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Closest potentially habitable planet to our solar system found

Ashley Strickland CNN  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:19pm

In a discovery that has been years in the making, researchers have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study. It is the closest exoplanet to us in the universe.

Seniors get tutored in technology by teens

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:47pm

Cyber Seniors pairs seniors with teens in 8-week one-on-one individualized sessions. The teens teach the seniors basic digital literacy skills, using social media and more. The pilot program just wrapped up in Salt Lake and Provo.

MIT scientists think they can make your WiFi 10x faster at sporting events

Matt McFarland, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:31pm

Getting good WiFi at a sporting event isn't easy.

Rio Olympics the most streamed games in history

Sarah Brown, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:01pm

Streaming rates for the 2016 Games were higher than ever, and viewers expressed that cable companies need to pay attention to their demands and the changing landscape of online streaming.

Study finds men who primarily provide for family show decline in health, happiness

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 7:34pm

A recent study indicates that men who are the primary breadwinner in their family are less happy and less healthy than those who are not.

Apple's Tim Cook on his mistakes and what the future holds

Aug 20th - 3:14pm

Five years after taking over from Steve Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook has opened up about his experiences in a wide-ranging interview with the Washington Post.

Popular Yellowstone River closes after thousands of fish die

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 19th - 9:04pm

Montana wildlife officials indefinitely closed a 183-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River and hundreds of miles of other waterways Friday, barring all fishing, rafting and other activities to prevent the spread of a parasite believed to have killed tens of thousands of fish.

Intel unveils its big plans for VR, drones and self-driving cars

Hope King, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 19th - 11:45am

Intel made waves this week for showing off a new take on virtual reality headsets: one that doesn't require a computer or smartphone to work.

Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

Justin Pritchard and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 18th - 3:51pm

The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first time the technology has been offered to the general public.

T-Mobile phasing out data limits — but will you save money?

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 18th - 3:01pm

T-Mobile is phasing out data limits and pushing people toward unlimited data plans — which will mean higher prices for many new customers.

5 tech tips for staying safe while using dating apps

Cosette Jarrett, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 17th - 11:46am

If you’re currently using or thinking about trying an online dating app or two to liven up your love life, safety is key. Here are five tech tips to help you have a safer experience with dating apps.

This 'Googly-eyed' squid is the cutest ocean find

Aj Willingham CNN  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 5:58pm

Hey, come look at this weird sea creature. It's so purple! And unnervingly alert!

Google's search engine directs voters to the ballot box

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 1:38pm

Google is pulling another lever on its influential search engine in an effort to boost voter turnout in November's U.S. presidential election.

Google Duo is like FaceTime but more fun

Hope King, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 11:47am

Google thinks it can make a better FaceTime app.

Survey: Too many new smartphone models released each year

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 10:51am

Consumers think smartphone makers are releasing too many new models each year, a survey showed Tuesday.

Hacker claims to be selling stolen NSA spy tools

Jose Pagliery, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 8:54am

The NSA develops high-powered hacking tools. Now a hacker claims to be selling a stolen batch of them.

Study: Most of methane hot spot comes from natural gas leaks

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 15th - 8:27pm

A puzzling concentration of the greenhouse gas methane over the southwestern United States appears to come mostly from leaks in natural gas production, scientists said Monday.

Utahns launch mission to give Earth's moon a proper name; open poll for voting

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Aug 15th - 6:31pm

It all started on a moonlit drive. Tawni Henderson told her companions that Earth's moon, unlike any other planets' moons, has but a generic name. The conversation was the launching point of Name the Moon, an online campaign.

Apple patent hints future iPhones could be waterproof

Alanna Petroff, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 15th - 11:33am

It's been long rumored the next-generation iPhone could be partially waterproof — and a newly published Apple patent just added potential credibility to those claims.

Teen gamers do better at math than social media stars, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 13th - 10:45pm

A new study suggests video game-playing teens scored higher than average in math and science. The study also suggests teens who used the internet to do homework scored higher in math.