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Emirates to resume Boeing 777 flights to US after 5G go-ahead

FAA gives approval for more types of planes to land in low visibility near 5G signalsThe long-haul carrier Emirates has said it will resume its Boeing 777 flights to the US after halting its use of the aircraft there over concerns new 5G services in the country could interfere with planes’ instruments that measure altitude.International carriers that rely heavily on the wide-body 777 and other Boeing aircraft cancelled early flights or switched to different planes on Wednesday after warnings fro...
Tags: Business, Technology, US, World news, US news, Chicago, Air transport, Emirates, Airline Industry, Faa, Boeing, 5g, Federal Aviation Administration


Airlines cancel some US flights over 5G concerns

Aviation watchdog says signals from 5G masts near airports could interfere with some planes’ equipmentAirlines including Emirates, Lufthansa and Air India have cancelled or changed US-bound flights owing to concerns about the deployment of 5G mobile phone technology near airports.The US aviation watchdog has said 5G signals could interfere with radio altimeters, which measure how high a plane is in the sky and are a crucial piece of equipment for pilots, particularly when landing in bad weather....
Tags: Business, Technology, US, World news, US news, Air transport, Airline Industry, 5g, Air India, Emirates Lufthansa


Microsoft to buy Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard for nearly $70bn

Tech giant acquires publisher of games including World of Warcraft and Candy CrushMicrosoft is to pay almost $70bn to buy Activision Blizzard, the publisher of mega franchises including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Candy Crush, in the company’s largest deal and the biggest ever takeover in the tech and gaming sectors.Microsoft said that the $68.7bn (£50.6bn) all-cash deal – which dwarfs its previous biggest, the $26bn takeover of LinkedIn in 2016 – will “provide the building blocks for th...
Tags: Games, Technology, Microsoft, Linkedin, UK News, US news, Computing, Dell, EMC, Activision Blizzard, Call of Duty World of Warcraft and Candy Crush, World of Warcraft and Candy CrushMicrosoft


US airline officials warn of ‘catastrophic’ crisis in aviation with new 5G service

Introduction of the new technology near airports could interfere with critical airplane instruments such as radio altimetersUS airline chiefs have warned that the introduction of a new 5G service could cause US commerce to “grind to a halt” due to possibly grounding a significant number of aircraft and might “strand tens of thousands of Americans overseas”.Warnings of an impending “catastrophic” crisis in aviation came in a letter sent to White House National Economic Council director Brian Dees...
Tags: Technology, US, US news, US politics, Airline Industry, 5g, Reuters, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Steve Dickson, Brian Deese, Jessica Rosenworcel, Pete Buttigieg, White House National Economic Council


Lawsuit claims Facebook and Google CEOs were aware of deal to control advertising sales

Newly revealed documents from the complaint against Google shed light on potential advertising sales manipulation Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai were allegedly aware of and approved a deal to collaborate on the potential manipulation of advertising sales, according to newly revealed documents.The documents, which came to light on Friday, were filed as part of a lawsuit against Google brought by the attorneys general of multiple US states. The lawsuit was first filed in...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, US, US news, Sundar Pichai, Law (US


‘Breeding grounds for radicalization’: Capitol attack panel signals loss of patience with big tech

Subpoenas are an escalation in the committee’s efforts for answers as companies ignored information requests The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol has ordered several social media firms to hand over data relating to the attack, asignificant step toward transparency that could have broader privacy implications.The committee on Thursday subpoenaed Twitter, Meta, Alphabet and Reddit for private messages exchanged on the platforms about the attack aas wel...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, US news, US politics, House, Reddit, Meta, Alphabet, Capitol, US Capitol Attack, Twitter Meta Alphabet


Capitol attack panel subpoenas Google, Facebook and Twitter for digital records

Select committee seeks records related to January 6 attackMove suggests panel is ramping up inquiry of social media postsThe House select committee investigating the Capitol attack subpoenaed Twitter, Meta, Alphabet and Reddit on Thursday for records related to the 6 January insurrection, as it seeks to review data that could potentially incriminate the Trump White House.Facebook is part of Meta and Google is part of Alphabet. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, World news, US news, US politics, House, Reddit, Meta, Alphabet, Capitol, Google Facebook, US Capitol Attack, Trump White House Facebook


