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Teen on space flight told Bezos he had never ordered from Amazon

Tech | New York Post

The Dutch teenager who became the world’s youngest space traveler this week surprised billionaire Jeff Bezos on the flight by telling him he’d never ordered anything on Amazon. Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old physics student, accompanied Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos and 82-year-old female aviator Wally Funk – the oldest person to go to space –...

July 23rd 2021, 5:10 pm

White House calls YouTube, Facebook ‘judge, jury, executioner’ on bad COVID info

Tech | New York Post

The White House has YouTube, not just Facebook, on its list of social media platforms officials say are responsible for an alarming spread of misinformation about COVID vaccines.

July 23rd 2021, 5:10 pm

Snap surges 23 percent, Twitter gains as stocks rise on strong earnings

Tech | New York Post

Wall Street’s main indexes rose Friday, helped by megacap technology stocks and strong earnings from social media companies, while a weak sales forecast from Intel hit chipmakers amid increasing supply-chain constraints. Twitter gained 1.3 percent after it reported higher quarterly revenue growth, while Snapchat owner Snap Inc. surged 22.9 percent on beating estimates for user...

July 23rd 2021, 1:38 pm

Twitter beats revenue targets with ad upgrades, shares jump 7 percent

Tech | New York Post

Twitter on Thursday reported higher revenue growth than Wall Street had expected, as the social media platform rolled out ad targeting improvements and said changes by Apple to keep iPhone user data private had hit ad revenue less than anticipated. Shares of Twitter jumped 7 percent to $75 in trading after the bell. Since the start of the...

July 22nd 2021, 9:23 pm

Snap beats user, revenue estimates with highest growth in 4 years

Tech | New York Post

Snap Inc on Thursday beat Wall Street estimates for users and revenue in the second quarter, notching the highest growth rates since late 2017 as new features on its messaging app Snapchat attracted more users.

July 22nd 2021, 7:53 pm

California sues Activision Blizzard over ‘constant sexual harassment’

Tech | New York Post

Activision Blizzard is a breeding ground for sexual harassment, with male workers fostering a “frat bro” culture full of rape jokes and harassment, according to an explosive lawsuit.

July 22nd 2021, 7:53 pm

Amazon’s mission: Getting a ‘key’ to your apartment building

Tech | New York Post

Amazon is pushing landlords — sometimes with financial incentives — to give its drivers the ability to unlock apartment-building doors themselves.

July 22nd 2021, 7:53 pm

Twitter is testing ‘downvote’ and ‘upvote’ buttons

Tech | New York Post

Twitter is testing a Reddit-style feature that allows users to “downvote” and “upvote” replies, the company said Wednesday.

July 22nd 2021, 7:53 pm

‘Pingdemic’ puts Britain’s food supply under strain

Tech | New York Post

British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate.

July 22nd 2021, 7:53 pm

China reportedly weighs ‘unprecedented’ penalties for Didi after US IPO

Tech | New York Post

Just two days after Didi went public in the US at a valuation of $80 billion, China’s cybersecurity regulator revealed it was investigating the company over privacy concerns.

July 22nd 2021, 7:53 pm

Moon-forming region seen around planet in another solar system

Tech | New York Post

It is called a circumplanetary disk, and it is from these that moons are born. The discovery, the researchers said, offers a deeper understanding about the formation of planets and moons.

July 22nd 2021, 7:53 pm

Elon Musk says Tesla will ‘most likely’ start accepting bitcoin again

Tech | New York Post

Elon Musk on Wednesday said Tesla will “most likely” start accepting bitcoin again as more renewable energy is being used to mine the digital currency.  Tesla first started accepting bitcoin as payment for its electric cars in March, but discontinued the practice in May due to environmental concerns about fossil fuels being used to mine...

July 22nd 2021, 12:46 am

Bitcoin surges 8 percent to $32K as crypto markets recover from selloff

Tech | New York Post

Bitcoin surged more than 8 percent to trade above $32,000 on Wednesday, as the world’s most popular cryptocurrency rebounded from a brutal rout.

