Tag: Information technology

Google delays plan to phase out Chrome ad-tracking tech

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LONDON — Google says it's delaying plans to phase out Chrome browser technology that tracks users for ad purposes because it needs more time...

US retail sales fell 1.3% in May, chip shortage dings autos

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NEW YORK — Retail sales fell in May, dragged down by a decline in auto sales, likely due to fewer cars being made amid...

Behind in quantum compute race, Germany gets boost from IBM

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BERLIN — IBM on Tuesday unveiled one of Europe's most powerful quantum computers in Germany, boosting the country's efforts to stay in the race...

Putin calls accusation of cyberattacks against US ‘farcical’

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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has sharply dismissed allegations that his country is carrying out cyberattacks against the United States as baseless. ...

Ferrari taps European chip-maker executive as new CEO

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MILAN — Luxury sports carmaker Ferrari has tapped Benedetto Vigna, an Italian executive at Europe‚Äôs largest semiconductor chipmaker, as its new CEO, the company...

EXPLAINER: Just how vulnerable is the internet?

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BOSTON — An outage at a little-known firm that speeds up access to websites knocked a lot of top internet destinations offline on Tuesday,...

Apple previews new software for iPhone, other gadgets

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NEW YORK — Apple kicked off its second annual all-virtual developer conference with a keynote that outlined new updates to its software for iPhones...

Automotive chip maker says it’s nearly recovered from blaze

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DETROIT — A fire-damaged Japanese factory that supplies many of the auto industry's computer chips is producing about 88% of what it was making...

California eyes shuttered malls, stores for new housing

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California state lawmakers are grappling with a particularly 21st-century problem: What to do with the growing number of shopping malls and...

Senate eyes R&D bill to counter China, bolster manufacturing

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WASHINGTON — What started as a pragmatic effort to boost scientific research and development has morphed into sweeping Senate bill aimed at making the...