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Cyberattack Rattles Australian Parliament

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:13
The seat of Australia’s government was hit by a cyberattack that authorities believe came from overseas, but officials said it was intercepted early and did not appear to be an attempt to influence coming national elections.

The New Mansion Must: A Media Room

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 08:55
Homeowners are ditching their dark basement home theaters and adding multi-use media rooms equipped to host everything from movies to cocktail parties to homework.

Amazon Invests in Driverless Startup Aurora

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 07:14
Amazon has invested in high-profile autonomous-vehicle startup Aurora, giving the online retailer insight into the fast-developing world of driverless cars as it navigates its growing logistics operation.

Twitter's Push for Healthier Discourse Lifts Revenue, Hurts User Growth

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 06:15
Twitter reported record quarterly revenue and its first full year of profitability, signs that its efforts to promote healthy interactions appear to be working.

Woody Allen Sues Amazon Studios, Claiming Breach of Contract

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 05:14
Filmmaker Woody Allen sued Amazon Studios, claiming breach of contract for refusing to distribute his most recent movie “A Rainy Day in New York” and terminating a four-picture production and distribution deal without cause.

Facebook Told to Stop Tracking German Users' Online Life Without Consent

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 03:17
Germany ordered Facebook to stop combining data it collects about users’ activities across the internet without their consent, including from Facebook-owned services like WhatsApp and Instagram.

How to Lose Weight, With the Help of Technology

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:51
Gadgets and online tools can make it easier for dieters to find the right diet—and support.

A Crypto-Mystery: Is $136 Million Stuck or Missing?

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:30
Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Quadriga says customers’ holdings are trapped in an electronic vault after the firm’s founder died without revealing the access keys to unlock his laptop. Two researchers, though, say the money might be missing.

Intel's CTO on Computers That Think Like Us

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:07
Mike Mayberry discusses quantum computing, the hold-up on driverless cars and his work on a chip that copies the human brain

Book Shopping on Amazon? Don't Be Duped Into Buying a Summary

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 01:17
Summaries of books that mimic the original cover are all over Amazon—sometimes appearing above originals in searches—frustrating publishers. Amazon has started taking them down.

New Airplane Black Boxes Will Send Data in Real Time

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 17:50
Honeywell is introducing a new line of aircraft cockpit and flight-data recorders that offer more data-storage capacity and the ability, for the first time, to use satellites to retrieve accident information in real time.

Scammers Target Ad Industry's Initiative to Thwart Fraud

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 16:30
The industry initiative, a nearly two-year-old project dubbed Ads.txt, lets a publisher display a simple text file on its site listing every company authorized to sell its ads. Buyers being offered ad inventory can check the publisher’s site to see whether the seller is listed.

CEO's Promise to Stop Tweeting Sends His Company's Stock Higher

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 16:26
“I will focus on my main business,” wrote Yusaku Maezawa, the CEO of fashion e-commerce company Zozo who plans to fly around the moon on Elon Musk’s spacecraft.

Spending by SoftBank Vision Fund Raises Need for More Cash

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 14:22
SoftBank has spent at least half of its nearly $100 billion Vision Fund in less than two years, increasing the pressure to raise more money if the world’s biggest tech investor wants to maintain that pace.

Spotify Signals Ambition With Purchase of Podcasting Firms

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 06:49
Spotify, the world’s biggest music-streaming company, is buying a pair of podcasting firms, accelerating its investment in nonmusic content as it seeks to broaden its appeal and snap up share of listening time from radio.

Genentech Uses Virtual Reality to Train Eye Surgeons

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 04:47
Genentech, a division of Roche Holding AG, is using virtual reality as a training tool for eye surgeons in a clinical trial that executives expect will be the beginning of widespread use of the technology.

A Common Foe as Videogame Stocks Stumble: 'Fortnite'

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 03:30
Videogame stocks tumbled after two of the industry’s biggest publishers showed how difficult it is to escape the long shadow of “Fortnite.”

Tesla Cuts the Model 3 Price Again

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 03:13
Tesla cut the price of its Model 3 sedan again, bringing the sticker price down to $42,900, and Chief Executive Elon Musk said with remaining credits and fuel savings the electric car’s ‘starting cost’ is now about $35,000.

Apple Retail Chief Angela Ahrendts Leaving Company

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 00:36
Apple said its head of retail, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving the company in April. She will be succeeded by Vice President of People Deirdre O’Brien.

Trump Preparing Plan to Boost AI, 5G Technology

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 23:49
President Trump is preparing to ramp up the government’s role in promoting next-generation technologies such as 5G wireless and artificial intelligence, two key areas of competition with China.