July 22nd 2021, 12:46 am

Not so clubby anymore: Clubhouse is no longer invite-only

Tech | New York Post

Live audio app Clubhouse has removed its invite system so that anyone can join the platform, it said on Wednesday. The social app, which saw explosive early growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, previously required people to be invited by an existing user or request to join a waitlist. It said in a blog post that...

July 22nd 2021, 12:46 am

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover begins hunt for signs of past life

Tech | New York Post

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has begun its hunt for evidence of ancient microbial life.  The spacecraft, which landed on the red planet in February, has tested an array of instruments on its 7-foot robotic arm.  In a Monday release, NASA said that Perseverance had commenced its probe of Martian rocks and sediment, testing detectors and capturing its first science readings. The rover will use X-rays and ultraviolet...

July 22nd 2021, 12:46 am

A-Rod, Dave Portnoy and Marc Lore back online brokerage Tornado

Tech | New York Post

Former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy and e-commerce tycoon Mark Lore are pouring cash into Tornado, an online brokerage that operates a social network for traders.

July 21st 2021, 2:01 pm

Hubble Space Telescope delivers first images since shutdown

Tech | New York Post

NASA called in Hubble alumni to aid in recovery effort.

July 21st 2021, 2:01 pm

Couple cyberstalked by eBay workers sue company, ex-officials

Tech | New York Post

A Massachusetts couple subjected to threats and other bizarre harassment from former eBay employees filed a civil lawsuit against the Silicon Valley giant on Wednesday.

July 21st 2021, 2:01 pm

Biden picks Big Tech gadfly Jonathan Kanter as DOJ antitrust chief

Tech | New York Post

The White House has tapped a longtime gadfly of Google and other big tech companies to lead the Department of Justice’s antitrust division. President Biden on Tuesday nominated Jonathan Kanter — a pugnacious antitrust attorney who has fought legal battles against Google and who has said US competition enforcers have “lost our way” — to...

July 21st 2021, 2:01 pm

Ford, Argo AI to deploy autonomous vehicles on Lyft network

Tech | New York Post

The service using Ford vehicles and a driving system developed by Pittsburgh-based Argo AI will begin in Miami later this year and start in Austin, Texas, in 2022.

July 21st 2021, 2:01 pm

Venmo finally ditches controversial feature over privacy concerns

Tech | New York Post

Venmo is finally ditching a notoriously controversial and unsettling feature — the ability to see strangers’ transactions. The PayPal-owned app — which rocketed to success by combining easy mobile payments with elements of social media — revealed Tuesday that it’s axing its “global feed” that had allowed customers to see payments between other users even...

July 20th 2021, 6:46 pm

Train your brain with over 50% off the high-rated NeuroNation app

Tech | New York Post

Right now, you can get a one-year subscription to NeuroNation Brain Training for the reduced price of $39.99, a savings of 52% off the regular price of $84.

July 20th 2021, 12:01 pm

China unveils 373-mph ‘levitating’ train, fastest ground vehicle in the world

Tech | New York Post

China unveiled a futuristic “levitating” train on Tuesday that has a top speed of 373 miles per hour — making it the fastest ground vehicle in the world.

July 20th 2021, 12:01 pm

Apple reportedly delays return to office amid COVID variant surge

Tech | New York Post

Apple is pushing back its deadline for employees to return to their offices until at least October as coronavirus variants drive cases up around the world, according to a report. The tech giant had originally told most employees they would be required to return to the office three days per week starting in September —...

July 20th 2021, 12:01 pm

Zoom stock tanks on news of $14.7 billion Five9 deal

Tech | New York Post

Zoom’s stock tanked Monday morning after the video conferencing company revealed plans to buy call center software company Five9 for $14.7 billion. An hour after markets opened, Zoom shares were trading down 3.9 percent at $348.00, according to MarketWatch data, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index was down just 1.5 percent.  Meanwhile, shares of Five9...

