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Microsoft reports outage for Teams, Outlook, other services

Jan. 25, 2023 08:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft said it's seeing some improvement to problems with its online services including the Teams messaging platform and Outlook email system after users around the world reported outages Wednesday. In a status update, the tech company reported “service...

Edmunds: The pros and cons of software running your car

Jan. 25, 2023 06:14 AM EST

Software was a big theme for automakers attending CES 2023 in January. BMW, Stellantis, Volkswagen and a joint venture between Honda and Sony showed off upcoming or concept vehicles that are significantly reliant on computers and code. The takeaway was clear: More and more vehicles will be run top...

Apple-Apps-Top-10

Jan. 24, 2023 11:38 AM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Shadowrocket, Shadow Launch Technology Limited 4. HotSchedules 5. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB ...

School hopes lights can finally shut off after costly glitch

Jan. 23, 2023 17:01 PM EST

WILBRAHAM, Mass. (AP) — It's hoped that the lights at a Massachusetts high school will be able to be turned off by the end of next month, about a year-and-a-half after a computer glitch kept the lights on night and day, officials say. The unusual challenge faced by Minnechaug...

Microsoft invests billions in ChatGPT-maker OpenAI

Jan. 23, 2023 16:03 PM EST

Microsoft says it is making a “multiyear, multibillion dollar investment” in the artificial intelligence startup OpenAI, maker of ChatGPT and other tools that can write readable text and generate new images. The tech giant on Monday described its new agreement as the third stage...

Apple-Apps-Top-10

Jan. 17, 2023 12:14 PM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Shadowrocket, Shadow Launch Technology Limited 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. HotSchedules 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB ...

Nevada rail museum cat who became an internet hit mourned

Jan. 13, 2023 18:21 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The historic Nevada Northern Railway Museum is mourning the death of its resident cat who became an unlikely internet sensation. Dirt — short for Dirtbag — died Wednesday in the town of Ely at the age of 15, the railway said on its website. The...

US air travel returns to normal after technology breakdown

Jan. 12, 2023 20:15 PM EST

U.S. air travel returned mostly to normal Thursday, a day after a computer system that sends safety information to pilots broke down and grounded traffic from coast to coast. By midafternoon on the East Coast, about 150 flights had been canceled and more than 3,700 delayed — much...

Apple-Apps-Top-10

Jan. 10, 2023 11:26 AM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Shadowrocket, Shadow Launch Technology Limited 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop...

EXPLAINER: What is ChatGPT and why are schools blocking it?

Jan. 06, 2023 14:33 PM EST

Ask the new artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT to write an essay about the cause of the American Civil War and you can watch it churn out a persuasive term paper in a matter of seconds. That's one reason why New York City school officials this week started blocking the impressive...