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SLC riders tip Uber drivers more than any other riders in the nation

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:59am

Uber decided to let riders tip their drivers a year ago, and the numbers are in: Salt Lake City riders tip the most in the nation.

How weather balloons help in Trail Mountain Fire battle

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:16pm

Fifteen crews with 583 personnel were battling the Trail Mountain Fire Wednesday, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Perhaps one of the more unsung heroes of the operation is the incident meteorologist at the scene.

Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:33am

Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge.

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Lolita C. Baldor, Ken Thomas and Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:36pm

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space — though he may have limited power to develop a new military command.

Many animals are shifting from day to night to avoid people

Emiliano Rodriguez Mega, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 14th - 5:21pm

Lions and tigers and bears are increasingly becoming night owls because of us, a new study says.

Review: An afternoon with the 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Mike Stapley, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 12th - 1:21pm

The Carrera 4S is a pure driver's car, unencumbered with modern conveniences and luxuries.

Net neutrality ends today — at least for now

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 11th - 11:39am

The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines in December to repeal net neutrality. That repeal goes into effect Monday.

App created by Utah outdoorsman shows incredible hidden adventures

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 10th - 7:15pm

Over the Memorial Day weekend, Arches National Park turned away some visitors during its peak hours. Others waited over an hour-and-a-half for busses to bring them inside Zion National Park.

Scientists: No way to know when Hawaii eruption will end

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 10th - 5:10pm

Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is still very active and there's no way to know when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open.

New Mars discoveries advance case for possible life

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 8th - 10:30am

New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present.

Utah tech investors, business leaders give tips on how to create relationships, secure funding

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 7th - 9:41pm

While raising venture capital and finding affluent backers can be a path to funding, entrepreneurs can also consider finding help from other avenues.

Want to spend less time on your phone? Join on a no-screens challenge

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 7th - 7:00pm

Do you feel like you might be spending too much time on your phone, even as your list of "to-do's" grows longer and longer? Join the team on our no-screens challenge.

3 takeaways from Mitt Romney’s keynote at Utah tech summit

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 7th - 12:15pm

Here are three takeaways from Senate candidate Mitt Romney's keynote at Wednesday's Utah Technology Innovation Summit, where executives and inventors came together for a day of discussion about technology and science in the Beehive State.

Hawaii volcano gives experts clues to boost science

Sophia Yan and Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 7th - 10:03am

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano may be disrupting life in paradise with its bursts of ash and bright-orange lava, but it also has scientists wide-eyed, eager to advance what's known about volcanoes.

FTC: Orbital ATK sold to Northrop Grumman for $7.8 billion

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:00pm

Weapons giant Northrop Grumman has acquired aerospace systems manufacturer Orbital ATK in a massive deal valued at $7.8 billion, officials announced Wednesday.

Utah Facebook facility eligible for additional tax breaks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 6th - 5:48pm

Facebook could receive an additional $5.8 million in sales tax breaks on a new data center planned for Utah.

'A true medical pioneer': President Nelson receives lifetime achievement award in science and technology

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 6th - 5:18pm

Though LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson needs no introduction, he deserves one, Gov. Herbert said as he prepared to award the church leader with the Governor’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Science and Technology Wednesday.

Use Venmo? Apple Pay? Watch out for these 3 mobile payment pitfalls

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 5th - 12:49pm

Mobile payments are on the rise, particularly among millennials. But look out for the pitfalls before you send that payment.

Apple is close to becoming the first $1 trillion American company

Paul R. La Monica, CNN  |  Posted Jun 5th - 11:32am

Apple is on the verge of becoming the first American company to be worth $1 trillion. It's a number so big that you can't even enter it on the Calculator app on an iPhone.

Apple dangling more goodies, while adding tech diet options

Michael Liedtke and Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 4:03pm

Apple will offer more ways for people to limit the time they spend on iPhones while introducing features designed to make its products even more indispensable.