Silicon Valley & Technology

FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies remotely via videoconference in this screengrab made from video during a…
Instagram is exploring the launch of a version of the image-centric social network for children under 13, with parental controls
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Thu, 04/15/2021 - 09:21 PM
South African Telecom App Helps Gender-Based Violence Survivors
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South African police say reported annual sexual assaults have been rising since 2016 and hit more than 53,000 during 2020 lockdowns
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 03:53 PM
A Computerized Map Can Predict the Next COVID-19 Outbreak
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COVID-19 Outbreak Detection Tool predicts how fast the disease is spreading locally  
Elizabeth Lee, of VOA's Los Angeles Bureau
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:50 AM
Texas School’s Lunar City Wins Top Honors in International Competition 
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International Future City Competition recently announced its 2021 winners in first ever all-virtual event
Julie Taboh
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 10:33 PM
New App Helps Disaster Responders Deal With Religious Community
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Technology is helping coordinate that response between relief workers and faith groups
Mike O'Sullivan
Sun, 04/11/2021 - 03:14 AM
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. chairman Morris Chang poses during an interview in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Oct. 5, 2017.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. plans to spend $100 million on R&D and manufacturing capacity
Ralph Jennings
Fri, 04/09/2021 - 04:32 AM
FILE PHOTO: A Google sign is shown at one of the company's office complexes in Irvine
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To create Android, which was released in 2007, Google wrote millions of lines of new computer code
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Mon, 04/05/2021 - 11:25 AM
FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2020, file photo, women wearing masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus chat as they pass by the…
The tech firms are shifting their focus to booming Southeast Asian markets as authorities tighten the screws at home amid concerns about the platforms’ growing power
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Mon, 04/05/2021 - 05:28 AM
FILE - LinkedIn's global headquarters in Mountain View, California.
It wants workers to recharge, avoid burnout
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Fri, 04/02/2021 - 10:51 PM
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, an iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. Users across the northeast U.S…
Justices unanimously say text messages that social media company sent did not violate a 1991 federal law called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
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Thu, 04/01/2021 - 05:26 PM
NFTs: A Cryptocurrency Craze Creates Market for Digital Art, Even Tweets
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After a digital artwork sold for nearly $70 million, observers wonder if the excitement around Non-Fungible Tokens is a dangerous bubble or a viable way for digital artists to make money
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Thu, 04/01/2021 - 09:04 AM
FILE - Members of a design team demonstrate the use of Microsoft's HoloLens device at a developers conference in Seattle, Washington, May 11, 2017. Microsoft says it has won a major contract to supply the U.S. Army with its virtual reality headsets.
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The company's HoloLens headsets can superimpose virtual imagery over real scenery
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Wed, 03/31/2021 - 05:58 PM
In this image from video, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 25, 2021.
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Four Republican lawmakers request that Facebook Inc., Twitter, and Alphabet Inc.'s Google turn over any studies they have done on how their services affect children's mental health
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Tue, 03/30/2021 - 04:44 PM
A spectator holds a piece of debris which was blown 5 miles from the site where SpaceX test rocket SN11 exploded upon landing, in Boca Chica
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This is the 3rd time the experimental spaceship has exploded upon landing
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Tue, 03/30/2021 - 12:17 PM
A ‘Soft’ Robot Dropped by Drone Helps First Responders
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Robot’s ‘brain’ is protected by geodesic domelike structure that takes impact of fall
Michelle Quinn
Tue, 03/30/2021 - 09:43 AM