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Apr 23, 2021

SpaceX launches NASA's Crew-2 to orbit, its third human spaceflight in less than a year
SpaceX's third human spaceflight in less than a year is comprised of an international group of astronauts and comes as the company plans several more, including two made up of private citizens.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 23, 2021

Gen Z women are breaking into the venture capital boy's club
SpaceX's third human spaceflight in less than a year is comprised of an international group of astronauts and comes as the company plans several more, including two made up of private citizens.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 23, 2021

The United Nations is turning to artificial intelligence in search for peace in war zones
The United Nations, in partnership with a company called Remesh, is leveraging artificial intelligence to drive peacekeeping initiatives in war-ravaged countries like Libya.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 22, 2021

You have the right to film police. Here's how to do it effectively — and safely.
Smartphone video was critical in convicting Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd. 5 practical and technical lessons for using your camera to bear witness.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 22, 2021

A Tesla will operate without a person in the driver's seat, Consumer Reports finds
The consumer protection nonprofit's tester said he found the results "frightening."

Washington Post Tech
Apr 22, 2021

VR exercise app ‘VZfit' overwhelms the senses in all the wrong ways
The VR fitness app features a fantastic premise, but never realizes its potential.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 22, 2021

New ‘Call of Duty: Warzone' map takes the player to Verdansk in 1984
Everything old is new again. Or something.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 22, 2021

‘Nier Replicant' is an experimental, heartbreaking pop album of a video game
The game's title reflects its major theme: We're all just works in progress.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 22, 2021

Farmers have more mouths to feed. Bring in the robots.
Agtech firms are creating more smart machines to replace people on the farm.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 22, 2021

IOC announces inaugural slate of Olympic-licensed esports events
An IOC official described the venture as "an exciting step forward for the virtual sports world and the Olympic Movement."

Washington Post Tech
Apr 21, 2021

How big tech got so big: Hundreds of acquisitions
For decades Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google gobbled up their competition to become behemoths of the tech industry, which has drawn attention from Congressional leaders and other critics who claim they've stifled innovation in the industry.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 21, 2021

Lina Khan's nomination hearing signals a new era of tough antitrust enforcement for the tech industry
Khan told senators in the last few years, new evidence has come to light showing there were "missed opportunities" for enforcement actions under the Obama administration.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 21, 2021

‘Call of Duty: Warzone' finally nukes Verdansk map
RIP Verdansk.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 21, 2021

Biden's NASA nominee says he'll try to stick to Trump's schedule for return to the moon
Nelson said the ambitious moon program, dubbed Artemis, transcends politics and that it "has to be continued, regardless of who's in the majority, of who's in the presidency."

Washington Post Tech
Apr 21, 2021

Senators seek limits on some facial-recognition use by police, energizing surveillance technology debate
The bill represents one of Congress' most ambitious attempts yet to regulate the controversial technologies that government officials have used to track and watch the American public.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 21, 2021

Here's why the new ‘Mortal Kombat' movie stars a new, original lead character
A new face was needed to preserve the old iconic fighters.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 21, 2021

Amazon brings its palm-scanning payment tech to Whole Foods
The palm print checkout will start at Whole Foods stores in Seattle.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 21, 2021

During confirmation hearing to be NASA administrator, Bill Nelson says he'll try to stick to Trump's schedule for return to the moon
Nelson said the ambitious moon program, dubbed Artemis, transcends politics and that it "has to be continued, regardless of who's in the majority, of who's in the presidency."

Washington Post Tech
Apr 21, 2021

Tile will accuse Apple of worsening tactics it alleges are bullying, a day after iPhone giant unveiled a competing product
Tile's general counsel, will testify before Congress again just a day after Apple unveiled a new product called AirTags to compete with the company.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 21, 2021

Andrew Yang explains his infamous dog tweet — and why he uses Twitter like the rest of us
Yang, a New York City mayoral candidate, says he tweets like a "real life flesh and blood" person rather than a politician — which can sometimes lead to gaffes.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 20, 2021

Tesla crash that killed two shines spotlight on company's shaky history with U.S. safety investigators
Officials said Tesla is not party to a probe into a weekend Model S crash that killed two — a departure from typical protocol.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 20, 2021

