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RealNetworks Launches Free Facial Recognition Tool for Schools

A new facial recognition tool by RealNetworks aims to keep kids safe in school. But privacy experts fear the unchecked surveillance of kids could go awry.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 4:05 pm

Self-Driving Cars Finally Get an Easy-to-Read Rule Book

Inrix's 'Road Rules' platform lets cities compile details about things like stop signs and school zones in a computer-friendly format that any self-driving developer can fold into its software.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 4:01 pm

Why Sinclair's Bid to Buy the Tribune Company Might Die

FCC Chair Ajit Pai, long seen as supporting the deal, suggests sending it to a judge–often a graveyard for merger proposals.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 11:26 am

Strikes, Boycotts, and Outages Mar Amazon Prime Day

Workers in Europe, upset by talk of cuts in pay and benefits, plan walkouts during one of the retailer's biggest promotions.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 11:00 am

Rubio, Warner Stress Election Security After Trump-Putin Summit

Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio both cast President Trump's appearance in Helsinki as a major setback in the fight against Russian interference in elections around the world.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 10:13 am

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Home, Outdoor, and Lifestyle: Instant Pot, Zojirushi, Fitbit

Pull your shattered life back together with our favorite home and outdoor deals this Prime Day.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 10:00 am

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals (2018): Home, Laptops, Echo, Kindle

Prime Day is finally here! We have the deals you're looking for.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 7:00 am

Trump-Putin Press Conference Gave Russia Everything It Wanted

By refusing to acknowledge Russia's role in election interference, Trump has given it the green light to continue.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 6:41 am

Best Prime Day 2018 Deals: Echo, Kindle, Fire, Cloud Cam

Fire HD Tablets, Fire TVs, Kindles, Cloud Cams, Echo speakers, and more are as cheap as they'll get for Prime Day.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 2:55 am

Star Wars News: Look Out for Billy Dee Williams in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

The actor has reportedly signed on to join J.J. Abrams' next 'Star Wars' movie.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 2:00 am

How Is a Runner Like a Bouncing Ball?

You can make a physics model that teaches you tons about running.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 1:00 am

Roku TV Wireless Speakers: Price, Specs, and Release Date

Roku's new $199 wireless speakers are matched with an optional wireless button you place in another room and use as a voice remote.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 1:00 am

How New York City Is Tackling Extreme Heat in a Warming World

Extreme heat already kills more than 100 New Yorkers yearly. That could rise to thousands a year by 2080.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 12:00 am

Comcast and AT&T Are Fighting to Become Media Companies

Transmitting data makes steady, low returns. But the telecom giants want a grander life: in high-risk, high-reward, high-margins media.

Posted on 17 July 2018 | 12:00 am

What Robert Mueller Knows—and 9 Areas He'll Pursue Next

The special counsel has collected a mountain of evidence in the Trump-Russia investigation, but so far only a tiny amount of it has been revealed in official indictments. Here are nine areas where we should expect answers as the inquiry unfolds.

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

Juul’s Lobbying Could Send Its Public Image Up in Smoke

Maker of e-cigarettes is trying to convince regulators that it wants to push away the teens that made it famous, just as its trying to raise billions.

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

What *Is* Meat, Anyway? Lab-Grown Food Sets Off a Debate

You don’t typically find philosophical bickering at an FDA public meeting. But then again, lab-grown meat is no ordinary topic.

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

How Elucd's 'Sentiment Meter' Helps Cops in LA and NYC Understand Their Precincts

Cops in LA, NYC, and beyond are using software from Elucd to figure out how the sentiments of the people they protect.

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:00 pm

Don't Call Them Winged Rats—These Pigeons Are Exquisite

Leila Jeffreys photographed majestically colorful members of the Columbidae family in Australia.

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 2:00 am

Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court got a lot of gums flapping on the internet last week.

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 2:00 am