Lawsuit aiming to break up Facebook group Meta can go ahead, US court rules

The Federal Trade Commission wants to force sale of Instagram and WhatsAppThe US competition watchdog can proceed with a breakup lawsuit against Facebook’s owner, a federal judge has ruled.Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, the parent of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, had asked a court to dismiss an antitrust complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the second time. However, Judge James Boasberg said on Tuesday that the FTC’s revised lawsuit should be allowed to proceed. Continue read...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, US, US news, Whatsapp, Meta, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Facebook Instagram, Federal Trade Commission FTC, James Boasberg


Wordle creator overwhelmed by global success of hit puzzle

Josh Wardle developed game to play with his partner – and now more than 2m others have joined in Wordle, a deceptively simple online word puzzle, has had a meteoric rise since its launch last autumn, from 90 daily players in November to 300,000 at the beginning of January, to 2 million last weekend. But, for its creator, the game’s rapid success has resulted in as much anxiety as excitement.The game has become an unexpected grassroots hit for Josh Wardle, who developed it for his puzzle-loving p...
Tags: Apps, Games, Technology, Wales, Internet, Life and style, UK News, World news, US news, Game culture, Mobile Games, Wordle, Board Games, Puzzle games, Josh Wardle


Sinking feeling: San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is still leaning 3in every year

The 58-story luxury condominium building continues sinking despite a $100m plan to reinforce its foundation to prevent tilting San Francisco’s infamous Millennium Tower – a luxury condominium where star athletes and retired Google employees bought multimillion dollar apartments before they realized it was sinking – is continuing to sink and tilt to the side by about about 3in (7.5 cm) per year, according to the engineer responsible for fixing the troubled building.In a few years, if the tilting ...
Tags: Google, California, San Francisco, US news, Architecture, Millennium Tower, Ron Hamburger


Melania’s latest NFT is selling for £180,000 – at last one of the Trumps is showing entrepreneurial spirit | Arwa Mahdawi

The former first lady has launched a jewellery line and caviar moisturiser, but digital portraits could be her real money makerThere’s no rest for the wicked, eh? While a lot of people have spent the past few weeks trying to do as little as possible, it has been go-go-go for the Trump family. Donald, Ivanka and Donald Jr have been issued with subpoenas as part of a fraud inquiry into the family’s businesses. Melania, meanwhile, has been busy building a business of her own. The former first lady,...
Tags: Technology, World news, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Arwa Mahdawi, NFT, Barron, Melania, Donald Jr, Donald Ivanka, Non-fungible tokens (NFTs


Melania Trump selling herself for £180,000 in NFTs? WTF | Arwa Mahdawi

The former first lady has launched a jewellery line and caviar moisturiser, but digital portraits could be her real money makerThere’s no rest for the wicked, eh? While a lot of people have spent the past few weeks trying to do as little as possible, it has been go-go-go for the Trump family. Donald, Ivanka and Donald Jr have been issued with subpoenas as part of a fraud inquiry into the family’s businesses. Melania, meanwhile, has been busy building a business of her own. The former first lady,...
Tags: Technology, World news, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Arwa Mahdawi, NFT, Barron, Melania, Donald Jr, Donald Ivanka, Non-fungible tokens (NFTs


Wordle: why the inventor of the fiendishly addictive online game doesn’t want your money

The mobile phone game Josh Wardle launched in October now has 300,000 people playing it daily – but, he says, he is not cashing inName: Wordle.Age: Nearly three months old. Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Internet, Social Media, Life and style, World news, US news, Game culture, Hobbies, Mobile Games, Josh Wardle


Elizabeth Holmes: from ‘next Steve Jobs’ to convicted fraudster

Founder of blood-testing company Theranos spun ‘alluring narrative that everyone wanted to believe’Just six years ago Forbes magazine declared her the “the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire” and the “next Steve Jobs”. Now, Elizabeth Holmes, 37, founder of the collapsed blood testing company Theranos, is facing decades in prison after being found guilty of conspiring to defraud her investors out of billions.Holmes, a university dropout with no medical training, had fooled regulators a...
Tags: Business, Technology, US news, Larry Ellison, US economy, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Forbes, Holmes, Law (US, Rupert Murdoch Henry Kissinger