Project Magma: The untold origin of Verdansk, the Gulag and ‘Call of Duty: Warzone'
This is how Infinity Ward disrupted Call of Duty and brought millions into the franchise's biggest and boldest battle royale.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 20, 2021

Apple's ‘Spring Loaded' launch brings better iPads for video calls, redesigned iMacs and AirTags to find lost stuff
Apple's first product launch of 2021 starts at 1 p.m. ET.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 20, 2021

With AirTags, Apple launches a new product — and invites antitrust scrutiny
Apple's long anticipated AirTags, a small gadget that that will help iPhone users find their lost items, launched Tuesday. But Apple's entrance into the new product category has also drawn antitrust scrutiny from U.S. and European regulators. Tile, which makes a similar device, says Apple has given itself an advantage and made it more difficult for competitors to offer the same service.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 20, 2021

Apple's got new iPads, rainbow iMacs and lost-item trackers called AirTags. Here's what's worth your money.
Apple's first product launch of 2021 starts at 1 p.m. ET.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 20, 2021

Amazon is opening a hair salon. Seriously.
Amazon is opening a hair salon in London, complete with the tablets at ever chair and augmented reality to test styles and colors.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 20, 2021

Apple's ‘Spring Loaded' event brings faster iPads, redesigned iMacs and AirTags to find lost stuff
Apple's first product launch of 2021 starts at 1 p.m. ET.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 20, 2021

Charles Geschke, Adobe co-founder who helped spark desktop publishing, dies at 81
He and John Warnock built one of the world's largest software companies. He also made headlines after being kidnapped in 1992 and spending five days in captivity.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 20, 2021

Elon Musk's SpaceX is about to fly astronauts for a third time. But there is nothing routine about it.
NASA and SpaceX vowed to remain vigilant ahead of the flight to ensure safety: ‘We want to be paranoid.'

Washington Post Tech
Apr 20, 2021

It's a ‘Spring Loaded' Apple event. We're expecting pricey new iPads.
Apple's first product launch of 2021 starts at 1 p.m. ET.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 20, 2021

Batman is here to help us understand what's going on in ‘Fortnite'
Yes you read the headline right. The crossover expands the game's lore in ways we've never seen.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 19, 2021

Parler's revamped app will be allowed back on Apple's App Store
Parler was booted from the App Store after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 19, 2021

During the pandemic, viewers have turned to content creators for mental health support
Streamers have been a source of companionship and entertainment in the pandemic. But they aren't trained therapists.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 19, 2021

Union alleges Amazon pressured workers as it seeks to set aside warehouse vote
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union accused Amazon of intimidating staff to persuade them to reject unionization at an Alabama warehouse.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 19, 2021

NASA flies a helicopter on Mars, the first time an aircraft has flown on another planet
Scientists say the successful test could eventually help the space agency more quickly roam across Mars as it looks for signs of ancient life.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 19, 2021

California lawsuit against Chinese tech giant raises a thorny question: Can the plaintiffs remain anonymous?
The plaintiffs are a mix of U.S. and Chinese citizens living in California, who filed the suit anonymously because they fear Chinese authorities will seek to punish them or their family members.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 18, 2021

The union's defeat at Amazon is shaking up the labor movement and exposing a rift between organizers
The labor movement is working to regroup, with emotions high after a veteran organizer wrote a sharp critique of the union's tactics in Alabama.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 16, 2021

Elon Musk's SpaceX wins contract to develop spacecraft to land astronauts on the moon
The contract marks another major victory for the hard-charging company that vaults it to the top tier of the nation's aerospace companies and solidifies it as one of the space agency's most trusted partners.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 16, 2021

Even if the pandemic abates, FitXR thinks home fitness is the future
FitXR launched a subscription plan to its virtual gym with the idea that at-home fitness is here to stay.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 15, 2021

A year into the pandemic, game developers reflect on burnout, mental health and avoiding crunch
"I just see people exhausted, and I see the motivation and the excitement just trickling out," Respawn game director Chad Grenier said.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 15, 2021