July 19th 2021, 4:18 pm

US and allies blame China for massive Microsoft email hack, other attacks

Tech | New York Post

The US and its allies slammed China on Monday for a wide range of “malicious cyber activities” — including a massive hack of Microsoft’s email service earlier this year that exposed the private information of thousands of Americans. In a scathing statement, the White House accused China of fostering “an intelligence enterprise that includes contract...

July 19th 2021, 4:18 pm

Could balloons power uncensored internet in Cuba?

Tech | New York Post

Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, called this week on the administration of President Joe Biden to greenlight a plan to transmit the internet to people in Cuba via high-altitude balloons.

July 19th 2021, 4:18 pm

Robot that can ‘read emotions’ keeps getting fired from jobs

Tech | New York Post

Japanese-based Softbank Group announced last week it was pressing pause on “Pepper”, an artificial intelligent robot it started producing in 2014, after multiple “firings.”

July 17th 2021, 7:28 pm

China’s cyber-watchdog sends authorities to Didi as it amps up probe

Tech | New York Post

China’s cyber-watchdog on Friday announced an on-site cybersecurity investigation of ride-hailing service Didi, stepping up scrutiny after earlier criticism of Didi’s handling of customer information caused the company’s New York-traded shares to tumble. The on-site inspection comes two weeks after the regulator said it would probe the ride-hailing company over concerns about national security and...

July 16th 2021, 2:47 pm

Future Jeeps will be able to drive underwater, CEO says

Tech | New York Post

During a recent electric vehicle presentation by Jeep's parent company Stellantis, a Wrangler was depicted driving while fully submerged, and that vision could become a reality.

July 16th 2021, 2:47 pm

Lordstown Motors discloses Justice Department probe, SEC subpoenas

Tech | New York Post

Lordstown Motors, an Ohio company under scrutiny over the number of orders it claimed it had for the electric trucks that it wants to produce, acknowledged receiving two subpoenas from federal regulators and that prosecutors in New York have opened an investigation. The Securities and Exchange Commission asked in a pair of subpoenas for documents...

July 16th 2021, 2:47 pm

Uber dodges $59M fine over sexual assault data sharing refusal

Tech | New York Post

Uber dodged a $59 million fine from California regulators over the company’s refusal to share information about sexual assault and harassment claims. Now, both parties say they have reached an agreement that will see Uber paying $9.1 million and preserving a level of rider privacy. The fine was first levied in December after California regulators...

July 16th 2021, 2:47 pm

Hubble Space Telescope fixed after month of no science

Tech | New York Post

The orbiting observatory went dark in mid-June, with all astronomical viewing halted.

July 16th 2021, 2:47 pm

Chinese company Xiaomi now sells more smartphones than Apple

Tech | New York Post

Beijing-based Xiaomi shipped more smartphones worldwide than Apple during the second quarter of this year — edging past Apple for the first time, according to a report.

July 16th 2021, 11:45 am

Anthony Bourdain doc director admits to using A.I. to fake voice

Tech | New York Post

In an interview with The New Yorker, "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain," director Morgan Neville said he used A.I. technology to create a voiceover for the famous chef.

July 15th 2021, 11:45 pm

NASA’s Mars rover snaps shots of unique rock formation in ‘ancient lakebed’

Tech | New York Post

Perseverance arrived on Mars on Feb. 18 after a six-month journey through space.

July 15th 2021, 3:59 pm

Legal battle escalates between Larry Page’s air taxi startup Wisk and rival Archer

Tech | New York Post

On Tuesday, Archer Aviation slammed rival Wisk Aero for a “baseless lawsuit" it filed this spring alleging Archer stole its futuristic airplane designs.

