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CNET's Sophia Fox-Sowell discusses top technology news stories in a short and digestible format.

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    BlueCruise, Ford's hands-free driving system, won't be available to drivers for OTA update until 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 2:01

    For vehicles eligible for the over-the-air update, it's not happening until the first quarter of 2022 now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Facebook has a new name, but controversy remains

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 4:49

    The social network is focusing on the future of the metaverse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Microsoft will help community colleges bolster the cybersecurity workforce

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 3:49

    Microsoft wants to get 250,000 people into cybersecurity jobs in the next four years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SpaceX Crew-3 spacecraft upgraded with new toilet feature to avoid another urine leak

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 2:12

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    Judge rules Trump's lawsuit against Twitter should be moved from Florida to California

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 3:01

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    Panasonic produces prototype battery with more energy storage for Tesla

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 1:48

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    Scientists conclude mysterious signals from nearby exoplanet are probably not aliens

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 2:33

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    NASA eyes February 2022 for Artemis I mission launch

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 2:10

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    Adobe's Photoshop and Illustrator are coming soon to your web browser

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 1:15

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    Tesla drivers can easily game their Safety Scores, report finds

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 3:04

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    FaceTime is now capable between iPhone and Android users with iOS 15

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 2:38

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    South Korea marks first domestic space rocket launch

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 2:06

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    Tesla ranks top among EV registrations in US, data shows

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 1:44

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    NASA's Lucy spacecraft hits first obstacle in space with solar array failing to latch

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 2:02

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    Facebook pushes back against report that its AI has little impact on hate speech

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 2:39

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    Wing, Alphabet's drone delivery arm, is expanding to the Dallas-Fort Worth area

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 2:45

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    Facebook could be changing its name

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 2:02

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    Apple's $19 polishing cloth is a backward-compatible device we can get behind

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 1:56

    Yes, it works on the iPod Nano. But this cloth is the definition of why you should shop around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    FDA to approve mixing-and-matching different COVID-19 booster shots, report says

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 3:06

    US scientists must first determine if the benefits of mixing different vaccine types outweigh the potential risks, and consider the differences between the vaccines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why Google went through the trouble of building a chip for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 3:35

    By styling itseld as a chip designer, Google will have more control over its flagship smartphones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pink Floyd album cover lookalike spotted on Mars by NASA orbiter

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 1:56

    I'll see you on the dark side of the red planet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    SEC approves Bitcoin futures ETF, causing cryptocurrency to spike

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 2:36

    The original cryptocurrency reached brief high of $62,600 over the weekend, the first time in six months. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build metaverse

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 2:27

    The social networking company announced the recruitment drive on Sunday, saying it would take place over five years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Apple Store goes offline ahead of Unleashed event

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 1:01

    Taking the Apple Store offline is part of the tech giant's traditional build up ahead of an event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Apple unveils next-gen earbuds, Airpods 3, at Unleashed event

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 2:57

    The third-generation of Apple's true-wireless headphones are available for preorder at $179 and will ship next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Facebook-owned Instagram reportedly worried about losing teenage users

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 2:41

    Starting in 2018, nearly all of Instagram's annual worldwide marketing budget was slated for messaging aimed at teens, report says. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NASA's launches Lucy spacecraft to explore Trojan asteroids

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 4:12

    The asteroids have never been studied up close before, and will provide a window into the earliest era of our solar system, some 4.6 billion years ago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Google improves Select-to-speak feature on Chromebooks to help those who dyslexic or learning another language

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 2:11

    Google adds smoother-sounding voices to its Select-to-speak feature, which lets your laptop read selected text aloud. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Still can't get a PS5? Register on Sony's site for a chance to buy one this November

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 1:39

    You'll still need a bit of luck to get an invite though. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Following suit with the Pfizer booster, an advisory panel is now recommending a Moderna booster to the FDA

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 1:45

    The vote isn't binding, but the FDA is expected to accept the recommendation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Disney Plus series Hawkeye will premiere with two episodes, plus the new Marvel show gets a teaser trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 1:13

    The series from Disney Plus will premiere with a double dose of holiday archery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    If you're on mobile, Google search results will now let you scroll continuously

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 1:05

    Just in case you want to dive deep into a topic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    In 2022 Social Security benefits will see the largest increase since the 1980s, impacting more than 70 million Americans

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 1:33

    As inflation pushes up prices, the government will offer raises, boosting retiree benefits to $1,657 per month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Amazon could be giving top search slots to its own brands, report finds

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 2:16

    An investigation found that Amazon might be playing favorites with its own products. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Biden administration wants to build 7 windfarms to lower US carbon emissions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 3:22

    The windfarms would be located on the US' coasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mysterious radio signal coming from Milky Way baffles astronomers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 4:32

    It exhibits a range of characteristics that make it highly unusual and unlike other radio sources from the depths of our galaxy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ford eliminates minimum credit score requirement for 84-month car loans

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 3:24

    The car company aims to make buying a car more accessible, but the move may be problematic for a few reasons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Facebook improves harassment and bullying policies, targeting mass harassment

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 2:19

    The updated policy includes removing Groups and Pages that work together to harass or bully anyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Amazon's team in India created knockoff products and manipulated search results, report says

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 1:45

    Employees reportedly used internal data from Amazon's website in India to copy products sold by other companies on the platform. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Verizon-owned prepaid carrier confirms some customers' accounts were breached

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 1:33

    Visible didn't say how many customers were impacted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    William Shatner on his trip to space with Blue Origin: 'I hope I never recover from this'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 2:49


    The legendary 90-year-old actor best known for his role in Star Trek made his first real journey to suborbital space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Squid Game is taking place IRL in Abu Dhabi this week

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 2:15

    Don't worry, this version is murder-free. Probably. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    There's yet another Facebook whistleblower, and she's already talking with law enforcement

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 3:11

    The social network is facing increased scrutiny from lawmakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Apple expected to announce next-generation Mac computers at online-only October event

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 3:33

    The Mac computers will be powered by the company's own Apple Silicon chips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tesla to make Gigabeer at Berlin Gigafactory plant, Musk announces

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 1:37

    The beer will be some sort of limited-run beverage that collectors will scoop up and try to preserve, similar to Tesla Tequila. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Southwest canceled thousands of flights over the weekend, unrelated to company vaccine mandate

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 3:40

    The airline canceled more than 2,000 flights this past weekend, citing issues of weather and limited staffing at Florida airports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Google adopts Apple's legal strategy, arguing Epic's actions 'have harmed Google'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 2:32

    Epic's legal battle with Google was effectively on hold until after its lawsuit with Apple concluded. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mysterious giant squid-like create filmed by scientists exploring Red Sea shipwreck

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 2:16

    A "giant form" of the purpleback squid was spotted last year but only identified in September 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Facebook says it plans to reduce political content from people's feeds in a bid to 'nudge' teens away from harmful content

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 3:09

    The social media company said it'll reduce the amount of political content on people's feeds, focusing instead on content from friends on the service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    16-million-year-old tardigrade discovered in Dominican amber

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 1:47

    The fossil tardigrade is remarkable for its rarity and for being a new species and a new genus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Snapchat working to stop illegal drug deals on the app, amid a rise in overdose deaths

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 1:41

    The changes come as overdose deaths attributed to drugs laced with fentanyl spike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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