Gallows or guillotines? The chilling debate on TheDonald.win before the Capitol siege.
Violent conversations flowed freely and visibly on TheDonald.win for weeks, underscoring the openly violent intent of some of the thousands of Trump enthusiasts who thronged the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 15, 2021

Bezos acknowledges Amazon needs to do ‘a better job' for employees after union vote
The Amazon chief executive offers his first thoughts on the high-profile union vote at the e-commerce giant's Bessemer, Ala., warehouse in his annual shareholder letter.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 15, 2021

Wyden urges ban on sale of Americans' personal data to ‘unfriendly' foreign governments
The proposal, a copy of which was reviewed by The Washington Post, would treat Americans' personal data with the same caution as powerful weaponry, using export-control laws to block its sale to countries marked as potential security threats.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 15, 2021

What's not to like? Instagram lets users hide ‘like' counts on posts.
Instagram will let some users hide likes, in a move the company hopes will ease social pressure on the platform.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 14, 2021

Blue Origin rocket moves closer to flying humans with latest launch
Blue Origin completed its fifteenth rocket flight to the edge of space hoping to welcome private passengers onboard "soon."

Washington Post Tech
Apr 14, 2021

The legacy of Adam Perkins's surreal ‘Welcome to Chili's' Vine
Perkins passed away Sunday at age 24.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 14, 2021

‘New Pokémon Snap' developer discusses the game's big changes from the original
Gotta catch them all, more like, gotta snap them all. 'New Pokémon Snap' director Haruki Suzaki explains how the new game adapts to the smartphone age.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 14, 2021

The FBI wanted to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. It turned to a little-known Australian firm.
Azimuth unlocked the iPhone at the center of an epic legal battle between the FBI and Apple. Now, Apple is suing the company co-founded by one of the hackers behind the unlock.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 13, 2021

TikToker Justine Paradise makes sexual assault allegation against YouTuber Jake Paul. He denies it.
Paradise detailed her allegations in a YouTube video posted Friday.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 13, 2021

Wrongfully arrested man sues Detroit police over false facial recognition match
The case could fuel criticism of police investigators' use of a controversial technology that has been shown to perform worse on people of color.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 13, 2021

Chip shortage will last beyond 2022 as demand far outstrips supply, Intel chief says
Pat Gelsinger, Intel's CEO, tells The Post there's no quick fix to a problem that has seen automakers around the world cut back on production.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 13, 2021

NASA again postpones historic Ingenuity helicopter flight on Mars
NASA's historic attempt to operate a helicopter on the Red Planet for the first time is postponed. The situation is "fluid."

Washington Post Tech
Apr 13, 2021

Sony PS5 update enables external storage for next-gen games, with a caveat
Now users can have more than a handful of PS5 games downloaded, but they still can't play them off the external drive.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 12, 2021

Investors are flocking to video gaming, but be wary of esports, SPACs, advisors say
There are critical distinctions that make some investment options safer than others.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 11, 2021

John Naisbitt, futurist and best-selling author of ‘Megatrends,' dies at 92
His forecasts of trends in business and society led to a series of best-selling books.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 10, 2021

Creaks, clacks and clicks: Making the scary sounds of ‘Little Nightmares 2'
Tobacco tins were used to simulate creaky mannequin joints.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 10, 2021

To create the spine-chilling sounds of ‘Little Nightmares 2,' developers turned to some unique sources
Tobacco tins were used to simulate creaky mannequin joints.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 10, 2021

NASA is preparing to fly the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, in an otherworldly ‘Wright brothers moment'
The flight of a tiny helicopter called Ingenuity, perhaps as early as April 11, would mark a first in interplanetary travel, demonstrate a new technology, and pave the way for future scientists and explorers to more quickly traverse the surface of the Red Planet.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 10, 2021

Amazon's win in Alabama is latest victory in power struggle between tech giants, workers
For decades, tech company workers have advocated for better rights and better behavior from their employers. But deep pocketed companies like Amazon, Facebook and Uber have largely gotten their way.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 10, 2021

NASA is preparing to fly the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars, in an otherworldly Wright brothers moment
The flight of a tiny helicopter called Ingenuity, perhaps as early as April 11, would mark a first in interplanetary travel, demonstrate a new technology, and pave the way for future scientists and explorers to more quickly traverse the surface of the Red Planet.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 09, 2021

