Category «Technology»

Seattle lab aims to speed development of clean-energy tech

SEATTLE (AP) – The paint has barely dried on the walls at Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, but already academic researchers and startups are lining up to use the state-of-the-art facility to help speed development of their clean energy innovations. The new lab, which opens Thursday in Seattle, aims to close a critical gap in getting …

Datajam challenges students to analyze data sets

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) – University of New Hampshire students will be learning how to tell creative stories based on large sets of data through a competition called a datajam. Now in its second year, the datajam connects students to real world scenarios where analyzing openly available data sets can help speed up business decisions. The …

Technology company files lawsuit over Phoenix body cams

PHOENIX (AP) – A rival company is suing Taser International over the loss of the Phoenix police force’s body camera contract. The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/2lbQUAu ) that Phoenix announced in September that police technology company VieVu won a $3.6 million contract to outfit the city’s police force with body cameras. But City Council members …

Teenage hacker sentenced for cybercrimes against Trump, Obama in 2013

A teenager hacker was sentenced in D.C. federal court Wednesday for a slew of cybercrimes committed against President Trump, Michelle Obama and former CIA Director John Brennan, among others. Eric Taylor, 19, was sentenced to 36 months probation Wednesday afternoon with regards to a conspiracy that resulted in the disclosure of Social Security numbers, credit …

Hacker convicted on 26 counts related to American Express scam

A Sacramento federal jury on Tuesday convicted 37-year-old Mihran Melkonyan on 26 counts of wire and mail fraud related to an international hacking operation that enabled cyber criminals to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from American Express cardholders. Melkonyan, of Sacramento, was initially charged in a March 2014 criminal indictment with 23 counts of …

What we know so far about problems at the tallest US dam

It’s been more than a week since engineers at the nation’s tallest dam noticed damage to its emergency spillway, launching a series of events that culminated with the threat of catastrophic flooding and the two-day evacuation of nearly 200,000 California residents downstream. Officials said Thursday that they are confident the lake behind Oroville Dam will …

AP FACT CHECK: Gates didn’t say Trump would be like Reagan

SEATTLE (AP) – A story shared widely on social media falsely attributes to Bill Gates a tweet saying Donald Trump would be regarded as “one of the greatest presidents,” like Ronald Reagan. Gates’ office says the awkwardly-worded tweet, which misspelled the word “minutes,” was not sent out by him. The site that posted the story, …

Facebook Live captures four fatal shootings in one day

Four people including a toddler were fatally shot during two separate instances Tuesday, both times as victims broadcasted live on Facebook. A 2-year-old boy and his uncle were both shot and killed in Chicago on Tuesday when a gunman approached their car and opened fire, according to authorities. The toddler’s mother was using her smartphone …