Holmes verdict an indictment of Silicon Valley’s ‘fake it till you make it’ ethos

Analysis: Experts say guilty verdict will probably land Theranos founder in prison and resonate throughout industryTheranos trial: five key momentsElizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood testing company Theranos, has been found guilty on four charges of fraud – a verdict that will probably land her in prison and have major implications for Silicon Valley. Holmes was acquitted on three charges relating to patients who received inaccurate test results but found guilty on four charges, including one...
Tags: Technology, California, US news, Silicon Valley, Theranos, Holmes, momentsElizabeth Holmes, Silicon Valley Holmes


Apple becomes first US company to reach $3tn valuation

New year trading pushed Apple shares to a new high of $182.80 after tripling in value in under four yearsApple became the first US company to be valued at over $3tn on Monday as the tech company continued its phenomenal share price growth, tripling in value in under four years.A pandemic-era surge in tech stocks has driven the major US tech companies to new highs, pulling US stock markets with them. Apple became the world’s first trillion dollar company in August 2018, passed $2tn in 2020 and hi...
Tags: Apple, Business, Technology, US, World news, US news, Stock Markets, Computing


Theranos jury returns to deliberations after deadlocking on three counts

Jurors had been deliberating for seven days after the 15-week trial in which the Theranos founder faced up to 20 years in prisonThe jury weighing fraud charges against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes told the court it is unable to reach a unanimous verdict on three of the 11 criminal counts she faces, according to a note from the panel read aloud in court on Monday morning.Jurors in the high-profile Silicon Valley trial had been deliberating for seven days after a trial that chronicled the mis...
Tags: Technology, US news, Silicon Valley, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Law (US


Jury in Elizabeth Holmes trial unable to reach verdict on three of 11 fraud counts

Jurors had been deliberating for seven days after the 15-week trial in which the Theranos founder faced up to 20 years in prisonThe jury weighing fraud charges against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is unable to reach a unanimous verdict on three of the 11 criminal counts she faces, according to a note from the panel read aloud in court on Monday morning.Jurors had been deliberating for seven days after a 15-week trial that chronicled the missteps of the now-defunct blood testing startup. Con...
Tags: Technology, US news, Silicon Valley, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Law (US


Amazon’s Alexa device tells 10-year-old to touch a penny to a live plug socket

The child had asked the Echo smart speaker for a challenge, prompting her mother to post the response on TwitterVirtual assistants can set timers for people, play music, control smart home devices, respond to voice commands and set up reminders. As of Sunday, they have also proven their ability to challenge children to lethal dares.Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant, recently advised a 10-year-old girl to touch a penny to a live plug socket after she asked the Echo smart speaker for a challenge. ...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Technology, US news, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Alexa Amazon


Facebook’s very bad year. No, really, it might be the worst yet

From repeated accusations of fostering misinformation to multiple whistleblowers, the company weathered some battles in 2021It’s a now-perennial headline: Facebook has had a very bad year.Years of mounting pressure from Congress and the public culminated in repeated PR crises, blockbuster whistleblower revelations and pending regulation over the past 12 months. Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Congress, US news, US politics, Tim Cook, US Congress, US Capitol Attack


China berates US after ‘close encounters’ with Elon Musk satellites

Beijing urges US to act responsibly after two near misses that it says posed serious threat to astronauts’ livesChina has accused the US of ignoring international treaty obligations and engaging in irresponsible and unsafe conduct in outer space after two near misses between the Chinese space station and satellites operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.Zhao Lijian, a foreign ministry spokesperson, said on Tuesday that China “urges the US to act responsibly” after incidents involving SpaceX’s St...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, StarLink, Zhao Lijian


China anger after space station has to avoid Elon Musk Starlink satellites

Beijing calls on US to act responsibly after two near misses that it says posed serious threat to astronauts’ livesChina has accused the US of ignoring international treaty obligations and engaging in irresponsible and unsafe conduct in outer space after two near misses between the Chinese space station and satellites operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.Zhao Lijian, a foreign ministry spokesperson, said on Tuesday that China “urges the US to act responsibly” after incidents involving SpaceX’s...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, StarLink, Elon Musk Starlink, Zhao Lijian


Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial: jury begins second week of deliberations

Former Theranos chief faces 11 criminal charges, alleging she duped investors and patients over blood-testing technologyThe jury weighing fraud charges against Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos, began their second week of deliberations on Monday morning.Holmes faces 11 criminal charges, alleging that she duped investors and patients by hailing her company’s blood-testing technology as a medical breakthrough when in fact it was prone to wild errors. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, World news, US news, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes


‘I do surfing’: an AI-generated Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s bad year

The Facebook CEO won’t talk to the Guardian. So we built a Zuckerbot and interviewed it insteadWhat does Mark Zuckerberg care about?The 37-year-old tech executive has a wife, two kids, $110bn , and near absolute control over a group of companies – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp – that shape the information, entertainment, and communication of 3 billion people. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Media, Social Networking, World news, US news, Facebook Instagram


Killed by a pill bought on Snapchat: the counterfeit drugs poisoning US teens

Accidental deaths soar among young people amid a proliferation of fentanyl-filled pharmaceuticalsFourteen-year-old Alondra Salinas had set out her new white sneakers and packed her backpack the night before the first day of in-person high school when police say she responded to an offer on Snapchat for blue pills, which turned out to be deadly fentanyl. Her mother couldn’t wake her the next morning.Seventeen-year-old Zachary Didier was waiting to hear back on his college applications when a fake...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Drugs, US, Social Media, US news, Snapchat, Meta, Opioids, Opioids crisis, Alondra Salinas, Zachary Didier, Sammy Berman Chapman


US investigates claim Tesla drivers can play video games while driving

‘Passenger play’ feature has been available since December 2020 – before that, games could only be played in ‘park’ modeThe US has opened a formal investigation into a report that Tesla vehicles allow people to play video games on a center touch screen while they are driving.The investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 580,000 electric cars and SUVs from model years 2017 through 2022. Continue reading...
Tags: Games, Technology, US, Tesla, US news, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Law (US


Seconds before a 6.2 earthquake rattled California, phones got a vital warning

Half a million phones received emergency alerts thanks to system offering a few seconds to take coverIn the moments before a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the northern California coast on Monday, roughly half a million phones began to buzz. An early-alert system managed by the US Geological Survey sent warnings out before the ground started to shake, giving residents in the sparsely populated area vital time to take cover.The earthquake brought significant shaking but minimal damage in Humbold...
Tags: Technology, California, San Francisco, US news, Earthquakes, Humboldt County, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, California Coast, Shakealert


Baby driver: Philadelphia woman gives birth in front seat of Tesla on autopilot

Yiran Sherry’s waters broke while the family was stuck in traffic, leading to what is believed to be the world’s first ‘Tesla baby’A Philadelphia mother has given birth to what is believed to be the world’s first Tesla baby: an infant delivered in the front seat of an electric smart car while it was driving on autopilot.The remarkable delivery, reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, took place in September while Yiran Sherry, 33, and her husband Keating Sherry, 34, were taking their three-year-o...
Tags: Technology, Tesla, US news, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Inquirer, Rafa, Yiran Sherry, Keating Sherry


‘It’s a fraught moment’: Omicron puts brakes on US return-to-office plans

Employers are pausing efforts to call remote workers back in amid a renewed push for strikes and unionizationMajor US companies are now pulling back on plans to return to in-person work in light of the Omicron variant’s rapid spread across America.Employers planning to call remote workers back into the office in the new year are now pausing those efforts, and they are wary of setting new return dates only to push them back once again in the face of continued uncertainty and risks from the pandem...
Tags: Apple, Google, Lyft, US, America, World news, US news, Meta, US unions, Coronavirus


Meet the man who accidentally started an assassin hiring website

He just wanted a catchy website name. Now, Bob Innes hands people over to the police for trying to have their enemies killedIn October 2005, Bob Innes bought the website domain name “rentahitman.com.” It was the dotcom era and he was a business school student in North Carolina trying to advertise website traffic analysis services: the “hit” was a nod to clicks coming in on a client’s website.“It was simply a play on words,” he says now, when contacted via email for an interview. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Life and style, Society, US news, US crime, North Carolina, Bob Innes



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