YouTube pulls video of DeSantis panel discussion urging no masks for children
During part of the discussion, the panelists asserted children should not wear masks, contradicting federal and international guidance.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 09, 2021

The winners and losers of Amazon's warehouse union vote
Amazon warehouse workers voted against a union, but momentum isn't lost for the labor movement.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 09, 2021

White House to hold another semiconductor summit with industry leaders as chip shortage worsens
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will meet Monday with executives from about 20 companies.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 09, 2021

Workers at Amazon warehouse in Alabama reject unionization, a major win for the e-commerce giant
The closely watched vote, which involved thousands of workers at a Bessemer, Ala., warehouse, will probably face challenges at the National Labor Relations Board and in court that could delay the final outcome.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 09, 2021

Google workers are asking the company to bar known harassers from managing others
The new petition comes after a former engineer said her harasser was allowed to sit next to her even after HR confirmed her complaints.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 09, 2021

We can't go to a bar now. So these NYU grads simulated one — and it's wildly popular.
Welcome to "NYU Girls Roasting Tech Guys: A Bar Simulation" on the audio app Clubhouse.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 09, 2021

We can't meet new people at bars now. So these NYU grads simulated the bar experience — and it's wildly popular.
Welcome to "NYU Girls Roasting Tech Guys: A Bar Simulation" on the audio app Clubhouse.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2021

General Motors and Ford halt production at more factories as global semiconductor shortage worsens
The shutdowns will affect about 10,000 workers at plants in Tennessee, Michigan and Mexico.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2021

Union appears headed to defeat in Amazon vote in Alabama
The union may claim Amazon's role tainted the Bessemer, Ala., union vote and could move to overturn the results if it loses the election.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2021

Union appears headed toward defeat in Amazon vote in Alabama
The union may claim Amazon's role tainted the Bessemer, Ala., union vote and could move to overturn the results if it loses the election.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2021

General Motors halts production at more factories as global semiconductor shortage worsens
The shutdowns will affect about 10,000 workers at plants in Tennessee, Michigan and Mexico.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2021

Emails show Amazon pressed Postal Service for mailbox outside warehouse before union vote
The union may claim Amazon's role tainted the Bessemer, Ala., union vote and could move to overturn the results if it loses the election.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2021

Emails show Amazon pressed Postal Service for mailbox, a move the union believes violates labor law
The union may claim Amazon's role tainted the Bessemer, Ala., union vote and could move to overturn the results if it loses the election.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2021

Flash is dead. These games from the early 2000s hope to live on.
"We pretty much spent the past decade ... preparing for a future without Flash."

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2021

Civil rights groups flagged dozens of anti-Muslim pages and groups to Facebook that stayed up, lawsuit alleges
The civil rights group Muslim Advocates, along with an academic, have flagged over 225 anti-Muslim pages to Facebook that they claim violate its hate speech policies since 2017. Many are still up.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2021

Biden administration slaps export controls on Chinese firms for aiding PLA weapons development
The move to list seven firms and labs began under the Trump administration.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2021

We tested the first state ‘vaccine passport' at Yankee Stadium. It's not quite a home run.
New York's Excelsior Pass has some solid privacy protections. But it's complicated, and easy to fake.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 08, 2021

We tested the first state ‘vaccine passport.' Here's what worked — and didn't.
New York's Excelsior Pass has some solid privacy protections. But it's complicated to use and easy to fake.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 07, 2021

Quantum technology emerges from the lab to spark a mini start-up boom
Forty years after the renowned physicist Richard Feynman floated the idea for a quantum computer, the technology is starting to seep out of academic labs and into the real world.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 07, 2021

Quantum technology emerges from the lab to spark a mini startup boom
Forty years after the renowned physicist Richard Feynman floated the idea for a quantum computer, the technology is starting to seep out of academic labs and into the real world.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 07, 2021

Korean esports players, staff speak out on ‘unspeakable' racism, harassment in America
Forty years after the renowned physicist Richard Feynman floated the idea for a quantum computer, the technology is starting to seep out of academic labs and into the real world.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 07, 2021

