Team Rubicon is revolutionizing disaster response. Microsoft wants to help

In 2018, natural disasters ran amok. Deadly tsunamis battered Indonesia. Destructive hurricanes walloped the south. Wildfires, once seasonal in California, engulfed the state, leaving more than 1,650,000 acres of scorched earth in their wake and resulting in a cool $ 16.5 billion worth of damage. This year hasn’t proved much better. Heavy rains and tornadoes […]

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A lawmaker wants to end ‘social media addiction’ by killing features that enable mindless scrolling

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.). (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) July 30 at 4:08 PM The youngest senator in Congress, and one of its toughest crusaders against Big Tech, proposed a bill Tuesday meant to curb social media addiction by regulating the techniques that prolong engagement on the platforms. Freshman Sen. Josh Hawley’s bill, the Social Media Addiction […]

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Apple wants to acquire Intel’s 5G business to build its own modems, sources claim

Enlarge / A 5G Intel logo is seen during the Mobile World Congress on February 26, 2019 in Barcelona. Miquel Benitez/Getty Images Apple is still looking into the possibility of acquiring Intel’s Germany-based modem business, The Information claimed yesterday, citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans. Intel has reportedly considered selling off pieces of its modem […]