HONOLULU The U.S. Navy agreed to limit its use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California in a settlement with environmental groups approved Monday.
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SAN FRANCISCO Apple staked a new claim to the living room on Wednesday, as the maker of iPhones and other hand-held gadgets unveiled an Internet TV system that’s designed as a beachhead for the tech giant’s broader ambitions to deliver a wide range of information, games, music and video to the home.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Scientists are using submersibles to try to explore a sunken German U-boat 7 miles off the Rhode Island coast.
They’re streaming the attempts online as they work to learn more about how shipwrecks affect the environment.
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. Toyota is investing $50 million with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers.
OTTAWA Canada’s record on innovation is improving, but experts say governments can do more to support new and emerging businesses.
The Conference Board of Canada, an Ottawa-based think-tank, has given the country a C on its latest innovation report card.
NEW YORK — Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.
The newest classroom at Harvard’s business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video feeds of up to 60 students tuned in from their computers.
In the futuristic classroom, housed in a television studio 2 miles from campus, class plays out like a giant video conference.
TORONTO—The owners of adultery website Ashley Madison say hundreds of thousands of people signed up for their website in the past week despite a recent cyberattack that leaked the personal information of many of their users.
NEW YORK — A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world’s largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth’s population.
TORONTO—A massive cyberattack on a website facilitating extramarital affairs is taking a toll on families across the world, Toronto police said today as they announced two unconfirmed reports of suicides and a string of extortion crimes related to the hack.