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FILE: In this photo illustration, the TikTok app is displayed on an Apple iPhone on August 7, 2020 ...
Brian Fung, CNN

FCC commissioner calls on Apple, Google to remove TikTok from app stores

A member of the Federal Communications Commission is renewing calls for Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores, citing national security concerns surrounding TikTok's Chinese-based parent company, ByteDance.
4 days ago
FILE: The Instagram app logo is displayed on an iPhone on Aug. 3, 2016, in London, England.  (Photo...
Rachel Metz, CNN Business

Instagram is testing AI that verifies your age with a selfie scan. It’s not perfect

Instagram is testing new ways to verify its youngest users' ages, including by using artificial intelligence that analyzes a photo and estimates how old the user is.
6 days ago
An assortment of newly launched devices, including, an "Echo Input," "Echo Show, "Echo Plus," "Echo...
Associated Press

Amazon’s Alexa could soon mimic voice of dead relatives

Amazon’s Alexa might soon replicate the voice of family members - even if they’re dead.
10 days ago
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are all making news with wild up-and-down swings in value. (File...
Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL TV

Congress considers crypto legislation: What you need to know

It's been a rough year for cryptocurrencies. Prices reached record heights this past November, but by last week, crypto has lost $2 trillion of its market value. Now, there's a new plan for the Feds to regulate cryptocurrencies.
13 days ago
FILE: Tesla head Elon Musk talks to the press as he arrives to to have a look at the construction s...
Associated Press

Musk aims to ease concerns in address to Twitter workers

In an unusual move for what’s been an unusual takeover bid for Twitter by the world’s richest man, Tesla CEO Elon Musk will address the social platform’s employees Thursday, even though his $44 billion offer has not yet been completed.
17 days ago
Alejandro Núñez Vicente's Chaise Longue Airplane Seat concept started small scale last year, as a...
Francesca Street, CNN

Here’s what it might be like to travel on a double decker airplane seat

Flying economy for any extended period of time is an experience usually endured rather than enjoyed, but one airplane seat designer reckons his design could revolutionize budget travel.
18 days ago
FILE: Xbox Live executive Marc Whitten introduces Internet Explorer for Xbox during the Microsoft X...
RICHARD JACOBSEN, Associated Press

So long, Internet Explorer. The browser retires today

Microsoft has officially sent Internet Explorer into retirement. As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore.
19 days ago
FILE: Tesla head Elon Musk talks to the press as he arrives to to have a look at the construction s...
Associated Press

Musk to address Twitter employees for 1st time this week

Elon Musk will address Twitter employees Thursday for the first time since the billionaire and Tesla CEO offered $44 billion to buy the social media platform.
20 days ago
Police and FBI agents continue their investigation of the shooting at Tops market on May 15, 2022 i...
AMANDA SEITZ Associated Press

White supremacists are riling up communities, thriving on social media

White nationalists and supremacists are building thriving, macho communities across social media platforms like Instagram, Telegram and TikTok. The accounts are using coded hashtags and innuendo to rile up thousands of followers on divisive issues like abortion and recent mass shootings.
23 days ago
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Catherine Thorbecke, CNN Business

TikTok adds options to encourage users to take a break from endless scrolling

TikTok plans to roll out new options to encourage users to take a break from endlessly scrolling.
24 days ago
The Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations. (Rich P...
Gregory Wallace, CNN

Biden administration wants to standardize electric vehicle charging, like gas stations

Its new proposed rule would require the half-million electric vehicle chargers it plans to fund to be interoperable, similar to the way a gas pump works with any vehicle.
25 days ago
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ng Apple's Worldw...
Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN Business

Apple unveils iOS 16 with revamped lock screen and big changes to iMessage

Apple kicked off its annual developer conference by unveiling its next-generation mobile software, iOS 16, with new features that will let users personalize their lock screens and change how they text friends through iMessage.
27 days ago
FILE: Elon Musk (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)...
TOM KRISHER and MATT O'BRIEN, AP Business Writers

Musk threatens to walk away from Twitter deal

Elon Musk is threatening to end his $44 billion agreement to buy Twitter, accusing the company of refusing to give him information about its spam bot accounts.
27 days ago
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Michael Houck, KSL TV

U of U study shows an increase of anti-Asian hate tweets after the COVID pandemic

Anti-Asian tweets increased across the United States during the first year of the pandemic, according to a University of Utah study.
1 month ago
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Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

Too many texts: Cellphone experiment shows impact on learning

Cellphones are a distraction in school. That well-researched fact surprises no one. What may be a surprise is to what extent they impact concentration.
1 month ago
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Josh Ellis

Walmart drone delivery coming to Utah, five other states

Walmart has announced plans to bring its drone delivery service to several stores across the United States, including Utah's capital city.
1 month ago
Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., departs from court for the SolarCity trial in Wil...
Jennifer Korn

Elon Musk’s bumpy road to possibly owning Twitter: A timeline

Even by the standards of Twitter, a company that has known plenty of chaos and dysfunction in its history, the weeks-long effort by billionaire Elon Musk to buy the company has proven to be uniquely tumultuous — and there's no clear end in sight.
2 months ago
FILE: Elon Musk (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)...
The Associated Press

Musk: Doubt about spam accounts could scuttle Twitter deal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter can’t move forward unless the company shows public proof that less than 5% of the accounts on the platform are fake or spam.
2 months ago
FILE: Tesla head Elon Musk talks to the press as he arrives to to have a look at the construction s...
KELVIN CHAN and TOM KRISHER, AP Business Writers

Musk puts Twitter buy ‘on hold,’ casting doubt on $44B deal

Elon Musk has put his plan to buy Twitter on temporary hold, raising fresh doubts about whether he’ll proceed with the $44 billion acquisition.
2 months ago
A series of buttons can alert the USU campus of an emergency. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

USU tests locking down campus with just a push of a button

Utah State University tested its ability to respond to an active shooter on campus with the push of a button this week. It’s a new technology that can lock down the campus from a remote location.
2 months ago
FILE: The Google logo adorns the outside of their NYC office Google Building 8510 at 85 10th Ave on...
Rishi Iyengar and Rachel Metz, CNN Business

Google announces new smartphones, a watch and tablet at its I/O developer conference

Google on Wednesday unveiled an expanded lineup of hardware products in the latest sign it remains committed to moving beyond its core advertising business and competing with the likes of Apple.
2 months ago
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  The new iPod Nano is displayed during an Apple special event at ...
Catherine Thorbecke, CNN Business

Apple is discontinuing its last iPod model

Apple said Tuesday it would discontinue production of the last iPod model, effectively bringing an end to the iconic product line that helped usher in a new era for the music industry and the tech giant.
2 months ago
FILE: Tesla head Elon Musk talks to the press as he arrives to to have a look at the construction s...
KELVIN CHAN, AP Business Writer

Musk says he’s ‘aligned’ with EU approach to digital rules

Elon Musk, who’s 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.
2 months ago
This combination of images provided by NASA on Monday, May 9, 2022, shows part of the Large Magella...
MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

Space telescope in home stretch of tests; early pics impress

NASA's new space telescope is in the home stretch of testing. Astronomers said Monday the James Webb Space Telescope is checking out better than anticipated less than six months after liftoff.
2 months ago
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