July 15th 2021, 3:59 pm

Bolivian parents go back to class to help their kids study online

Tech | New York Post

Only around 4 in 10 people in the Andean country have internet access, falling to just 3 percent in poorer rural areas, according to data from Bolivia's telecoms authority.

July 15th 2021, 3:59 pm

What pairs with beetle? Startups seek to make bugs tasty

Tech | New York Post

As the Earth’s growing population puts more pressure on global food production, insects are increasingly seen as a viable food source. Experts say they’re rich in protein, yet can be raised much more sustainably than beef or pork.

July 15th 2021, 3:59 pm

Twitter ditching ‘Fleets’ feature, says few people used it

Tech | New York Post

Similar to Snapchat and Instagram’s “story” features, Fleets allow users to create posts that appeared in a bar at the top of the Twitter timeline and were automatically deleted after 24 hours. 

July 14th 2021, 5:46 pm

Lawsuit claims video game giant Sega rigged one of its arcade machines

Tech | New York Post

A class-action lawsuit has alleged that entertainment behemoth Sega "rigged" one of its arcade games, Key Master, so that it can only be won after a certain number of players have lost.

July 14th 2021, 5:46 pm

SpaceX fascination becomes cancer therapy for retired Texas teacher

Tech | New York Post

Retired teacher and cancer survivor dedicates his life to documenting SpaceX’s mission to Mars.

July 14th 2021, 5:46 pm

Singapore unveils one of the world’s biggest floating solar panel farms

Tech | New York Post

The solar farm could help to reduce carbon emissions by about 32 kilotonnes annually, comparable to taking 7,000 cars off the roads.

July 14th 2021, 5:46 pm

Facebook wants FTC Chair Lina Khan to recuse herself from antitrust probe

Tech | New York Post

Facebook asked the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to recuse Chair Lina Khan from any antitrust actions against the company, arguing that her history of criticizing big tech companies means she cannot be impartial.  The company pointed to Khan’s academic writing, in which she said the company “foreclosed competitors from its platform,” as well as...

July 14th 2021, 5:46 pm

Texas Rep. Pat Fallon dumped Microsoft stock before Pentagon nixed $10B JEDI contract

Tech | New York Post

A congressman who supervises the Defense Department’s tech spending dumped up to $250,000 worth of Microsoft stock two weeks before the Pentagon revealed it was canceling a $10 billion contract with the software giant, according to public documents. US Rep. Pat Fallon, a Texas Republican who sits on a key subcommittee overseeing the Department of...

July 14th 2021, 5:46 pm

Google fined $593 million in France amid battle over news publishing

Tech | New York Post

Google was hit with a $593 million fine by France’s antitrust watchdog on Tuesday for not properly complying with orders to hold talks with news publishers in “good faith” and for failing to create plans to pay them for their content.  In addition to levying the fine, France’s antitrust authority said the US tech giant...

July 13th 2021, 5:45 pm

Facebook reportedly fired 52 employees who were caught spying on users

Tech | New York Post

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was allegedly upset when he found out about the widespread abuse of user information — and asked why no one else at the company had thought to tighten engineers’ access to such data. 

July 13th 2021, 5:45 pm

Peter Thiel protege Blake Masters launches US Senate run in Arizona

Tech | New York Post

An executive at Peter Thiel’s venture capital fund is running for a US Senate seat with $10 million in backing from his boss.   Blake Masters, the 34-year-old chief operating officer at investment firm Thiel Capital and a former protege of the billionaire at Stanford, announced Monday that he is running as a Republican to...

July 13th 2021, 5:45 pm

Verizon’s new anti-spam filter blocks phone numbers that are too close to yours

Tech | New York Post

Verizon is cracking down on obnoxious spam calls that target consumers by using area codes and phone numbers that are similar to their own.  So-called “spoofing” calls will be filtered out by a new tool that is available for free for Verizon customers, the cell service provider said Monday.  The tool will send such calls...

