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Amazon urged to stop selling face recognition technology to law enforcement

Sara Ashley O'Brien and Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:47pm

More than two dozen civil rights organizations are calling on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop selling its facial recognition technology to the government, according to a letter made public Tuesday by the ACLU.

Humans account for little next to plants, worms, bugs

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:08pm

When you weigh all life on Earth, billions of humans don't amount to much compared to trees, earthworms or even viruses. But we really know how to throw what little weight we have around, according to a first-of-its-kind global census of the footprint of life on the planet.

Review: 4 days with the 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i

Mike Stapley, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:53am

The new BMW X2 offers sporty performance and handling in an elegantly-styled package for a lower price than one would expect.

NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 10:02am

One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station from Virginia on Monday.

The first holographic smartphone will be released later this year

Heather Kelly, CNN  |  Posted   May 19th - 12:55pm

Sure, you have a fancy iPhone X or Pixel 2 that can take amazing photographs and handle even the most graphics-heavy games. But does it have holograms?

How does a company go public?

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 18th - 3:35pm

Utah’s Pluralsight went public Thursday, becoming the second local tech company in recent years to do so. Others will most likely follow. What does it take for a company to go public?

Utah tech company Pluralsight goes public with offering over $350M

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 17th - 4:10pm

Local tech unicorn Pluralsight went public Thursday morning, offering 20.7 million shares of Class A common stock at an opening price of $20 on NASDAQ — roughly 34 percent above the $15 price in the company’s IPO.

How programmers are helping improve internet access for those with disabilities

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 17th - 4:03pm

With Thursday marking Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Jen Luker visited Deseret Digital Media, which owns KSL.com, and discussed all the things website designers can do to assist those with disabilities.

Ozone-destroying emissions are on the rise and scientists don't know why

James Griffiths, CNN  |  Posted   May 17th - 10:29am

Banned chemicals which can cause holes in the ozone layer are on the rise, according to a new report, and no one knows who the culprit is.

3 reasons why you should store your data in ‘the cloud’

Amy Osmond Cook, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 16th - 2:29pm

While storing data in "the cloud" can make life easier, is it safe to place all your proverbial eggs in one digital basket?

Buried treasure found in NYC; pirates nowhere in sight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 15th - 11:53am

A couple of urban island-dwellers have found buried treasure in their backyard — but so far the pirates are nowhere in sight.

4 games you may not know your kid can use to chat online

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, KSL.com Contrib...  |  Posted   May 14th - 2:51pm

While parents usually feel comfortable letting their young children play online games now and then, those games often have a social component that most parents don't expect.

World's tallest geyser keeps erupting, and scientists aren't sure why

Judson Jones, CNN  |  Posted   May 14th - 9:11am

Yellowstone National Park's Steamboat Geyser just erupted for the fifth time this year, and scientists aren't sure why.

You can now buy a Tesla in Utah

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 11th - 9:41pm

If you’ve ever considered going electric and buying a Tesla, the timing’s never been better — at least in Utah.

Malala Yousafzai to headline Utah tech conference

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 11th - 11:55am

At 15 years old, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by a member of the Taliban for championing educational rights for girls. Two years later, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Rolls-Royce unveils SUV with $325K price tag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 11th - 11:44am

Motorists with the money can now explore off-road in luxury or just make a statement dropping the kids off at school.

Self-driving future is closer than you think; is Utah ready?

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 11th - 7:21am

Cars of the future are already here. You’ve likely driven next to a self-driving car on Interstate 15 without even realizing it. Some experts say babies born today will never learn how to drive.

‘We didn’t expect this’: Local Fortnite creative director talks video game’s mania

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 10th - 3:44pm

Even if you’re not a video game aficionado, you’ve probably heard of Fortnite: Battle Royale without knowing it.

How Google aims to simplify your life with AI

Ryan Nakashima and Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 8th - 8:32pm

Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, announcing new consumer features aimed at simplifying your life.

Review: An afternoon with the 2012 Mercedes SLS AMG roadster

Mike Stapley, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 8th - 1:51pm

The 2012 Mercedes SLS AMG combines near-perfect styling with power and refinement.