Communication Technology

Coming soon: a selfie with your credit card application

Oct 19, 2017

Payment processing giant Visa is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics _ your fingerprint, face, voice, etc. _ into approving credit card applications and payments

Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

Oct 18, 2017

President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to revise his long-standing complaint about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation

Indiana vague about reasons for withholding Pence's emails

Oct 10, 2017

Indiana officials are refusing to release an indeterminate number of emails from private AOL.com accounts Mike Pence used as governor, and they're not saying whether the vice president's lawyers influenced which messages should be withheld

Consumer Electronics

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.

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

Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese "clap" for Xi

Oct 20, 2017

Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3-and-a-half hour marathon speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

Oct 19, 2017

Apple vows to investigate underpayment of bonuses at iPhone supplier in China after worker protests

Coming soon: a selfie with your credit card application

Oct 19, 2017

Payment processing giant Visa is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics _ your fingerprint, face, voice, etc. _ into approving credit card applications and payments

Entertainment & Media Technology

Review: iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth it

Sep 21, 2017

Review: Apple's new TV-streaming gadget is nice, but an iTunes video upgrade makes it a real winner

Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

Sep 21, 2017

The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums, by adapting new technology for decades-old titles

Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monk

Sep 21, 2017

Thai authorities have detained a Buddhist monk who has posted online videos that harshly denounce Islam

History of Syria's war at risk as YouTube reins in content

Sep 13, 2017

Syria's civil war played out on YouTube, but now that history is at risk of disappearing as tech giant reins in content

Apple unveils $999 iPhone X with facial recognition

Sep 13, 2017

Apple unveils $999 iPhone X with facial recognition

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