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Oct 15, 2021

Would robot umpires have prevented the Wilmer Flores Giants-Dodgers controversy?
And should we?

Washington Post Tech
Oct 15, 2021

Apple fires employee who raised awareness of workplace misconduct allegations at the company
Apple on Thursday fired Janneke Parrish, who helped raise awareness about workplace misconduct allegations at the company.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 15, 2021

The truth behind Twitch's leaked ‘do not ban' list
The massive Twitch leak revealed a "do not ban" list of streamers, but it's not as simple as it seems.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 15, 2021

U.S. pursues a unique solution to fight hackers. It revolves around esports.
The program hopes to groom cybersecurity specialists with real-time competitions to better fight hackers.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Microsoft will shut down LinkedIn service in China after facing criticism for censoring posts
Microsoft will shut down its LinkedIn service inside China after facing criticism for censoring posts, ending the last major U.S. social-networking site's presence in the country.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Virgin Galactic pushes back next test flight as it makes ‘enhancements' to its spaceplane
The stand down is yet another sign of the complexities of human space flight and comes as a number of companies have been working on flying paying customers to either the edge of space or to orbit.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Dubbing movies and TV is the next frontier for machine learning and AI
Choosing languages may soon be as easy as changing the channel. But a lot more could get transformed along the way.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Every movie and TV show could soon be dubbed into any language you want
Choosing languages may soon be as easy as changing the channel. But a lot more could get transformed along the way.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

‘Jackbox Party Pack 8': Some immediate delights and a few flops
While some games require a lot of explanation, others are immediately enjoyable.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Facebook whistleblower eyes state AGs, expanding regulatory threat beyond Washington
Led by Connecticut, more than a dozen state attorneys general are asking Facebook for information related to Frances Haugen's leaked documents.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

She pulled herself from addiction by learning to code. Now she's leading a worker uprising at Apple
Cher Scarlett is willing to risk a dream job at Apple to blow the whistle on alleged labor violations at the iPhone maker.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

She pulled herself from addiction by learning to code. Now she's leading a worker uprising at Apple.
Cher Scarlett is willing to risk a dream job at Apple to blow the whistle on alleged labor violations at the iPhone maker.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Hacks and data breaches are all too common. Here's what to do if you're affected.
Avoiding hacks isn't always possible, but there are ways to mitigate the damage

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Where's walrus? Scientists seek public ‘detectives' to spot giant animals from space
World Wide Fund for Nature and the British Antarctic Survey hope half a million people globally can help sift through thousands of images.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Where's walrus? Scientists seek public ‘detectives' to spot giant animals from space.
World Wide Fund for Nature and the British Antarctic Survey hope half a million people globally can help sift through thousands of images.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Senators aim to block tech giants from prioritizing their own products over rivals'
Introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Charles Grassley, the bill is widely viewed as a bellwether for the bipartisan efforts to pass tech legislation

Washington Post Tech
Oct 14, 2021

Another Facebook whistleblower will testify about the company before British lawmakers
A Facebook whistleblower who had previously spoken out publicly against the company will testify before UK lawmakers, racheting up scrutiny of the embattled social media company.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 13, 2021

Ahead of ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons' announcement, content-starved fans feel snubbed
Frustrated Animal Crossing fans have a laundry list of long-anticipated updates they hope Nintendo will announce this week.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 13, 2021

Former Walgreens CFO testifies about pharmacy's troubled partnership with blood-testing start-up Theranos
Wade Miquelon took the stand for a second day of testimony in the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 13, 2021

William Shatner, Star Trek's Capt. Kirk, flies to space and back, adding to this year's number of civilian astronauts
The actor will join a private space movement that has picked up speed and outpaced NASA.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 13, 2021

Virtual pizza parties, pet adoption fees and on-demand babysitters: How the pandemic changed employee perks
Employers are investing more in digital perks as workers continue to work from home — some permanently.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 13, 2021

With William Shatner's flight, more than 20 civilian astronauts will have reached space this year
The actor will join a private space movement that has picked up speed and outpaced NASA.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 13, 2021

William Shatner, Star Trek's Capt. Kirk, set for flight to space, adding to this year's number of civilian astronauts
The actor will join a private space movement that has picked up speed and outpaced NASA.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 12, 2021

The video game review process is broken. It's bad for readers, writers and games.
Reviews help people decide how to spend their limited time. But the system around them is busted.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 12, 2021

Senate Democrat presses TikTok on its handling of extremist content tied to Jan. 6
Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) called on TikTok to provide the panel with information by Oct. 27 about how it enforced policies against extremist and violent content surrounding the Capitol riot.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 12, 2021

