Is that bear fat or just chonky? Lasers may help scientists find out

Cusick was taking a break from work, standing on a platform along the Brooks River in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve — a world-famous spot for bear watching, as…

Elizabeth Holmes put the reporter who broke the Theranos story on her witness list. His attorneys are calling it a “ruse”

Perplexingly, Carreyrou’s name is among dozens of possible witnesses Holmes may call to testify, although he’s yet to be subpoenaed. In a court filing Friday, his attorneys say “it remains…

Blue Origin: Essay alleges sexism, ‘dehumanizing’ culture at Jeff Bezos’ rocket company

All but one of the signatories declined to be publicly identified for fear of professional retribution. Only one — Alexandra Abrams, who was employed with the company for two and…

Amazon’s controversial vision for the future of your home security

During an invite-only press conference on Tuesday, the company showed off an autonomous, 20-pound dog-like robot named Astro with large, cartoon-y eyes on its tablet face and a cup holder.…

Neiman Marcus alerts millions of online customers about security breach

The company said in a news release Thursday that it is notifying 4.6 million customers that information associated with their online accounts may have been obtained by a third party…

Facebook grilled by Senate over company’s impact on kids

The hearing, featuring Facebook’s global head of safety, Antigone Davis, is the first of two that the Senate Commerce Committee is holding on how Facebook approaches its younger users. Next…

Google Maps is getting better at mapping wildfires

On Wednesday, Google said it’s adding a new wildfire layer to Google Maps, which users will be able to turn on to see the latest details about multiple fires at…

YouTube is cracking down on anti-vax misinformation

Users who post misinformation about any “currently administered vaccines that are approved and confirmed to be safe and effective by local health authorities and the WHO” will be subject to…

These high school students are fighting for ethical AI

It would be a lot for any activist group to fit into the workday; most of the team behind Encode Justice have had to cram it all in around high…

Here’s everything Amazon announced at its big product event — including a $999 robot

At a livestreamed media event on Tuesday, the company showed off a handful of new Amazon-branded products, including an Echo device that hangs on the wall and acts as a…

Former lab director testified Theranos prioritized PR and funding over patient care

The state of the lab and Theranos’ testing capabilities ahead of its major commercial launch with Walgreens has been central to the prosecution’s case so far, with the former director’s…

Internet goes dark for millions in Indian state’s bid to stop exam cheats

Hundreds of thousands of candidates sat the Rajasthan Teacher Eligibility Test (REET), an exam that paves the way to employment as a primary or secondary school teacher at government-run schools.…

Activision Blizzard says it will pay $18 million to settle harassment lawsuit

The gaming company, which owns hugely popular titles such as “Call of Duty,” “World of Warcraft” and “Candy Crush,” announced it had reached a settlement agreement with the Equal Employment…

TikTok says it now has more than 1 billion monthly active users

The company said in a blog post Monday that it now has more than 1 billion monthly active users around the world, making it the rare social media application not…

Instagram pauses effort to build version of app for kids amid scrutiny

“While we stand by the need to develop this experience, we’ve decided to pause this project,” Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, wrote in a blog post published Monday. “This will…