Technology

Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

Oct 21, 2017

Google says its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

Oct 20, 2017

The US is looking to ban laptops from checked bags on international flights. Questions and answers on the proposal.

Top Democrat: WH won't ID employees who used private email

Oct 20, 2017

The White House counsel's office is refusing to tell a committee on Capitol Hill which presidential aides used private email accounts for public business

Markets Right Now: Banks, technology lead gains for stocks

Oct 20, 2017

Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology companies and banks.

Gains by banks, technology firms lead US stocks higher

Oct 20, 2017

Technology companies and banks are leading U.S. stocks modestly higher in late-afternoon trading, placing the market on course to extend its gains for the week

Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack

Oct 20, 2017

A spacewalking astronaut has successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station, despite difficulties.

G7 backs internet industry effort to detect, blunt extremism

Oct 20, 2017

The Group of Seven industrialized nations have thrown their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda to combat extremism on the internet

KFC Twitter follows 11 Herbs and Spices, intrigues internet

Oct 20, 2017

A Twitter user has earned kudos online for discovering a subtle message on KFC's account

Mormons allow more technology, smartphones for missionaries

Oct 20, 2017

The Mormon church's gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries is taking another step forward with expansion those allowed to use technology and the swapping out tablets for smartphones

French-led EU push for heftier tax on internet giants stalls

Oct 20, 2017

France's drive to force internet giants to pay more taxes is losing steam, amid resistance from other EU countries that offer tax shelter to companies like Apple

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