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Dusty Demise for NASA Mars Lander in July; Power Dwindling

Dusty Demise for NASA Mars Lander in July; Power Dwindling

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | May 18, 2022

The Insight lander is losing power because of all the dust on its solar panels. NASA said Tuesday it will keep using the spacecraft's seismometer to register marsquakes until the power peters out.

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

PERSONAL TECH | By Franklin Briceno and Matt O'Brien | May 16, 2022

The internet giant says new artificial intelligence technology is enabling it to vastly expand Google Translate's repertoire of the world's languages.

How to Avoid 'Rug Pulls,' the Latest Cryptocurrency Scam

How to Avoid 'Rug Pulls,' the Latest Cryptocurrency Scam

PERSONAL TECH | By Andy Rosen, Nerdwallet | May 16, 2022

A new type of scam has emerged in the hype-filled world of cryptocurrency: the "rug pull."

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | May 15, 2022

For Elon Musk, its ultimate troll and perhaps most prolific user whose buyout of the company is on increasingly shaky ground, Twitter is a "de facto town square" in dire need of a libertarian makeover.

Google Adopts an Apple-Like Approach for Its Pixel Products

Google Adopts an Apple-Like Approach for Its Pixel Products

PERSONAL TECH | May 12, 2022

Google on Wednesday took a big step toward pushing its Pixel product line-up down a road already paved by Apple and its array of trendsetting devices.

Most Great Barrier Reef Coral Studied this Year was Bleached

Most Great Barrier Reef Coral Studied this Year was Bleached

SCIENCE | By Rod McGuirk | May 11, 2022

More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world's largest coral reef ecosystem, Australian government scientists said.

Battery-Powered Greek Island Bets on Green Future

Battery-Powered Greek Island Bets on Green Future

SCIENCE | By Derek Gatopoulos | May 11, 2022

The island has already been producing most of its own electricity since 2019, using a solar park and a wind turbine hooked up to trailer-sized batteries that maintain an uninterrupted supply.

Elon Musk, an Erratic Visionary, Revels in Contradiction

Elon Musk, an Erratic Visionary, Revels in Contradiction

PERSONAL TECH | By Tom Krisher, Michael Liedtke and Adam Geller | May 11, 2022

As the uproar over Elon Musk's $44 billion buyout of Twitter reaches a crescendo, another Musk drama, still chaotic four years after it began, has been back in court.

Musk Says He's 'Aligned' with EU Approach to Digital Rules

Musk Says He's 'Aligned' with EU Approach to Digital Rules

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan | May 11, 2022

Elon Musk, who is offering to buy Twitter, has given his support to a new European Union law aimed at protecting social media users from harmful content after he met with the bloc's single market chief.

EA Sports and FIFA End Partnership, both Eye New Video Games

EA Sports and FIFA End Partnership, both Eye New Video Games

VIDEO GAMES | May 11, 2022

Licensing rights for the game earn FIFA about $150 million annually — the single biggest commercial earner in its expected $7 billion total revenue from 2019-2022.

Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Ban of Donald Trump

Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Ban of Donald Trump

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien, Kelvin Chan and Tom Krisher | May 10, 2022

Elon Musk said he will reverse Twitter's permanent ban of former President Donald Trump if the Tesla CEO follows through with his plan to buy the social media company.

Wordle Answer Changed to Avoid Fraught Word, NY Times Says

Wordle Answer Changed to Avoid Fraught Word, NY Times Says

VIDEO GAMES | By David Bauder | May 10, 2022

The New York Times moved swiftly to change Monday's answer to its daily Wordle puzzle out of fear that it would be seen as some sort of commentary on the debate over abortion rights.

Biden Announces Program Offering Discounted Internet Service

Biden Announces Program Offering Discounted Internet Service

PERSONAL TECH | By Aamer Madhani and Will Weissert | May 9, 2022

President Joe Biden announced Monday a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service through an already existing federal subsidy.

Earth Given 50-50 Chance of Hitting Key Warming Mark by 2026

Earth Given 50-50 Chance of Hitting Key Warming Mark by 2026

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | May 9, 2022

The world is creeping closer to the warming threshold international agreements are trying to prevent, with nearly a 50-50 chance that Earth will temporarily hit that temperature mark in the next five years.

Mental Health Tips: How Climate Scientists Keep Hope Alive

Mental Health Tips: How Climate Scientists Keep Hope Alive

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | May 9, 2022

How climate scientists or emergency room doctors during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic cope with their depressing day-to-day work, yet remain hopeful, can offer help to ordinary people.

Reports: Grindr Sold Users' Location Data for Years

Reports: Grindr Sold Users' Location Data for Years

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | May 8, 2022

Grindr sold users' location data to advertisers for years, reports say. The company claims to have safeguarded users' privacy, but such location data is how a Catholic priest was outed as a user last year.

Ms. Pac-Man Clears Path to World Video Game Hall of Fame

Ms. Pac-Man Clears Path to World Video Game Hall of Fame

VIDEO GAMES | May 6, 2022

More than 40 years after blazing a trail for female video game characters, Ms. Pac-Man was inducted Thursday into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

Telecomn Groups End Fight Against California Net Neutrality

Telecomn Groups End Fight Against California Net Neutrality

PERSONAL TECH | May 5, 2022

Telecommunications industry groups on Wednesday ended their bid to block California's net neutrality law that bars broadband providers from throttling service.

Amazon Tribes Turn the Tables on Intruders with Social Media

Amazon Tribes Turn the Tables on Intruders with Social Media

PERSONAL TECH | By Fabiano Maisonnave | May 3, 2022

The internet has made its way into vast, remote rainforest areas that, until recently, had no means of quickly sharing visual evidence of environmental crime.

How Online Casinos Operate

How Online Casinos Operate

PERSONAL TECH | May 2, 2022

Suppose you are considering entering the world of interactive gambling. In that case, the following article may be of interest to you, as it explains how online casinos operate.

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