Lawmakers' latest idea to fix Facebook: Regulate the algorithm
Whistleblower Frances Haugen says the software that decides what we see in our social feeds is hurting us all. But reforming it won't be easy.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 12, 2021

You've decided to quit Facebook. Here's how to migrate your online life elsewhere.
If you want to leave Facebook and all its products, here are some places you can go next.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 11, 2021

‘Forza Horizon 5' is absolutely stoked that you are playing it
The game also looks incredible — as expected.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 11, 2021

The education of Frances Haugen: How the Facebook whistleblower learned to use data as a weapon from years in tech
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's calls to change the company have broken through, winning bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, calls for more regulation and triggering soul searching among the American public.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 11, 2021

Inside Blue Origin: Employees say toxic, dysfunctional ‘bro culture' led to mistrust, low morale and delays at Jeff Bezos's space venture
"It's condescending. It's demoralizing," said one former top executive of conditions prompting many to leave the company.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 11, 2021

Your driver's license could soon live on your phone. Here's what you should know.
Carrying your physical license or state ID with you is still a good idea, but soon, you may not have to worry about the consequences of forgetting it at home.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 10, 2021

Tesla tempted drivers with ‘insane' mode and now is tracking them to judge safety. Experts say it's ludicrous.
Tesla's system for rating drivers' safety came under criticism as the company prepared to roll out its Full Self-Driving software to more owners.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 08, 2021

The Twitch hack revealed much more than streamer salaries. Here are 4 new takeaways.
For starters, many top streamers do not make minimum wage based on the data made available in the leak.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 08, 2021

‘Grand Theft Auto' trilogy will be remade for current consoles later this month
Rockstar Games is remastering all three games to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the original release of "Grand Theft Auto III."

Washington Post Tech
Oct 08, 2021

Facebook is drawing a bipartisan backlash from Congress, but the SEC could deliver a tougher blow
The Facebook whistleblower, who has touched off a firestorm with allegations the social media giant knowingly facilitated harmful content, has also filed complaints against the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Securities lawyers say the company has reason to worry.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 08, 2021

Ask Help Desk: Can an Apple Watch replace a wearable medical alert device?
At Help Desk, we tackle your most pressing personal technology questions, starting with an Apple Watch for falls and downing invading drones.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 08, 2021

Read that link carefully: Scammers scoop up misspelled cryptocurrency URLs to rob your wallet
Typo URLs, which look similar to the real URLs of cryptocurrency websites, have been used for fake versions of those sites that could steal your password -- and your money.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 08, 2021

Like whistleblower Frances Haugen, these Facebook employees warned about the company's problems for years. No one listened.
Frances Haugen's testimony before Congress has riveted attention on Facebook's unwillingness to take steps to correct some of its most serious problems. But she is hardly the first former Facebook employee to level harsh criticisms at the company.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 07, 2021

Elon Musk announces Tesla is moving its headquarters from California to Texas
Elon Musk's announcement that Tesla headquarters are moving to Texas came at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 07, 2021

Hackers are waging a guerrilla war on tech companies, revealing secrets and raising fears of collateral damage
A resurgence of "hacktivism" seeks to portray cyberattacks as a moral crusade. But everyday users can also end up having their private information exposed.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 07, 2021

The ‘Battlefield 2042' beta leaves five big questions unanswered
One big question: Will any specialist ability match the popularity and power of the grapple gun?

Washington Post Tech
Oct 07, 2021

Ndakasi, beloved mountain gorilla whose photobomb led to global fame, dies in caretaker's arms
Virunga National Park said in a statement that Ndakasi died on Sept. 26 after battling a prolonged illness and "took her final breath in the loving arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma."

Washington Post Tech
Oct 07, 2021

QR codes are a privacy problem — but not for the reasons you've heard
QR codes aren't inherently bad. But know the privacy and security implications before you scan.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Former Safeway CEO testifies he grew frustrated with Elizabeth Holmes over blood-testing technology delays
Steven Burd was called by the prosecution to testify about Theranos's partnership with the grocery chain.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Former Safeway CEO says Theranos was ‘far too ambitious' and made promises it couldn't keep
Steven Burd was called by the prosecution to testify about Theranos's partnership with the grocery chain.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Facebook whistleblower's revelations could usher in tech's ‘Big Tobacco moment,' lawmakers say
Lawmakers say that testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is galvanizing members of both parties to unify behind sweeping proposals targeting social media companies. These big ambitions of bipartisan unity are about to collide with the realities of Capitol Hill.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Facebook whistleblower's revelations could usher in tech's ‘Big Tobacco' moment, lawmakers say
Lawmakers say that testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is galvanizing members of both parties to unify behind sweeping proposals targeting social media companies. These big ambitions of bipartisan unity are about to collide with the realities of Capitol Hill.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Former Safeway CEO Steven Burd testifies about Theranos's high-flying claims in fraud trial
Former Safeway CEO Steven Burd was called by the prosecution to testify about Theranos's partnership with Safeway.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

