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Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:45am

except for limited use as assistive devices for those unable to mark a paper ballot themselves,” says Doug Jones, a University of Iowa computer scientist who co-authored the voting technology history “Broken Ballots.” ‘

Huckabuy scores $2.3 million to grow search optimization effort

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:42pm

Since practically the dawn of internet search engines, one of the principal challenges for anyone, or any business, with a website has been getting that content noticed by surfers of the vast digital ether.

Health officials worry as untraceable virus clusters emerge

Aniruddha Ghosal and Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:26pm

the first patient who sparks every new cluster — might signal the disease has begun spreading too widely for tried-and-true public health steps to stamp it out.

TikTok, every teenager's favorite app, just rolled out new parental controls

Kaya Yurieff, CNN Business  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:11pm

TikTok is giving parents more control over how their teens are using the app. A new feature lets parents manage their kid's activity and time spent on the platform.

Facebook will pay you up to $5 to record your voice

Jordan Valinsky, CNN  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:30pm

Facebook will pay you for your voice, but don't expect to get wealthy.

Bear that wandered yards near Los Angeles moved to forest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:48am

A big, old bear wandered a Los Angeles foothill suburb Friday, drawing curious onlookers and news media before wildlife authorities removed it.

Roman Forum find could be shrine to Rome's founder, Romulus

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:09am

Italian archaeologists unveiled to the press Friday an exciting new find from the Roman Forum, which they say could be the lost shrine dedicated some 2,600 years ago to Romulus, Rome's legendary founder and first king.

Firm wants to recover the Titanic's iconic telegraph machine

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:10pm

The salvage firm that has plucked silverware, china and gold coins from the wreckage of the Titanic now wants to recover the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Machine that transmitted the doomed ship's increasingly frantic distress calls.

Apple may soon let you choose Google Maps and Gmail as your default iPhone apps

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:01pm

Apple may be about to give its customers a lot more control over their iPhones and iPads.

Computer scientist who pioneered 'copy' and 'paste' has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:01pm

Larry Tesler, the Silicon Valley pioneer who created the now-ubiquitous computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste,” has died. He was 74.

Utah company's biocontainment units help US coronavirus patients come home

Merritt Jewel,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:13am

Americans infected with the coronavirus were evacuated from Japan back to the United States in biocontainment units made in Ogden.

Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite

Matt O'Brien and Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:09am

Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China?

Virus limits next Tokyo Olympic test event to Japanese-only

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:06am

A test event for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later this month that would have involved some non-Japanese athletes is being revamped because of fear of the spreading virus from China.

'Black in Space' looks at final frontier of civil rights

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:18pm

In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn't leave. McNair was black.

Claws of health? Lobster blood could play role in new drugs

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:34am

Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state's most beloved seafood. But one company thinks the crustaceans can save human lives by providing their blood for use in new drugs.

Mexico scientist accused as Russian spy held without bail

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:13pm

A Mexican scientist accused of spying for Russia in Miami will be detained without bail for now, a federal judge decided Friday.

EPA will regulate two toxic chemicals in drinking water

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:11pm

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it plans to regulate two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds in the drinking water amid growing concerns the chemicals found in everything from pizza boxes to carpet pose a health hazard.

Russia will replace 2 cosmonauts set for launch to space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:12pm

Russia's space agency said Wednesday that two cosmonauts scheduled to launch to the International Space Station will be replaced with alternates for medical reasons.

Scientist nabbed for Russia spying is Mexico hometown hero

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:04am

A Mexican microbiologist accused of spying for Russia in Miami is considered a benefactor in his native state of Oaxaca, the mayor of his hometown said Wednesday, and he holds positions with at least two prominent universities.