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U. researchers: Lightning can produce gamma rays

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26th - 10:22am

A massive University of Utah-led study published last week confirms lightning can produce gamma rays and scientists hope the discovery will help them further understand how lightning happens.

Here’s why privacy policy updates have been popping up on websites and in your inbox

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25th - 5:47pm

If you feel like you’ve been seeing an unusual amount of privacy policy updates popping up all over your favorite websites or in your inbox, you’re not going crazy.

Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 10:38pm

An "unlikely" string of events prompted Amazon's Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday.

U. professor awarded $2M to develop tech that protects power grids from disaster

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24th - 5:43pm

When Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico last September, it left nearly all of the island’s 3.4 million residents without electricity. University of Utah professor Masood Parvania wants to prevent that from happening again.

Mystery data center that could bring $100M in infrastructure to Cedar Valley approved by all parties

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:00pm

A mystery data center could bring more than $100 million in infrastructure to Cedar Valley after it was approved to be built in Eagle Mountain.

Smartphone detox: Why it's critical to disconnect in our digital world

Bianca Peters, CBS Miami via CNN  |  Posted May 22nd - 8:04pm

Are you addicted to your smartphone? Who isn't! A 2016 poll released by Common Sense Media found that 50-percent of teens and 27-percent of parents feel they are addicted to their smartphones.

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

  |  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.