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Holocaust Survivors Offered DNA Tests to Help Find Family

Holocaust Survivors Offered DNA Tests to Help Find Family

SCIENCE | By Deepti Hajela | Nov 30, 2022

The New York-based Center for Jewish History is launching the DNA Reunion Project, offering DNA testing kits for free through an application on its website.

China Rocket Taking 3 to Space Station to Blast off Tuesday

China Rocket Taking 3 to Space Station to Blast off Tuesday

SCIENCE | Nov 29, 2022

A rocket carrying three astronauts to finish building China's space station will blast off Tuesday amid intensifying competition with the U.S., the government said Monday.

Out NFL Star Carl Nassib's Rayze App Lands Investment to Connect Volunteers, Nonprofits

Out NFL Star Carl Nassib's Rayze App Lands Investment to Connect Volunteers, Nonprofits

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 23, 2022

Out Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Carl Nassib dreamed of a different kind of social media app for years — one that celebrates positivity and community.

Taylor Swift Ticket Trouble could Drive Political Engagement

Taylor Swift Ticket Trouble could Drive Political Engagement

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 22, 2022

Some of Taylor Swift's fans want you to know three things: They're not still 16, they have careers and resources and, right now, they're angry. That's a powerful political motivator, researchers say.

NASA Capsule Buzzes Moon, Last Big Step Before Lunar Orbit

NASA Capsule Buzzes Moon, Last Big Step Before Lunar Orbit

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Nov 22, 2022

NASA's Orion capsule reached the moon Monday, whipping around the far side and buzzing the lunar surface on its way to a record-breaking orbit with test dummies sitting in for astronauts.

Amid Musk Twitter Chaos, Athletes & Celebs Cope Just Like Us

Amid Musk Twitter Chaos, Athletes & Celebs Cope Just Like Us

PERSONAL TECH | By Howard Fendrich and Kristin M. Hall | Nov 22, 2022

Yes, athletes and celebrities from the entertainment world are just like us: They're monitoring the chaos and uncertainty surrounding Twitter since its new owner came aboard.

How to Invest in Bitcoin Technology

How to Invest in Bitcoin Technology

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 21, 2022

With the current Bitcoin value, generating significant income within a short period is possible.

Understanding Bitcoin Dust and Crypto Dusting Attack

Understanding Bitcoin Dust and Crypto Dusting Attack

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 21, 2022

Everyone, including scammers, rushed to the cryptocurrency sector to at least try their luck. And as a result, criminal acts such as Bitcoin and cryptocurrency dusting emerged.

Gay Twitter Reacts to Grindr Going Public on New York Stock Exchange

Gay Twitter Reacts to Grindr Going Public on New York Stock Exchange

PERSONAL TECH | Nov 19, 2022

After launching 13 years ago, the LGBTQ dating app Grindr has gone public on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday...and Gay Twitter has thoughts.

Watch: Grindr Goes Public and Takes Over New York City in Gay Display

Watch: Grindr Goes Public and Takes Over New York City in Gay Display

PERSONAL TECH | By Emell Adolphus | Nov 19, 2022

Grindr goes public in a perfectly gay takeover in New York City.

Ticketmaster Canceling Next Taylor Swift Concert Ticket Sale

Ticketmaster Canceling Next Taylor Swift Concert Ticket Sale

PERSONAL TECH | By Kristin M. Hall | Nov 18, 2022

Ticketmaster says it is canceling Friday's planned general public sale for Taylor Swift's upcoming stadium tour because it doesn't have enough tickets.

Blizzard, NetEase Game Partnership in China to End

Blizzard, NetEase Game Partnership in China to End

VIDEO GAMES | By Zen Soo | Nov 18, 2022

American game developer Blizzard Entertainment said Thursday it will suspend most of its game services in mainland China after current licensing agreements with Chinese game company NetEase end.

Facebook Still Banning Trump — for Now — Despite Campaign

Facebook Still Banning Trump — for Now — Despite Campaign

PERSONAL TECH | By Yuri Kageyama | Nov 17, 2022

The social media platform has no plans to reinstate Trump's account following the former president's announcement that he will seek a second term in the White House.

NASA's Mightiest Rocket Lifts Off 50 Years after Apollo

NASA's Mightiest Rocket Lifts Off 50 Years after Apollo

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Nov 16, 2022

NASA's new moon rocket blasted off on its debut flight with three test dummies aboard early Wednesday, bringing the U.S. a big step closer to putting astronauts back on the lunar surface.

Earth at 8 Billion: Consumption not Crowd is Key to Climate

Earth at 8 Billion: Consumption not Crowd is Key to Climate

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Nov 15, 2022

The world is getting hotter and more crowded and the two issues are connected, but not quite as much as people might think, experts say.

Twitter Drama Too Much? Mastodon, Others Emerge as Options

Twitter Drama Too Much? Mastodon, Others Emerge as Options

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Nov 14, 2022

Twitter has been a bit of a mess since billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk took the helm. Lesser-known sites Mastodon and even Tumblr are emerging as new (or renewed) alternatives.

Report: Tweets with Racial Slurs Soar Since Musk Takeover

Report: Tweets with Racial Slurs Soar Since Musk Takeover

PERSONAL TECH | By David Klepper | Nov 11, 2022

Instances of racial slurs have soared on Twitter since Elon Musk purchased the influential platform, despite assurances from the platform that it had reduced hateful activity.

Report: Tweets with Racial Slurs Soar Since Musk Takeover

Report: Tweets with Racial Slurs Soar Since Musk Takeover

PERSONAL TECH | By David Klepper | Nov 11, 2022

Instances of racial slurs have soared on Twitter since Elon Musk purchased the influential platform, despite assurances from the platform that it had reduced hateful activity, a digital civil rights group reported Thursday.

U.S. Vote Counting Unaffected by Cyberattacks, Officials Say

U.S. Vote Counting Unaffected by Cyberattacks, Officials Say

PERSONAL TECH | By Nomaan Merchant and Emily Wagster Pettus | Nov 10, 2022

No instances of digital interference are known to have affected the counting of the midterm vote after a tense Election Day in which officials were closely monitoring domestic and foreign threats.

Redfin to Cut Another 13% of Workforce, Shutter RedfinNow

Redfin to Cut Another 13% of Workforce, Shutter RedfinNow

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt Ott | Nov 10, 2022

Online real estate broker Redfin is cutting 862 employees and shutting down its instant-cash-offer subsidiary RedfinNow.

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