Five companies are newly eligible to deliver robotic
payloads to the lunar surface for NASA through the agency’s Commercial Lunar
Payload Services (CLPS) program. NASA announced that Blue Origin, Ceres
Robotics, Sierra Nevada...
Airbnb has announced that it will review and verify all 7
million listings on its site by the end of next year. The news, along with
other information, was published in an email sent by Airbnb Co-Founder, CEO and
Head of Community,...
A spacecraft on a resupply mission to the International
Space Station has successfully lifted off from a launch pad on Virginia’s
Eastern Shore. The spacecraft, comprised of a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket
and a Cygnus supply...
Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) reported
a sharp drop in profit for the third quarter of its fiscal year. The company
reported that net income in the third quarter was $7.1 billion, or $10.12 a
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has found
a way to use Facebook’s policy against fact-checking politicians against it.
Her team has gotten an ad approved by Facebook calling out the policy and how
Law enforcement agencies in the United States and elsewhere are
at odds with Facebook over its plans to increase end-to-end encryption across
its messaging platforms. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pledged earlier this
An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic
missile has been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in
a test of the intercontinental ballistic missile system. A team of airmen from
the 341st Missile...
Online dating company Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) appears
to be in a lot of hot water. The company has been sued by the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) over alleged deception of its customers. That lawsuit has
sparked a separate...
Europe’s highest court has limited the reach of the landmark
online privacy law known as “right to be forgotten” in a big win for Google. The
company and other search engines had been fighting a French effort to force them
Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps from its
platform, according to court filings unsealed by a state court in Boston. The
documents showed that Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had suspended 69,000 apps, 10,000
Fifty attorneys general are joining an investigation into Alphabet’s
(NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google over possible antitrust violations, confirming reports that
emerged last week about a bipartisan investigation into Google’s practices....
Virginia-based Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), an
independent testing firm, has released the results of its latest study of voice
and data test of the biggest wireless companies in America. The company
released an announcement,...
The Federal Trade Commission has voted to fine Google $150
million to $200 million to settle accusations that its YouTube subsidiary had
been illegally collecting personal information about children. More than 20
European Union officials are floating a plan to create a sovereign wealth fund intended to invest in companies that could compete with U.S. and Chinese tech giants. According to an internal document detailing the plan, the fund...
Researchers from Tencent presenting at the Black Hat
security conference in Las Vegas demonstrated a relatively simple way to break
into someone’s iPhone by bypassing the Face ID feature. Apparently, if taped
glasses are put...
Silicon Valley startup Juul has just released a new e-cigarette that can monitor users’ vaping and track their device. The Juul C1, as the device is known, is now being sold in the United Kingdom after a successful pilot in...
Irish teenager Fionn Ferreira has devised a simple but
effective method to extract microplastics from the world’s oceans. According to
his paper on the process, his extraction method removed 85 percent to 92
percent of microplastics...
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has initiated a
sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies, like Facebook,
Google, and Amazon. The DOJ is investigating whether the companies’ online
A SpaceX prototype rocket caught fire during a key test at
the company’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The rocket, using one of SpaceX’s next-generation
“Raptor” rocket engines, burst into flames four minutes after SpaceX...
Elon Musk’s secretive company Neuralink has introduced some
of the technology it has been developing to the public for the first time. This
week, Mr. Musk gave a big presentation of Neuralink’s research. A white paper
French lawmakers have approved a 3 percent tax on digital
companies that make large profits in the country. The tax will be applied to revenue
from digital services earned in France by companies that make more than 750
A legal battle over the use of 5G technology in vehicles
across Europe has resulted in a big win for Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM). European
Union member states have elected to scrap new rules mandating Wi-Fi technology
China has been accused of hacking into the operations of
some of the world’s biggest technology service providers. The global hacking campaign,
known as Cloud Hopper, has been attributed to China by the United States and
There are millions of fake business listings on Google Maps,
according to an investigation by the Wall Street Journal. There have been more
than 200 million listings added to Google Maps over the years. According to
Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) has announced a new partnership
with autonomous-driving tech startup Nuro to deliver pizza by self-driving car
in Houston. Domino’s will use Nuro’s fleet of autonomous test vehicles to
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has
recruited four companies to participate in a pilot project to use blockchain to
identify, track and trace prescription medicines and vaccines distributed
within the United...
