Gig Work Is Risky for Apps

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Apps like Uber and Instacart took the concept of freelancing...

Google makes changes to search to curb misleading info about U.S. election

A cursor moves over Google's search engine page | AP Photo/Don Ryan Google on Thursday did away with certain autocomplete suggestions for people looking up information about candidates...

Facebook stops French man streaming his dying days

Facebook has prevented a French man with an incurable illness from streaming his own death on the social media site, according to a company statement. Alain Cocq, 57,...

The long-awaited ‘Avengers’ video game is here

Marvel's "Avengers" franchise made billions at the box office. Now it has a new audience to win over: gamers. Disney's Marvel Entertainment and video game publisher Square Enix...

Pentagon Sticks With Microsoft for Cloud Computing Contract

The Defense Department on Friday reaffirmed its decision to award a massive cloud computing contract to Microsoft, despite protests from Amazon, which had argued that President Trump...

Google Maps quietly rolled out one of its most-requested features

Google Maps has added a new feature to its app: traffic lights at intersections in a number of US cities. The tech company made the change "to help...

Samsung’s new folding smartphone will set you back $1,999

Would you fork over $1,999 for a smartphone? Samsung hopes many people will. The South Korean smartphone maker's latest device, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, is the...

Twitter Hack May Have Had Another Mastermind: A 16-Year-Old

When authorities arrested Graham Ivan Clark, who they said was the “mastermind” of the recent Twitter hack that ensnared Kanye West, Bill Gates and others, one detail...

Major internet outage: Dozens of websites and apps were down

CenturyLink, an internet service provider that is supposed to keep websites up and running, was down itself for much of Sunday morning. That meant Cloudflare, Hulu, the PlayStation...

Instagram Reels first impressions: A whole lot of TikToks

As I check my Instagram account's Explore tab one afternoon, a 15-second video featured prominently at the top catches my attention. It's a comedy skit I watched...

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