Friday, April 16, 2021

Goodnight, smartphone

Powering down before bed for a good night’s rest From Family Features Checking email or flipping through channels instead of sleeping? Playing video games or browsing...

Officials: Beware of ‘juice jacking’ at airports and malls

GALINA SANDALOVA/DREAMSTIME/TNS A growing cyber threat, known as juice jacking, poses serious risks to smartphones, tablets and computers.

SpaceX launches 60 more satellites into orbit

BY CHABELI HERRERA ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – SpaceX hit several major milestones with a launch...

SpaceX launches 60 more Internet satellites

One carried an experimental coating to dim spacecraft BY CHABELI HERRERA ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS

Video game prices going up for first time in 15 years

BY OLGA KHARIF AND TAKASHI MOCHIZUKI BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS The $60 video game dates back to at least the 1990s. Rarely has a game exceeded that price...

The dark web is a criminal cesspool

Secretive corner of internet a hub for child videos, weapons, drugs, stolen identities BY TIM JOHNSON TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE LAS VEGAS — An internet realm known as...

FCC gives phone companies more authority to block robocalls

DREAMSTIME/TNS In recent years, technological advances have allowed robocallers to target thousands of phones with minimal effort, which some advocates say...

How to spot fake social media accounts and internet trolls

BY SUHAUNA HUSSAIN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS In June, the hashtag #DCblackout erupted on Twitter. A series of tweets claimed authorities had blocked protesters from communicating on...

Before Apollo 11, four missions charted path for moon landing

PHOTO COURTESY OF NASA /TNS Above is a view of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module "Spider" in a lunar landing configuration,...

Black woman to join International Space Station crew

BY MURI ASSUNCAO NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS Astronaut Jeanette Epps is getting ready to shatter a long-standing glass ceiling on her way to the International Space...