm said fingerprint and facial recognition data was exposed at a major biometric company, saying the potential for “fraud is massive.”

15 Aug 2019 8:00 pm
Philadelphia shootout: Suspect live-streamed gun battle with cops that left 6 officers wounded, report says

The suspected gunman who wounded six police officers in Philadelphia during an hourslong standoff was live-streaming the gun battle, according to FOX 29.

15 Aug 2019 7:20 pm
40 percent of children have connected with a stranger online, shocking survey reveals

Forty percent of American children have connected with a stranger online, according to a new survey of fourth- through eighth-graders.

15 Aug 2019 12:43 am
Robot priest added to 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Japan: 'It will grow in wisdom'

A 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan, is using a $1 million humanoid to reach a younger generation, but foreigners are repulsed by it.

14 Aug 2019 7:11 pm
Amazon driver successfully delivers package by throwing it through second-floor window, customer says

An English woman claims her Amazon package was delivered successfully — by being tossed through a second-floor window.

14 Aug 2019 5:27 pm
LG smart refrigerator used for tweeting by teen whose mom banned electronics

A teenager who claims her mother took her electronics away seemingly resorted to what might be the last imaginable place to tweet from: a refrigerator.

14 Aug 2019 5:01 pm
FTC chief willing to break up Big Tech

The head of the Federal Trade Commission said he's prepared to break up tech companies by undoing past mergers as the agency probes whether the firms are hurting competition.

14 Aug 2019 3:51 am
Navy scrapping touchscreen controls on destroyers after deadly collisions: report

The U.S. Navy is ditching touchscreen controls on destroyers following fatal collisions involving the USS John S. McCain and the USS Fitzgerald.

14 Aug 2019 3:03 am
Sanders blasts Bezos-owned Washington Post over bias in echo of Trump

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders blasted The Washington Post and accused the paper of biased coverage because of his criticisms of Amazon.

14 Aug 2019 12:19 am
F-35 preps for weapons upgrade by dropping new bombs

The F-35 will again fire its 25mm gun and air-drop several new laser-guided bombs to prepare stealth 5th-Gen fighter for future high tech warfare by improving precision-strike air attack, targeting and close-air-support.

13 Aug 2019 11:28 pm
Scary deepfake video shows Bill Hader morphing into Tom Cruise

A terrifying new deepfake viral video shows Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader doing an impression of Tom Cruise, with the video showing Hader's face subtlety and creepily morphing into Cruise.

13 Aug 2019 10:18 pm
#JewsAgainstICE protest Amazon's role in 'profiting off cruelty,' dozens arrested

Dozens of members of Jewish community groups protesting Amazon's cloud computing contracts and other work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement were arrested at an Amazon Books store in New York on Sunday.

13 Aug 2019 2:08 am
Amazon devices are being built illegally by children working 'grueling' shifts, documents reveal

Chinese schoolchildren are producing Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices in grueling shifts in order to meet certain production goals, according to a new report from China Labor Watch.

12 Aug 2019 11:19 pm
Army sets sights on new full cell technology

When dismounted U.S. Army infantry are attacking fortified enemy positions, taking hostile fire and moving quickly to find the best points for continued assault -- “battery life” can determine mission success or failure and even -- life or death.

12 Aug 2019 9:37 pm
Army sets sights on new fuel cell technology

When dismounted U.S. Army infantry are attacking fortified enemy positions, taking hostile fire and moving quickly to find the best points for continued assault -- “battery life” can determine mission success or failure and even -- life or death.

12 Aug 2019 9:37 pm
Facebook users can sue over facial recognition, court rules

A federal appeals court is allowing a group of users to sue Facebook on claims the social network collected their facial data without consent.

12 Aug 2019 2:30 pm
Phone trackers, search deletion, checking strange links, and more: Tech Q&A

Phone trackers, how to stop robocalls, smart TV hacking risks and much more.

11 Aug 2019 4:30 pm
10 incredibly useful things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Remember when the iPhone was first released, 11 years ago? We gazed into its sleek, glass surface.

10 Aug 2019 4:30 pm
10 useful gadgets for the modern office

I’m always on the look-out for the best office gear. Here are my top picks from several weeks of testing.

10 Aug 2019 1:15 am
Samaritan: Revolutionary app lets users directly donate to and interact with the homeless in their neighborhoods

In November of 2015, Jonathan Kumar stood on a street corner in Seattle and watched wincingly as a man begged. It was that one encounter that spurred Kumar to take the matter into his own hands – and the Samaritan app born.

