Visit the Netflix and Amazon home pages Wednesday and you'll find more than just TV shows, movies and things to buy. They and other major websites are using space on their home page to draw attention to net...
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 02:19 PM EDT
Face Scans for Americans Flying Abroad Stir Privacy Issues
If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state.
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 10:08 AM EDT
Prime Day 2017 Was Amazon's Biggest Shopping Event Ever
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big shopping days on Amazon, but the online retailer's own shopping holiday, Prime Day, has them both beat, the company said Wednesday.
The July 11 event that saw 3.5 million...
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 05:37 PM EDT
Microsoft Eyes Buffer Zone in TV Airwaves for Rural Internet
Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by turning to a wireless technology that uses the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves.
Microsoft plans to partner...
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 07:07 AM EDT
How and Why Amazon Ships So Many Packages So Quickly
Amazon’s Prime Day, a carefully fabricated “retail holiday” meant to take advantage of the company's vast shipping network, takes place in a time of year when the busy holiday shopping season is still a ways...
For this year's Prime Day, Amazon is taking to the skies.
A fleet of cargo jets will be used in the company's annual day of online deals for the first time in the U.S., it said in a press release Monday.
Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 03:56 PM EDT
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Buzzing Jupiter's Great Red Spot
NASA's Juno spacecraft is about to give us our best look yet of Jupiter's swirling Great Red Spot.
The spacecraft flies directly above the monster storm Monday night, passing 5,600 miles above the cloud...
Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 01:21 PM EDT
Take Me Out to the Screen: Virtual Reality Baseball a Hit
Nicholas Montes put on goggles and a catcher's mitt and crouched.
The 13-year-old will never catch a 104 mph pitch from Aroldis Chapman. But at the All-Star FanFest, he felt what it's like to be Buster Posey...
Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 08:08 AM EDT
Companies Target Sleep With High-Tech Slumber Products
Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night's...
Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 05:55 PM EDT
Bad Behavior Trends Online, Inspiring Real Life: Analysis
Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It's unacceptable and potentially illegal.
But celebrities who engage in flagrant attacks on...