Activists see Google’s $1 billion Bay Area housing pledge as ‘big win’ amid affordability crisis

Can Google, which has helped fuel the Bay Area’s housing crisis, become a better neighbor? Activists who have held rallies, marches and town halls are praising Google’s $1 billion pledge... Read more »

Amazon launching new Kindle Oasis eReader July 24

Need a new ereader for your summer vacation? Amazon just introduced a new Kindle Oasis you might want to consider. Starting $249.99 for the 8GB version with special offers... Read more »

Real life bulletproof Iron Man flies using mini jet engines

Beauty shots of Adam Savage’s 3D printed Iron Man suit, with his helmet. (Credit: Discovery Channel) A tech whizz has built a real-life Iron Man suit that can actually... Read more »

How US-built Abrams tanks could help Taiwan stop a Chinese ground attack

The Trump administration’s plan to sell tanks, missiles and ground-launched air defenses to Taiwan embodies what might be called a strategic paradigm shift to empower the small island’s deterrence... Read more »

Can this electric shock bracelet zap you out of bad habits?

Dog trainers, prepare for a taste of your own medicine. Similar to a shock collar for your disobedient pup, the updated Pavlok bracelet (like Pavlov. Get it?) will give the wearer... Read more »

Bitcoin fans spy opportunity in Facebook Libra launch

A Bitcoin logo is seen on a cryptocurrency ATM. (Reuters) Bitcoin’s backers are adamant that Facebook Inc.’s coming digital currency, Libra, won’t spell the demise of other cryptocurrencies. To... Read more »

Robocalls wreak havoc at hospitals and put patients’ lives in danger: report

Imagine this: During a major public health crisis, such as an outbreak – when doctors, administrators and health care field workers need to be in contact – a hospital’s phone system goes down,... Read more »

Google caught ‘red handed’ stealing lyrics data, Genius says

Music website Genius says it has proof Google is copying its lyrics, displaying them in search results, and driving down traffic to The evidence is all in the... Read more »

Russia used social media to influence EU citizens’ votes, report says

A report from the European Commission on disinformation has said that Russian sources attempted to influence the recent European elections through social media. The “sustained disinformation activity” from Russian-linked... Read more »

Amazon slams AOC claim for saying it pays warehouse workers ‘starvation wages’

Amazon on Monday fired back at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. after she claimed that the tech giant pays its warehouse workers “starvation wages.” “.@AOC is just wrong,” the company wrote... Read more »