‘More to come' from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, her lawyer says
A Post Live interview with attorney John Tye signals the scandal around her disclosures is just beginning to unfold.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Former Safeway CEO Steven Burd takes stand in Elizabeth Holmes trial
Former Safeway CEO Steven Burd was called by the prosecution to testify about Theranos's partnership with Safeway.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

‘Far Cry 6' review in progress: A glitchfest that's too big to wrangle
"Far Cry 6" is packed to the gills with "stuff" of wildly varying quality.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Once you see the Nintendo Switch OLED, it's hard to go back
On paper, there's not much different from the old Switch to the new OLED model. But then you see the screen.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Tech adversary Kanter tells Senators he will pursue ‘vigorous' antitrust enforcement in nomination hearing
A corporate lawyer turned tech critic, Kaner is under consideration to lead the Justice Department's antitrust division.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Former Safeway CEO Steven Burd to take stand in Elizabeth Holmes trial
Former Safeway CEO Steven Burd was called by the prosecution to testify about Theranos's partnership with Safeway.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Massive Twitch hack reveals streamers' pay, with top stars making millions
Among a trove of data posted to anonymous online forum 4chan was payout information for more than 10,000 Twitch streamers.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Dubai ruler used Pegasus spyware to hack princess's phone, U.K. court rules
The ruling offers a major confirmation of the Pegasus Project's reporting, which revealed evidence that Princess Haya and her inner circle had been targeted for surveillance after her daring flight from Dubai.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

Dubai ruler used Pegasus spyware to hack princess, U.K. court rules
The ruling offers a major confirmation of the Pegasus Project's reporting, which revealed evidence that Princess Haya and her inner circle had been targeted for surveillance after her daring flight from Dubai.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

‘Metroid Dread' is a great story wrapped in a hand-cramping, confusing grind
An industry formula returns home.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

How to screen unknown brands when shopping online
It's hard to tell what's quality or a scam online. Use these research skills to avoid getting duped.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

How to tell real products from scams when shopping online
It's hard to tell what's quality or a scam online. Use these research skills to avoid getting duped.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 06, 2021

NASA will shoot rocket at asteroid to test ‘planetary defense' strategy
NASA's DART experiment aims to stop future asteroids from hitting Earth.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Banning your children from Instagram won't help keep them safe. These tips will.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified about the risks of social media for teens and kids. If you're a parent worried out about your own children, here are some things you can do.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

‘Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl' is a Smash Bros. clone that completely misses the point
To truly echo Smash Bros., "Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl" must give voice to the voiceless.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Facebook apps back online after widespread outage
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went dark Monday morning.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen sheds light on social media's harmful effects
Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen warned lawmakers of the challenges with Facebook are unique because policymakers don't have visibility into how the company works.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen tells lawmakers that meaningful reform is necessary ‘for our common good'
Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen warned lawmakers of the challenges with Facebook are unique because policymakers don't have visibility into how the company works.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen urges lawmakers that meaningful reform is necessary ‘for our common good'
Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen warned lawmakers of the challenges with Facebook are unique because policymakers don't have visibility into how the company works.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

After high-profile departures, Twitch re-signs streaming star Nickmercs
After losing two of its biggest stars to YouTube, Twitch isn't letting another get away.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Live updates: Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies on risks company's platforms pose to kids
Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen is accusing Facebook of allegedly deceiving both the public and investors about its products. Follow along for updates.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's' final fighter is Sora from ‘Kingdom Hearts'
Sora is the final character introduced into the acclaimed fighting game for the Nintendo Switch.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Windows 11 is available now, but not everyone will have an easy time upgrading
Microsoft's latest version of Windows is headed for a desktop or laptop near you. Here's what you need to know if you want to upgrade.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

‘Hello literally everyone': Twitter flooded with users during Facebook, Instagram outage
For several hours on Monday it was Twitter's world, and we were all just living in it.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Singapore passes ‘most powerful' foreign interference law amid fears of ever-shrinking space for dissent
The law would allow authorities to compel Internet service providers and social media platforms to provide user information, block content and remove applications used to spread content deemed hostile.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Much of the world relies on WhatsApp. Its outage ground their virtual lives to a halt.
For tens of millions of people worldwide whose personal and professional lives play out on WhatsApp, the instant messaging app's blackout was more than a mere inconvenience.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 05, 2021

