Technology: What Geeks are talking about from ABC News


Here is the latest Tech News from ABC News.

Watch: New Entertainment From Netflix
The streaming video service is in the midst of adding dozens of new shows and movies.

EU Links up With Twitter, Tech Firms to Combat Hate Speech
The European Union’s executive arm says it’s reached agreement with some of the world’s biggest social media firms, including Facebook and Twitter, on how to combat the spread of hate speech

Australia to Sell Bitcoins Confiscated as Proceeds of Crime
An official says about $13 million in bitcoins will be auctioned in Sydney in June after Australian police confiscated the digital currency as proceeds of crime

Watch: War Against ISIS: Meet the U.S. Military Spy Plane Known as the Dragon Lady
The U-2 spy plane has gathered surveillance images for the military since its first flight in 1955.

Stephen Hawking Baffled by Dynamics of Trump’s Popularity
Stephen Hawking says he can’t explain the popularity of Donald Trump

Experimental Installations Put the Social in Social Science
Internet installations in Newark and Milwaukee allow for intercontinental conversation

Watch: Amazon Releases Web-Based Version of Alexa
The latest edition of Amazon’s voice-activated assistant has streamlined functionality.

Bleaching Kills Third of Coral in Great Barrier Reef’s North
Scientists say mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage

Beijing Tracks the Elderly as They Take Buses, Go Shopping
These days, when over-80s in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are often being digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country’s rapidly growing elderly population

Watch: Homeowner Sees Burglar Break In Through Phone App
A burglar broke into a Jacksonville, Florida, home and was followed around by the homeowner’s dogs in a video recorded by the homeowner’s phone app.

NASA Slowly Inflating New Room at Space Station on 2nd Try
NASA is slowly inflating a new experimental room at the International Space Station, with better luck than last time

SpaceX Lands Another Rocket After Satellite Delivery
SpaceX has pulled off another rocket landing, the third in just under two months

Cellphone Radiation Study Raises Concerns Despite Low Risk
A new federal cellphone study in rats, finding a slight increase in brain tumors only males, is raising long-dormant safety concerns

Now Gawker Has Its Own Billionaire Backer, Sort Of
The courtroom fight between former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and news-and-gossip site Gawker is becoming a battleground for Silicon Valley tycoons as well

Georgia Officials: Woman Who Got Zika From Partner Recovers
State health officials say a woman confirmed as having the state’s first sexually transmitted case of the Zika virus has recovered

Fast Money: Banks Making It Easier to Split the Tab
JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and other big banks are making it easier for their customers to split the tab for dinner, pay their share of the electric bill and cover other routine costs

Space Probe Confirms Chemicals of Life in Comet’s Halo
Scientists have found further evidence supporting the theory that some of the building blocks for life may have come to Earth from outer space

Verizon, Unions Reach Deal in Principle for 4-Year Contract
Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week, after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle on a new four-year contract

Google-Backed Magic Leap Alleges Workers Stole Its Secrets
Artificial reality startup Magic Leap is accusing two Silicon Valley employees of stealing the closely guarded secrets that make technological tricks work

NASA Taking Another Stab at Inflating Space Station Room
NASA will try again Saturday to inflate the world’s first soft-sided room in space for astronauts

Study: Scientists Document World’s Largest Known Sponge
A team of scientists on a deep-sea expedition in the waters off Hawaii has discovered what they say is the world’s largest known sponge

Facebook and Microsoft’s Atlantic Cable Boasts Highest Capacity Ever
Tech titans are teaming up to lay 4,100 miles of cable across the Atlantic Ocean.

Saving Salamanders: Searching for Signs of a Deadly Fungus
Saving salamanders: Scientists search for signs of a deadly fungus in a critical wildlife species

Robots Being Taught to Feel, React to Pain
Robots with emotion. Robots that can do our jobs. Robotic friends. Next up: Robots that can feel pain.

Intricate Tattoos on a 3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Woman
A Stanford archaeologist says they had religious and symbolic purposes.

Researchers: Asian Bank Hacks May Be Linked to North Korea
Cybersecurity researchers said North Korea might be connected to several recent hacking attacks on global banks

Watch: PayPal Update to Focus Solely on iOS and Android
PayPal to discontinue mobile apps for Blackberry, Windows and Amazon.

How Alibaba Won _ and Lost _ a Friend in Washington
An anti-counterfeiting group went from calling for Alibaba to be blacklisted to counting it among its “strongest partners” in a few short years

How Alibaba Won _ and Lost _ a Friend in Washington
An anti-counterfeiting group went from calling for Alibaba to be blacklisted to counting it among its “strongest partners” in a few short years

Are You Alibaba-Literate? 5 Things to Know About Company
Alibaba is the world’s biggest e-commerce platform, with more than 420 million people scooping up $485 billion worth of stuff last fiscal year on its sites

Mars Set to Make Closest Approach to Earth in 11 Years
If Martians exist, they’ll be closer to Earth on Memorial Day than they have been in 11 years.

Microsoft, Facebook Team up to Build Undersea Internet Cable
Microsoft and Facebook are building a new sub-sea Internet cable that will cross the Atlantic Ocean to carry customers’ data between North America and Southern Europe

Google Reveals the Top Misspelled Word in Every State
Not all of us have the gift of being super spellers like the youngsters competing today in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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