July 13th 2021, 5:45 pm

Gas prices hits record $3.15 a gallon amid oil price surge

Tech | New York Post

Americans are paying an average of $3.15 per gallon for gas — the most in seven years — as the economy reopens and people hit the road in droves. At $3.147 a gallon, the average national price of regular unleaded gasoline is now nearly $1 higher than where it was this time last year, according...

July 12th 2021, 10:59 pm

Bill Gates opens up about divorce at Sun Valley, blames himself: source

Tech | New York Post

Bill Gates opened up about his messy divorce at the exclusive Allen & Co. “summer camp for billionaires” last week in an “emotional” session that one attendee said had the Microsoft founder on the verge of tears. During an “off the record” Q&A session that followed Gates’ talk on climate change, CNBC host Becky Quick...

July 12th 2021, 10:59 pm

‘Chinese Uber’ Didi falls nearly 40 percent from peak on government crackdown

Tech | New York Post

Shares of Chinese ride-hailing app Didi have plummeted more than a third from their peak after debuting on the New York Stock Exchange just two weeks ago as the Chinese government prevents the company from taking on new customers.  Didi warned investors Monday that a crackdown from China’s cybersecurity regulator — which revealed last week...

July 12th 2021, 4:32 pm

Elon Musk defends Tesla’s $2.6B SolarCity purchase in court

Tech | New York Post

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took the stand on Monday to defend his company’s 2016 purchase of ailing solar panel maker SolarCity.

July 12th 2021, 4:32 pm

This refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab is on sale for 60% off

Tech | New York Post

If you’ve been holding out because of how expensive they usually go for, you’re in luck.

July 12th 2021, 4:32 pm

Israel’s SpaceIL secures funds for new lunar mission

Tech | New York Post

It will be composed of three spacecraft — an orbiter and two landers — with the mission hoping to follow China in becoming only the second to successfully land on the far side of the moon.

July 12th 2021, 4:32 pm

Sealed copy of Super Mario 64 sells for $1.56M in record-breaking auction

Tech | New York Post

The Dallas, TX-based Heritage Auctions noted that the sealed copy of Super Mario 64 is the first time a single video game has ever sold for more than $1 million.

July 12th 2021, 10:30 am

Tesla’s newest ‘self-driving’ update comes with ominous warning

Tech | New York Post

The latest update includes a warning that drivers must remain awake and alert at the wheel because the car "may do the wrong thing at the worst time," according to images shared by Tesla drivers online.

July 12th 2021, 10:30 am

Rodents chow down on Teslas, causing thousands in damage

Tech | New York Post

Elon Musk may have a rat problem. Fans of the South African billionaire’s electric cars say rats, mice and rodents are chomping down on their Teslas. And despite having dropped tens of thousands of dollars to buy the pricey vehicles, Tesla refuses to cover the damage Sarah Williams, a 41-year-old physician who lives in Manhattan...

July 11th 2021, 6:45 pm

South Korean toilet turns excrement into power and digital currency

Tech | New York Post

The BeeVi toilet - a portmanteau of the words bee and vision - uses a vacuum pump to send faeces into an underground tank, reducing water use.

July 9th 2021, 3:13 pm

QAnon has receded from social media — but it’s just hiding

Tech | New York Post

QAnon is far from winding down. Federal intelligence officials recently warned that its adherents could commit more violence, like the deadly Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6.

July 9th 2021, 2:43 pm

How Vietnam’s ‘influencer’ army wages information warfare on Facebook

Tech | New York Post

In Vietnam, where the state is fighting a fierce online battle against political dissent, social media "influencers" are more likely to be soldiers than celebrities.

July 9th 2021, 2:43 pm

Peter Thiel-backed crypto firm Bullish to go public in $9B SPAC deal

Tech | New York Post

Bullish, a unit of blockchain software company Block.one, plans to launch a regulated crypto exchange later this year.

July 9th 2021, 2:43 pm

Biden to sign executive order aimed at cracking down on Big Tech

Tech | New York Post

The White House on Friday unveiled a new executive order aimed at reeling in Big Tech and protecting competition across a variety of industries.

