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Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2019

Ice missiles, careening buses and falling trees: The Weather Channel virtually previews winter storm Harper
Combining real-life anchors with vivid, digital simulations, the Weather Channel's mixed immersive reality clips have been pitched as an educational tool that brings extreme weather events to life. The latest previews an ice storm that is scheduled to strike the East Coast this weekend.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2019

The Weather Channel uses virtual reality to preview Winter Storm Harper
Combining real-life anchors with vivid, digital simulations, the Weather Channel's mixed-immersive-reality clips have been pitched as an educational tool that brings extreme weather events to life. The latest previews an ice storm that is expected to strike the East Coast this weekend.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2019

Airbnb refunds guest who found indoor cameras during his family's stay
Airbnb refunded him after initially rejecting his claim that the host failed to disclose the use of two indoor cameras.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2019

Rocking beds and pillows that nudge when you snore: Tech wants into your bed
Our tech columnist sleeps on a $5,000 Sleep Number 360 smart bed and investigates other sleep tech that's flooding the market. Does any of it work?

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2019

Facebook disables hundreds of accounts tied to Russian news agency for hiding their identity
The social network said hundreds of pages had originated in Russia, including a network of accounts that touched on regional weather and sports but actually served as way for Russian state-owned media to secretly reach social media users.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2019

The shutdown is breaking government websites, one by one
Over 130 Web security certificates belonging to federal agencies have now expired, making it harder to access online services, researchers say.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2019

Forget to take your medication? A new digital pill will alert you — and your doctor.
At the Masonic Cancer Clinic at the University of Minnesota, doctors have begun pairing a sensor with a common chemotherapy drug. The sensor transmits data from inside patients' bodies to doctors.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 16, 2019

Trolling Trump and feeding furloughed workers: How brands are wading into the chaos of the shutdown
Burger King trolls the president's shutdown feast and other brands donate food to unpaid federal workers.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 16, 2019

Fortnite bug gave hackers access to millions of player accounts, researchers say
You might want to double-check your credit card statements.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 16, 2019

A major bug in Fortnite gave hackers access to millions of player accounts, researchers say
You might want to double-check your credit card statements.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 16, 2019

Is the tech backlash going askew?
Tech's loudest critics argue that the gears of government are turning too slowly. But that's actually another reason why calls to simply throw out measured approaches to regulating competition are dangerous, despite their populist appeal.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 15, 2019

Ford and Volkswagen are about to make cars for each other
The alliance will also see the automakers pondering further collaboration in electric and self-driving cars.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 15, 2019

Why Facebook is giving $300 million for local journalism
The funds come a year after Google committed the dollar amount to combatting misinformation online and helping journalism outlets gain subscribers.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2019

Giant Food Stores will place robotic assistants at 172 locations, company says
They go by the name "Marty."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2019

Giant Food Stores will place robotic assistants inside 172 locations, company says
They go by the name "Marty."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2019

PG&E to file for bankruptcy following devastating California wildfires
The energy company could be held liable for more than $30 billion.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2019

Searching for news on RBG? YouTube offered conspiracy theories about the Supreme Court justice instead.
Conspiracy theories about the health of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have dominated YouTube this week, illustrating how the world's most popular video site is failing to prevent its algorithm from helping popularize viral hoaxes and misinformation.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2019

The latest threat from the government shutdown: More robo-calls
Robo-calls from telemarketers, scam artists and debt collectors already assault Americans' phones at all hours of the day -- and the government shutdown threatens to make the problem even worse.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2019

Amazon reportedly developing a subscription video game streaming service
Amazon wants in on the future beyond the home gaming console, according to a new report.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2019

A sharable ‘sit down' electric scooter company is launching in Texas
A new generation of shareable electric scooters from a company called Ojo Electric will debut in Austin next month. Referred to as a "light electric vehicle," the scooters can travel 50 miles on a single charge and have a top speed of 20 mph.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2019

The nation's first shareable ‘sit-down' electric scooter company has arrived
A new generation of shareable electric scooters from a company called Ojo Electric will debut in Austin next month. Referred to as a "light electric vehicle," the scooters can travel 50 miles on a single charge and have a top speed of 20 mph.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2019

