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Washington Post Tech
Jan 26, 2022

Elon Musk says Tesla will not produce a new vehicle model in 2022, renews prediction on "Full Self-Driving"
Elon Musk said last year he would join earnings calls only if he had something important to say.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 26, 2022

Amazon workers on Staten Island collect enough signatures to hold union vote
Amazon workers on Staten Island have reached a threshold to hold a union vote, federal regulators confirmed.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 26, 2022

Amazon ends program Washington state's AG alleged was an illegal price-fixing scheme
Amazon agreed Wednesday to shut down an alleged price-fixing program that a lawsuit said prevented sellers from lowering prices on some goods sold through the online retail giant.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 26, 2022

YouTube permanently bans Fox News host Dan Bongino for posting covid misinformation
The Google-owned video service banned the right-wing media figure for repeatedly posting covid-19 misinformation.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 26, 2022

Elon Musk says Tesla will not produce a new vehicle model in 2022, as it focuses on existing output
Elon Musk said last year he would join earnings calls only if he had something important to say.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 26, 2022

A SpaceX rocket will soon crash into the moon after ‘chaotic orbit' for 7 years, experts say
Since Bill Gray's blog post earlier this month, other space observers have confirmed the data and agreed that the Falcon 9 rocket, which weighs about 4 metric tons, is set to crash into the far side of the moon on March 4, in what Gray believes might be "the first unintentional case" of space junk hitting the moon.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 26, 2022

Elon Musk is expected to lay out Tesla's vision for the future of its product lineup
Elon Musk said last year he would join earnings calls only if he had something important to say.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 26, 2022

Union in Amazon warehouse fight asks agency to rethink a controversial mailbox
A union organizing workers at an Amazon facility has asked the National Labor Relations Board to rethink the placement of a controversial mailbox.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 26, 2022

‘Legacy of Thieves' brings Uncharted's Hollywood spectacles to the PS5 right in time for the red carpet
The Uncharted collection joins a growing list of Playstation titles that have been redone for the PS5.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 26, 2022

‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus' doesn't need to look beautiful to be a beautiful game
"Pokémon Legends: Arceus" fulfills series creator Junichi Masuda's childhood vision.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 26, 2022

‘Anxiety tech' companies say their glowing orbs and audio-playing rocks will improve your mental health
New mental-health tech is ditching screens in favor of meditation and biofeedback. But old problems linger.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 26, 2022

A Chinese teen found his birth parents with a social media appeal. He killed himself after the reunion took a dark turn.
His tragic story, which played out on social media, touched a nerve as many in China asked why he had been so repeatedly failed by the country's social safety net.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 26, 2022

Pegasus hack reported on iPhones of Human Rights Watch official
In the last year Lucasfilm has announced its intent to bring Star Wars to a broader range of gaming developers, ahead of a decade-long exclusivity deal with EA Games that ends in 2023. But just because Lucasfilm has altered the deal doesn't mean it's not working with the developer on more Star Wars adventures.


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Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2022

Raven Software union moves to vote absent Activision Blizzard recognition
The workers will now proceed to file for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2022

Activision Blizzard doesn't respond to Raven Software union recognition request by workers' Tuesday deadline
Its tusks were thick and relatively straight; its ears broad and leathery. Its nimble trunk could reach over the heads of giant ground sloths and huge armored glyptodonts to pluck leaves high up in trees. Wide, column-like legs supported 6 tons of weight. But don't call it an elephant.


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Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2022

All the Star Wars games currently in development
A sequel to "Jedi: Fallen Order," a first-person shooter and a strategy game join a growing list of Star Wars titles from multiple major developers.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2022

A bot tried to ruin Wordle by posting the next day's answer. Twitter suspended the account.
The @wordlinator account appeared to automatically reply to tweets sharing results with a snarky message and the next answer — a pointed way to ruin the game because Wordle only changes the word once a day.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2022

A woman checked her spam and found she won $3 million in the lottery — but you should still be wary of scams
Experts say such emails are usually scams and that people should be careful with their junk mail folder.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2022

