TECHNOLOGY

IRS cancels plans to use facial recognition from third parties
IRS cancels plans to use facial recognition from third parties

The IRS planned to use facial recognition technology from ID.me to reduce fraudulent accounts.

The console covers for PS5 make it feel more like mine
The console covers for PS5 make it feel more like mine

The console's divisive appearance looks much more appealing in a new color.

War Thunder Update 4.10 patch notes; Available for Changes and Fixes February 2
War Thunder Update 4.10 patch notes; Available for Changes and Fixes February 2
PlayStation owners will finally be able to link their Discord and PSN accounts
PlayStation owners will finally be able to link their Discord and PSN accounts
Future of public transport India - Electric buses
Future of public transport India - Electric buses

The dependence of most of the population on public transport is likely to continue, despite the fact that India has a lower ratio of cars per 1,000 people than developed countries such as the USA, UK, and Australia.

Tesla surpasses all other manufacturers to triple new electric vehicle sales in Australia
Tesla surpasses all other manufacturers to triple new electric vehicle sales in Australia
Robots -- Yes, robots! -- will serve dinner at the Beijing Olympics
Robots -- Yes, robots! -- will serve dinner at the Beijing Olympics
SpaceX launches 105 small satellites in orbit and nails rocket landing
SpaceX launches 105 small satellites in orbit and nails rocket landing
Planswell Reduces Financial Planning Software Fees
Planswell Reduces Financial Planning Software Fees

There has been much attention paid to the rising student debt burden in the United States, but far less has been given to the best ways that individuals can pay down their college debt.

Electric truck maker Rivian, backed by Amazon, goes public
Electric truck maker Rivian, backed by Amazon, goes public

SILVER SPRING (Md. -- Rivian Automotive shares will trade publicly Wednesday. This should give the world a better understanding of how enthusiastic investors are about electric vehicles.

Maryland congressman deactivates Facebook account
Maryland congressman deactivates Facebook account
Iran’s president says cyberattack meant to create ‘disorder’
Iran’s president says cyberattack meant to create ‘disorder’
EU investigates Nvidia’s purchase of chip designer Arm
EU investigates Nvidia’s purchase of chip designer Arm
Florida judge sends Trump suit against Twitter to California
Florida judge sends Trump suit against Twitter to California

ST. PETERSBURG (Fla.) -- The lawsuit by former President Donald Trump to have his Twitter account reinstated must be heard in a California Court, not a Florida court. This is under a user agreement that covers everyone using the social media platform. A federal judge ruled.

Twitter posts Q3 net loss due to lawsuit settlement
Twitter posts Q3 net loss due to lawsuit settlement

Twitter reported a net loss Tuesday mainly due to a litigation settlement. However, its revenue rose sharply during the third quarter thanks to solid ad sales across the globe.

Visa’s profits jump as credit, debit card spending recovers
Visa’s profits jump as credit, debit card spending recovers
Google ads gain fuels profit for parent company Alphabet
Google ads gain fuels profit for parent company Alphabet
Microsoft profit up 24% in quarter, driven by cloud growth
Microsoft profit up 24% in quarter, driven by cloud growth
Trump could get big ‘bonus’ shares in new social media firm
Trump could get big ‘bonus’ shares in new social media firm

NEW YORK, -- Donald Trump’s social media company will receive tens to millions in bonus shares in a new publicly listed entity if it performs, giving the former president potentially billions in paper wealth based upon current stock prices. According to a Tuesday filing with security regulators.

Gulf Arab states, squeezed by climate change, still tout oil
Gulf Arab states, squeezed by climate change, still tout oil

RIYADH , -- The global energy transition has never been more complicated than on the Arabian Peninsula. There, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf monarchies find themselves in two dire climate change scenarios that could threaten their existence.