July 9th 2021, 12:41 pm

Online pay firm Stripe reportedly hires law firm in first step toward big IPO

Tech | New York Post

Digital payments processor Stripe, the most valuable US technology startup, has taken its first major step toward a stock market debut by hiring a law firm to help with preparations, according to people familiar with the matter. The 11-year-old company, which was valued by investors at $95 billion in a fundraising round in March, has sat...

July 9th 2021, 12:12 am

Zuckerberg, Sandberg go for a stroll amid talk of damaged relationship

Tech | New York Post

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took what appeared to be a casual stroll with his long-time No. 2, Sheryl Sandberg, on Thursday following a damning report claiming the Trump presidency has damaged their relationship.  Hours after the New York Times reported that Sandberg had become “increasingly isolated” from her boss, the duo...

July 8th 2021, 8:56 pm

Amazon to offer Universal movies on Prime Video after they play on Peacock

Tech | New York Post

Amazon Prime Video will offer new live-action movies from Universal Pictures four months after their streaming debut on Peacock, the companies announced Thursday. The multiyear deal applies to live-action films including “Jurassic World: Dominion” that are scheduled to be released in theaters starting in 2022, a statement from the companies said. Financial terms were not...

July 8th 2021, 8:56 pm

Scandal-ridden Bill Gates spotted at Sun Valley

Tech | New York Post

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Microsoft founder Bill Gates isn’t going to let a little scandal stop him from hobnobbing with his fellow billionaires. The world’s fourth-richest man was spotted on Thursday at the Allen & Co. conference for tech and media elites in Sun Valley, Idaho — defying speculation that he might bow out of...

July 8th 2021, 8:56 pm

Netflix expands deal with ‘Bridgerton’ producer Shonda Rhimes

Tech | New York Post

Netflix on Thursday expanded its deal with “Bridgerton” television producer Shonda Rhimes, adding feature films, gaming and live events to its pact with her company. Netflix said the deal with Rhimes and her Shondaland Media company would give the streaming platform the opportunity to “exclusively produce, stream and distribute feature films as well as potential gaming and virtual reality content.”...

July 8th 2021, 8:56 pm

Instacart taps Facebook app head Fidji Simo as CEO before expected IPO

Tech | New York Post

Instacart named Facebook app head Fidji Simo as its chief executive officer on Thursday, adding big tech expertise ahead of an expected stock market listing by the grocery-delivery firm.

July 8th 2021, 1:57 pm

‘Art’ you kidding? Man paints with super long tongue

Tech | New York Post

That’s one lengthy licker. Praveen Kalirajan, from Viruthnagar, India, can do just about anything with his 4.25-inch tongue, which is longer than the current Guinness World Record holder’s. See how he balances objects, touches his elbow and even paints — all with his snake-like tongue. Subscribe to our YouTube!

July 8th 2021, 9:56 am

Dozens of states sue Google alleging antitrust violations

Tech | New York Post

Dozens of US state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit in federal court against Google on Wednesday, according to an entry in the court docket. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint was not immediately available. The states have been expected to file a lawsuit saying...

July 7th 2021, 9:11 pm

Robinhood IPO faces threat of retail snub on Reddit

Tech | New York Post

Online brokerage Robinhood, which helped enable the “meme stock” frenzy earlier this year and later attracted flak for its handling of the trading mania, is facing pushback on social media forums against its initial public offering. Many individual investors are planning to shun the stock market debut, and several posts in recent days urging users to...

July 7th 2021, 9:11 pm

Twitter suspends professor over posts mocking China’s Xi Jinping

Tech | New York Post

Twitter didn't explain Anne-Marie Brady's suspension, other than posting a "This account is temporarily restricted" notice on the tweets.

