Technology: What Geeks are talking about from ABC News

At UN Climate Talks Some Worry About Brexit, Trump Impacts
Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year’s landmark Paris Agreement with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impacts of upcoming votes in the U.S. and Britain

Jury Sides With Google in Closely Watched Copyright Case
A federal jury has sided with Google in a long-running legal battle with tech industry rival Oracle, which had claimed Google stole some of its software to create the world’s most popular smartphone operating system

Watch: Norwegian Consumer Group Has App-etite for Reading
The Norwegian Consumer Council staged the reading to draw attention to the lengthy and complex terms and conditions of smartphone apps.

NASA’s Expandable Space Habitat Hits a Snag
NASA’s plan to inflate an expandable habitat for the first time in space hit a snag today when the room — known as BEAM — failed to completely inflate.

Hang up: Dutch Look at Banning Use of Cellphones on Bikes
The Dutch government is considering banning the country’s millions of cyclists from using their cellphones while riding, saying pedaling and phones are a dangerous mix

Study: Brain Scans Reveal Hidden Consciousness in Patients
A brain scan that measures energy use shows promise for helping doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness

Gawker May Be Looking to Sell After Losing Hulk Hogan Case
The embattled online media company Gawker has hired an investment banker to explore options including a possible sale

32-Hour Reading of Terms and Conditions Live Streamed by Consumer Group
You could say they have an app-etite for reading.

Solar-Powered Airplane Lands in Pennsylvania
A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright

EU Lawmakers Seek Tougher Limits on US Data Use
European Union lawmakers want tougher limits set on the U.S. using information about EU citizens that’s exchanged under a new trans-Atlantic data agreement

Solar Impulse Pilot Snaps an Extreme Selfie
Solar Impulse will stop in New York next before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Watch: AT&T Announces Change to Prepaid GoPhone Plans
Customers will receive an additional free gigabyte of data

NASA Inflating New Experimental Room at Space Station
NASA is inflating a new experimental room at the International Space Station _ the world’s first pump-it-up room for astronauts

Whale-Finding Phone App Grows in Use, Steering Mariners Away
With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive

The Latest: Solar-Powered Airplane Lands in Pennsylvania
A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright

Watch: Interview With Solar Impulse Pilot
ABC News’ Alyssa Newcomb speaks with Bertrand Piccard as he completes the solar-powered airplane’s flight across the U.S.

This Homeless Shelter Is Empowering Teen Girls by Teaching Them to Code
The girls are learning to create small programs, apps and video games.

Solar Impulse Pilot Shares Most Sublime Moment of Journey
Bertrand Piccard spoke to ABC News from the cockpit shortly after the milestone.

App Helps Iowa Man Get Drunken Driving Conviction Tossed
An Iowa man’s use of a smart phone application to get legal help in the middle of the night proved key in getting his drunken driving conviction overturned

NASA’s Yearlong Spaceman Still Has Sore Feet, Fatigue
NASA’s yearlong spaceman says even after 2 ½ months back on Earth, his feet are still sore and he gets tired

New Lava Vents Open on Active Hawaii Volcano
Two new lava flows have broken out at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, but neither is threatening nearby communities

Mystery of Massive Black Holes May be Answered by NASA Telescopes
Scientists may have unraveled the mystery of how black holes are formed.

A Wrestler, a Website and Maybe a Billionaire Go to the Mat
Is Hulk Hogan’s courtroom cage match with Gawker being bankrolled by a high-tech billionaire with a grudge against the news-and-gossip site?

Netflix, Other Streaming Services Face European Content Quotas
Proposal requires streaming services to feature 20 percent European content.

US Defense Secretary Calls for Faster Technology Development
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the government needs to develop technology faster and reconnect with the tech industry

The Latest: Clinton Spokesman Says Her Email Practices Known
A spokesman for Hillary Clinton says a report by the State Department’s inspector general shows that her email practices were “consistent” with those of past secretaries and senior officials

Scientists: Underground Stone Rings Made by Neanderthals
Scientists say that a pair of mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave was probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that our ancient cousins were capable of more complex behavior than previously thought

Microsoft Denies Forcing Windows 10 Upgrade
Microsoft says Windows users still can opt-out of upgrading to the latest version of the software despite claims that the company has made it exceedingly difficult to do so

New Cloud Formation Discovery May Lessen Warming Forecast
A new discovery about how clouds form may scale back some of the more dire predictions about temperature increases caused by man-made global warming

Bio on Billionaire Thiel, Reportedly Funding Hulk Hogan Suit
Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel co-founded PayPal and was Facebook’s first outside investor and board member

Why the Tiny Fruit Fly Has Giant Sperm: Size Matters to Her
Biologists learn why tiny male fruit flies have huge sperm that are 23 times bigger than their bodies

Watch: Twitter Increasing Its Character Limit
Twitter officially relaxes its 140-character limit by allowing users to compose more lengthy posts.

Instagram Account for Iranian General No Longer Accessible
An Instagram account associated with a powerful general who leads an elite unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is no longer on the photo-sharing application

Chinese E-Commerce Giant Alibaba’s Accounting in SEC Probe
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it is under investigation by U.S. regulators in connection with its accounting practices. The company disclosed the investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a regulatory filing Tuesday.

State Dept. Audit Faults Hillary Clinton in Emails
APNewsBreak: A State Department audit has faulted Hillary Clinton and previous secretaries of state for poorly managing email and other computer information and slowly responding to new cybersecurity risks

Watch: Twitter Increasing The Limit to 10,000 Characters
Twitter officially relaxes its 140-character limit by allowing users to compose more lengthy posts.

Solar-Powered Plane’s Latest Leg: Ohio to Pennsylvania
A solar-powered airplane has taken off from the Ohio hometown of American aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright on the latest leg of its journey around the world

European Union Seeks to Make Life Easier for Online Shoppers
The EU has unveiled proposals to make it easier to buy online across borders, oblige providers like Netflix to offer European films and protect children from harmful content

Microsoft Cuts More Jobs in Troubled Mobile Unit
Microsoft is cutting 1,850 jobs and will book a $950 million writedown as the company continues its attempts to salvage a rocky entrance into the smartphone market

Gov’t Report: Feds Spend Billions to Run Ancient Technology
The government is spending about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems, including platforms more than 50 years old in vital areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security

Huawei Files Lawsuits Accusing Samsung of Violating Patents
Chinese tech giant Huawei says it has filed lawsuits in the United States and China accusing rival Samsung of violating its patents on mobile phone technology

Arizona Researcher Asks for Help Finding Meteor in Maine
A planetary science field researcher from Arizona is seeking help finding a fireball recorded last week streaking across the sky by police in Maine

HP Enterprise Selling Tech Services Business to Rival
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is continuing to slim down its business by selling off its technology services division to competitor Computer Sciences Corp.

2 College Students’ Snapchat Soap Opera Is a Modern-Day Romance
Abby Diamond and Reed Bjork had the University of Wisconsin on pins and needles.

Toyota to Invest in Ride-Hailing App Uber
Toyota is making an investment in ride-hailing app Uber

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