India’s top court probes spying charges against government
India’s top court probes spying charges against government
Amazon stumbles on slower sales growth, higher labor costs
Amazon stumbles on slower sales growth, higher labor costs
Ransomware gang says it targeted National Rifle Association
Ransomware gang says it targeted National Rifle Association
China tightens control over company data with transfer rules
China tightens control over company data with transfer rules

BEIJING , -- Under proposed rules Friday, companies in China would need to obtain government approval before they can transfer sensitive data overseas. These regulations would tighten Beijing’s control over information and could disrupt international corporate operations.

Israel, touting technology, aims for zero emissions by 2050
Israel, touting technology, aims for zero emissions by 2050

JERUSALEM,-- Israel announced Friday that it hopes to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Thousands of protestors gathered in Tel Aviv to call for action ahead of the U.N. climate summit next week.

Engineers call for more inspections after condo collapse
Engineers call for more inspections after condo collapse
Nokia 3Q profit beats expectations despite chip shortage
Nokia 3Q profit beats expectations despite chip shortage
Skypod firm in UAE tied to investment company flagged abroad
Skypod firm in UAE tied to investment company flagged abroad
Facebook exec pushes back on whistleblower claims
Facebook exec pushes back on whistleblower claims

Monika Bickert is Facebook's global policy manager. She claims that safety and engagement are not priorities. Frances Haugen, a whistleblower who testified in the Senate that Facebook's systems are causing harm to vulnerable people and has not made any significant changes to stop it, said this contradicts Bickert's global policy management head Monika Bickert. Haugen claims that the platform was designed to exploit negative emotions in order to keep users on it.

Asian shares pull back, chilled by decline on Wall Street
Asian shares pull back, chilled by decline on Wall Street

After a Wall Street retreat, Asian shares tumbled Thursday as banks and healthcare companies pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 back from record highs.

Samsung reports robust profit thanks to chip demand
Samsung reports robust profit thanks to chip demand
Ford, GM profits fall as sales drop due to chip shortage
Ford, GM profits fall as sales drop due to chip shortage
Gen. Milley calls Chinese weapon test ‘very concerning’
Gen. Milley calls Chinese weapon test ‘very concerning’
Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users
Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users

WASHINGTON , March saw claims about the dangers of coronavirus vaccines spreading across social media. This undermined efforts to stop the virus' spread. Some Facebook employees believed they had found a solution.

Huawei sales off 32% after US sanctions, smartphone sale
Huawei sales off 32% after US sanctions, smartphone sale

BEIJING, -- Chinese tech giant Huawei saw its sales drop 32% in the first nine months 2021 due to U.S. sanctions. This was in part because of the sale of the Honor smartphone brand. According to data released Friday.

Facebook grilled by UK lawmakers making online safety rules
Facebook grilled by UK lawmakers making online safety rules
US companies announce plans for gene-edited strawberries
US companies announce plans for gene-edited strawberries
EXPLAINER: What is the metaverse and how will it work?
EXPLAINER: What is the metaverse and how will it work?
Apple’s strong quarter suffers $6B blow from supply shortage
Apple’s strong quarter suffers $6B blow from supply shortage

SAN RAMON (Calif.) -- Apple's iPhone sales rose again in the last quarter but did not grow as fast as analysts expected. This was due to supply shortages which have made it harder to meet demand for a wide variety of products.

Adobe Max 2021: Photoshop will soon be available in web browsers. This includes new tools for authenticating content
Adobe Max 2021: Photoshop will soon be available in web browsers. This includes new tools for authenticating content
Live coverage of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 presentation
Live coverage of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 presentation
Bitcoin tops $66,000, sets record as crypto goes mainstream
Bitcoin tops $66,000, sets record as crypto goes mainstream

NEW YORK, -- Bitcoin surged to $66,000 on Wednesday. This was due to excitement over how the financial institution is acceptingthe rise of the digital currency.

Tesla hits record profit despite parts shortage, ship delays
Tesla hits record profit despite parts shortage, ship delays

DETROIT, Tesla Inc. posted record sales of electric vehicles last summer, despite a shortage in computer chips and other materials. This resulted in the company's largest quarterly net earnings ever.

Netflix posts higher 3Q earnings, solid subscriber growth
Netflix posts higher 3Q earnings, solid subscriber growth