July 7th 2021, 2:42 pm

China fines tech giants, including Alibaba, in anti-monopoly cases

Tech | New York Post

Companies including internet giants Alibaba and Tencent were fined Wednesday by anti-monopoly regulators in a new move to tighten control.

July 7th 2021, 2:42 pm

Chinese social media giant WeChat shuts LGBT accounts

Tech | New York Post

The Communist Party decriminalized homosexuality in 1997, but gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and other sexual minorities still face discrimination.

July 7th 2021, 2:42 pm

Chinese researchers propose deflecting ‘Armageddon’ asteroids with rockets

Tech | New York Post

Their calculations are based on an asteroid dubbed Bennu, orbiting the sun, which is as wide as the Empire State Building is tall.

July 7th 2021, 11:11 am

Smart foam material gives robotic hand the ability to self-repair

Tech | New York Post

To replicate the human sense of touch, the researchers infused the material with microscopic metal particles and added tiny electrodes underneath the surface of the foam.

July 6th 2021, 6:39 pm

Instagram law will jail influencers for secretly editing appearance

Tech | New York Post

Instagram influencers who don’t clearly state if they’ve edited photos which are advertisements could be fined or imprisoned in Norway due to a new law. The law also applies to ad posts on other social media platforms like Facebook, TikTok, Twitter and Snapchat. In Norway, advertisers and influencers paid by advertisers will have to clearly...

July 6th 2021, 6:39 pm

Family of Indian-American astronaut on Virgin Galactic crew ‘happy and overwhelmed’

Tech | New York Post

The grandfather of an Indian-American astronaut said he was "overwhelmed with joy" as she prepares to become only the second Indian-born woman to visit space.

July 6th 2021, 6:39 pm

NFT sales volume surges to $2.5 billion in 2021 first half

Tech | New York Post

An NFT is a crypto asset, representing an intangible digital item such as an image, video, or in-game item.

July 6th 2021, 6:39 pm

RNC servers reportedly hacked by Russia-linked group

Tech | New York Post

The Russian hacking group behind last year’s massive SolarWinds data breach recently targeted the Republican National Committee, a report said on Tuesday.

July 6th 2021, 6:39 pm

Chinese astronauts make first spacewalk outside new station

Tech | New York Post

The astronauts arrived June 17 for a three-month mission aboard China’s third orbital station, part of an ambitious space program that landed a robot rover on Mars in May.

July 6th 2021, 1:21 am

Science, industry team up in Italy to zap COVID with laser

Tech | New York Post

They created a device that forces air through a sterilization chamber which contains a laser beam filter that pulverizes viruses and bacteria.

July 6th 2021, 1:21 am

Biden: ‘We will respond’ if Russia is at fault for massive holiday cyberattack

Tech | New York Post

President Biden said the "initial thinking" was that Russia was not responsible for a cyber attack on Friday. But Biden added he told Putin if it was Russia, the US would respond. 

July 3rd 2021, 5:20 pm

Amazon grants new CEO over $200M in stock

Tech | New York Post

Amazon plans to award incoming Chief Executive Andy Jassy more than $200 million in extra stock, which will pay out over 10 years, the company said in a regulatory filing on Friday. Amazon will record the grant of 61,000 shares on July 5, the filing said, the date that Jassy succeeds Jeff Bezos in the online retailer’s first CEO...

July 2nd 2021, 11:06 pm

Twitter considering new ‘Trusted Friends’ feature

Tech | New York Post

In a similar vein to Instagram’s “Close Friends," Twitter is mulling adding a feature called "Trusted Friends," that would allow users to send tweets to only selected followers.

July 2nd 2021, 11:06 pm

Fitness app with 4.95 star rating on the App Store is now 45% off

Tech | New York Post

The Openfit Fitness & Wellness App includes 16 structured daily programs led by top fitness trainers.

July 2nd 2021, 5:22 pm

TikTok triples video time limit to enhance ‘creative possibilties’

Tech | New York Post

Short-form video app TikTok announced on Thursday that it would triple its time limit on content -- allowing users to post videos up to three minutes long.

