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Amid Allegations of Anti-LGBTQ Gov't Purge, a Push to Rename the James Webb Space Telescope

Amid Allegations of Anti-LGBTQ Gov't Purge, a Push to Rename the James Webb Space Telescope

SCIENCE | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 26, 2021

James Webb, who headed NASA in the 1960s, helped perpetuate a purge of LGBTQ civil servants, activists allege, pushing to rename a high-tech space telescope named in his honor.

Patients and Providers Feel the Growing Pains of Pandemic-Driven Telemedicine

Patients and Providers Feel the Growing Pains of Pandemic-Driven Telemedicine

PERSONAL TECH | By Hannah Norman | Jul 26, 2021

Cost and demand are affecting both patients and providers as more people turn to telemedicine for their healthcare needs.

Priest Outed via Grindr App Highlights Rampant Data Tracking

Priest Outed via Grindr App Highlights Rampant Data Tracking

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien and Frank Bajak | Jul 24, 2021

When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that goes far beyond a debate over church doctrine and priestly celibacy.

Probe: Journalists, Activists Among Firm's Spyware Targets

Probe: Journalists, Activists Among Firm's Spyware Targets

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Bajak | Jul 18, 2021

An investigation by a global media consortium provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group is being used to spy on journalists and others.

How Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos will Soar into Space

How Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos will Soar into Space

PERSONAL TECH | By Marcia Dunn | Jul 18, 2021

No test pilots or flight engineers will be aboard for Jeff Bezos' Tuesday flight from West Texas; just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer, and a teenage tourist.

Rare Stone Discovered Outlining Ancient Rome's City Limits

Rare Stone Discovered Outlining Ancient Rome's City Limits

SCIENCE | Jul 18, 2021

Archaeologists have discovered a rare stone delineating the city limits of ancient Rome that dates from the age of Emperor Claudius in 49 A.D..

They're Not Blown Away by NJ's Offshore wind Power Plans

They're Not Blown Away by NJ's Offshore wind Power Plans

PERSONAL TECH | By Wayne Parry | Jul 18, 2021

New Jersey is moving aggressively to become the leader in the fast-growing offshore wind energy industry on the East Coast, but not everyone is blown away by those ambitious plans.

Could Balloons Power Uncensored Internet in Cuba?

Could Balloons Power Uncensored Internet in Cuba?

PERSONAL TECH | By Tali Arbel | Jul 17, 2021

Florida's Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, called this week on the administration of President Joe Biden to greenlight a plan to transmit the internet to people in Cuba via high-altitude balloons.

Biden: Social Media Platforms 'Killing People' with Misinformation

Biden: Social Media Platforms 'Killing People' with Misinformation

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 17, 2021

President Joe Biden said Friday that social media companies are "killing people" by failing to police misinformation on their platforms about COVID-19 vaccines.

First Look: New Proposed Emojis Include Pregnant Man

First Look: New Proposed Emojis Include Pregnant Man

PERSONAL TECH | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 16, 2021

New proposed emojis include pregnant man, gender-neutral person with a crown and other LGBTQ inclusive emojis.

Video Games Coming to Netflix? Latest Hiring Offers a Clue

Video Games Coming to Netflix? Latest Hiring Offers a Clue

VIDEO GAMES | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 16, 2021

Netflix has hired veteran video game executive Mike Verdu, signaling the video streaming service is poised to expand into another fertile field of entertainment.

Apple's Weather App Will Never Tell You It's 69 Degrees

Apple's Weather App Will Never Tell You It's 69 Degrees

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 15, 2021

iPhone users will never know if they're experiencing 69-degree weather — if they're using the iOS weather app, that is.

Billionaire Richard Branson Reaches Space in his Own Ship

Billionaire Richard Branson Reaches Space in his Own Ship

SCIENCE | By Susan Montoya Bryan and Marcia Dunn | Jul 11, 2021

Swashbuckling entrepreneur Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday in his boldest adventure yet, beating out fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos.

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

VIDEO GAMES | By Kate Gray | Jul 11, 2021

The gaming industry is the latest big business to face a diversity reckoning, with independent creators and publishers advocating for LGBTQ inclusion.

Billionaire Blastoff: Rich Riding Own Rockets Into Space

Billionaire Blastoff: Rich Riding Own Rockets Into Space

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jul 9, 2021

Two billionaires are putting everything on the line this month to ride their own rockets into space. It's intended to be a flashy confidence boost for customers seeking their own short joyrides.

Starlink Facing Possible Overheating Issues

Starlink Facing Possible Overheating Issues

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 8, 2021

Facing a multitude of issues keeping the systems from reaching their full potential, Starlink keeps finding new and exciting ways to break.

Popular Adult Streaming Site XTube to Shut Down this Year

Popular Adult Streaming Site XTube to Shut Down this Year

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 7, 2021

The popular adult streaming website XTube will soon be shutting down.

AP Source: Trump Plans Lawsuit Against Facebook, Twitter

AP Source: Trump Plans Lawsuit Against Facebook, Twitter

PERSONAL TECH | By Jill Colvin | Jul 7, 2021

Former President Donald Trump is planning to announce a lawsuit Wednesday against three of the country's biggest tech companies: Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Chinese Social Media Giant WeChat Shuts LGBTQ Accounts

Chinese Social Media Giant WeChat Shuts LGBTQ Accounts

PERSONAL TECH | By Fu Ting | Jul 7, 2021

China's most popular social media service has deleted accounts on LGBT topics run by university students and nongovernment groups, prompting concern the ruling Communist Party is tightening control over gay and lesbian content.

New Research Finds J&J Vaccine Has Muscle Against Covid's Delta Variant

New Research Finds J&J Vaccine Has Muscle Against Covid's Delta Variant

SCIENCE | By Victoria Knight | Jul 7, 2021

Data released by Johnson & Johnson showed that the vaccine remains highly protective against the delta variant and immunity may be long-lasting.

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