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Ontario privacy commissioner looking into UWaterloo vending machines after complaints

Ontario privacy commissioner looking into UWaterloo vending machines after complaints

Ontario's privacy commissioner is looking into a southwestern university's campus-wide installation of more than two dozen vending machines that came equipped with facial analysis technology – a situation that drew concerns from students earlier this

The jobs market is hot, but layoffs keep coming in a shifting economic environment

The U.S. economy is humming and there are hundreds of thousands of jobs being added every month.
One Tech Tip: Don't use rice for your device. Here's how to dry out your smartphone

One Tech Tip: Don't use rice for your device. Here's how to dry out your smartphone

LONDON (AP) — You were walking next to a swimming pool when you slipped and dropped your phone into the water. Or it slipped out of your hand when you were next to a filled bathtub or toilet. However your smartphone got wet, you now need to dry it.

Electronic Arts cutting about 5% of workforce with layoffs ongoing in gaming and tech sector

Electronic Arts is cutting about 5% of its workforce, or approximately 670 employees, as layoffs in the technology and gaming sector continue after a surge of hiring in recent years.

Climate change cost U.S. ski industry billions, study says, and future depends on emissions

DENVER (AP) — U.S. ski areas lost $5 billion from 2000 to 2019 as a result of human-caused climate change and could lose around $1 billion annually in the 2050s depending on how much emissions are reduced, a new study found.

First drone probe of melted fuel inside Fukushima Daiichi reactor halted due to equipment glitch

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities said they were forced to abandon plans Thursday to send in drones for a second day to probe one of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant because of equipment failure.
Ford electric vehicle owners can now charge on Tesla's network, but they'll need an adapter first

Ford electric vehicle owners can now charge on Tesla's network, but they'll need an adapter first

DETROIT (AP) — Owners of Ford electric vehicles can now use much of Tesla's charging network in the U.S. and Canada, but there's a hitch.
An AI 'hallucination' turned up in a B.C. court case. Experts say it's a wake-up call

An AI 'hallucination' turned up in a B.C. court case. Experts say it's a wake-up call

Vancouver tech lawyer Ryan Black's work with video game companies put him in a position to watch the rise of artificial intelligence in the industry. Now he finds himself on the front lines again as his own profession grapples with the technology.
How Chinese science fiction went from underground magazines to Netflix extravaganza

How Chinese science fiction went from underground magazines to Netflix extravaganza

CHENGDU, China (AP) — For a few days in October 2023, the capital of the science fiction world was Chengdu, China. Fans traveled from around the world as Worldcon, sci-fi’s biggest annual event, was held in the country for the first time.
Russian rocket successfully puts Iranian satellite into orbit

Russian rocket successfully puts Iranian satellite into orbit

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rocket on Thursday successfully put an Iranian satellite into orbit, a launch that underlined increasingly close cooperation between Moscow and Tehran.