Technology

WhatsApp denies Government access to encrypted messages

Encryption services are affecting progress in 80% of investigations into terrorism and serious crime, Sky News understands....

Former St. Louis police officer cleared in shooting now lives in Houston

The former St. Louis police officer whose acquittal last week in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black motorist spawned days of protests has been living in Houston for several years....

People are trashing a Democratic hopeful's 'cringe-worthy' campaign ad that parodies 'Top Gun'

Dan Helmer's karaoke-singing Top Gun parody ad landed with a flop....

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Government restrictions forced Snap to remove the news network's Discover Publisher Channel over the weekend....

Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults

The arrival of fall and the start of classes seems to many like a beginning, for reasons ranging from biology to nostalgia....

Philadelphia's Welcoming Week alphabet: 'B' is for Border, 'D' for Dreamer

An alphabet made by foreign-born students is a centerpiece of Welcoming Week, a celebration meant to present an open, embracing community for immigrants, refugees, and people of...

'Le Cassini Opera': Saturn probe gets comic send-off

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is getting a grand but hilarious opera send-off before it plunges through Saturn's atmosphere and vaporizes Friday....

‘The Mummy’ review (4K UHD)

Tom Cruise’s attempt to bring a legendary monster back to cinematic glory earlier this year is now unwrapped for home theaters in the ultra high-definition format....

Video game players get varsity treatment at more US colleges

In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports,...

Sports in virtual reality sounds cool, but can feel distant

When watching sports in virtual reality, it’s best to remind yourself that TV wasn’t born in a day. Early television was mostly radio with pictures. It took years - even decades -...

Equifax’s troubles deepen amid new disclosure about breach

Credit agency Equifax traced the theft of sensitive information about 143 million Americans to a software flaw that could have been fixed well before the burglary occurred, further...

Video is released of 1st fatal NYPD shooting since bodycams

Police released bodycam footage Thursday showing the tense buildup to the fatal shooting of a man holding a knife and what turned out to be a fake gun, though the cameras didn’t...

Equifax victims may face another hassle in buying an iPhone

Apple fans who froze their credit after the Equifax data breach may end up with another hassle on their hands if they try to get one of the new iPhones that can cost more than...

California crabbers use GPS to find whale-killing gear

Fisherman Jake Bunch leans over the side of the fishing boat “Sadie K,” spears his catch, and reels it aboard: an abandoned crab pot, dangling one limp lasagna noodle of kelp and...

Rights group says millions in Syria school aid goes missing

BEIRUT (AP) - Governments and aid agencies have been unable to account for millions of dollars in school aid for Syrian refugees, frustrating efforts to meet schooling needs for...

Lawsuit targets searches of electronic devices at US border

A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims that the U.S. government's growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because modern electronic...

How expensive is the most expensive iPhone in other countries?

A trip round the world in pricey smartphones...

The new iPhone 8 enables users to live in fantasy land with an augmented reality tool kit

Users can create an alternate universe in real-life photos and videos....

The Sudden Rise of Arab Startups

In the rapidly evolving gig economy, there is a new way to car shop: spot one on the road that appeals, snap its photo with your phone and an app will contact sellers of similar...

Syrian activists scramble to protect war footage from YouTube purge

BEIRUT — Syria’s civil war has been one of the modern world’s most brutal conflicts and one of its most heavily filmed. Hundreds of thousands of amateur videos uploaded to YouTube…...

Agents are increasingly searching smartphones at the border. This lawsuit wants to limit that.

The searches can be done without a warrant or probable cause....

iPhone 8 with camera, display, speaker upgrades

The Latest on the Apple event at its headquarters in California (all times local):...

Massachusetts AG Healey to sue credit reporting firm Equifax

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed notice of her intent to sue the credit reporting company Equifax after the company announced 143 million Americans had their...

Blu-ray review: ‘Star War Rebels: Complete Season Three’

Ezra Bridger and the crew of the starship Ghost return to wreak more havoc upon the Galactic Empire in the latest Blu-ray collection of episodes showcasing the popular Disney DX...

The Latest: Tech-oriented grad school opens in New York City

The Latest on the official opening of a new tech-oriented graduate school in New York City (all times local):...

In Persian Gulf, computer hacking now a cross-border fear

From suspected Iranian cyberattacks on Saudi Arabia to leaked emails causing consternation among nominally allied Arab nations, state-sponsored hacks have become an increasing...

Egypt announces discovery of 3,500-year old tomb in Luxor

Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery in the southern city of Luxor of a pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago and whose work was...

Hurricane Irma looks like a creepy skull on satellite images

An unnerving satellite photo of Hurricane Irma reminds some of a similar sinister image of Hurricane Matthew....

Ancient Egyptian goldsmith's tomb uncovered

A pharaonic tomb belonging to a royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago has been discovered in Egypt....

King Tut's dagger blade made from meteorite

A famous dagger found in the wrapping of Egyptian King Tutankhamun's mummy was made with iron from a meteorite, a new study confirms....

Hurricane Irma knocks out power to 5.8 million Florida homes and businesses

Irma hit Florida on Sunday morning as a dangerous Category 4 storm, the second-highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale....

Amazon Sells More Beans, Turkey Online Thanks to Whole Foods

Amazon.com Inc.’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods is paying off in more ways than one: the e-commerce giant is seeing a surge in online grocery shopping for basic staples...

Hurricane Irma: Florida’s power plants to face biggest test of nuclear facilities since Fukushima

Florida’s two nuclear power plants are set to shut down in time for Hurricane Irma, which is projected to hit the southern part of the state as a Category 5 storm on Sunday....

Destiny 2’s Japanese live-action dance trailer perfectly captures the game’s spirit

To mark yesterday’s global launch of online shooter Destiny 2, developer Bungie teamed up with Japanese dance choreographers Furitsuke Kagyou Air:man to deliver three minutes of...

Desert country grows food with seawater and clean energy

AQABA, Jordan — Water-poor Jordan on Thursday launched a project using seawater to produce crops with clean energy. Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway,...

Dry Jordan launches project to grow crops from seawater

Water-poor Jordan on Thursday launched a project using seawater to produce crops with clean energy. Jordan's King Abdullah II and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, which contributed...

Hackers gain access to hundreds of global electric systems

Researchers find that hackers have been quietly sneaking into the world's power grid control systems over the last six years....

School bells ring for 130k Philly kids

Philadelphia School District officials and city dignitaries made speeches. But a second grader best summarized the city's hopes for its 130,000 public schoolchildren: "I think it's...

Lunch Special: Denver Broncos live chat with Nick Kosmider

The Denver Post’s Nick Kosmider is answering your questions about the Denver Broncos in a live Lunch Special chat, beginning at noon. Mobile users, if you don’t see the live chat,...

Taste of Colorado offered tidbits of the ordinary to the very peculiar

Denver’s Taste of Colorado offered something for everyone on Monday, from flying pig merry-go-rounds to alligator meat and turkey legs....