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In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift

In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift

PERSONAL TECH | By Jenny Gold | Jun 22, 2021

Even as industry hype mounts, researchers and companies are scrambling to prove that mental health apps actually work.

EU Investigates Google's Conduct in Digital Ad Tech Sector

EU Investigates Google's Conduct in Digital Ad Tech Sector

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan | Jun 22, 2021

European Union regulators have launched a fresh antitrust investigation of Google, this time over whether the U.S. tech giant is stifling competition in digital advertising technology.

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Jun 22, 2021

Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.

NASA Sends Squid from Hawaii into Space for Research

NASA Sends Squid from Hawaii into Space for Research

SCIENCE | Jun 22, 2021

The baby Hawaiian bobtail squid were raised at the University of Hawaii's Kewalo Marine Laboratory and were blasted into space earlier this month on a SpaceX resupply mission.

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 21, 2021

Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.

Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jun 20, 2021

Astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside the International Space Station.

NSA to NSO: NY Filmmakers Explore Circles of Surveillance

NSA to NSO: NY Filmmakers Explore Circles of Surveillance

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Jordans | Jun 19, 2021

In an exhibition that opened Friday in Berlin, filmmaker Laura Poitras examines the way the state monitors citizens' lives — both abroad and at home, in New York City.

Mexico Conservatives to Sue Over Gay Pride Twitter Hacking

Mexico Conservatives to Sue Over Gay Pride Twitter Hacking

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 18, 2021

A socially conservative Mexican political party is threatening legal action Friday after someone hacked the Solidarity Encounter Party's Twitter account and posted the gay pride banner and the slogan "Love is Love."

Activities That Are a Click Away: Industries Investing in Mobile-Friendly Websites

Activities That Are a Click Away: Industries Investing in Mobile-Friendly Websites

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 14, 2021

There are still industries that invest heavily in their websites so that people with limited device space and those who prefer to carry out tasks in a simpler manner have that option.

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective

Novavax: Large Study Finds COVID-19 Shot About 90% Effective

SCIENCE | By Linda A. Johnson | Jun 14, 2021

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its shot was highly effective against COVID-19 and also protected against variants in a large, late-stage study in the U.S. and Mexico.

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 13, 2021

A new platform, created in partnership with SAGE and LifeCents and supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation, is helping LGBTQ elders reduce financial stress and rethink how to budget and strategize for the future.

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 10, 2021

Apple's new rules around dating apps won't affect popular platforms like Grindr and Scruff, but are intended to shut down "apps that used dating only as a cover for pornography, prostitution, or human trafficking."

Germany Starts Rolling Out a Digital EU Vaccination Pass

Germany Starts Rolling Out a Digital EU Vaccination Pass

PERSONAL TECH | By Kirsten Grieshaber | Jun 10, 2021

Germany on Thursday started rolling out a digital vaccination pass that can be used across Europe as the continent is gets ready for the key summer travel season.

US Drops Trump Order Targeting TikTok, Plans its Own Review

US Drops Trump Order Targeting TikTok, Plans its Own Review

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien, Eric Tucker and Tali Arbel | Jun 9, 2021

The White House dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China, officials said Wednesday.

Fastly Blames Global Internet Outage on Software Bug

Fastly Blames Global Internet Outage on Software Bug

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 9, 2021

Fastly, the company hit by a major outage that caused many of the world's top websites to go offline briefly this week, blamed the problem on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed a setting.

Gucci Digitally Outfits Gen Z in Metaverse Foray with Roblox

Gucci Digitally Outfits Gen Z in Metaverse Foray with Roblox

VIDEO GAMES | By Colleen Barry | Jun 9, 2021

Anyone whose virtual alter ego is wandering around the Roblox online game platform these days might run into other avatars sporting Gucci handbags, sunglasses or hats.

Global Glitch: Swaths of Internet Go Down after Cloud Outage

Global Glitch: Swaths of Internet Go Down after Cloud Outage

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 8, 2021

Multiple major websites went offline briefly Tuesday after an apparent outage at the cloud service company Fastly, and there were still reports of sporadic disruptions after the company patched the problem about an hour later.

Telehealth: Are Virtual Visits Here to Stay?

Telehealth: Are Virtual Visits Here to Stay?

PERSONAL TECH | By Noam N. Levey | Jun 7, 2021

As the COVID crisis wanes and life approaches normal across the U.S., health industry leaders and many patient advocates are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth.

FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

SCIENCE | By Linda A. Johnson | Jun 6, 2021

Regulators on Friday said a new version of a popular diabetes medicine could be sold as a weight-loss drug in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration approved Wegovy, a higher-dose version of Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug semaglutide.

Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh and the Key to a Well-Balanced Life

Cymbiotika Founder Chervin Jafarieh and the Key to a Well-Balanced Life

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 5, 2021

"We're bringing back what we've lost in foods today. You are what you can absorb," says Chervin Jafarieh of the importance of designing and manufacturing Cymbiotika's groundbreaking formulations.

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