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'Stray' Cat Video Game Brings Some Benefits to Real Cats

'Stray' Cat Video Game Brings Some Benefits to Real Cats

VIDEO GAMES | By Thalia Beaty | Aug 4, 2022

The virtual hero from the video game sensation "Stray" doesn't just wind along rusted pipes and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real world cats as well.

Tech Used Behind The Scenes of Online Slots and How They Work

Tech Used Behind The Scenes of Online Slots and How They Work

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 3, 2022

Slots games are pretty straightforward: you put in your money, spin the reels, and hope for the best. Simple, right? However, have you ever asked yourself what happens behind the scenes?

10 Popular Dating Apps for the LGBTQ Community in 2022

10 Popular Dating Apps for the LGBTQ Community in 2022

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 1, 2022

Thankfully, there has been a recent surge in the number of LGBT dating apps that include queer-friendly settings that make finding love fun and safe for people of all sexual orientations.

Myths About VPN and Why You Should Use This Service

Myths About VPN and Why You Should Use This Service

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 1, 2022

VPN is very popular today. Its main functions are hiding the user's location, protecting data, providing quick and free access to the necessary websites, and more.

As Species Recover, Some Threaten Others in More Dire Shape

As Species Recover, Some Threaten Others in More Dire Shape

SCIENCE | By John Flesher, Christina Larson, and Patrick Whittle | Aug 1, 2022

The situation is ironic: A troubled species rebounds thanks to restoration efforts, only to make things worse for others in peril by preying on them or outcompeting them for food and living space.

Feds: $401M Will Add High-Speed Internet to Rural U.S. Places

Feds: $401M Will Add High-Speed Internet to Rural U.S. Places

PERSONAL TECH | By Ken Ritter | Jul 29, 2022

The federal government is pledging $401 million in grants and loans to expand the reach and improve the speed of internet for rural residents, tribes and businesses in remote parts of 11 states.

Hidden Menace: Massive Methane Leaks Speed Up Climate Change

Hidden Menace: Massive Methane Leaks Speed Up Climate Change

SCIENCE | By Michael Biesecker and Helen Wieffering | Jul 28, 2022

Just 10 companies own at least 164 methane "super-emitting" sites, according to an AP analysis.

Climate Disinformation Leaves Lasting Mark as World Heats

Climate Disinformation Leaves Lasting Mark as World Heats

SCIENCE | By David Klepper | Jul 27, 2022

In 1998, as nations around the world agreed to cut carbon emissions, America's fossil fuel companies plotted their response — including an aggressive strategy to inject doubt into the public debate.

T-Mobile Settles to Pay $350M to Customers in Data Breach

T-Mobile Settles to Pay $350M to Customers in Data Breach

PERSONAL TECH | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jul 25, 2022

T- Mobile has agreed to pay $350 million to customers affected by a class action lawsuit filed after the company disclosed last August that personal data like social security numbers had been stolen.

Democrats Widen Scrutiny of Tech over Abortion Data Privacy

Democrats Widen Scrutiny of Tech over Abortion Data Privacy

PERSONAL TECH | By Marcy Gordon | Jul 25, 2022

Democratic representatives are widening their scrutiny into the role of tech companies in collecting the personal data of people who may be seeking an abortion.

Tomorrow's 'Top Gun' Might Have Drone Wingman, Use AI

Tomorrow's 'Top Gun' Might Have Drone Wingman, Use AI

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan | Jul 22, 2022

New technologies are set to redefine what it means to be a "Top Gun," as algorithms, data and machines take on a bigger role in the cockpit — changes hinted at in "Top Gun: Maverick."

Facebook Gives Users New Way to See All Their Friends' Posts

Facebook Gives Users New Way to See All Their Friends' Posts

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 22, 2022

Facebook is rolling out an update that enables its 2 billion daily users to more easily view their friends' posts in chronological order.

YouTube to Remove Videos Spreading Abortion Falsehoods

YouTube to Remove Videos Spreading Abortion Falsehoods

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 22, 2022

YouTube will begin removing misleading videos about abortion in response to falsehoods being spread about the procedure that is being banned or restricted across a broad swath of the U.S.

Beloved Monarch Butterflies Now Listed as Endangered

Beloved Monarch Butterflies Now Listed as Endangered

SCIENCE | By Christina Larson | Jul 22, 2022

The monarch butterfly fluttered a step closer to extinction Thursday, as scientists put the iconic orange-and-black insect on the endangered list because of its fast dwindling numbers.

Famous Types of Retro Games

Famous Types of Retro Games

VIDEO GAMES | Jul 20, 2022

Ever since the technology existed to make it possible there have been video games — dating back as far as 1952.

U.S. Environmental Study Launched for Thirty Meter Telescope

U.S. Environmental Study Launched for Thirty Meter Telescope

SCIENCE | By Audrey McAvoy | Jul 20, 2022

The National Science Foundation plans to conduct a study to evaluate the environmental effects of building one of the world's largest optical telescopes on sites selected in Hawaii and Spain's Canary Islands.

'Sims' Game Expands Sexual Orientation Options in Update

'Sims' Game Expands Sexual Orientation Options in Update

VIDEO GAMES | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 18, 2022

The free update for "Sims 4" will make it easier for players to create Sims that better reflect their own sexual orientation and romantic/sexual attraction.

The Chainsmokers to Perform at the Edge of Space

The Chainsmokers to Perform at the Edge of Space

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 18, 2022

One of The Chainsmokers' latest hits is "High" and they're hoping to live up to their lyrics.

As AI Language Skills Grow, So Do Scientists' Concerns

As AI Language Skills Grow, So Do Scientists' Concerns

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien | Jul 17, 2022

The tech industry's latest artificial intelligence constructs can be pretty convincing, but they're not so good at handling some seemingly straightforward tasks.

High-Flying Experiment: Do Stem Cells Grow Better in Space?

High-Flying Experiment: Do Stem Cells Grow Better in Space?

SCIENCE | By Laura Ungar | Jul 17, 2022

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are trying to find new ways to produce huge batches of a type of stem cell that can generate nearly any other type of cell in the body.

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