Spectrum TV's weeklong blackout ends as Charter and Tribune reach new agreement
The nine-day blackout took down live sports and broadcast programming at the start of a busy TV season.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2019

T-Mobile switches on spam call protections for some cellphone users
The new protocols, known as SHAKEN and STIR, are part of an effort across the industry to stem the flow of unwanted calls.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2019

What's Deepak Chopra doing at CES of all places?
CES is the tech industry's big annual convention — the most-connected, most-surveilled, most-overstimulated place on earth. So what's Deepak Chopra, wellness and healing advisor to millions, doing here? The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler finds out.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2019

Deepak Chopra has a prescription for what ails technology
It turns out the Deepak Chopra of gadgets is Deepak Chopra.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2019

Fortnite maker Epic Games earns 'F' rating from Better Business Bureau
Epic Games, creator of Fortnite, was given an "F" rating by the Better Business Bureau amid mounting costumer service complaints.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2019

Phone companies are selling your location data. Now some lawmakers want a federal investigation.
A report from Motherboard on major U.S. wireless carriers revealed the shadowy business of collecting and reselling phone location data.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2019

AT&T says it'll stop selling your location data, amid calls for a federal investigation
A report from Motherboard on major U.S. wireless carriers revealed the shadowy business of collecting and reselling phone location data.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2019

This company says its air taxis could be flying people across major cities by the ‘mid-2020s'
Among the most highly anticipated examples of an air taxi is the Bell Nexus, an "urban air mobility vehicle" that debuted at this year's CES technology show in Las Vegas.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 09, 2019

Facebook literally can't be deleted on some phones
Some Samsung devices come with a pre-installed Facebook app that can't be removed.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 09, 2019

Just a few weird tech products we saw at CES 2019
What happens when you put technology into, well, everything? You might remember the talking toilet from 2018. Could tech top that in 2019? The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler explores the halls of CES to find out.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 08, 2019

Self-rolling suitcases and roll-up TVs: CES 2019's craziest and coolest gadgets
Some practical, some downright weird, here are our columnist's top picks from the tech industry's big conference in Las Vegas.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 08, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 2019 pledge: Talking about the ‘future of technology'
Zuckerberg pledged to hold a series of public discussions this year, a reflection of mounting apprehensions over the company and its Silicon Valley peers.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 08, 2019

Hyundai's vision for the future: A car that walks on four legs
At the 2019 CES, Hyundai has introduced a concept vehicle that traverses the world by walking instead of driving. The company envisions the vehicle being used in disaster zones, where conventional cars are often rendered useless.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 08, 2019

AT&T is being criticized for upgrading its phones to ‘fake' 5G. Now Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are piling on.
The jab is the latest salvo in a marketing war over the future of mobile data.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 08, 2019

AT&T is being criticized for upgrading its phones to ‘fake' 5G. Now T-Mobile and Verizon are piling on.
The jab is the latest salvo in a marketing war over the future of mobile data.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 08, 2019

AT&T is being criticized for upgrading its phones to ‘fake' 5G. Now T-Mobile is piling on.
The jab is the latest salvo in a marketing war over the future of mobile data.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 08, 2019

Amazon removes bath mats and items imprinted with verses from the Koran following complaints
The online retail giant is pulling dozens of items from its online marketplace after a Muslim advocacy group flagged the merchandise.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 08, 2019

Amazon removes bathmats and items imprinted with verses from the Koran following complaints
The online retail giant is pulling dozens of items from its online marketplace after a Muslim advocacy group flagged the merchandise.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2019

Artificial intelligence stars at CES 2019
Startups are turning heads with their artificial intelligence-embedded gadgets now on display at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2019

Artificial intelligence stars at CES trade show
Startups are turning heads with their artificial intelligence-embedded gadgets now on display at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2019

Facebook is investigating the political pages and ads of another group backed by Reid Hoffman
Facebook said it is investigating whether an organization backed by internet billionaire and Democratic mega-donor Reid Hoffman violated the social media giant's policies when it set up a series of misleading news pages in a bid to target U.S. voters with left-leaning political messages.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2019