Jury orders Tesla to pay more than $130 million in discrimination suit, which alleged racist epithets and hostile work environment
The Tesla trial verdict was handed down in federal court in California on Monday.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Jury orders Tesla to pay more than $130 million in discrimination suit, which alleged racist epithets and hostile environment at factory
The Tesla trial verdict was handed down in federal court in California on Monday.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Facebook apps coming back online after widespread outage
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went dark Monday morning.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Zuckerberg's apologies have been a staple of Facebook scandals. Now, the company offers defiance.
Gone is the familiar script in which chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg issues a formal apology then takes responsibility and promises change.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Halo is back, baby. Awooooooo!
"Halo Infinite" feels every bit like the Halo you remember.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Facebook apps start to come back online after widespread outage
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went dark Monday morning.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Facebook again asks judge to dismiss FTC antitrust complaint, arguing it lacks ‘valid factual basis'
The company is seeking to neutralize perhaps the most existential regulatory threat to is business.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 04, 2021

‘Elder Scrolls Online' creative director says ‘New World' popularity will ‘shake things up'
The creative director of "Elder Scrolls Online" says competition from one of the world's largest tech companies is "good for the consumer."

Washington Post Tech
Oct 04, 2021

A flood of unknown products is making online shopping impossible
Mysterious brands are flooding shopping sites and social media ads, making it difficult to tell the real from the low-quality.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Facebook again asks judge to dismiss FTC antitrust complaint, argues it lacks ‘valid factual basis'
The company is seeking to neutralize perhaps the most existential regulatory threat to is business.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Facebook apps go dark in widespread outage
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went dark Monday morning.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Congress is not as clueless about Facebook as it seems
A gaffe from Richard Blumenthal is the latest viral Senate clip on how social media works.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 04, 2021

Congress isn't as clueless about Facebook as it seems
Blumenthal's "finsta" gaffe was the Senate's latest viral clip on how social media works. But legislators are getting savvier with each hearing.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 03, 2021

Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen revealed as ‘whistleblower' behind leaked documents that plunged the company into scandal
The revelations amount to the most significant crisis in the company's 17-year-history and have dialed up backlash from lawmakers in Washington

Washington Post Tech
Oct 02, 2021

Trump asks court to force Twitter to reinstate his account
Former President Donald Trump has requested a court make Twitter reinstate his account, in a court filing on Friday.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 01, 2021

'Eastward' is a love letter to classic RPGs without a clear, coherent story
"Eastward" is a beautiful game with a lot of heart but no clear, coherent story line and a few disappointing characters.

Washington Post Tech
Oct 01, 2021

Back in the classroom, teachers are finding pandemic tech has changed their jobs forever
Teachers are grappling with the best way to educate students in a partial or fully virtual environment — options they say may be here to stay.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 30, 2021

Lawmakers hammer Facebook for hiding how its products may hurt kids
The Capitol Hill hearing comes on the heels of explosive reporting that Facebook played down how toxic its products are for teen girls.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 30, 2021

Finding reliable masks online can be tricky. Here are tips that can help.
If you're planning to do your mask shopping online, here are a few best practices you should keep in mind.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 30, 2021

Sony acquires remake king Bluepoint Games to create original games for PlayStation
"It finally gives us the ability to work on original content, which is what we're actually currently doing," said Bluepoint President Marco Thrush.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 30, 2021

How differently must you spell ‘Jeff Bezos' to use the name in ‘New World'?
Amazon's massively multiplayer online role-playing game lets players occupy all sorts of roles, but not "Amazon founder"

Washington Post Tech
Sep 30, 2021

3G networks are shutting down next year. Here's what you should know
If you have an old phone, an alarm system or an ankle monitor, your tech could stop working properly next year.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 30, 2021

3G networks are shutting down next year. Here's what you should know.
If you have an old phone, an alarm system or an ankle monitor, your tech could stop working properly next year.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 30, 2021

Facebook's latest scandal is putting the spotlight on children's safety online
Facebook scandals have renewed lawmakers' efforts to update the decades-old law protecting kids online. Global head of safety Antigone Davis will testify and lawmakers are expected to grill her on the company's research into the negative effects of the company's products on children and teens' mental health.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 30, 2021

Crypto tax: ‘MiamiCoin' has made the city $7 million so far, a potential game-changer for revenue collection
MiamiCoin has generated roughly $7 million for the city since its August launch, and Mayor Francis Suarez said cryptocurrency contributions could one day replace city taxes.

Washington Post Tech
Sep 30, 2021

Facebook tries to minimize its own research ahead of hearings on children's safety
Facebook is going on the defensive as Congress is scheduled to grill an executive about its track record on children's and teens' mental health.

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