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2 Utahns help startups raise over $107M through crowdfunding efforts

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Feb 17th - 1:37pm

Zach Smith and Thomas Alvord have helped startups across the country leverage the power of the internet to raise over $107 million through crowdfunding campaigns.

5 unique ways to use an indoor camera

Jonathan Deesing, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 16th - 8:34pm

Home security cameras not only keep your home safe and secure, but can also improve your life in other ways — from checking in on your pets to keeping an eye on what you eat!

How Vizio snooped on its customers and how to stop it

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted  Feb 15th - 8:55pm

The FTC ordered TV maker Vizio to pay up $2.2 million in fines. It is accused of watching customers without telling them. Here's what was going on, and how to stop it in your home.

How a Utah mine became the lone North American tungsten producer

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Feb 15th - 7:01pm

With its usefulness in a plethora of fields, there are plenty of needs for tungsten. However, much of the material is mined outside of North America. That is, however, aside from one mine in Tooele County.

4 tips for online dating later in life

Sage Singleton, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 15th - 12:33pm

Online dating is a growing trend — especially for seniors. From websites to smart phone apps, you can find love and companionship using technology.

Provo-based Vivint recognized as one of the most innovative companies in the world

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 1:09pm

Provo-based smart home company Vivint recently ranked No. 22 on Fast Company’s annual list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2017, joining industry giants Amazon, Google, Uber, Apple and Facebook.

Verizon's new plan: Consumers win, investors lose

Paul R. La Monica, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:45am

Verizon has brought back its unlimited data plan. That's great if you're a Verizon customer. But it is terrible news for its investors.

Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for "massive campaign" against fake news

Brian Stelter, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 7:31pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook wants the tech industry to take action against "fake news" stories that are polluting the web.

New Google Chromebooks cross laptops and tablets

Anick Jesdanun,, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 11:45am

Samsung is releasing two new "premium" Google Chromebooks that offer hardware and software improvements not available on most standard models. They borrow many features from Samsung's tablets, including a touch screen, a stylus and an Android app store to extend the app offerings.

Friday night lights: Eclipse, full moon, comet team up to put on a show

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:20pm

An eclipse, full moon and comet will all be part of a celestial show that will take place Friday night.

Property Brothers talk Scottish heritage, bagpipes at Roots Tech 2017

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 4:23pm

Twins Jonathan and Drew Scott are known for transforming dilapidated houses into picturesque dream homes on their hit TV show “Property Brothers,” but they shared their passion for family history with the crowd at this year's Roots Tech conference.

BYU professors, students work to fight world hunger with unique grain

Liesl Nielsen  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:14pm

A group of BYU students and professors published a study Wednesday that successfully sequenced the genome of quinoa, a grain that experts believe will help feed the world’s growing population.

Twitter broadens its campaign against hate and abuse

Barbara Ortutay and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 2:54pm

Twitter announced Tuesday that it is expanding efforts to protect its users from abuse and harassment, the latest milestone in a broader, growing corporate campaign to crack down on online hate.

Plans back on for fantasy-theme park in Pleasant Grove

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:01pm

The Evermore Park project seemed to stall for the past couple of years, but construction is set to begin later this week on what the founder believes will become a big attraction for Utah.

Facebook, Google to help fight fake news ahead of French elections

Ivana Kottasova, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:45am

Google and Facebook are partnering with journalists to help prevent fake news stories from spreading during France's presidential election.

Inside the quirky world of Snapchat

Alanna Petroff, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 3rd - 11:45am

The world inside Snapchat is even quirkier than you'd expect.

Facebook's Oculus facing $500M bill in copyright case

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 2nd - 12:48pm

Facebook's virtual-reality subsidiary and two of its founders are facing a sobering reality after a jury hit them with a $500 million bill for violating the intellectual property rights of video-game maker ZeniMax Media.

4 online dating scams and how to avoid them

Cosette Jarrett, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 2nd - 11:45am

Utah may rank among the safest states for online dating, but Tinder users in our state aren't out of the woods yet. Here are some of the most common scams targeting online daters this year and a few tips to avoid them.

Why Facebook keeps pushing you to go 'live' with video

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 2nd - 9:34am

From billboards to TV ads to endless notifications, Facebook is furiously promoting its live video feature as it tries to get more users to shoot and watch such videos.

5 ways to keep yourself safe from hackers in 2017

Alice Williams, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 1st - 3:00pm

As our lives become more digitized, 2017 is bound to bring more breaches in security. Here are five ways to secure your digital life and keep your personal information where it belongs this year.