More than 19 million Americans are still without home internet access…that according to the Federal Communication Commission. In Garrett County, Maryland, local leaders came up with an innovative plan to provide access to their community...VOA's Lesya Bakalets reports on a creative approach to getting hard to reach customers on line.
More than 50,000 people were killed in Brazil in 2015, which puts it on the list of the most murder-prone countries in the world. To protect themselves, Brazilians are crowdsourcing their safety, using cell phones to alert each other when violence breaks out. VOA's Kevin Enochs.
The ever expanding field of consumer technology just got several dozen new specimens, showcased at the Netherlands' first Consumer Electronics Show. None are expected to spectacularly change our lives ... but at least some of them may prove to be truly useful. VOA's George Putic reports.
Internet companies are sending representatives to Washington to testify in front of at least three congressional hearings; lawmakers have proposed legislation that would change rules of political advertising online
Automakers from around the world take the stage this weekend at the 45th annual Tokyo Motor Show. Designers will showcase electronic cars with advanced artificial intelligence and at least one concept car with safety features for the world around it. Arash Arabasadi reports.
Facebook, Google and Twitter are heading to Washington to answer questions about how their services were used by Russia-based operatives to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In Silicon Valley, there's concern that the scrutiny may bring new regulations, as VOA's Michelle Quinn reports.