A new fleet of autonomous robots is now making one of the world's oldest foods
The BreadBot is an autonomous artisanal breadmaking machine that mixes, kneads, bakes and cools bread without human assistance. The robot breadmaker — which can produce 235 loaves a day — is on display at this year's CES in Las Vegas.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2019

Apple stars at giant tech confab CES -- without actually being there
"What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone," the billboard says, in a play on the Las Vegas slogan.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2019

Apple stars at giant tech confab CES — without actually being there
"What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone," the billboard says, in a play on the Las Vegas slogan.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2019

Chicken nugget teen ousted as most retweeted after Japanese billionaire offers retweeters free money
Yusaku Maezawa is also slated to be SpaceX's first tourist to pay for a trip around the moon.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2019

Apple burns Google in giant billboard touting privacy at CES
"What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone," the billboard says, in a play on the Las Vegas slogan.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 06, 2019

Secret campaign to use Russian-inspired tactics in 2017 Ala. election stirs anxiety for Democrats
Party operatives and a research firm known to have roles in "Project Birmingham" are distancing themselves from its most controversial activities.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 05, 2019

NASA administrator rescinds invitation to Russian counterpart after backlash on Capitol Hill
Jim Bridenstine said the invitation was an attempt to maintain relations with Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 04, 2019

The app-store war between Netflix and Apple is heating up
A growing crop of companies are bypassing big app stores, costing Apple and Google millions.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 04, 2019

Marriott: Hackers accessed more than 5 million passport numbers during November's massive data breach
The attack resulted in another 20.3 million encrypted passport numbers being swiped, but there is no evidence that they were able to decrypt the data, the company said.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 03, 2019

Verizon and Tegna resolve dispute, restoring CBS to Washington region. But a slew of blackouts nationwide remain
The blackout, which lasted most of this week, is one of several plaguing televisions across the country.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 03, 2019

Google moves closer to creating ‘Minority Report'-style sensors for controlling devices with hand gestures
Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) lab has been seeking to create motion sensors that would let people control their devices without even touching them.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 03, 2019

Senate confirms Trump's science and tech adviser after lengthy vacancy
The confirmation of Kelvin Droegemeier, an extreme-weather expert, fills a critical role that had been vacant for the first two years of the Trump presidency.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 03, 2019

The end of upgrades? Apple's iPhone problem goes beyond China.
Apple's ominous warning resurfaces concerns about its ability to innovate.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 03, 2019

Hungry between classes? On this college campus, robot vending machines are delivering snacks to students.
Its stout body perched atop six small wheels, the electric Snackbot resembles some combination of an Igloo cooler and a Volkswagen Microbus.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 02, 2019

Millions of Spectrum cable TV subscribers lose access to local stations amid Charter-Tribune dispute
The blackout affects 33 broadcast stations in dozens of U.S. markets.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 02, 2019

These are the 2019 court fights that will decide the future of net neutrality
Although the Federal Communications Commission has nixed its rules governing the conduct of Internet providers, states, Internet activists and other supporters of the Obama-era regulations are challenging that move in the courts, statehouses and among the public.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 02, 2019

Tesla shares tumble after missed delivery estimates
The last months before a major tax credit expired should have boosted purchases in 2018.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 02, 2019

Tesla shares tumble after missing delivery estimates
The last months before a major tax credit expired should have boosted purchases in 2018.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 01, 2019

Verizon TV customers suffer blackout of key channels days before the NFL playoffs
CBS can't be seen by Verizon customers in the Washington area. The outage also affects viewers in Norfolk, Va. and Buffalo, NY.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 01, 2019

Verizon TV customers suffer blackout of key channels days before the NFL playoffs and SEC college championship games
CBS can't be seen by Verizon customers in the Washington area. The outage also affects viewers in Norfolk, Va. and Buffalo, NY.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 31, 2018

The NYPD planned to use drones during Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. Then it started raining.
This year — for the first time in the New York Police Department's history — officials will have a camera-equipped, remote-controlled quadcopter on hand to watch over the thousands in Times Square.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 31, 2018

The NYPD's latest tool for keeping Times Square revelers safe: a remote-controlled drone
This year — for the first time in the New York Police Department's history — officials will have a camera-equipped, remote-controlled quadcopter on hand to watch over the thousands in Times Square.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 31, 2018

What we still don't know about the cyberattack on Tribune newspapers
Tribune did not say whether the hackers may have ties to a foreign government, how they infiltrated the company's network, or what their motives may be.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 31, 2018

Scarlett Johansson on fake AI-generated sex videos: ‘Nothing can stop someone from cutting and pasting my image'
Johansson, one of the world's highest-paid actresses, spoke to The Washington Post in an exclusive interview: "The Internet is just another place where sex sells and vulnerable people are preyed upon."

