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MetaPride Land Brings Pride to the Metaverse

MetaPride Land Brings Pride to the Metaverse

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 23, 2022

MetaPride Land, a universally safe-space for the global LGBTQ+ community, will launch later this week in Decentraland, The Sandbox, and Voxels, three of the world's leading metaverse platforms.

Nuclear Industry Hopes to Expand Output with New Reactors

Nuclear Industry Hopes to Expand Output with New Reactors

SCIENCE | By Jennifer McDermott | Jun 22, 2022

The U.S. nuclear industry is generating less electricity as reactors retire, but now plant operators are hoping to nearly double their output over the next three decades.

NASA Fuels Moon Rocket for 1st Time in Countdown Rehearsal

NASA Fuels Moon Rocket for 1st Time in Countdown Rehearsal

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 21, 2022

NASA fueled its huge moon rocket for the first time Monday and went ahead with a critical countdown test despite a fuel line leak.

Facebook Removes GOP Senate Candidate's 'RINO Hunting' Video

Facebook Removes GOP Senate Candidate's 'RINO Hunting' Video

PERSONAL TECH | By Brian Slodysko | Jun 20, 2022

In the ad, Greitens, flanked by a tactical unit says, "Join the MAGA crew. Get a RINO hunting permit. There's no bagging limit, no tagging limit and it doesn't expire until we save our country."

US Opens COVID Vaccine To Little Kids; Shots Begin This Week

US Opens COVID Vaccine To Little Kids; Shots Begin This Week

SCIENCE | By Mike Stobbe | Jun 19, 2022

The U.S. on Saturday opened COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Residents Say China Used Health Tracker for Crowd Control

Residents Say China Used Health Tracker for Crowd Control

PERSONAL TECH | By Huizhong Wu | Jun 17, 2022

Angry bank customers who traveled to a city in central China attempting to retrieve their savings from troubled rural banks were stopped in their tracks by a common technology: A QR code.

Kentucky Court Delves into Use of Cell Phones for Tracking

Kentucky Court Delves into Use of Cell Phones for Tracking

PERSONAL TECH | By Bruce Schreiner | Jun 17, 2022

A sharply divided Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police violated a robbery suspect's constitutional protections by accessing his cellphone without a warrant.

So Long, Internet Explorer. The Browser is Finally Retiring

So Long, Internet Explorer. The Browser is Finally Retiring

PERSONAL TECH | By Richard Jacobsen | Jun 15, 2022

As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore.

Jump Detection Wearable Could Lead to Fewer Workplace Accidents

Jump Detection Wearable Could Lead to Fewer Workplace Accidents

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 10, 2022

Wearable tech company Kinetic has provided one of the latest ways that technology is being used to keep us safer.

NASA Launches Study of UFOs Despite 'Reputational Risk'

NASA Launches Study of UFOs Despite 'Reputational Risk'

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jun 9, 2022

NASA is launching a study of UFOs as part of a new push toward high-risk, high-impact science.

Facebook Fails Again to Detect Hate Speech in Ads

Facebook Fails Again to Detect Hate Speech in Ads

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Jun 9, 2022

Facebook and its parent company Meta flopped once again in a test of how well they could detect obviously violent hate speech in advertisements submitted to the platform.

Factors You Need to Remember When Buying E-Cig Mods

Factors You Need to Remember When Buying E-Cig Mods

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 9, 2022

If you're new to vaping and think you've seen everything that meets the eye, wait until you behold the uniquely-looking e-cigarette mods!

NASA to Launch 3 Rockets from Private Australian Space Port

NASA to Launch 3 Rockets from Private Australian Space Port

SCIENCE | By Rod McGuirk | Jun 8, 2022

NASA will launch a research rocket from remote northern Australia this month in the agency's first blast off from a commercial space port outside the United States.

Apple Offers Glimpse at Upcoming Changes to iPhone Software

Apple Offers Glimpse at Upcoming Changes to iPhone Software

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Jun 7, 2022

Apple provided a peek at upcoming tweaks to iPhone the software and rolled out two laptops that will be the first available with the next generation of a company-designed microprocessor.

Autonomous Mayflower Reaches American Shores -- in Canada

Autonomous Mayflower Reaches American Shores -- in Canada

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien | Jun 6, 2022

A crewless robotic boat that had tried to retrace the 1620 sea voyage of the Mayflower has finally reached the shores of North America — this time in Canada.

China Launches Mission to Complete Space Station Assembly

China Launches Mission to Complete Space Station Assembly

SCIENCE | Jun 5, 2022

China on Sunday launched a new three-person mission to complete assembly work on its permanent orbiting space station.

Activists Say Cyber Agency Weakens Voting Tech Advisory

Activists Say Cyber Agency Weakens Voting Tech Advisory

PERSONAL TECH | By Kate Brumback | Jun 5, 2022

The nation's leading cybersecurity agency released a final version of an advisory that voting integrity activists say weakens a security recommendation on using barcodes to tally votes.

Firm Proposes Taser-Armed Drones to Stop School Shootings

Firm Proposes Taser-Armed Drones to Stop School Shootings

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 4, 2022

Taser developer Axon said this week it is working to build drones armed with the electric stunning weapons that could fly in schools and "help prevent the next Uvalde, Sandy Hook, or Columbine."

Landmark Bill to Limit Cryptomining Passes NY Legislature

Landmark Bill to Limit Cryptomining Passes NY Legislature

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Hill | Jun 4, 2022

New York lawmakers have passed a milestone environmental measure designed to tap the brakes on the spread of cryptocurrency mining operations that burn fossil fuels.

Food Waste Cement: A Gingerbread House-Style Building Option

Food Waste Cement: A Gingerbread House-Style Building Option

SCIENCE | By Chisato Tanaka | Jun 1, 2022

In the near future, edible houses may no longer just be found in fairy tales.

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