Fast Food Drive-Thrus May Use License Plate Readers in Near Future fast-food drive-thrus could soon use license plate scanning technology to track your purchases and move the line along in San Diego. The technology works this way: When you pull into the drive-thru lane,
Twitter Users Across the World Report Outages If Twitter goes down, who is there to tweet about it? Twitter appeared to be out for many users for part of Thursday afternoon, with some taking to the social networking company’s page on rival site Facebook,
Facebook, Instagram WhatsApp Outages Reported Users were reporting issues across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp on Wednesday. Facebook and Instagram said on their Twitter accounts around 12:15 p.m. ET that “some people” were were having trouble uploading or sending images and videos. The issue also affected
Tech-Savvy Tot Accidentally Buys $430 Couch With Mom’s Phone Parents, this one is really just for you: a San Diego mom is thinking twice about handing her cellphone over to her toddler after her tech-savvy tot – unbeknownst to mom – bought a $430
Hong Kong Protesters Deeply Fear Leaving a Digital Footprint The night before the massive protests in Hing Kong against a law that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, Hong Kong police arrested the administrator of one of the largest group chats encrypted messaging
Tesla Driver Appeared to Be ‘Fully Sleeping’ for at Least 30 Miles on SoCal’s 405 Freeway There are six levels of driver assistance technology recognized by federal highway safety authorities, ranging from a driver performing all the tasks to full automation — the vehicle can
Police Push Legal Boundaries to Get Into Cellphones When police in Tampa, Florida pulled William Montanez over last June, he didn’t try to hide his pot, telling officers, “Yeah, I smoke it, there’s a joint in the center console, you gonna arrest me for
12M Quest Diagnostics Patients May Have Had Data Breached Quest Diagnostics, one of the biggest blood testing providers in the country, warned Monday that nearly 12 million of its customers may have had personal, financial and medical information breached due to an issue with
‘Fortnite’ Player’s Lawsuit Takes on ‘Wild West’ of Esports In the young and lucrative world of video game streaming, few groups are as popular as FaZe Clan. And few streamers are as popular as Turney Tenney, 21, who goes by Tfue, NBC News reports.
Highest-Paying Tech Internships It’s no mystery that tech companies pay well. Not just lucrative stock options, but in this hyper-competitive market, companies like Facebook, Apple, and Salesforce have to pay well, or else they’ll lose talent to other tech firms. But have you seen
How Facial Recognition Became a Routine Policing Tool in America The technology-driven revolution in policing is unfolding in big cities and small communities around the country, as more police departments purchase facial recognition software, NBC News reports. The government “facial biometrics” market — which
Facebook Co-Founder Calls for Government to Break It Up The Harvard roommate of Mark Zuckerberg who co-founded Facebook is calling for the U.S. government to break up the company in a New York Times op-ed, telling NBC News that it’s too big and that
Are Smart Speakers Planting Ads On Our Social Media Profiles? More people rely on voice activated devices such as Amazon Alexa, Echo-Dot, and Google Home for quick internet searches, to play music, turn on lights or control temperature, and monitor security in their homes.
Instagram Accounts Linked to Counterfeiting on the Rise Instagram is failing to clamp down on the abuse of its platform by groups of organized criminals promoting counterfeit luxury products including shoes, handbags, clothes and sunglasses, according to research by analytics firm Ghost Data. The
Zuckerberg Leveraged FB User Data As Bargaining Chip: Docs Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network’s power and control competitors by treating its users’ data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be protecting that data, according to about
Qualcomm Says 5G Will Lead the Way to Self-Driving Cars, Better VR and More As San Diego marches towards a 5G wireless, Qualcomm says it will lead to innovation in the automotive industry, virtual reality, and wireless communications. Thursday, the company unleashed new technologies
Hackers Could Take Over Some Implanted Defibrillators: FDA The world’s largest medical device company has acknowledged that many of its implanted cardiac defibrillators use an unencrypted wireless protocol that could allow an attacker to change the settings of the lifesaving devices, NBC News reported.