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German laser tech company says gov't blocks exports to ChinaA German company that specializes in laser communication says it is pulling out of uncompleted transactions in China after the German government barred it from delivering hardware to the country
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - This March 19, 2018 photo shows the Google app on an iPad in Baltimore.  Big Tech companies reported mixed quarterly earnings on Thursday, July 30, 2020, a day after their top executives faced a tough congressional grilling over their market power and alleged monopolistic practices.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Google, ADT partnering on home security products Google is pairing its Nest smart home technology with ADT and buying a stake in the home security company
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Egypt Sets Elon Musk Straight About Pyramids, AliensAfter Elon Musk tweeted last week that "Aliens built the pyramids obv," Egypt has officially set him straight. "I follow your work with a lot of admiration. I invite you & Space X to explore the writings about how the pyramids were built and also to check out the tombs...
Newser10 hours ago
A man wearing a shirt promoting TikTok is seen at an Apple store in Beijing on Friday, July 17, 2020. U. S. President Donald Trump says he wants to take action to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Microsoft confirms talks seeking to buy US arm of TikTokMicrosoft is confirming that it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship
The Associated Press23 hours ago
EDITORS AND LIBRARIANS: KILL FROM YOUR SYSTEMS, ARCHIVES AND PUBLISHED PLATFORMS ALL VERSIONS OF PHOTO MH112, SLUGGED SPACEX ASTRONAUT RETURN AND TRANSMITTED ON AUG. 2, 2020. A HANDOUT PHOTO FROM A PREVIOUS TEST SPLASH DOWN WAS DOWNLOADED FROM A NASA WEBSITE AND WAS TRANSMITTED IN ERROR. TWO PHOTOS FROM THE ACTUAL SPLASHDOWN ON AUG. 2, 2020, WILL MOVE IN IT’S PLACE AS NYAJ101 AND NYAJ102. FRAME GRABS MADE FROM NASA TV AND TRANSMITTED AS MH105, MH106 AND MH107 ON AUG. 2, 2020 ARE CORRECT. (Cory Huston/NASA via AP)
SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 yearsTwo NASA astronauts have returned to Earth in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown carried out by Elon Musk's SpaceX company
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Feb 23, 2019, file photo shows the inside of a computer in Jersey City, N.J. Ransomware attacks targeting state and local governments have been on the rise, with cyber criminals seeking quick money by seizing data and holding it hostage until they get paid. The fear is that such attacks could affect voting systems directly or even indirectly, by infecting broader government networks that include electoral databases. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
Ransomware feared as possible saboteur for November electionAs state and local governments brace for November’s election, federal authorities are sounding the alarm about the potential for a well-timed ransomware attack that could block access to voter registration data and paralyze critical election operations
The Associated Press1 day ago
Insider Q&A: BaseCamp CTO David Heinemeier HanssonDavid Heinemeier Hansson has made a name for himself as one of the tech industry’s more prominent iconoclasts and industry critics
The Associated Press1 day ago
Q&A: What would a US ban on Chinese-owned app TikTok mean?President Donald Trump says he wants to take action as soon as Saturday to ban the popular Chinese-owned video app, TikTok, which has been a source of national security and censorship concerns
The Associated Press1 day ago
Facebook bows to Brazil judge, blocks 12 accounts worldwideFacebook says it has obeyed a Brazilian judge’s order for a worldwide block on the accounts of 12 of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters who are under investigation for allegedly running a fake news network
The Associated Press1 day ago
This image from video made available by NASA shows the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, left, before it undocks from the International Space Station on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (NASA via AP)
NASA astronauts aim for Florida coast to end SpaceX flightThe first astronauts launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company have left the International Space Station for the final and most important part of their test flight: returning to Earth with a rare splashdown
The Associated Press2 days ago
A Consolidated Communications technician works on a line used to provide broadband internet service in a rural area on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Stowe, Vt. Vermont officials are working to expand internet service using federal pandemic relief funds. But they are scrambling because the projects, which can frequently take years to plan and build, must be done by the end of the year. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
States eager to expand broadband, wary of CARES Act deadlineOfficials from states across the country who are hoping to expand broadband internet to underserved areas with federal money appropriated to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic are scrambling to finish the projects by the end of the year
The Associated Press2 days ago
Aimee Rodriguez Webb works on her computer reading emails at her dinning room table that she set up as a virtual classroom for a Cobb County school, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb is determined to do better this fall. She bought a dry-erase board and a special camera to display worksheets, and she set up her dining room to broadcast school lessons. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Virtual school: Teachers want to improve but training variesVirtual learning is part of an increasing number of fall reopening plans, and districts are facing pressure to improve after many students got left behind this spring
The Associated Press2 days ago
People walk past an image of an iPhone displayed at an Apple store in Ahmedabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. Three contract manufacturers for Apple iPhones and South Korea’s Samsung have applied for large-scale electronics manufacturing rights in India under a $6.5 billion incentive scheme announced by the government, Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Praad  said Saturday. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Samsung, Apple to boost cellphone manufacturing in IndiaIndia's technology minister says three contract manufacturers for Apple iPhones and South Korea’s Samsung have applied for large-scale electronics manufacturing rights in India under a $6.5 billion incentive scheme announced by the government
The Associated Press2 days ago
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