NASA has announced the selection of three American firms to
send instruments and other scientific equipment to the Moon in anticipation of
a crewed lunar mission in the future. According to a press release, the U.S.
Scientists at the University of Maryland have created a new
type of wood that radiates heat into space. The hi-tech wood was found to absorb
heat and provide a passive cooling effect to buildings using it. The scientists
A U.S. District Court judge has issued a ruling saying that Qualcomm
Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) must change how it does business and renegotiate its license
deals with its customers. Judge Lucy Koh wrote in her ruling: “Qualcomm’s
SpaceX is ready to take its next step in its plan to
overhaul internet delivery. The company will deliver a batch of 60 satellites
into low-Earth orbit as the first set for a constellation of satellites the
company is calling...
The fastest bullet train in the world is now being tested in
Japan. The ALFA-X, projected to hit speeds of up to 249 mph, began a
scheduled three years’ worth of testing at the end of last week. The goal for
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has barred a number of high-profile
people from its platforms after designating them as “dangerous”. All of the
accounts, fan pages, and groups associated with the individuals have been
China plans to build the first-ever moon base within
the next ten years. The China National Space Administration (CSNA) intends to
build a scientific research station near the Moon’s south pole. Zhang Kejian,
the head of...
China has for many years been the plastic recycling waste dump center for the world with way over 2000 million tons previously imported on a yearly basis. That is about 45 percent of the world’s plastic waste. But in 2017, China...
Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google unit has announced that it
will no longer be allowing sign-in attempts that don’t take place within a
dedicated web browser. According to the company, the change will start in June
Shoppers might soon encounter robots gliding up and down the
aisles of their local Walmart (NYSE: WMT) store. Walmart has announced that it
will be expanding the use of robots in stores as part of its effort to control
Google has cancelled its AI ethics panel one week after it was announced. The move comes after a week of controversy regarding the company’s selection of members. The participants of its Advanced Technology External Advisory...
Social networking site Myspace has admitted to a massive
loss. The company has reportedly lost more than a decade’s worth of music
uploaded to the site due to an error that occurred during its latest server
Representative Devin Nunes, Republican of California, has
launched a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter and three users of the social
media platform for defamation. The complaint was filed in Henrico County
Circuit Court in...
The Volkswagen Group’s (VLKAF) ambitious plans for the
future will focus on electric cars, according to a recent announcement by the
company. The group now is planning to build 70 new electric models over the next
Alphabet’s Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is adding new shopping ad features
to Images that let brands target shoppers at the point of inspiration. According
to Google, half of online shoppers look for and are then inspired by images
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is reportedly planning to release
a new credit card that works with the iPhone as part of a partnership with Goldman
Sachs (NYSE: GS). According to sources familiar with the matter, the companies are
NASA has officially ended its quest to revive the Mars rover
Opportunity after losing contact with the device last June. The rover has now ignored
more than 830 rescue commands beamed from mission control. NASA declared the
Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) has a new fitness tracker that you won’t be able to buy in stores. That’s because the new Fitbit Inspire is intended for businesses and insurance companies rather than the consumer market. It is first product...
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has reportedly eliminated more than
200 employees from its Project Titan autonomous vehicle initiative this week.
According to published reports, those employees’ positions were eliminated as
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has claimed that it
was targeted in an attempted hacking by a Russian group shortly after the
midterm elections. The documents were part of an amended complaint filed in
federal court in...
General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) subsidiary Cruise Automation,
which makes technology for self-driving cars, has announced a partnership with
food delivery company DoorDash to deliver food by driverless cars. The test
Lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Twitter (NYSE:
TWTR), and Alphabet Inc.’s Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) liable to victims of the
December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California have been dismissed
by a federal...
Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has recently won two significant battles in global courts related to its patent war with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL). With its most recent win, Qualcomm has gotten Apple to withdraw some of its older iPhones from the...
AT&T (NYSE: T) is launching its new mobile 5G network at the end of this week. The network will initially be available in select cities across the United States. AT&T said in its statement that it’s the “first and...