GOOGLE FIRES AI MANAGER WHO PROTESTED HER PEER'S DEPARTURE
Google has fired a leader of its artificial intelligence ethics team in the fallout from the recent departure of another former employee involved in the same field.
INVESTING ABCS: TEACHING YOUR KIDS ABOUT MONEY AND MARKETS
The recent stock market mania over the video game company GameStop, which this week was scrutinized by Congress, has provided a teachable moment for kids.
US LAUNCHES AEROSPACE CENTER AT TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY
The U.S. Department of Defense has launched an aerospace education center of excellence at Tuskegee University in Alabama.
SYFY'S ‘RESIDENT ALIEN' INVADER GETS LIFT-OFF WITH VIEWERS
“Resident Alien,” a new Syfy series that caught the attention of veteran TV critic Rob Owen and approving viewers, is evidence that inventive shows exist outside premium cable and streaming services.
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE RISES FOR SECOND STRAIGHT MONTH
U.S. consumer confidence rose again in February as an accelerating COVID-19 vaccine push provides hope for Americans who have lived through a year of unprecedented restrictions.
HUAWEI UNVEILS FLAGSHIP FOLDABLE SMARTPHONE
Struggling under U.S. sanctions, Huawei unveiled a folding smartphone with an 8-inch (20-centimeter) -widescreen Monday to show off its tech prowess but said it will be sold only in China.
FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS CALIFORNIA CAN ENFORCE NET NEUTRALITY LAW
A federal judge this week ruled that California can for the first time enforce its tough net neutrality law, clearing the way for the state to ban internet providers from slowing down or blocking access to websites and applications that don’t pay for premium service.
COMPANY TESTING FULLY DRIVERLESS CARS ON LAS VEGAS STREETS
An autonomous vehicle company has been testing its cars in Las Vegas without a human backup driver ready to take control in an emergency.
BONE CANCER SURVIVOR TO JOIN BILLIONAIRE ON SPACEX FLIGHT
After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into orbit on SpaceX’s first private flight should be a piece of cosmic cake.
A COMPELLINGLY CRUEL ROSAMUND PIKE IN ‘I CARE A LOT'
An air of mystery surrounded Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl” but there’s no mistaking her in “I Care a Lot.” Sporting designer suits and a bob cut so sharp that you tremble for her stylist, Pike’s Marla Grayson is ruthlessly imperious from head to toe.
GM'S CHEVY BOLT SUV JOINS PARADE OF NEW US ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Whether people want them or not, automakers are rolling out new electric vehicle models as the industry responds to stricter pollution regulations and calls to reduce emissions to fight climate change.
EPIC GAMES FILES EU ANTITRUST COMPLAINT AGAINST APPLE
Epic Games said it filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with European Union regulators, opening a new front in its war with the tech giant over app store payments.
UNITED: SMALL ELECTRIC AIR TAXIS WILL ZIP PEOPLE TO AIRPORTS
United Airlines said it will buy up to 200 small electric air taxis to help customers in urban areas get to the airport.
RIGHT-WING FRIENDLY PARLER ANNOUNCES RE-LAUNCH
The right-wing friendly social network Parler, which was forced offline following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of thenPresident Donald Trump, says it is re-launching.
DELIVERY-ONLY RESTAURANT BRANDS SEE PANDEMIC-FUELED GROWTH
Do you know which restaurant cooked the meal you just had delivered? Increasingly, it can be hard to tell.
IN NEVADA DESERT, A TECHNOLOGY FIRM AIMS TO BE A GOVERNMENT
In the Nevada desert, a cryptocurrency magnate hopes to turn dreams of a futuristic “smart city” into reality. To do that, he’s asking the state to let companies like his form local governments on land they own, which would grant them power over everything from schools to law enforcement.
GAMESTOP'S SAGA MAY BE OVER; ITS EFFECT ON WALL STREET ISN'T
The frenzy around GameStop’s stock may have quieted down, but the outsized influence small investors had in the saga is likely to stick around.
APPLE MAPS: A NEW DIRECTION WITH CROWD COLLABORATION
Apple is taking a leaf out of Waze’s book with its iOS 14.5 update, bringing a plethora of new features to its Maps software including accident reporting, speed checks, and hazards.
FORD TO GO ALL ELECTRIC IN EUROPE BY 2030
Ford announced a major push into electric vehicles in Europe, vowing to convert its entire passenger car lineup on the continent to electrics by 2030.
AIRLINES PUSH WHITE HOUSE TO REJECT TESTING FOR US FLIGHTS
Leaders of several major U.S. airlines met online with White House officials to press their case against requiring coronavirus tests for passengers on domestic flights, saying it would undermine the already fragile industry.
VALENTINE'S DAY 2021: THE TECH YOU NEED FOR A ROMANTIC WEEKEND
There’s no denying Valentine’s Day will look a little different in 2021. With restaurants closed in many parts of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel all-but-banned, this February 14 will be a more lowkey affair.
SCHOOLS PLAN FOR POTENTIAL OF REMOTE LEARNING INTO THE FALL
Parents of schoolchildren learning from home shouldn’t necessarily count on reclaiming the dining room table any time soon.
TWITTER POSTS STRONG Q4 RESULTS AS USER BASE, REVENUE JUMPS
Twitter posted solid results for the last three months of 2020, capping what CEO Jack Dorsey called “an extraordinary year” for the platform. New users signed on in large numbers to follow the world’s events in real time despite the challenges of election misinformation and intensifying calls to ban now former President Donald Trump.
PROFIT AT JAPAN'S SOFTBANK ZOOMS ON LUCRATIVE INVESTMENTS
Japanese telecommunications and technology conglomerate Softbank Group Corp. reported a whopping 1.17 trillion yen ($11 billion) profit for the October-December quarter as its investments rose in value.
TESLA BUYS $1.5B IN BITCOIN, WILL ACCEPT AS PAYMENT SOON
Holders of Bitcoin may be able to cash in some of their investment in the digital currency for a brand new electric car.
What Is Clubhouse, The Buzzy New Audio Chat App?
Clubhouse, an invitation-only audio chat app launched less than a year ago, has caught the attention of tech industry bigshots like Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — not to mention the Chinese government, which has already blocked it in the country.
In ‘Saint Maud,' is a Visceral Psychological Horror
Religion and horror are hardly novel bedfellows, but writer-director Rose Glass crafts something fresh of the construct in her promising debut “ Saint Maud.” The film follows the psychological undoing of a devout hospice nurse who becomes obsessed with saving the soul of her terminally ill patient.
Facebook Steps Up Vaccine Misinfo Efforts. Will It Work?
As inoculation efforts for the coronavirus ramp up around the world, Facebook says it’s going all in to block the spread of bogus vaccine claims.
Boeing To Outsource It Work To Dell, Eliminate 600 Jobs
Boeing Co. has said it will outsource a significant amount of information technology work to Dell starting in April, including support of cloud services, databases and information technology. The move is expected to eliminate 600 jobs.
China Spacecraft Enters Mars Orbit, 2nd In 2 Days After Uae
A Chinese spacecraft entered Mars orbit on Wednesday on a mission to land a rover and collect data on underground water and possible signs of ancient life, state media said.