Washington Post Tech
Dec 30, 2018

Fake-porn videos are being weaponized to harass and humiliate women: ‘Everybody is a potential target'
"Deepfake" creators target both celebrities and everyday women with photos taken from the Web. Even Scarlett Johansson says she's powerless to fight them.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 30, 2018

How fake-porn opponents are fighting back
Forensic and technical experts are working to combat deepfakes, but one says "it will probably forever be a cat-and-mouse game."

Washington Post Tech
Dec 30, 2018

Deepfakes: How a new technology is being used to put women's faces on porn stars' bodies
AI-generated videos that show a person's face on another's body are called "deepfakes." As the technology progresses, they're becoming easier to make, more realistic and weaponized against women.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 28, 2018

2018 was the year of online hate. Meet the people whose lives it changed.
Online hate presaged some of the year's most disturbing and deadly attacks. But the broader impact was more subtle and widespread, etching hidden scars into people's psyches.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 28, 2018

A nationwide CenturyLink outage is disrupting 911, and the FCC is investigating
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has called the service issue "unacceptable."

Washington Post Tech
Dec 28, 2018

The shutdown is about to force the FTC to suspend its Facebook investigation, former officials say
The agency's shutdown plan calls for suspending virtually all investigations and litigation.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 27, 2018

Disinformation campaign targeting Roy Moore's Senate bid may have violated law, Alabama attorney general says
The state's top prosecutor said he was worried that the operation could have affected the closely fought Senate race.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 27, 2018

NFL playoff games could go dark on Verizon and Spectrum thanks to disputes with big media companies
A breakdown in contract negotiations could lead to widespread blackouts, the companies warn.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 27, 2018

Massive media-company disputes could keep millions of TV viewers from watching football playoffs
A breakdown in contract negotiations could lead to widespread blackouts, the companies warn.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 27, 2018

Tech predictions for 2019: It gets worse before it gets better
Looking into a crystal ball for the year to come, we'll say goodbye to Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and electric scooters — and hello to pricey foldable smartphones and 5G networks that most people can't use.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 27, 2018

‘Imaginative attacks': Elon Musk says his insults aimed at Thai-cave rescue volunteer are protected by First Amendment
Musk's lawyers argued that his "over-the-top" insults were not fueled by actual first-hand knowledge, but were opinions.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 27, 2018

Fortnite was the biggest pop culture phenomenon of 2018
In an age where anything and everything could go viral, the free-to-play game was everywhere, all the time.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 27, 2018

Tech stocks have sold off sharply. Is it a blip — or something more?
The tech sell off was fueled by anxieties over slowing growth, trade policy, and market gyrations, but public distrust is also weighing down Silicon Valley.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 26, 2018

Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologizes for funding a group tied to disinformation in Alabama race
Internet billionaire Reid Hoffman apologized Wednesday for funding a group linked to a "highly disturbing" effort that spread disinformation during last year's Alabama special election for U.S. Senate, but said he was not aware that his money was being used for this purpose.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 26, 2018

The most anticipated video games of 2019
It sure seems like 2019 is going to be a good year for fans of post-apocalyptic games.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 24, 2018

Despite U.S. crackdown, Huawei ships a record 200 million smartphones
Huawei shipped more smartphones than it ever has even as international tensions rise.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 22, 2018

Facebook suspends five accounts, including social media researcher, for misleading tactics in Alabama election
Facebook has suspended Jonathon Morgan, the chief executive of a top social-media research firm, after reports that he and others engaged in an operation to spread disinformation during the special election in Alabama last year.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 22, 2018