Manufacturers have less than five days' supply of some computer chips, Commerce Department says
A new Commerce Department report highlighted the severity of a global shortage that has hobbled manufacturing and fueled inflation for more than a year, and that defies easy solutions.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2022

Google proposes a new way to track people around the web. Again
The search giant scrapped its original plan to rework how advertising on the web works. It's got a new set of ideas now.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2022

Google proposes a new way to track people around the Web. Again.
The search giant scrapped its original plan to rework how advertising on the Web works. It's got a new set of ideas now.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 25, 2022

5G service just got faster for some people. Here's why.
After a bit of a lull, 5G is making headlines all over again. Here's your guide to why, and what it means for you.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 24, 2022

A woman put an AirTag in one of her boxes and caught her mover lying about his location
When the truck driver said he was in Colorado, Valerie McNulty pointed out that the Bluetooth tracker showed that he was many states away.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 24, 2022

The Winter Olympics could highlight China's innovative — and troubling — efforts to control the weather
China has a long history of attempting to modify the weather.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 24, 2022

Google deceived consumers about how it profits from their location data, attorneys general allege in lawsuits
The lawsuits, filed in the District of Columbia, Texas, Washington and Indiana, allege that the company made misleading promises about its users' ability to protect their privacy through Google account settings, dating to at least 2014. The suits seek to force Google to stop these practices and pay a fine for engaging in them.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 24, 2022

TikTok privacy settings to change now
The social media app is all about your personal data, likes and habits. Here's how to limit what it gathers.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 23, 2022

How Tiktok's ‘witch hunt effect' turned West Elm Caleb into the latest virtual punching bag
What began as a way for young women to share their qualms with West Elm Caleb — or any other not-so-kind date — muddled the line between support and ridicule, with hordes of commenters and content creators jumping on board.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 23, 2022

Couch Guy to West Elm Caleb: Inside the making of a TikTok ‘villain'
What began as a way for young women to share their qualms with West Elm Caleb — or any other not-so-kind date — muddled the line between support and ridicule, with hordes of commenters and content creators jumping on board.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 22, 2022

Mother of 11-year-old who died by suicide sues social media firms Meta and Snap
Rodriguez's mother said her daughter experienced depression and sleep deprivation as a result of her addiction to Instagram and Snapchat.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 22, 2022

Why are Twitter and Facebook embracing NFTs? Because we love status symbols.
NFTs and social networks have something crucial in common: They've both vehicles for conveying status and identity.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 21, 2022

Intel's $20 billion investment in Ohio chip factories said to be the state's largest ever
The investment comes during a broader computer chip shortage that has held back numerous industries.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 21, 2022

Esports owners, executives react to Microsoft's Activision deal: ‘We are definitely surprised'
Esports executives invested in Activision Blizzard esports see Microsoft's pending acquisition as a ringing endorsement for the future of the competitive gaming industry. It's just too early to tell what it might mean for the "Call of Duty League" or "Overwatch League."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 21, 2022

Tech companies spent almost $70 million lobbying Washington in 2021 as Congress sought to rein in their power
Seven large tech companies spent nearly $70 million lobbying the U.S. government in 2021, as policymakers from both parties weighed legislation to curtail their power and influence.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 21, 2022

Activision Blizzard employees at Raven Software ask management to recognize new union
Quality assurance testers at Raven Software have asked management to recognize their union.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 21, 2022

Ask Help Desk: Deleting apps doesn't make their subscription charges go away
How to get rid of those pesky, forgotten subscription charges

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Tesla driver faces felony charges in fatal crash involving Autopilot
Two people were killed in the 2019 crash when the car abruptly left the freeway and ran a red light, according to reports.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Senate advances antitrust legislation, despite reservations from California Democrats
The at times heated debate over the legislation followed an aggressive lobbying blitz from tech giants and their surrogates, which appeared to resonate with a pair of California senators.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

European Parliament gives initial approval to rules that would change big tech data collection, advertising
The landmark Digital Services Act would require tech companies to police content on their platforms more aggressively and introduce new restrictions on advertising, among other provisions.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

A professor said her students think Americans make six figures on average. That's a long way off.
The answers some of Nina Strohminger's business students at the University of Pennsylvania provided give insight into how people understand the world around them, experts said.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

