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Silicon Valley, technology and science news. Technology is the application of conceptual knowledge for achieving practical goals, especially in a reproducible way. The word technology can also mean the products resulting from such efforts, including both tangible tools such as utensils or machines, and intangible ones such as software. Technology plays a critical role in science, engineering, and everyday life

Doctors display ‘PillBot’ that can explore inner human body

Doctors display ‘PillBot’ that can explore inner human body

vancouver, british columbia — A new, digestible mini-robotic camera, about the size of a multivitamin pill, was demonstrated at the annual...

Apple pulls WhatsApp and Threads from App Store on Beijing’s orders

Apple pulls WhatsApp and Threads from App Store on Beijing’s orders

HONG KONG — Apple said it had removed Meta’s WhatsApp messaging app and its Threads social media app from the App...

Meta’s new AI agents confuse Facebook users 

Meta’s new AI agents confuse Facebook users 

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — Facebook parent Meta Platforms has unveiled a new set of artificial intelligence systems that are powering what CEO...

Developers: Enhanced AI could outthink humans in 2 to 5 years

Developers: Enhanced AI could outthink humans in 2 to 5 years

vancouver, british columbia — Just as the world is getting used to the rapidly expanding use of AI, or artificial intelligence,...

Google fires 28 workers protesting contract with Israel

Google fires 28 workers protesting contract with Israel

New York — Google fired 28 employees following a disruptive sit-down protest over the tech giant’s contract with the Israeli government,...

New TikTok Lite app raises concerns in EU

New TikTok Lite app raises concerns in EU

US Commerce Dept. grants Samsung $6.4 billion for Texas chip plants

US Commerce Dept. grants Samsung $6.4 billion for Texas chip plants

Instagram blurring nudity in messages to protect teens, fight sexual extortion

Instagram blurring nudity in messages to protect teens, fight sexual extortion

LONDON — Instagram says it’s deploying new tools to protect young people and combat sexual extortion, including a feature that will...

Swarms of drones can be managed by a single person

Swarms of drones can be managed by a single person

The U.S. military says large groups of drones and ground robots can be managed by just one person without added...

Indiana aspires to become next great tech center

Indiana aspires to become next great tech center

indianapolis, indiana — Semiconductors, or microchips, are critical to almost everything electronic used in the modern world. In 1990, the United...

Indiana aspires to become next great tech hub

Indiana aspires to become next great tech hub

The Midwestern state of Indiana aspires to become the next great technology center as the United States ramps up investment...

Ukrainian civilians help build up their country’s drone fleet

Ukrainian civilians help build up their country’s drone fleet

Inexpensive first-person view – or radio controlled – drones have become a powerful weapon in Ukraine’s war against Russian invaders....

Biden administration imposes first-ever national drinking water limits on toxic PFAS 

Biden administration imposes first-ever national drinking water limits on toxic PFAS 

Taliban’s plans to curtail access to Facebook in Afghanistan alarm critics

Taliban’s plans to curtail access to Facebook in Afghanistan alarm critics

With $6.6B to Arizona hub, Biden touts big steps in US chipmaking

With $6.6B to Arizona hub, Biden touts big steps in US chipmaking

Washington; Flagstaff, Arizona — President Joe Biden on Monday announced a $6.6 billion grant to Taiwan’s top chip manufacturer to produce...

With $6.6B to Arizona hub, Biden touts big steps in US chipmaking

With $6.6B to Arizona hub, Biden touts big steps in US chipmaking

President Joe Biden on Monday announced a $6.6 billion grant to Taiwan’s top chip manufacturer for semiconductor manufacturing in Arizona,...

Tesla settles case over fatal Autopilot crash of Apple engineer

Tesla settles case over fatal Autopilot crash of Apple engineer

Experts fear Cambodian cybercrime law could aid crackdown

Experts fear Cambodian cybercrime law could aid crackdown

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — The Cambodian government is pushing ahead with a cybercrime law experts say could be wielded to further...

Biden administration announces $6.6 billion to ensure leading-edge microchips are built in US 

Biden administration announces $6.6 billion to ensure leading-edge microchips are built in US 

WILMINGTON, Del. — The Biden administration pledged on Monday to provide up to $6.6 billion so that a Taiwanese semiconductor giant...

US, Europe, Issue Strictest Rules Yet on AI

US, Europe, Issue Strictest Rules Yet on AI

washington — In recent weeks, the United States, Britain and the European Union have issued the strictest regulations yet on the...

Hybrids, electric vehicles shine at New York auto show

Hybrids, electric vehicles shine at New York auto show

The 2024 New York International Auto Show kicked off in Manhattan in late March — and visitors have until April...

Scathing federal report rips Microsoft for response to Chinese hack

Scathing federal report rips Microsoft for response to Chinese hack

BOSTON — In a scathing indictment of Microsoft corporate security and transparency, a Biden administration-appointed review board issued a report Tuesday...