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Latest news from Wtop.com - technology feed

  1. German Chancellor Merkel’s favorite emoji is a smiley

    08.16 / 14:26 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s favorite emoji is a smiley — and on a good day it’s one with a heart. Merkel talked about her emoji preferences Wednesday during a live interview on… The post German Chancellor Merkel’s favorite emoji is a smiley appeared first on WTO…
  2. Indian company regrets leak of ‘Game of Thrones’ episode

    08.16 / 11:31 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    NEW DELHI (AP) — An India-based media technology company said Wednesday that it regrets the recent leak of an episode of the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones” by four of its current and former… The post Indian company regrets leak of ‘Game of Thrones’ episode appeared first on W…
  3. World’s biggest shipper: cyberattack cost up to $300 million

    08.16 / 09:33 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The June cyberattack that paralyzed the computer systems in companies around the world is estimated to have cost the world’s biggest container shipping line between $200 million and $300 million, A.P.… The post World’s biggest shipper: cyberattack cost up to $300 million appeared first on W…
  4. Shoot the moon (as it crosses the sun): Eclipse photography 101

    08.16 / 09:33 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    You my have had had little or no practice photographing eclipses, but you still have ample time to prepare and get a good shot. Here's how. The post Shoot the moon (as it crosses the sun): Eclipse photography 101 appeared first on…
  5. From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, ‘robophobia’ plagues humans

    08.16 / 04:33 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one. From science fiction written by Isaac Asimov eight decades ago to… The post From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, ‘robophobia’ plagues humans appeared first on W…
  6. Labor-short Japan more at home with automation than US

    08.16 / 04:33 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    MORIYA, Japan (AP) — Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds — 1,500 a minute, to be exact — on humming conveyor… The post Labor-short Japan more at home with automation than US appeared first on WTOP…
  7. Tracing the sources of today’s Russian cyberthreat

    08.16 / 02:27 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Dorothy Denning, Naval Postgraduate School (THE CONVERSATION) Beyond carrying all of our phone, text and internet communications, cyberspace is… The post Tracing the sources of today’s Russian cyberthreat appeared first on…
  8. Missouri woman fired after post against police support sign

    08.15 / 21:06 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    JACKSON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman says she was fired from her job after criticizing a coffee shop on social media for displaying a “Back the Blue” sign supporting police. Brandi Wilson told the… The post Missouri woman fired after post against police support sign appeared first on W…
  9. The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    08.15 / 21:06 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 13, 2017: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. The Escapists, Team17 Software Ltd 4. Human Anatomy Atlas… The post The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store appeared first on…
  10. New Facebook data center a boost to Ohio’s technology sector

    08.15 / 18:01 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) — Facebook plans to invest $750 million in a new data center in central Ohio, marking another boost for the state’s growing technology sector. The world’s biggest social media company announced… The post New Facebook data center a boost to Ohio’s technology sector appeared first on W…
  11. Judge orders LinkedIn to stop blocking data-scraping firm

    08.15 / 17:06 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking a startup company from scraping LinkedIn personal profiles for data. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen has sided with San… The post Judge orders LinkedIn to stop blocking data-scraping firm appeared first on W…
  12. Pressured by government, Uber agrees to protect rider data

    08.15 / 17:06 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    DETROIT (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to protect customer data and audit the use of rider information in order to settle a complaint filed by the federal government. The Federal Trade Commission says… The post Pressured by government, Uber agrees to protect rider data appeared first on W…
  13. Markets Right Now: US stocks open slightly higher

    08.15 / 13:59 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening modestly higher on Wall Street, led again by gains in banks and technology companies. JPMorgan Chase… The post Markets Right Now: US stocks open slightly higher appeared first on W…
  14. Officer accused of mocking death during Virginia rally

    08.15 / 12:58 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    SHIVELY, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police officer faces disciplinary action in connection to a Facebook post mocking the death of a woman struck and killed after a car rammed into a counter-protest at a… The post Officer accused of mocking death during Virginia rally appeared first on W…
  15. Ukraine rocket maker denies leaking know-how to Pyongyang

    08.15 / 12:58 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    DNIPRO, Ukraine (AP) — The head of Ukraine’s top rocket-making company is rejecting claims that its technologies might have been shipped to North Korea. KB Yuzhnoye chief Alexander Degtyarev voiced confidence that employees haven’t been… The post Ukraine rocket maker denies leaking know-how to Pyongyang appeared first on W…
  16. Oops? Trump retweets critic saying ‘he’s a fascist’

    08.15 / 12:58 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    Trump deleted his retweet after about five minutes, but not before the message sent to his 35 million followers racked up a big response. The post Oops? Trump retweets critic saying ‘he’s a fascist’ appeared first on…
  17. Thai activist gets prison for posting BBC story about king

    08.15 / 11:59 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a student activist to 2 1/2 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the charge of lese majeste — or insulting the monarchy —… The post Thai activist gets prison for posting BBC story about king appeared first on WTOP…
  18. Monumental Sports Network’s new play for younger viewers is ‘choose your own adventure’

    08.15 / 11:59 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    Monumental Sports Network is looking to engage a younger, digital-first audience through a new partnership with Kiswe Mobile, a New Jersey-based company in which the Leonsis clan is invested. The post Monumental Sports Network’s new play for younger viewers is ‘choose your own adventure’ appeared first on…