A professor said her students think average Americans make six figures. That's a long way off.
The answers some of Nina Strohminger's business students at the University of Pennsylvania provided gives us insight into how we understand the world around us.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Xbox CEO Phil Spencer on reviving old Activision games as Microsoft positions itself as tech's gaming company
The newly minted Microsoft Gaming CEO discussed how his company plans to approach its new intellectual properties and its employees.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Activision Blizzard CEO addresses employees on layoffs, potential departure in ‘fireside chat'
Bobby Kotick answered employee questions about the company's acquisition by Microsoft during a Thursday morning video chat.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Twitch streamers' ‘TV meta' draws television industry's eye of Sauron
Some creators on Twitch are broadcasting themselves watching copyrighted material, raising the complicated question of what constitutes fair use.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

How we tracked right-wing influencers' audience numbers
There are the 47 influencers whose audeince numbers The Post analyzed.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Four-day weeks and the freedom to move anywhere: Companies are rewriting the future of work (again)
Zoom is the latest to join a growing list of companies, including Amazon and Salesforce, that are switching up employees' options in how, when and where they work.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 20, 2022

Pro-Trump influencers flocked to alternative social networks. Their follower counts stalled soon after.
After a short surge following the Jan. 6 riot, their follower counts over the last year have barely grown or even declined, a Washington Post analysis found. Their most reliable audience-building moments came when they voiced outrage over conservatives getting banned by the mainstream sites.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 19, 2022

Microsoft is bigger than Google, Amazon and Facebook. But now lawmakers treat it like an ally in antitrust battles.
Microsoft has carved out a distinct reputation among policy makers, distancing itself from the political scrutiny embroiling its top competitors in Washington

Washington Post Tech
Jan 19, 2022

‘Warzone Pacific' loadout guide for Caldera: The best guns, attachments and perks
If you're looking for the "best gun" for "Warzone Pacific," you're thinking about your loadout the wrong way.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 19, 2022

Twitter privacy settings to change now
Your tweets may be public, but you can still have more privacy on the social media service.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 18, 2022

Microsoft bought Activision because gaming is the new social media
Games aren't just where kids go to unwind anymore. They're where kids go to hang out.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 18, 2022

Microsoft sets itself up as a one-stop tech shop with historic purchase of video game giant
The deal to buy Activision Blizzard — the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty — for $68.7 billion would be Microsoft's largest acquisition in company history.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 18, 2022

LinkedIn, Candy Crush and Minecraft: Microsoft's empire goes far beyond Windows and Word
Microsoft hasn't been shy about making big acquisitions over the past decade. Its empire now goes a lot further than just word processing software.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 18, 2022

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard, the embattled Call of Duty, Warcraft publisher, for $68.7 billion
Microsoft connected the acquisition to its Game Pass offering. The purchase will set in motion plans to release Activision Blizzard games on the service.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 18, 2022

Recycling should be easier. These home appliance start-ups are trying to help.
While it might sound a little easier to keep a couple of dedicated recycling bins around two start-ups are tackling a sort of recycling gap people might not always think about.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2022

Big Tech foes launch ‘campaign-style' initiative to push for antitrust legislation
Organizations with ties to eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes are the primary funders of the Tech Oversight Project.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2022

How to keep your phone charged and useful in dangerous weather
Tech tips to stay in touch, find help and be safe during storms, from getting the right emergency alerts to making your smartphone battery last in a power outage.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2022

As Activision Blizzard employees continue strike, ‘Call of Duty' players bark about bugs
Dozens of Activision Blizzard employees, many of whom work on the popular Call of Duty franchise, have not returned to work since walking out Dec. 6.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 17, 2022

Former Google scientist says the computers that run our lives exploit us — and he has a way to stop them
Searching for artificial intelligence that's more in touch with your emotions.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 15, 2022

Nitr0, of ‘Valorant' and ‘Counter-Strike' fame, is ready to win again
The 26-year-old player dished about the difficult final months of 100 Thieves "Valorant," and his hopes for Team Liquid's "CS:GO" squad.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

