News UpdatesUpdated: 04:01 AM

  • Powerhouse storm to roar across southern US, bringing snow, ice, rain, floods and possibly tornadoes

    As of midday Thursday, about 20 million people were under some level of weather alert. Many tens of millions more should be added to this total over the next few days. Now dumping rain and snow in southern California, the storm will ramp up in ...

    USA Today 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • New winter storm could snarl flights; Southwest begins waiving rebooking fees

    A developing winter storm threatened to make a mess for air travelers as it moved across the country into the weekend. The storm was still gathering strength in the Southwest, but it was forecast to spread heavy rain, snow and icy weather as it tracked ...

    USA Today 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Heavy rain warning for south Wales on Friday

    A weather warning for wind in north Wales has been lifted - but the Met Office says heavy rain could now cause problems in the south. The alert predicting 70mph gusts for Friday had been issued earlier in the week. However, a yellow warning for rain in ...

    BBC 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Orange weather warning for Donegal and Mayo

    An orange weather warning has been issued for parts of the Republic of Ireland with strong gales expected on Friday. Storm Etienne, which was named by the Portuguese Met Office, is expected to reach County Donegal and Mayo from 1:00 GMT on Friday ...

    BBC 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Falcon 9 misses landing after latest SpaceX mission to the ISS (update)

    SpaceX has made sure it's got its money's worth out of the Falcon 9. On Wednesday, the rocket successfully launched for a resupply mission to the International Space Station. Unfortunately, though, the milestone was marred by a missed landing of the ...

    Engadget 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Rideshare advertising startup Firefly launches with $21.5M in funding

    Firefly, a startup that allows rideshare drivers to make money through digital advertising, is officially launching today. It's also announced that it has raised $21.5 million in seed funding. The idea of sticking advertising on a cab isn't new, but ...

    Tech Crunch 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • USA TODAY's 25 best TV shows of 2018

    The operatic and tragic story of spree killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss, in an Emmy-winning turn) gave equal attention to his most famous victim, fashion designer Versace, and the ordinary men who had their lives cut short. Told in reverse ...

    USA Today 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Amazon Music customers can now talk to Alexa more naturally

    Amazon Music, reportedly the third-largest subscription-based music service worldwide, is doubling down on voice. The company is today announcing the launch of a new set of features that will allow Amazon Music customers to chat with Alexa in a more ...

    Tech Crunch 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • YouTube deletes cheating videos after BBC investigation

    EduBirdie sent the offer to Joe Andrews - whose BluMaan style channel has more than 1.3 million subscribers. He told the BBC: "It was really simple to me, I wasn't going to take on a sponsorship that was clearly promoting cheating. "It's crazy to me ...

    BBC 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Remainer Tory warns over US-style 'partisan bitterness' if deal rejected

    Remain-backing Conservative Sir Nicholas Soames says while Theresa May's deal is "not perfect", the alternatives make him "deeply anxious". He told MPs that a no-deal Brexit or another referendum "which would likely be inconclusive after a vicious and ...

    BBC 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • President Trump takes heat for taking 8-car motorcade across the street to greet Bushes

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is taking criticism for using an eight-car motorcade to travel about 250 yards to welcome the Bush family at Blair House, the guest quarters across the street from the White House. A Washington Post article cited a ...

    USA Today 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Photo tour: From the beaches to the hills, see the best of Los Angeles in one day

    LOS ANGELES — So maybe you're on a one-day layover, or just really pressed for time. Perhaps Disneyland is the main attraction and you only have morning, afternoon and evening to explore Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest city. So we'll skip ...

    USA Today 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Watch: Air New Zealand's holiday commercial puts Trump on the naughty list, mocks UN speech

    Air New Zealand's latest holiday commercial takes a swing at President Donald Trump. During the airline's seasonal ad, a group of kids from around the world who find out they're placed on Santa's naughty list get together to come up with ways to make ...

    USA Today 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • AT&T is the first major US carrier to support eSIM on iPhone

    As AT&T details in its newly-updated support documents, this also means you can have two active SIMs in one phone, "both ready to go at a moment's notice," which is handy if you have separate work and personal numbers, or travel to places not supported ...

    Engadget 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Lime will take on London's Boris Bikes with e-bike launch

    US dockless e-scooter and e-bike service Lime is bringing its electric-assisted bicycles to London, following their launch in Milton Keynes just over a week earlier. A fleet of 1,000 bright green e-bikes -- equipped with a 250-watt motor boasting a ...

    Engadget 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • The dilemma of continuous background checks

    My colleague John Biggs covered the Series A round for Israel-based Intelligo, a startup that provides “Ongoing Monitoring” — essentially a continuous background check that can detect if (when?) an employee has suddenly become a criminal or other ...

    Tech Crunch 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Leicester City crash helicopter rotor controls failed

    The failure of the system led to the pitch of the tail rotor blades being changed "until they reached the physical limit of their travel". The report stated: "The initiating cause and exact sequence of the failure that resulted in the loss of tail ...

    BBC 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Readers: Cutting-the-cord services not as easy to get as promised

    ... are available in South Dakota—discovered that YouTube TV is missing from much of Montana, Wyoming and many parts of Iowa and Minnesota. We invited the marketing exec to discuss cutting the cord from his perspective on our Talking Tech podcast.

    USA Today 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • China promises prompt tariff cease-fire with Washington

    BEIJING – China's government said Thursday it will promptly carry out a tariff cease-fire with Washington and is confident they can reach a trade agreement, suggesting Beijing wants to avoid disruptions due to the arrest of a tech executive. Talks ...

    USA Today 7 months, 2 weeks ago
  • Workato raises $25M for its integration platform

    “Other enterprise integration platforms require people who are technical to build and manage them,” he said. “With the explosion in SaaS with lines of business buying them — the IT team gets backlogged with the various integration needs. Further, they ...

    Tech Crunch 7 months, 2 weeks ago