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A jet pack at LAX? Maybe. Jet packs are very real

A jet pack at LAX? Maybe. Jet packs are very real
September 2, 2020

It sounds like something out of a movie: An American Airlines pilot calls the control tower at Los Angeles International Airport to warn that his plane just flew past someone in midair — a person wearing...

How to prevent trolls from Zoom bombing your online meeting

How to prevent trolls from Zoom bombing your online meeting
April 9, 2020

As students at the University of Tennessee were participating in a virtual “Milkshake Monday,” an anonymous person jumped into the Zoom gathering and began berating everyone with racist rants. “Zoom...

The future of web designing for businesses

The future of web designing for businesses
March 5, 2020

NORFOLK- Have you ever found yourself searching through a business's website to find information? Or gotten lost looking for a button to take you to the right page? We have all been in this position and...

Job shadow experience helps me find my career path

Job shadow experience helps me find my career path
March 5, 2020

NORFOLK - As I began my education here at Northeast Community College, I was completely lost on what career I wanted in the future after transferring to a four-year college. Now as I am nearing the end...

A foldable iPhone? New Apple patent suggests it’s possible

A foldable iPhone? New Apple patent suggests it’s possible
February 13, 2020

One of the biggest games that tech gadget fans like to play is speculating what Apple will do with its next version of the iPhone. Every year, almost as soon as a new iPhone is released, Apple watchers...

Facebook, Google drop out of top 10 ‘best places to work’ list

Google employees in Venice joined their counterparts around the world and staged a mass walkout Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in protest of sexual misconduct at the company. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
December 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Big tech companies like Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, long seen as some of the world’s most desirable workplaces offering countless perks and employee benefits, are losing...

This startup is designing cashier-less stores — and just raised $30M

This startup is designing cashier-less stores — and just raised $30M
December 5, 2019

SAN DIEGO — A technology startup in San Diego has just raised $30 million from investors to continue building out its software for cashier-less, “grab-and-go” stores. The model, popularized by Amazon...

Uber shows a big rise in government requests for rider information

Uber shows a big rise in government requests for rider information
November 21, 2019

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Uber said on Wednesday that the number of requests for data on its riders from government officials in the United States and Canada rose sharply last year due, in part, to a “rising...

Disney+ faces glitches on launch day. You’ve probably already guessed why

Disney+ faces glitches on launch day. You’ve probably already guessed why
November 12, 2019

Streaming service Disney+ launched Tuesday morning to massive anticipation — and technical glitches. Many users who tried to access the $6.99-a-month Disney app to watch heavily promoted shows like...

TikTok music-video app gets national security review

TikTok music-video app gets national security review
November 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. government has launched a national security review of the popular music-video app TikTok, which is owned by China’s ByteDance Inc., according to a person familiar with the...

We tested popular cellphones for radiofrequency radiation. Now the FCC is investigating.

We tested popular cellphones for radiofrequency radiation. Now the FCC is investigating.
August 27, 2019

The Apple iPhone 7 was set to operate at full power and secured below a tub of clear liquid, specially formulated to simulate human tissue. With the push of a button, a robotic arm swung into action,...

Alexa, don’t store this recording: California bill targets smart home speakers

Alexa, don’t store this recording: California bill targets smart home speakers
June 25, 2019

A bill making its way through the California Legislature would prohibit makers of smart home speakers from saving or storing recordings without users’ explicit consent. The Anti-Eavesdropping Act, which...

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