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'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?

Utah ranked 11th for internet connection, works to expand digital inclusion

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 8th - 12:45pm

It's nearly impossible to function these days without some type of internet access. While Utah is the 11th most connected state, over 53,000 Utahns don't have access to any Internet providers. Here is what Utah is doing to expand digital inclusion.

BYU students create insulator for cold-weather hammocking

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 5th - 6:07pm

In an effort to solve what's come to be known as "Cold Butt Syndrome," two BYU engineering students have created a lightweight hammock insulator that uses heat transfer to keep hot air in and condensation out.

Pros and cons of buying a smart thermostat

Sarah Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 5th - 11:39am

As the weather warms up, you may be wondering whether a smart thermostat is worth the investment. Take a look at some pros and cons of the device to help you make your decision.

Levels of toxic mercury in the Great Salt Lake rise again

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 4th - 12:30pm

High levels of toxic mercury in the Great Salt Lake are on the rise again after nearly disappearing in years prior.

Utah tech companies take talent-first road to diversity

Art Raymond  |  Posted   May 4th - 11:29am

Utah tech companies are pushing back against gender disparities in the local workforce, with many taking a talent-first approach to creating fair and equitable workplaces.

Utah company creates smart shoe that coaches runners in real time

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted   May 3rd - 11:45am

Local running company Altra recently released the first smart shoe on the market that coaches runners on their form and technique with verbal tips in real time.