California judge rules Google's confidentiality agreements break labor law
A California Superior Court judge has ruled in a long-running lawsuit that Google's confidentiality agreements are too broad and break the state's labor laws.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

Russia arrests 14 alleged members of REvil ransomware gang, including hacker U.S. says conducted Colonial Pipeline attack
In a rare moment of U.S.-Russia cooperation on ransomware, Russia shuts down REvil ransomware gang, seizing cash, bitcoin, computers and luxury cars

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

State attorneys general appeal court's dismissal of their Facebook antitrust suit
The 99-page brief filed in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals seeks to overcome Judge James E. Boasberg's stunning decision in June to dismiss the states' lawsuit, arguing that the states waited too long to challenge the company's acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, which the company bought in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

Russia arrests 14 alleged members of REvil ransomware gang, including possible hacker behind Colonial Pipeline attack
In a rare moment of U.S.-Russia cooperation on ransomware, Russia shuts down REvil ransomware gang, seizing cash, bitcoin, computers and luxury cars

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

A decade later, ‘Skyrim' modders are now developing their own games
Some of the most prolific "Skyrim" modders are now working full time in the video game industry.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

Russia arrests 14 alleged members of REvil ransomware gang that cost global companies millions
In a rare moment of U.S.-Russia cooperation on ransomware, Russia shuts down REvil ransomware gang, seizing cash, bitcoin, computers and luxury cars

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

Russia arrests 14 members of REvil ransomware gang that cost global companies millions
In a rare moment of U.S.-Russia cooperation on ransomware, Russia shuts down REvil ransomware gang, seizing cash, bitcoin, computers and luxury cars

Washington Post Tech
Jan 14, 2022

Ask Help Desk: Stop auto-correct from ducking up
From perplexing auto-corrections to the best way to call 911, we are answering your biggest tech questions.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

Jan. 6 committee says tech firms are not cooperating, issues subpoenas
The House panel issued subpoenas to four social media companies that so far have provided an "inadequate response" to requests for information and records relating to the spread of misinformation and efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

Microsoft to conduct review of sexual harassment policy after shareholders push for oversight
A report, expected in the spring, will investigate some the issues raised in a 2019 email thread among Microsoft employees, in which many women alleged sexual harassment or discrimination from fellow employees and some raised concerns about the company's response.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

‘What's ‘Wordle'?' and your other ‘Wordle' questions, answered
It helps to start with words like "Names," "Shale" or "Slate."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

‘What's Wordle?' and your other ‘Wordle' questions, answered
It helps to start with words like "Names," "Shale" or "Slate."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

Surveillance will follow us into ‘the metaverse,' and our bodies could be its new data source
Surveillance will follow us into the 'metaverse' — and its hold will be stronger.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

‘Crypto colonizers' in Puerto Rico try to sell locals on the dream
A new wave of wealthy investors is moving to the island. This time they say the locals can get rich too.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

Rapid coronavirus tests are hard to find — unless you work for Google or play in the NBA
The omicron variant and a surge of cases are exposing just how unequal access to coronavirus testing is in the United States.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 13, 2022

German police used a tracing app to scout crime witnesses. Some fear that's fuel for covid conspiracists.
Apparent misuse of the Luca tracing app could hinder public health efforts by providing additional fodder for anti-government activists who believe coronavirus-related conspiracy theories.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

Xbox has its own nail polish now, as gaming companies welcome beauty deals
Through ads and brand partnerships, video game companies are embracing that men wear nail polish and that women game.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

Academics want to preserve video games. Copyright laws make it complicated.
Research libraries preserve classic texts, films and recordings, but when it comes to video games, it gets complicated.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

Academics want to preserve video games. The game industry is fighting them in court.
Research libraries preserve classic texts, films and recordings, but when it comes to video games, it gets complicated.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

Academics want to preserve video games. The game industry is fighting them.
Research libraries preserve classic texts, films and recordings, but when it comes to video games, it gets complicated.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

Front-line workers are getting some of the tech (and tracking) of office workers
Microsoft unveiled new tech tools as it doubles down on its investment to help frontline workers improve communication and collaboration in their workplaces.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

