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500K people expected to travel to witness eclipse, Idaho officials say

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted   May 24th - 10:02pm

In August, it's entirely possible that tens of millions of Americans will jump in their cars and drive to a neighboring state to watch a total solar eclipse. But are Wyoming and Idaho ready for a possible invasion from Utah?

U. researchers help map previously uncharted portion of the universe

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:00pm

Researchers from the University of Utah are mapping a previously uncharted portion of the universe using the brightest spots in the sky.

6 ways to keep your password safe

Darren Croft, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:45am

While we would never leave our door unlocked in the middle of the night, we can often be far too cavalier with our passwords. Following these six, practical password principles will improve our safety and protect our information.

Report: Instagram worst social media app for young people's mental health

Kara Fox, CNN  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:07pm

Instagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people's mental health, followed closely by Snapchat, according to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in the UK.

Fidget spinners don't live up to 'focus aid' hype, experts say

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted   May 22nd - 6:27pm

If you have a child in grade school, chances are you've seen, or at least heard of, a fidget spinner. Sellers tout the toy as a way for kids to calm their nerves, but some experts say that theory doesn't hold up.

Marital problems? There’s an app for that

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 19th - 3:53pm

While money is the most oft-cited cause of stress in relationships, technology is also making its mark. One Utah therapist, however, is fighting fire with fire by designing an app to help couples come closer together.

'Drogon' the ant on annual Top 10 list of new species

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 19th - 10:37am

Drogon the ant joins a pink bush cricket and a freshwater stingray on this year's Top 10 list of new species.

World’s 1st ‘searchable mall’ launches in Sandy

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 18th - 12:43pm

While some hail the rise of e-commerce as the impending doom of the American shopping mall, the world's first "searchable mall" recently launched in Sandy, allowing customers to search and buy in-store items online.

Google unveils latest tech tricks as computers get smarter

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 4:25pm

Google's computer programs are gaining a better understanding of the world, and now it wants them to handle more of the decision-making for the billions of people who use its services.

Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 16th - 2:32pm

When researchers traveled to a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches.

Instagram rips off Snapchat again with face filters

Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted   May 16th - 8:37am

Facebook, which in recent months has copied many of Snapchat's features, is back at it again.

Police warn: If you're hit by cyberattack, don't pay the ransom

Jill Disis, CNN  |  Posted   May 15th - 9:07pm

European authorities have a warning for everyone hit by the worldwide cyberattack: Don't pay the ransom.

Delta to use facial-recognition tech to check bags

KSL.com  |  Posted   May 15th - 10:42am

Delta Air Lines announced Monday that it will launch a facial recognition feature for checking bags at the airport.

Apple to invest $200M in scratch-resistant glass

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 13th - 7:36pm

Apple says it will invest $200 million in a rural Kentucky facility that it credits with rescuing the company's signature smartphone from a design flaw that would have led to scratched screens.

Utah has fastest internet in the West, works to close the digital divide

Alice Williams, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 12th - 11:45am

Utah has the fastest internet in the West and is on the technological rise, even as it takes steps to bridge the digital divide in some of its outlying communities.

The toughest challenge for self-driving cars? Human drivers

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 11th - 12:18pm

In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis.

7 ways to keep you and your computer safe from malware

Cosette Jarrett, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 11th - 11:59am

In the wake of hoaxes like the Google Doc scam, gone are the days when anyone could open an email and know they were protected from disastrous results. Here are seven ways to keep you and your computer safe.

Facebook is now cracking down on spammy sites

Heather Kelly, CNN  |  Posted   May 10th - 11:30am

The headline in your Facebook news feed promised something heartwarming: a spirited octogenarian and a college student finding true friendship, perhaps. But click and you're greeted with a barrage of spammy ads and very little text.

DeVos draws controversy, others talk tech education gap at summit in SLC

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 9th - 9:23pm

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos drew controversy for her appearance while leaders from around the globe discussed the tech education gap at the eighth annual ASU+GSV summit hosted in Salt Lake City.

Prebiotic brings infant formula 1 step closer to breast milk

Robert Lawrence, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 9th - 11:59am

Human milk oligosaccharides now appear for the first time in infant formula available at the local grocery store. What are they and what benefits may they have for your baby?