Facebook suspends five accounts, including that of a social media researcher, for misleading tactics in Alabama election
Facebook has suspended Jonathon Morgan, the chief executive of a top social-media research firm, after reports that he and others engaged in an operation to spread disinformation during the special election in Alabama last year.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 21, 2018

2018 was the year of 5G hype. The 5G reality is yet to come.
Analysts say the first 5G-capable smartphones won't even arrive on the market until next year at the earliest.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 21, 2018

Bird says safety is its ‘top priority.' So why is the e-scooter company's Instagram page nearly devoid of helmets?
A new study points out that the e-scooter company's Instagram feed includes very few images of riders wearing protective gear.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 21, 2018

Bird says safety is their ‘top priority.' So why is the e-scooter company's Instagram page nearly devoid of helmets?
Bird, the electric scooter giant, says safety is one of the company's top priorities. But a new study from the University of Southern California points out that the company's Instagram feed includes very few images of riders wearing protective gear.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 20, 2018

Sen. Jones calls for probe into alleged disinformation plot in Alabama Senate race
The allegations stem from news reports, first in The Washington Post on Tuesday, in which researcher Jonathon Morgan acknowledged creating a misleading Facebook page targeting conservative voters in Alabama and also buying retweets to test his ability to provide "lift" for social media messages.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 20, 2018

‘I'm in your baby's room': A hacker took over a baby monitor and broadcast threats, parents say
A couple was alarmed to hear a man's voice claiming that he was about to kidnap their 4-month-old son.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 20, 2018

'I'm in your baby's room': A hacker took over a baby monitor and broadcast threats, parents say
A couple was alarmed to hear a man's voice claiming that he was about to kidnap their 4-month-old son.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 20, 2018

Amazon Alexa user receives 1,700 audio recordings of a stranger through ‘human error'
Amazon said the privacy mishap was an "isolated incident."

Washington Post Tech
Dec 19, 2018

'It's about time': Facebook faces first lawsuit from U.S. regulators after Cambridge Analytica scandal
The attorney general for the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Facebook for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, to gain access to the names, "likes" and other personal data about tens of millions of the social site's users without their permission.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 19, 2018

‘It's about time': Facebook faces first lawsuit from U.S. regulators after Cambridge Analytica scandal
The attorney general for the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Facebook for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, to gain access to the names, "likes" and other personal data about tens of millions of the social site's users without their permission.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 19, 2018

A ride through Elon Musk's first Boring Company tunnel
The Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler shows you what it was like to ride in the Tesla CEO's test tunnel under Los Angeles: bumpy, like a roller coaster.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 19, 2018

Tired of going to the grocery store? In Arizona, a robot-driven car will deliver groceries to your home.
The robot delivery revolution is underway, with autonomous vehicles delivering groceries in cities across the country. The latest example is in Arizona, where Kroger has begun delivering groceries via an unmanned vehicle.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 19, 2018

D.C. attorney general sues Facebook over alleged privacy violations from Cambridge Analytica scandal
The attorney general for the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Facebook for allowing Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, to gain access to the names, "likes" and other personal data about tens of millions of the social site's users without their permission.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 19, 2018

D.C. attorney general sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal, the first major U.S. regulatory action in company's crisis
The lawsuit, according to two people familiar with the matter, marks the first time that regulators in the United States have sought to penalize the tech giant for its entanglement with Cambridge Analytica, a data firm that at one point had worked for the Trump campaign. Cambridge Analytica gained access to personal data from tens […]

Washington Post Tech
Dec 19, 2018

This start-up's new passenger drone is ‘like a flight simulator that you can ride in,' CEO says
LIFT has unveiled a new personal aircraft that will be used for recreation in a number of cities starting next year.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 19, 2018

This startup's new passenger drone is ‘like a flight simulator that you can ride in,' CEO says
LIFT has unveiled a new personal aircraft that will be used for recreation in a number of cities starting next year.

Washington Post Tech
Dec 19, 2018

Elon Musk's first Boring Company tunnel opens
Elon Musk unveiled the first test tunnel developed by The Boring Company Dec. 18 in Hawthorne, Calif.

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