California DMV to review Tesla's ‘Full Self-Driving' and other technology to determine software's future use
A DMV spokeswoman said the department had notified Tesla of the review, which is separate from an evaluation of its use of the term.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 12, 2022

California DMV to review Tesla's ‘Full Self-Driving‘ and other technology to determine software's future use
A DMV spokeswoman said the department had notified Tesla of the review, which is separate from an evaluation of its use of the term "Full Self-Driving."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

Amazon workers in Alabama will begin voting again on unionization in February
The National Labor Relations Board set a date for a unionization revote for an Amazon warehouse in Alabama.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

‘Second time lucky?' Federal judge rules FTC's case against Facebook can move forward
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust case against Facebook could proceed, in a reversal of fortune for the agency after its first complaint was thrown out last year. Still, it may be challenging for the FTC to ultimately prove Facebook is a monopoly.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

‘Second time lucky?' FTC's case against Facebook can move forward, federal judge rules
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust case against Facebook could proceed, in a reversal of fortune for the agency after its first complaint was thrown out last year. Still, it may be challenging for the FTC to ultimately prove Facebook is a monopoly.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

‘Second time lucky?' FTC's case against Facebook can move forward, federal judge rules.
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust case against Facebook could proceed, in a reversal of fortune for the agency after its first complaint was thrown out last year. Still, it may be challenging for the FTC to ultimately prove Facebook is a monopoly.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

Amazon workers in Alabama will vote again on unionization in February
The National Labor Relations Board set a date for a unionization revote for an Amazon warehouse in Alabama.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

A Canadian politician's photo of his wife shoveling snow sparked outrage. She says: ‘I just wanted to.'
Cynthia Reyes said, "This tweet probably would not have gone viral if the gender roles were reversed."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

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
Jan 11, 2022

Turkish police detain 40 people over Twitch streamer money laundering scheme
Last year's Twitch hack led to the uncovering of a large-scale Twitch money laundering scheme in Turkey. Now law enforcement is cracking down.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 11, 2022

A Canadian politician's photo of his wife shoveling snow sparked outrage. She says: ‘I just wanted to'
Cynthia Reyes said, "This tweet probably would not have gone viral if the gender roles were reversed."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

‘Grand Theft Auto' game publisher to buy ‘FarmVille' maker Zynga for record $12.7 billion
The maker of mobile games "FarmVille" and "Words With Friends" joins the publisher of "Grand Theft Auto" and "Red Dead Redemption."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

You're going to be asked to prove your vaccination status. Here's how to do it.
There's no be-all-end-all way to carry proof of vaccination on your phone. We make sense of how different options approach your privacy, ensure your security and try to spot counterfeits.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

‘Grand Theft Auto' game publisher to buy ‘FarmVille'-maker Zynga for record $12.7 billion
The maker of mobile games "FarmVille" and "Words With Friends" joins the publisher of "Grand Theft Auto" and "Red Dead Redemption."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

‘Grand Theft Auto' game publisher buys ‘Farmville'-maker Zynga for record $12.7 billion
The maker of mobile games "FarmVille" and "Words With Friends" joins the publisher of "Grand Theft Auto" and "Red Dead Redemption."

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

Futurist Amy Webb says babymaking could get crazy and the smartphone will die
The influential thinker has some bold ideas about genetic editing, modified foods and TikTok.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

A year into his social media exile, Trump is working to get back online
The pace of development for Truth Social has frustrated Trump, who has discussed but ultimately turned down opportunities to work with other right-wing social media platforms.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 10, 2022

Email spam is breaking through again. Here's what you can do to minimize it
Email spam never really went away and it's filling our inboxes more than usual. Here's how to get it under control.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2022

Here's how the world's largest consumer electronics show fared during a pandemic
This year's chaotic CES conference raises valuable questions about the future of giant in-person business events.

Washington Post Tech
Jan 07, 2022

Twitter account known for finding PlayStation 5s lends its muscle to coronavirus fight
A popular video game Twitter account is directing the public to vaccine appointments and hard-to-find home tests.

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