Technology

Why are the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar?

Last week, the United Nations' top human rights official called Myanmar's ongoing military campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority group in that country's Rakhine state "a...

John Kelly photographed with his head in hands during Trump speech, inspires memes

The White House chief of staff became a meme after social media circulated photos of him appearing to face palm, allegedly during Trump's speech. ...

Twitter Suspends 300,000 Accounts Tied to Terrorism in 2017

Twitter Inc., under pressure from governments around the world to combat online extremism, said that improving automation tools are helping block accounts that promote terrorism...

MTN, IBM to Combat Rhino Poaching With Collars for Prey Animals

Africa’s largest mobile carrier MTN Group Ltd. and IBM are introducing collars for prey animals that help combat rhino poaching, a test case for new wireless technologies....

Toys ‘R’ Us Seeks Bankruptcy, Crushed by Debt and Online Rivals

(Bloomberg) -- Toys "R" Us Inc., the once-dominant specialty retailer and ultimate toyland for a generation of post-war baby boomers, filed for bankruptcy thanks to a crushing debt...

Toyota Offers Souped-Up Prius as Part of High-Performance Line

Toyota Motor Corp. is introducing a high-performance series consisting of souped-up staples as it accelerates efforts to jazz up its image....

How L.A.'s Halo Top became America's bestselling ice cream pint

Halo Top's recipe for lower calorie, more healthful ice cream has rocked the ice cream industry....

From sandwich artist to math history: Movie and a chat about former UNH professor

No matter how many bar arguments you’ve been involved in, I’ll bet you’ve never heard one around the question “What is the most surprising mathematical event in New Hampshire...

Solar power could protect the US military from dangerous threats to the electric grid

Solar energy could stop power blackouts and breaches on military bases that occur due to natural disasters, terrorism, and cyberattacks....

McCormick acquires maker of Frank's RedHot Hot Sauce, French's Mustard in $4.2 billion deal

Sparks-based McCormick and Co. announced Tuesday it will acquire the maker of Frank’s RedHot Hot Sauce, French’s Mustard and other leading brands in a $4.2 billion deal....

But first, let me take a selfie

NOTHING will stop some people from seeking out social media likes with the perfect selfie — even a ferocious hurricane....

At Denver South High School, immigrant and refugee students find support as nation’s immigration debate rages

The student body at South High School in Denver has more than 600 foreign born students. At school, they find encouragement and support as they deal with uncertainty over whether...

Ford partners to grow presence in India

Ford will collaborate with Mahindra Group in India for three years...

China tightens cryptocurrency ban with new directive

Mainland access to foreign bitcoin exchanges online like Coinbase in the US would also be blocked...

China has an out-of-control space station that will come crashing back to Earth early next year

China’s space agency lost control of the spacecraft in 2016, five years after the unmanned station was launched....

No American cars in North American Car of the Year shortlist

The semifinal shortlist of 10 contenders for North American Car of the Year has just been published, and there isn't a single American car on the list....

The $5 billion battle for Amazon's new HQ is getting even more heated

New York City is doubling down in its bid to be the site of Amazon's new headquarters....

Northrop Grumman to buy aerospace manufacturer Orbital ATK

The $7.8 billion deal is slated to close in the first half of 2018....

Google’s new payment app for India uses sound to transfer money

Tez works on any phone with a mic and speaker...

Google launches payment app for India

The country's digital payments market is booming....

Bitcoin bounces up more than $900 from the week's low

Bitcoin collapsed spectacularly last week as news of a regulatory crackdown in China broke....

China is using America's own plan to dominate the future of artificial intelligence

The Chinese are massively investing in AI research and tech, while the Trump administration is cutting federal programs wholesale....

Race to Make Robots for China Spurs ABB Plan to Double Capacity

ABB Ltd. is accelerating expansion in China with a plan to double robot production capacity as it moves toward a goal to be the biggest provider of the industrial-automation...

Google Joins Mobile Payments Race in Cash-Reliant India

Alphabet Inc.’s Google introduced a digital payments service specifically designed for India as competition heats up for the country’s billion-plus potential users....

Trump re-tweets Clinton golf ball attack

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has re-tweeted a doctored clip of himself taking a golf swing and hitting former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, who then stumbles as she...

America's most notorious security contractor is quietly investing in privacy apps

The app aims for a secure communications solution for journalists, human rights workers, and even the Democratic Party....

World's Central Banks Can't Ignore the Bitcoin Boom, BIS Says

The world’s central banks can’t sit back and ignore the growth in cryptocurrencies as it could pose a risk to the stability of the financial system, according to the Bank for...

Why the iPhone X will be loved by Android copycats

No more home button makes the design easier to mimic....

Doctors say IBM Watson is nowhere close to being the revolution in cancer treatment it was pitched to them as

It is still struggling with the basic step of learning about different forms of cancer....

Millennials under-represented in federal workforce as a retirement boom looms

The generation now accounts for the greatest portion of the civilian workforce, about 40 percent, but is under-represented in the federal workforce....

ICE transfers immigrants held in detention around the country to keep beds filled. Then it releases them, with no help getting home.

Thousands of ICE detainees get transferred around the country every year to keep detention beds filled, and many then get released far from home, family or legal support in...

With Plank in, some boaters out at Baltimore Yacht Basin

Many slipholders at the Baltimore Yacht Basin are scrambling to move, after the new owner of the small but storied marina on the Middle Branch, the real estate firm backed by Under...

Five minutes with Guy Filippelli, CEO of RedOwl Analytics

RedOwl Analytics raised $17 million that the company plans to use to expand its staff, said its founder and CEO Guy Filippelli, a West Point graduate who started the corporate...

Rauner ending trade mission with visit to Chinese university

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is wrapping up his administration's first international trade mission with a visit to a Chinese university, where he said he's encouraging...

In memory of panda queen nicknamed "Granny Basi," five amazing things you may not know about pandas

They're really bad at sex, they all belong to China, and more panda trivia....

Nepal begins survey to see if 2015 earthquake altered Mount Everest's height

Nepal has begun remeasuring Mount Everest to check if the height of the world's tallest peak was altered by a powerful earthquake that struck the nation in 2015, the government...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now available in stores

Wireless carrier stores and retailers have Samsung’s comeback phone for sale today....

Hyperloop technology will revolutionize transportation, but it has to get off the ground first

A hyperloop is a vacuum-sealed tube that would theoretically allow pods of humans to travel at speeds close to the speed of sound. It might sound like science fiction, but it's...

China's crackdown won't kill cryptocurrencies — but it will have an impact

A huge amount of the total computational hashpower underpinning bitcoin contributed by miners comes from China....