Amazon's livestreaming service Twitch will police users' behavior outside of its platform
The live streaming company said it will investigate and ban users found to be members of a hate group, who committed non-consensual sexual acts or other serious crimes.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 07, 2021

U.S. State Department announces new video game diplomacy program
The goal of the virtual exchange program is to foster connections between young people in the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa via skill development.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 06, 2021

Tfue announces auction of NFTs depicting streamer in ‘Fortnite,' ‘Minecraft,' ‘Call of Duty'
The company making the NFTs believes they will fetch somewhere between $300,000 and $1 million.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 06, 2021

Jimmy Fallon addresses controversial Addison Rae segment that didn't credit dance creators
Many criticized the "Tonight Show" episode for not crediting the original creators, pointing out that most of them are Black.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 06, 2021

‘Outriders' is a game too tasty, and too expensive, to stay online only
"Outriders" delivers on the promise of a complete AAA package. So why is it online only?

Washington Post Tech
Apr 06, 2021

YouTube says it's getting better at taking down videos that break its rules. They still number in the millions.
The Google-owned video site is blocking millions of videos featuring hate speech and disinformation, but researchers say there's still more it could do

Washington Post Tech
Apr 06, 2021

E3 says Nintendo, Xbox among those committed to its free June virtual event
The event will not be placed behind a paywall.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 06, 2021

Robotic lizards may play a role in the future of disaster surveillance, researchers imagine
Researchers in Australia think lizard-inspired robots might one day assist with search and rescue missions.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 06, 2021

The revolution in satellite technology means there are swarms of spacecraft no bigger than a loaf of bread in orbit
The revolution in technology that transformed personal computing, put smart speakers in homes and gave rise to the age of artificial intelligence and machine learning is also transforming space.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 06, 2021

A recruiter joined Facebook to help it meet its diversity targets. He says its hiring practices hurt people of color.
Facebook has set an ambitious hiring goal of 30 percent more people of color in leadership by 2025. But current and former Black employees involved in hiring — as well as potential recruits who filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last summer — describe a problematic system that makes it difficult to achieve that and other diversity goals.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 05, 2021

NLRB will file complaint against Amazon if it doesn't settle with fired tech workers
The NLRB notified two tech workers, who were fired last April for criticizing the e-commerce giant's climate policies and warehouse workplace conditions, that the agency's Seattle regional office found merit in their unfair labor practices claims.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 05, 2021

A QAnon revelation suggests the truth of Q's identity was right there all along
The extremist movement's leader had purported to be a top-secret government operative. But a possible slip-up in a new documentary about QAnon suggests that Q was actually Ron Watkins, the longtime administrator of the 8kun message board.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2021

‘League of Legends: Wild Rift' is ‘League' Lite, targeted at new players
"League of Legends" veterans may still prefer the PC version, but the mobile app provides a premium feel for newcomers.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2021

How America's surveillance networks helped the FBI catch the Capitol mob
A Washington Post review of hundreds of pages of court records reveals how the FBI used license plate scanners, facial recognition software and other controversial surveillance technologies to hunt down Capitol rioters during one of the biggest criminal investigations in American history.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2021

Vaccine passport apps are here. But the technical challenges are still coming.
Vaccine passports need to be standardized to be useful. Several different organizations are creating different standards.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2021

Vaccine passport apps are here. Without a common standard, tech challenges are myriad
Vaccine passports need to be standardized to be useful. Several different organizations are creating different standards.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 02, 2021

Vaccine passport apps are here. Without a common standard, tech challenges are myriad.
Vaccine passports need to be standardized to be useful. Several different organizations are creating different standards.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 01, 2021

With Iceland event nearing, Riot thinking about ‘Valorant' co-streaming, regional slots, match-fixing inquiry
With the global Masters event nearing, Riot says it is doing a lot of work behind the scenes.

Washington Post Tech
Apr 01, 2021

One of QAnon's most widely quoted critics reveals his real name. Hint: It's not Travis View.
On a live stream of "QAnon Anonymous" last week, co-host Travis View did something he'd never done before — told listeners his real name.

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