July 2nd 2021, 5:22 pm

Baby Doge? What to know about the Dogecoin spinoff that Elon Musk is hyping

Tech | New York Post

Elon Musk has anointed an heir to Dogecoin — and it’s called Baby Doge.

July 2nd 2021, 5:22 pm

Model S Plaid that burst into flames owned by exec of big Tesla investor

Tech | New York Post

A brand-new Tesla Model S Plaid that burst into flames in Pennsylvania on Thursday was owned by a top executive at one of Tesla's biggest backers, with a stake worth more than $1 billion, The Post has learned.

July 2nd 2021, 5:22 pm

Facebook under fire as US lawmakers press for new antitrust complaint

Tech | New York Post

 A bipartisan group of US lawmakers expert in antitrust urged the Federal Trade Commission Friday to press on with its lawsuit against Facebook, according to a statement from Sen. Amy Klobuchar. In a letter to new FTC Chair Lina Khan, Klobuchar, Sen. Mike Lee and Reps. David Cicilline and Ken Buck urged the FTC to “pursue...

July 2nd 2021, 5:22 pm

China investigates Didi over cybersecurity days after its huge IPO

Tech | New York Post

Didi Global’s shares fell more than 10 percent in New York on Friday after China’s cyberspace agency said it had launched an investigation into the Chinese ride-hailing giant to protect national security and the public interest. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said on its website that Didi was not allowed to register new users during its investigation,...

July 2nd 2021, 5:22 pm

Teen named Alexa changes identity after bullying over Amazon assistant

Tech | New York Post

Karen isn't the only appellation facing stigma in the year 2021. Parents of a teen named "Alexa" have changed her name and moved her to a new school after she was bullied mercilessly over its association with Amazon's digital assistant. 

July 2nd 2021, 10:52 am

‘Swastika’ filter sparks outrage but doesn’t violate Instagram policy

Tech | New York Post

The “Old School" filter gives the impression that the selfie-taker’s skin is covered in tattoos — including what appears to be a swastika.

July 1st 2021, 6:36 pm

Flying car completes first intercity test flight

Tech | New York Post

Flying car is a term that’s thrown around a lot lately, but often applied to quadrocopters that aren’t designed to be driven on the road. There are a few legitimate “roadable aircraft” out there, however, and one prototype has just completed its first intercity test flight. The Klein Vision AirCar is a Slovakian-designed two-passenger vehicle with four...

July 1st 2021, 6:36 pm

Branson mum on when he’ll launch to space on Virgin Galactic

Tech | New York Post

In an interview after Wednesday’s satellite launch by his separate company Virgin Orbit, Branson told The Associated Press he has to be “so circumspect” in what he says about Virgin Galactic.

July 1st 2021, 6:36 pm

Amazon’s carbon emissions surged last year while global pollution dropped

Tech | New York Post

Amazon said its carbon emissions surged 19 percent last year even as global pollution declined and the company publicly pledged to go green.

July 1st 2021, 1:04 pm

Judge blocks Florida’s social media censorship law after Big Tech sues

Tech | New York Post

Florida will not be allowed to enforce a controversial law that would have enabled individuals to sue big tech companies over censorship, a federal judge ruled. The law — which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law in May, claiming it would protect free speech — would have allowed individuals to sue social media companies if...

July 1st 2021, 12:51 pm

New recycling techniques set to make electric vehicles greener

Tech | New York Post

As national governments and regions race to secure supplies for an expected acceleration in EV demand, the breakthroughs could make valuable supplies of materials such as cobalt and nickel go further.

July 1st 2021, 12:51 pm

Putin forces foreign social media companies to open offices in Russia

Tech | New York Post

Vladimir Putin signed a law Thursday requiring large social media companies that operate in the country to open offices there or face harsh penalties.

July 1st 2021, 12:51 pm
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