Healthcare.gov security breach leaks info for 75,000 people

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Healthcare.gov security breach leaks info for 75,000 people Today The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Healthcare.gov, the federally operated health insurance marketplace, has suffered a data breach. Apparently it detected “anomalous system activity” in a tool that’s supposed…

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Apple now offers a USB-C Watch charger

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Apple now offers a USB-C Watch charger Chris Velazco/Engadget The iPhone XR made its entrance today, but that’s not the only new product available in the Apple Store. The company also introduced a USB-C charger for the Apple Watch. Up until now,…

Amazon’s Alexa ‘whisper mode’ starts rolling out today

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Amazon’s Alexa ‘whisper mode’ starts rolling out today Nicole Lee / Engadget One of the new features introduced at last month’s Amazon hardware event was the ability to whisper to your Amazon Echo device — and have Alexa whisper back to you….

Google introduces Gmail integrations for Dropbox, Box and more

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Google introduces Gmail integrations for Dropbox, Box and more ASSOCIATED PRESS Today, Google announced new Gmail integrations for G Suite, which is its enterprise offering for business. Now G Suite users will be able to perform actions for popular apps directly from…

Hulu’s night mode comes to the web

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Hulu’s night mode comes to the web Hulu Hulu has added a night mode to its website. The feature went live today at 12:30 PM EST, and is limited to watching video in their computer’s web browser. The night mode update, which…

Rocket Lab selects NASA’s Virginia facility as its US spaceport

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Rocket Lab selects NASA’s Virginia facility as its US spaceport Rocket Lab Today, small launch vehicle startup Rocket Lab announced the site of its new US spaceport. The Electron rocket will launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, located in Virginia. The launch…

USA Today thinks chat bots can keep voters informed during midterms

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USA Today thinks chat bots can keep voters informed during midterms Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP USA Today is no stranger to using technology as a hook for political coverage, but this time it could be particularly helpful in performing your…

Twitter sent out strange, nonsensical notifications to its users

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Twitter sent out strange, nonsensical notifications to its users ASSOCIATED PRESS If you got a super weird Twitter notification today, featuring a seemingly random string of numbers a letters ending in a colon and another number, you’re not alone. Quite a few…

‘Fortnite’ Tournaments pit controller against keyboard and mouse

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‘Fortnite’ Tournaments pit controller against keyboard and mouse Epic Fortnite‘s 6.10 update arrives today, and with it, a new Tournaments feature giving everyone what developer Epic says is the chance to “compete directly alongside the pros for prizes and glory.” Each tournament…

Judge approves settlement between SEC and Elon Musk

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Judge approves settlement between SEC and Elon Musk Joshua Lott via Getty Images Today, as first reported by Bloomberg, a judge has approved Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC over his tweets about taking Tesla private. Hopefully, this means that Tesla can…

Apple apologizes for phishing scam that stole Chinese user IDs

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Apple apologizes for phishing scam that stole Chinese user IDs Barcroft Media via Getty Images Apple apologized today over stolen Apple IDs that were used to make unauthorized App Store purchases in China. The Wall Street Journal reports that the IDs were…

Watch Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot twerk to ‘Uptown Funk’

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Watch Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot twerk to ‘Uptown Funk’ Boston Dynamics If what you need today is a dog robot twerking to “Uptown Funk,” well then you’re in luck. Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot is featured in a new video intended to show…

Sony tries using blockchain tech for next-gen DRM

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Sony tries using blockchain tech for next-gen DRM PhonlamaiPhoto via Getty Images Sony announced today that it’s jumping on the blockchain bandwagon for digital rights management (DRM), starting with written educational materials under the Sony Global Education arm of the business. This…

Vector, Anki’s cute robot companion, is available today

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Vector, Anki’s cute robot companion, is available today Anki Anki’s Vector, the $2 million Kickstarter darling, is out today, and he’s ready to be your best friend. Vector is the follow-up to Anki’s first Robot, Cozmo. While Cozmo was more focused on…

MIT’s $1 billion college will teach the theory and ethics of AI

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MIT’s $1 billion college will teach the theory and ethics of AI Nikki O’Keefe Images via Getty Images Today, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that the university is launching the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, which is specifically focused on…