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BYU team in the running for $500K in Amazon's Alexa chatbot challenge

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:00pm

BYU beat 300 applicants to become one of eight universities that will win half a million dollars if they create a bot that can chat with Amazon Alexa users.

Not handy? Walmart offers TV installers, furniture builders

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:20am

Walmart doesn't just want to sell TVs and furniture — it wants to send a professional home to set them up, too.

Children as young as 5 learning art of 3-D animation in Sandy

Nicole Vowell, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 8:37pm

Children, as young as 5 years old, are learning how to make Disney-Pixar style 3-D animated movies at Paper Plane Productions, an after-school program based in Sandy.

UK probing Facebook after Cambridge Analytica suspension

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:44pm

Britain's information commissioner is investigating whether Facebook data was "illegally acquired and used," after the social network suspended Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked for U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Worried about your kids’ screen time? Apple wants to help

Heather Kelly, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 11:45am

Kids love iPhones, and that has created some problems for Apple.

How to find hidden cancers? Doctors try glowing dyes

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:00am

It was an ordinary surgery to remove a tumor — until doctors turned off the lights and the patient's chest started to glow. A spot over his heart shined purplish pink. Another shimmered in a lung.

‘It’s not a matter of if, but when’: 4 ways to keep your business safe from cyberattacks

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 5:42pm

While securing a business from cyberattacks can be a lengthy and expensive process, here are four tips to help get you started.

YouTube will start displaying Wikipedia articles next to conspiracy theory videos

Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 11:37am

YouTube says it will soon use Wikipedia to help fight videos that promote conspiracy theories and misinformation.

Legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson answers ‘Kobe vs. MJ’ debate at SL tech conference

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 7:33pm

Phil Jackson answers the age-old debate while headlining Utah tech company Domo's annual conference Wednesday.

Stephen Hawking, best-known physicist of his time, has died

Robert Barr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 11:09pm

Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died early Wednesday, a University of Cambridge spokesman said. He was 76 years old.

Device helping opioid and heroin addicts through withdrawal symptoms

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 9:11pm

Freedom from opioid and heroin addiction can be hard to achieve, but a groundbreaking device could help addicts get off those drugs without all the pain and agony of withdrawals symptoms.

What parents don't know about social media use, as explained by teens

Connor Richards,  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 6:15pm

From cyberbullying to neglect of homework, here are the reasons many are concerned about the impact social media is having on younger generations.

Elon Musk: Mars rocket will fly 'short flights' next year

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 11:22am

Elon Musk issued yet another incredibly ambitious timeline.

Orbital ATK among finalists for new Air Force rocket system

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 11th - 4:07pm

Orbital ATK is vying to build the latest generation of rockets for the U.S. Air Force. The company is working on the development of what is being called the Next Generation Launch system to send military satellites into orbit.

How a cybersecurity law in the EU could forever change Utah businesses

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 12:39pm

In 2 1/2 months, the European Union will launch the General Data Protection Regulation — a new data privacy regime focused on individual rights. Here's how it will affect Utah businesses.

Vivint Solar accused of fraud, unfair business practices in New Mexico lawsuit

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 8th - 6:40pm

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a lawsuit against Provo-based Vivint Solar, alleging that the company was defrauding customers and engaging in unfair business practices.

Study finds false stories travel way faster than the truth

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 8th - 5:47pm

Twitter loves lies. A new study finds that false information on the social media network travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Magic Johnson, Tony Hawk open 2nd day of Qualtrics summit

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 8th - 5:15pm

Lin-Manuel Miranda had written just 16 bars of the first song from “Hamilton” when the White House asked him to come perform. The only ones who had heard them before were his wife and his shower.

Bones from Pacific island likely those of Amelia Earhart, researchers say

Zahid Mahmood, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 8th - 12:47pm

Bones found on a remote Pacific island almost eight decades ago likely are those of pioneering pilot Amelia Earhart, new research claims.

SLC could house Apple’s newest campus, Bloomberg speculates

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 5:31pm

While Salt Lake City may lack the human capital to house Apple's next campus, it's not out of the running yet, Bloomberg speculates.