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‘Does the Apple Watch work without an iPhone?’: Yes, but its available features depend on your internet connection – here’s what you need to know

Getty Images It may be counterintuitive to say, but yes, the Apple Watch does indeed work without an iPhone. However, you will be sacrificing many of the watch’s more prominent features if doing so. Without an iPhone, the features available to you on your Apple Watch depend on the availability of cellular and Wi-Fi connection. […]

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Federal regulators eye update to rules governing children’s privacy and the Internet

(Alex Brandon/AP) July 18 at 10:55 AM Federal regulators this week began considering ways to update and potentially expand enforcement of the country’s online children’s-privacy law, questioning whether swift advances in technology have outpaced rules meant to protect children younger than 13. The effort by the Federal Trade Commission is in its initial phases, but […]

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Ashton Kutcher’s nonprofit wants to abolish child sex abuse on the internet with backing from a $280 million TED-sponsored fund

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Ashton Kutcher’s nonprofit company, Thorn, is one of eight organizations to receive money from the Audacious Project, a TED-backed fund giving away $ 280 million this year. Thorn’s technology helps companies and law enforcement agents defend children from online sexual abuse. The company plans to use the Audacious funding to build out […]

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Amazon wants to launch 3,236 satellites so it can rain down internet from space

Brent Lewis/Getty Images Amazon started off selling books over the internet. Jump forward almost 25 years to the present day and CEO Jeff Bezos’ retail behemoth has expanded its aspirations to cover science fiction-sounding concepts like drone-based deliveries and flying warehouses. Its latest goal may be its most potentially world-changing, however. According to recent filings […]