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Is Google Snooping on Your Health Records?

Sure, Google knows a lot. But imagine the company one day indexing your personal health records. It’s starting to happen for patients at Ascension, the largest Catholic healthcare system in the US. On Monday, the nonprofit announced a partnership with Google to run Ascension’s IT healthcare systems over the company’s cloud computing services. However, the...

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Google Chrome Might Warn You About Slow-Loading Websites

Google Chrome Might Warn You About Slow-Loading Websites

In the future, Google’s Chrome may warn you about slow-loading websites. Google is considering the idea as a way to encourage developers to speed up page-load times. “We think the web can do better and want to help users understand when a site may load slowly, while rewarding sites delivering fast experiences,” Google’s Chrome team...

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Costco Black Friday 2019: Save on TVs, Laptops, Apple Devices, More

Costco Black Friday 2019: Save on TVs, Laptops, Apple Devices, More

Heads up, Costco members: The warehouse club’s Black Friday 2019 ad just hit the web, tipping big savings on TVs, Apple devices, laptops, smartphones, smart home gadgets, gaming gear, and a lot more this holiday shopping season. Costco’s holiday savings event will run from Nov. 7 through Dec. 2, according to the leaked ad, posted...

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YouTube: Accounts Can Be Deleted if 'No Longer Commercially Viable'

YouTube: Accounts Can Be Deleted if 'No Longer Commercially Viable'

(Future Publishing / Contributor / Getty) YouTube’s attempt to explain when it can terminate your account has led to confusion among its most prolific users. The Google-owned video platform chose a curious way to explain it, implying that YouTube can delete your account if your videos alienate advertisers. “YouTube may terminate your access, or your...

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UK PM Johnson to chair emergency meeting on flooding

UK PM Johnson to chair emergency meeting on flooding

A car lays submerged underwater on a route into Fishlake due to the roads been flooded, north of Doncaster, Britain November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Craig Brough LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chair a meeting of the government’s emergency ‘COBR’ committee on Tuesday to discuss the response to flooding in the north of...

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Twitter: Help Us Decide How We Should Tackle Deepfakes

Twitter: Help Us Decide How We Should Tackle Deepfakes

Twitter is asking users how it should tackle AI-generated “deepfake” videos and edited images designed to mislead the public. The company has issued a survey, the results of which will be used to shape policy concerning “synthetic and manipulated media,” amid fears the content will be used to spread misinformation during the 2020 presidential election....

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Renewed 2018 Apple MacBook Airs Are Up to 28 Percent Off Today

Renewed 2018 Apple MacBook Airs Are Up to 28 Percent Off Today

Attention budget-savvy shoppers: Ahead of Black Friday, Amazon is offering a great Deal of the Day on renewed Apple MacBook Airs from 2018. Today only, the 128GB version is 25 percent off at just $749.99 (down from $999.99) while the 256GB version is 28 percent off at $869.99 (down from $1,199.99). The 2018 MacBook Air...

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Adidas' Robot Speedfactories to Close in US, Germany

Adidas' Robot Speedfactories to Close in US, Germany

Back in 2017, sportswear company Adidas decided to bring sneaker manufacturing back to the US with a state-of-the-art robotic production facility called a Speedfactory. Today, Adidas announced its two Speedfactories in Atlanta and Germany will be closing. As Reuters reports, both factories put the emphasis on automation so as to keep costs low while working...

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Report: Tencent Wants to Make Games Using Nintendo Characters

Report: Tencent Wants to Make Games Using Nintendo Characters

Tencent, the Chinese giant behind social networking platforms QQ and WeChat and a major player in the video game market, is reportedly hoping to make console games featuring Nintendo characters. According to the Wall Street Journal, a Tencent official who asked not to be named said the company “want[s] to expand from China, and one...