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June 18, 2018 11:25 PM Microsoft urges Trump administration to change its policy separating families at border

Microsoft is calling on the Trump administration to change a "zero tolerance" immigration policy that is separating families at the US-Mexico border. The company took a stand Monday after it was scrutinized for its working relationship with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency that is enforcing the policy. ICE uses Microsoft's cloud software 22

June 8, 2018 1:26 AM Stricklen's 4-point play at buzzer lifts Sun past Liberty

Stricklen's 4-point play at buzzer lifts Sun past Liberty Shekinna Stricklen had a four-point play at the buzzer to give the Connecticut Sun an 88-86 victory over the New York Liberty on Thursday night. Stricklen caught the ball on the wing off a pass from Jasmine Thomas, hit the shot and was fouled as time expired. After a brief review by the officials 26

June 5, 2018 1:03 PM Microsoft Is Buying GitHub for $7.5 Billion in Stock

The move could help the software giant convince more developers to create applications for its cloud-computing business Microsoft Corp. agreed Monday to buy coding-collaboration site GitHub Inc. for $7.5 billion in stock, one of the biggest in a string of deals by Chief Executive Satya Nadella to transform the software giant beyond its legacy products 14

June 4, 2018 7:37 AM ‘You’re Stupid If You Don’t Get Scared’: When Amazon Goes From Partner to Rival

The giant’s cloud-computing business offers a look inside its model for expanding. Some partners praise the unit’s chief for straddling the line between ally and competitor It is with a certain dread every autumn that some companies described by Inc. as its technology partners gather at a Las Vegas convention and find out if Andy Jassy has new plans 47

May 31, 2018 1:30 PM A tarantula and seahorse make up these dazzling nebulas

This image from VLT Survey Telescope at ESO'S Paranal Observatory in Chile showcases the brilliant Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. (ESO) Astronomers have captured a striking new image of the Tarantula Nebula that highlights its abundance of stars and stunning luminosity. Orbiting our Milky Way galaxy is the Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf 39

May 30, 2018 2:50 AM Why Don’t Companies Just Encrypt All Their Data? It Isn’t So Simple

Organizations that enhance security with encryption find that it can come with a lot of trade-offs As threats from hackers and online thieves grow apace, more companies are seeking refuge in encryption—the science of turning messages and data into gibberish for anyone who doesn’t have a key. Once limited to the most secret of secrets, encryption increasingly 18

May 23, 2018 5:58 AM Foxconn Unit Plans China’s Biggest IPO Since 2015

Regulators fast-tracked approvals for Foxconn Industrial as Beijing moves swiftly to allow certain technology giants to list in the country BEIJING—A unit of Taiwan’s contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group said it plans to raise 27.1 billion yuan, or $4.25 billion, through an initial public offering in Shanghai, potentially marking 27

May 21, 2018 1:30 PM Utah high school yearbook describes rival as 'ghetto,' 'trash'

A Utah high school came under fire last week after a page in its yearbook described a rival school as “ghetto,” “trash” and “annoying” among other negative descriptions. Maple Mountain High School’s yearbook printed a word cloud in the shape of a devil’s face to describe Springville High School. The page was entitled “Describe Springville,” according 32

May 14, 2018 2:00 PM Saturn's gorgeous rings and 3 moons shine in stunning Cassini photo

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Saturn, its rings and the moons Mimas, Janus and Tethys on March 13, 2006. Tethys is below the ring plane, Mimas is above it and tiny Janus appears to sit right on the rings in this view. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute) NASA and the Cassini team have given us another gorgeous blast from Saturn's 196

May 1, 2018 7:09 PM Amazon expansion includes new office, 2K jobs in Boston

Amazon expansion includes new office, 2K jobs in Boston Amazon unveiled plans on Tuesday for a major expansion in Boston's Seaport District, promising 2,000 new technology jobs even as the city remains in contention for the company's coveted second headquarters. Seattle-based Amazon announced it would move into a 430,000-square-foot "Tech Hub" in 2021, and said the new jobs would 43