9 Aug 2019 10:02 pm
China may be trying to hack US utilities, report says

A phishing campaign against U.S. utilities points to nation-state actors, a new report says.

9 Aug 2019 5:14 pm
Facebook loses facial-recognition privacy appeal and could pay billions in fines

Facebook lost a federal appeal on Thursday in a lawsuit over facial-recognition data. That could lead to the company paying massive fines over its privacy practices.

9 Aug 2019 4:26 am
High-tech clothing lets you turn on electronics and repel bacteria

Your shirt might soon be able to turn on the lights and music, in addition to wicking away bacteria and sweat.

9 Aug 2019 3:41 am
Self-repairing robots that sense and fix damage developed by scientists

The much heralded robot apocalypse -- which may be many years, or decades, away -- is predicated on the notion that robots will eventually be able to handle tasks that require a deft, softer touch.

9 Aug 2019 2:19 am
Microsoft contractors are listening to your intimate conversations on Skype calls: report

Contractors working for Microsoft are listening to personal, intimate conversations of Skype users via the app's translation service, according to a new report.

8 Aug 2019 11:35 pm
How US sub-hunting planes track Chinese submarines

The increasingly global reach of Chinese nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines, armed with JL-2 weapons reportedly able to hit parts of the US, continues to inspire an ongoing Navy effort to accelerate production of attack submarines, prepare long-dwell drones for deployment to the Pacific and continue acquisition of torpedo-armed sub-hunting planes such as the P-8/A Poseidon.

8 Aug 2019 11:07 pm
FBI warns on dating, romance Internet scams

Dating and romance fraud is more rampant than ever.

8 Aug 2019 10:13 pm
Ooops! SoftBank president accidentally leaks iPhone 11 release date

If Apple is true to form, the iPhone 11 will be released in September.

8 Aug 2019 7:24 pm
Samsung unveils new Galaxy Note 10 phones

Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Note 10 phones at a glitzy event in New York City on Wednesday.

8 Aug 2019 3:25 am
Elizabeth Warren calls for $85 billion public broadband investment

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren unveiled a plan to invest $85 billion in publicly owned and operated broadband networks to expand internet access in the U.S., with a particular focus on underserved rural areas.

8 Aug 2019 3:12 am
Samsung set to launch Galaxy Note 10 phones at New York City event

Samsung is expected to launch its new Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ phones during at its Galaxy Unpacked 2019 event Wednesday.

7 Aug 2019 11:01 pm
GOP senators demand answers from Google over the tech giant’s 'smart speaker relationship' with Huawei

Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Josh Hawley and Tom Cotton have sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai seeking answers about the Silicon Valley heavyweight’s relationship with controversial Chinese tech giant Huawei.

7 Aug 2019 7:16 pm
Democrats blast Google as 'anti-worker,' demand its fleet of contractors become permanent employees

Leading Democrats are urging Google to convert its army of contract workers into permanent employees.

7 Aug 2019 3:16 am
Facebook fails to stop flood of fake reviews, investigative body says

Facebook stands accused of not doing enough to stem the sale of fake reviews through its platform, more than one month after being told to fix the problem by a British regulator.

6 Aug 2019 11:06 pm
Horrific footage of Christchurch mosque shooting surfaces on YouTube and Instagram

Almost five months after 51 people were massacred at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, sick footage of the killings can still be seen on YouTube and Instagram.

6 Aug 2019 9:25 pm
No link between video games and violence, studies say

NEW YORK (AP) — Do video games trigger violent behavior? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines following Saturday's mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

6 Aug 2019 8:30 pm
Trump slams Google over alleged political bias: We're watching 'very closely’

President Donald Trump has slammed Google and its CEO Sundar Pichai in the wake of recent allegations of anti-conservative bias at the tech giant.

6 Aug 2019 8:09 pm
Google's history of clashing with conservatives

A former Google engineer who claims he was fired for his conservative beliefs isn't the first person to claim the Silicon Valley giant's office culture is dominated by liberal politics. 

6 Aug 2019 6:38 pm
Apple Card starts rolling out for some users

Apple began to roll out its entry into the credit card business, Apple Card, on Tuesday, following comments from CEO Tim Cook last month.

6 Aug 2019 5:58 pm