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  1. How to have ‘the talk’ about social media with your kids

    09.20 / 21:19 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    It can be difficult for parents to stay on top of an "onslaught' of social media apps geared toward teens and tweens, says parenting blogger Leslie Morgan Steiner. The post How to have ‘the talk’ about social media with your kids appeared first on…
  2. How to have ‘the talk’ about social media with your kids

    09.20 / 20:21 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    It can be difficult for parents to stay on top of an "onslaught' of social media apps geared toward teens and tweens, says parenting blogger Leslie Morgan Steiner. The post How to have ‘the talk’ about social media with your kids appeared first on…
  3. Falcons rookie McKinley to test power rush against Lions

    09.20 / 20:21 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Takk McKinley’s self-imposed, two-week break from social media ended this week with a two-word announcement on his Twitter account: “Takk back .” The rookie defensive end flexed his muscles while… The post Falcons rookie McKinley to test power rush against Lions appeared first on W…
  4. Nest Labs adds doorbell that can recognize familiar faces

    09.20 / 18:19 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Home device maker Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses. The… The post Nest Labs adds doorbell that can recognize familiar faces appeared first on W…
  5. Attorneys: Portions of Foxconn law could be unconstitutional

    09.20 / 18:19 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nonpartisan attorneys for the Wisconsin Legislature are warning that portions of a newly signed law speeding up legal appeals related to a planned flat-screen display factory could be unconstitutional. The analysis… The post Attorneys: Portions of Foxconn law could be unconstitutional appeared first on W…
  6. Apple CEO defends ‘dreamers’ program

    09.20 / 18:19 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the government program that protects young immigrants in the U.S. illegally and called immigration the “biggest issue of our time.” Cook, speaking at the Bloomberg Global… The post Apple CEO defends ‘dreamers’ program appeared first on W…
  7. Nevada experiment mimics earthquakes to test bridge designs

    09.20 / 17:23 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A day after a deadly earthquake struck Mexico City, University of Nevada scientists will mimic quakes to test new bridge designs developed to help the structures better withstand violent temblors. The… The post Nevada experiment mimics earthquakes to test bridge designs appeared first on W…
  8. Islamic State backers find ephemeral platform in Instagram

    09.20 / 16:22 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    PARIS (AP) — Researchers say Islamic State supporters have found an ephemeral platform to share propaganda on Instagram, using the service’s “stories” feature which sees posts disappear in 24 hours. Instagram is owned by Facebook,… The post Islamic State backers find ephemeral platform in Instagram appeared first on W…
  9. German officials see no sign of election hacking _ yet

    09.20 / 16:22 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    BERLIN (AP) — German officials say there’s no sign of concerted cyberattacks aimed at influencing the outcome of the country’s upcoming election, but are warning against giving the all-clear yet. Security officials have warned that… The post German officials see no sign of election hacking _ yet appeared first on W…
  10. US stock indexes inch higher ahead of Fed announcement

    09.20 / 16:22 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    U.S. stock indexes rose slightly in early trading Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest economic and interest rate policy update. Restaurant chains and specialty retailers were among the biggest gainers. Technology and financial companies… The post US stock indexes inch higher ahead of Fed announcement appeared first on…
  11. South Dakota lawmaker apologizes for Facebook post

    09.20 / 16:22 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Republican South Dakota legislator under fire for a Facebook post has apologized for a “lack of judgment.” Rep. Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder shared a meme Sept. 7 depicting… The post South Dakota lawmaker apologizes for Facebook post appeared first on W…
  12. Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries

    09.20 / 14:27 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A new report by a cybersecurity firm is warning that a suspected government-backed group of hackers in Iran are targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the… The post Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries appeared first on W…
  13. Edmunds: 8 new cars, SUVs coming to the US in 2018

    09.20 / 13:28 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    The biennial Frankfurt auto show in Germany is Europe’s biggest display of new cars and SUVs and cutting-edge technology. Although mainly focused on European models, the Frankfurt show also hosts the debuts of many cars… The post Edmunds: 8 new cars, SUVs coming to the US in 2018 appeared first on…
  14. Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don’t dump your phone yet

    09.20 / 12:29 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    A new model with its own cellular-network connection is Apple's next step toward an untethered world. But the watch still needs regular contact with an iPhone, and for most tasks, the phone needs to be on and connected. The post Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don’t dump your phone yet appeared first on…
  15. Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don’t dump your phone yet

    09.20 / 11:26 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and… The post Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don’t dump your phone yet appeared first on W…
  16. UK leader to press tech companies to block extremists

    09.20 / 09:31 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is urging internet companies to block the spread of extremist material, calling on social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google to develop technologies that will prevent content… The post UK leader to press tech companies to block extremists appeared first on W…
  17. Some of the best parts of autonomous vehicles are already here

    09.20 / 04:44 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Lee Vinsel, Virginia Tech and Constantine Samaras, Carnegie Mellon University (THE CONVERSATION) Fully automated cars are still many years… The post Some of the best parts of autonomous vehicles are already here appeared first on…
  18. SD lawmaker shares image depicting protesters hit by vehicle

    09.20 / 00:47 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Republican South Dakota legislator is under fire for a meme she shared on her Facebook page depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle. Rep. Lynn DiSanto of Box Elder… The post SD lawmaker shares image depicting protesters hit by vehicle appeared first on W…
  19. Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify

    09.20 / 00:47 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant “seems to have… The post Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify appeared first on W…
  20. Video game players get varsity treatment at more US colleges

    09.15 / 04:48 wtop.com Wtop.com - technology
    BOSTON (AP) — In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports, they’re playing video games. On… The post Video game players get varsity treatment at more US colleges appeared first on W…