technology

April 30, 2018

April 29, 2018 - Sprint and T-Mobile announced today that they are merging into one $146 billion company, setting the company up to compete against AT&T and Verizon in 5G and the internet of things. If the deal passes regulatory approval, the U.S. will have three large carriers instead of four.

April 27, 2018

In Dr. Howard’s 2017 paper in The Science and Engineering Ethics Journal, “The Ugly Truth About Ourselves and Our Robot Creations: The Problem of Bias and Social Inequality,” she points out that the biases of the world at large appear to have crept into artificial intelligence. “Intelligent though they may be, these algorithms maintain some of the same biases that permeate society.

April 27, 2018

White House senior adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump discussed legislation to boost skills training for tech careers with senators and corporate executives on Wednesday night, according to a source familiar with the event. Trump specifically talked with lawmakers and business leaders about reauthorizing the Perkins Act...

April 26, 2018

Space may be the final frontier, but it’s an expensive one to explore. There are ample problems with which to contend here on Earth, and that leads some people to wonder if space exploration is worth the hassle.

April 26, 2018

Engineers are reportedly working on Vesta prototypes with advanced computer vision similar to that in self-driving cars. The robots scan the environment and maneuver around obstacles to navigate your home. Sources who spoke to Bloomberg suggest the robot might be able to follow you around and act as a mobile Alexa-powered speaker, but that hardly seems like a sufficient reason to have a robot.

April 26, 2018

Facebook remains the center of attention over concerns about data privacy and sharing. How are schools reckoning with how they use the social media platform and what data is shared?

April 25, 2018

As each student walks into class, he or she grabs a pouch, slides the phone in, snaps the lock shut, then sets it aside. When the bell rings at period’s end, the students swipe their pouches over an unlocking station, freeing the phones. While Yondr would not confirm how many teachers in Utah are using the devices, Thomas said she’s one of four using them at Brighton alone.

April 23, 2018

Davidson also told the committee that he believed China was "stealing technology in just about every domain and trying to use it to their advantage." "One of the main concerns that we have is cyber and penetration of dot-com networks, exploiting technology from our defense contractors in some instances," Davidson said when asked what means China was using to steal technology.

April 23, 2018

Chairman Smith: "The NASA Authorization Act of 2018 is a crucial step in restoring the greatness of American space exploration. With this bill, we ensure that NASA will focus on its priority missions, effectively leverage private sector partnerships and entrepreneurship, and continue space research that will launch America toward new scientific discoveries and worlds.

April 20, 2018

“Our country is used to leading the world in technology innovation and service delivery,” Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, said Thursday at an event on “Unleashing American Innovation.” “And at one time, the U.S. government was the catalyst of much of that innovation.” The current administration, she suggested, is committed to getting back there.

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