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  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    China's Xi Says Beijing Wants Trade Deal With U.S., Can ‘Fight Back'

    President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back” to protect its own interests. Echoing the upbeat tone adopted by other Chinese officials in recent days, Xi told a visiting U.S. business delegation that China holds a “positive attitude” about the trade talks. “As...

  • Attorney Nov 13, 2019

    Federal Court Rules Against Warrantless Searches of Phones, Laptops at Ports of Entry

    A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Tuesday’s ruling in U.S. District Court came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 11...

  • Facebook Nov 11, 2019

    Fewer Protections Come With Digital Payments Like Apple Cash

    Digital payment services work more like cash. When fraud occurs, it’s as though someone took off with your $20 bill.

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2019

    Trump Pushes Back on Reports US Will Remove China Tariffs

    President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed a Chinese official’s assertion that his administration has agreed to roll back some of the higher tariffs it’s imposed on Chinese goods. The Chinese official said Thursday that the two sides had agreed to a phased cancellation of their tariff hikes as part of an emerging agreement. Trump’s pushback suggested that negotiations haven’t progressed...

  • spokesperson Oct 29, 2019

    Survey: Kids' Appetite for Online Video Doubles in 4 Years

    The number of young Americans watching online videos every day has more than doubled, according to survey findings released Tuesday. They’re glued to them for nearly an hour a day, twice as long as they were four years ago. And often, the survey found, they’re seeing the videos on services such as YouTube that are supposedly off limits to children...

  • Concord Oct 25, 2019

    Poke-Zombies Invade Bay Area's Public Spaces

  • California Oct 18, 2019

    Keep Your Kids Safe Online With These Handy Tech Gadgets

    Tech guru Jennifer Jolly showed California Live some handy tech gadgets to help keep your kids safe while online.

  • San Francisco Oct 2, 2019

    The Future of GoPro: A Conversation With Founder & CEO Nick Woodman

    “We grew our category from scratch,” Nick Woodman told a group of reporters. It’s a claim few founders can make. But before Woodman’s around-the-world surf trip in 2002, there was no such thing as an action camera. Now, as GoPro launches its newest cameras, Woodman sat down with us to talk about how he’s bringing the San Mateo company back...

  • San Francisco Oct 1, 2019

    The Future of GoPro: A Conversation With Nick Woodman

    “We grew our category from scratch,” Nick Woodman told a group of reporters. It’s a claim few founders can make. But before Woodman’s around-the-world surf trip in 2002, there was no such thing as an action camera. Now, as GoPro launches its newest cameras, Woodman sat down with us to talk about how he’s bringing the San Mateo company...

  • Washington Sep 13, 2019

    DC's Free Commuter Paper Ends Run With Shot at Smartphones

    The farewell edition of Washington’s free daily commuter newspaper depicted a trademark yellow Express box on its side and underneath the stark headline, “Hope You Enjoy Your Stinkin’ Phones.”

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 4, 2019

    Looking for the Perfect Instagram? Check Out This Pop-Up!

    The Scenario Studio takes sets and props from iconic photo shoots and recreates them at this pop-up in Grand Central Market as seen on California Live, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019.

  • Facebook Aug 23, 2019

    Canada Halts Hong Kong Consulate Travel After UK Case as Protests Continue

    Accountants in Hong Kong marched Friday in support of the pro-democracy movement, while the Canadian Consulate banned its staff from leaving the city on official business after a British Consulate employee was detained in mainland China. The head of the cabin crew union for Hong Kong airline Cathay Dragon said she had been fired in retaliation for supporting the movement,...

  • president Aug 12, 2019

    South Korea to Remove Japan From Preferred Trade List

    South Korea said Monday that it has decided to remove Japan from a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade in what was seen as a tit-for-tat move following Tokyo’s recent decision to downgrade Seoul’s trade status amid a diplomatic row. It wasn’t immediately clear how South Korea’s tightened export controls would impact bilateral trade. Seoul said South Korean...

  • VMS Aug 11, 2019

    Rare Earth Elements

    Can China ruin Apple or Tesla by cutting off rare earth elements? Expert Ann Bridges.

  • CEO Aug 8, 2019

    After Mocking Apple, Samsung Removes Headphone Jack From New Phones

    Samsung used to use headphone jacks on its smartphones as a marketing tool against Apple. But Wednesday, Samsung reversed course. Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ Wednesday. Neither phone has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, a first for the Galaxy Note family which has traditionally tried to distinguish itself from Apple’s iPhones with features Apple doesn’t...

  • CEO Aug 7, 2019

    'Home Alone,' Like Everything Else These Days, Getting a Reboot

    If you’re fed up with remakes, you’re not likely going to be pleased with Disney’s plans to take on Netflix. But if you’d like to see an unsupervised child fend off a home invasion for the sixth time in 29 years, you’re in luck. In an earnings call Tuesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the company plans to reboot...

  • Google Jul 12, 2019

    Human Workers Can Listen to Google Assistant Recordings

    Google contractors regularly listen to and review some recordings of what people say to artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant, via their phone or through smart speakers such as the Google Home. The company acknowledged that humans can access those recordings after some of its Dutch language audio snippets were leaked. Google product manager David Monsees acknowledged the leak in a blog...

  • Google Jul 12, 2019

    Human Workers Can Listen to Google Assistant Recordings

    Google contractors regularly listen to and review some recordings of what people say to artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant, via their phone or through smart speakers such as the Google Home. The company acknowledged that humans can access those recordings after some of its Dutch language audio snippets were leaked. Google product manager David Monsees acknowledged the leak in a blog...

  • United States Jun 20, 2019

    Smartphones Linked to Bizarre Horn-Like Skull Bumps

    Two Australian researchers made a bizarre discovery while examining hundreds of X-rays of skulls, finding that about a third had bone growths, NBC News reported. The development of the growths may be attributed to extensive screen-time, the researchers said. Sustained “forward head flexion,” or bending the head down, and poor posture could be the reasons for these physiological changes, they...

  • United States Jun 20, 2019

    Smartphones Linked to Bizarre Horn-Like Skull Bumps

    Two Australian researchers made a bizarre discovery while examining hundreds of X-rays of skulls, finding that about a third had bone growths, NBC News reported. The development of the growths may be attributed to extensive screen-time, the researchers said. Sustained “forward head flexion,” or bending the head down, and poor posture could be the reasons for these physiological changes, they...

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