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First Look: New Proposed Emojis Include Pregnant Man

First Look: New Proposed Emojis Include Pregnant Man

PERSONAL TECH | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 16, 2021

New proposed emojis include pregnant man, gender-neutral person with a crown and other LGBTQ inclusive emojis.

Video Games Coming to Netflix? Latest Hiring Offers a Clue

Video Games Coming to Netflix? Latest Hiring Offers a Clue

VIDEO GAMES | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 16, 2021

Netflix has hired veteran video game executive Mike Verdu, signaling the video streaming service is poised to expand into another fertile field of entertainment.

Apple's Weather App Will Never Tell You It's 69 Degrees

Apple's Weather App Will Never Tell You It's 69 Degrees

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 15, 2021

iPhone users will never know if they're experiencing 69-degree weather — if they're using the iOS weather app, that is.

Billionaire Richard Branson Reaches Space in his Own Ship

Billionaire Richard Branson Reaches Space in his Own Ship

SCIENCE | By Susan Montoya Bryan and Marcia Dunn | Jul 11, 2021

Swashbuckling entrepreneur Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday in his boldest adventure yet, beating out fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos.

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

VIDEO GAMES | By Kate Gray | Jul 11, 2021

The gaming industry is the latest big business to face a diversity reckoning, with independent creators and publishers advocating for LGBTQ inclusion.

Billionaire Blastoff: Rich Riding Own Rockets Into Space

Billionaire Blastoff: Rich Riding Own Rockets Into Space

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jul 9, 2021

Two billionaires are putting everything on the line this month to ride their own rockets into space. It's intended to be a flashy confidence boost for customers seeking their own short joyrides.

Starlink Facing Possible Overheating Issues

Starlink Facing Possible Overheating Issues

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 8, 2021

Facing a multitude of issues keeping the systems from reaching their full potential, Starlink keeps finding new and exciting ways to break.

Popular Adult Streaming Site XTube to Shut Down this Year

Popular Adult Streaming Site XTube to Shut Down this Year

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 7, 2021

The popular adult streaming website XTube will soon be shutting down.

AP Source: Trump Plans Lawsuit Against Facebook, Twitter

AP Source: Trump Plans Lawsuit Against Facebook, Twitter

PERSONAL TECH | By Jill Colvin | Jul 7, 2021

Former President Donald Trump is planning to announce a lawsuit Wednesday against three of the country's biggest tech companies: Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Chinese Social Media Giant WeChat Shuts LGBTQ Accounts

Chinese Social Media Giant WeChat Shuts LGBTQ Accounts

PERSONAL TECH | By Fu Ting | Jul 7, 2021

China's most popular social media service has deleted accounts on LGBT topics run by university students and nongovernment groups, prompting concern the ruling Communist Party is tightening control over gay and lesbian content.

New Research Finds J&J Vaccine Has Muscle Against Covid's Delta Variant

New Research Finds J&J Vaccine Has Muscle Against Covid's Delta Variant

SCIENCE | By Victoria Knight | Jul 7, 2021

Data released by Johnson & Johnson showed that the vaccine remains highly protective against the delta variant and immunity may be long-lasting.

Scale, Details of massive Kaseya Ransomware Attack Emerge

Scale, Details of massive Kaseya Ransomware Attack Emerge

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Bajak | Jul 5, 2021

Cybersecurity teams worked feverishly Sunday to stem the impact of the single biggest global ransomware attack on record, with some details emerging about how the Russia-linked gang responsible breached the company whose software was the conduit.

Ransomware Hits Hundreds of US Companies, Security Firm Says

Ransomware Hits Hundreds of US Companies, Security Firm Says

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Bajak, Eric Tucker and Matt O'Brien | Jul 3, 2021

A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 U.S. companies on Friday, according to a cybersecurity researcher whose company was responding to the incident.

States Hesitant to Adopt Digital COVID Vaccination Verification

States Hesitant to Adopt Digital COVID Vaccination Verification

PERSONAL TECH | By David A. Lieb | Jun 28, 2021

Across the U.S., many hard-hit businesses eager to return to normal have been reluctant to demand proof of vaccination from customers. And the public and the politicians in many places have made it clear they don't care for the idea.

In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift

In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift

PERSONAL TECH | By Jenny Gold | Jun 22, 2021

Even as industry hype mounts, researchers and companies are scrambling to prove that mental health apps actually work.

EU Investigates Google's Conduct in Digital Ad Tech Sector

EU Investigates Google's Conduct in Digital Ad Tech Sector

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan | Jun 22, 2021

European Union regulators have launched a fresh antitrust investigation of Google, this time over whether the U.S. tech giant is stifling competition in digital advertising technology.

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Jun 22, 2021

Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.

NASA Sends Squid from Hawaii into Space for Research

NASA Sends Squid from Hawaii into Space for Research

SCIENCE | Jun 22, 2021

The baby Hawaiian bobtail squid were raised at the University of Hawaii's Kewalo Marine Laboratory and were blasted into space earlier this month on a SpaceX resupply mission.

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 21, 2021

Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.

Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jun 20, 2021

Astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside the International Space Station.

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