By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A study testing the value of DNA sequencing as part of routine medical care showed that roughly one in five people carried a mutation linked with rare disease, but few actually benefited from that information, researchers reported on Monday. The finding comes
U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp is in talks with Charter Communications Inc and Comcast Corp about a partnership to boost the two U.S. cable companies' wireless offerings, according to sources familiar with the matter. Sprint, controlled by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp , has entered into
“Nice internet privacy you’ve got there! It'd be a shame if something bad were to happen to it.” That’s the kind of line you’d expect in a mob movie from a thug looking for his weekly fee for protecting your privacy. In real life, AT&T can't be quite so conspicuous, but that's basically what
The Mexican attorney general's office said it would ask the US Federal Bureau of Investigation for help probing allegations that the government spied on journalists and activists. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has been under pressure to launch an independent investigation since charges were
Drones can’t stay up in the air for too long because they’re limited by battery life. Self-driving cars, on the other hand, are limited by speed and obstacles, such as traffic. But what if you could combine the strengths of one with the other? What if the self-driving cars of the future could also fly
Smartphones have been hailed as world-changing gadgets that provide humanity with a constant connection to the rest of the world, and all the knowledge it has to offer. But what if they're actually hindering us? We've all felt the unbearable itch to check in on social media, flip through a couple
By Noel Randewich MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - President Enrique Pena Nieto and industry executives praised a three-year-old overhaul of Mexico's telecommunications sector on Monday as it faces a major challenge from billionaire Carlos Slim in the Supreme Court. The number of Mexicans with cellphones
NASA is making great strides at learning and explaining the complexities of not just the planets in our celestial backyard, but also the makeup of our galaxy and the universe as a whole. They're always on the lookout for signs of life outside of Earth, and with dozens of exoplanets that could host
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown won crucial early approval from federal wildlife officials Monday for his $16 billion proposal to re-engineer California's north-south water system, advancing his plan to build two giant tunnels to carry Northern California water to the south even though much
Jun.26 -- A lot of fitness gadgets coming to the market do so much more than they used to. Bloomberg Technology’s Aki Ito tested 17 of them. And one stood out. It points to a future where you might not need a human trainer at all. (video by David Nicholson)
If you’re an aspiring photographer looking to get more free exposure, Google’s got your back. Late last week, Google announced on its Product Forums that it needs more photos for its Chromecast Backdrop, and that’s where your amazing photo-taking skills come in. However, there’s a slight catch: You need
Four internet giants have teamed up to tackle terrorism, pledging to make their services hostile to violent extremists. Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter have formed the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism to address the "critical challenge" posed by the spread of terrorism online
During the normal course of a commercial plane trip, you might never actually hear the pilot's voice at all. If you do, it's typically to thank you for flying or a quick update on the estimated arrival time, but on a recent AirAsia X flight from Perth, Australia to Malaysia, passengers were treated
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a section of a dam built out of wood, concrete and steel — trying to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S. for a spillway torn apart during heavy winter
BOSTON (AP) — The co-owner of a pharmacy deemed responsible for the deaths of 76 people in a national meningitis outbreak tearfully apologized to the victims on Monday and was sentenced to nine years in prison, far less than the victims had wanted.
Iridium Communications says its 10 new satellites launched from California during the weekend are functioning normally. The McLean, Virginia-based company said Monday the satellites will undergo about ...
Lost in the endless coverage of iPhone 8 leaks and speculation is the fact that the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone is just days away. On June 29th, 2007, Apple launched the first iPhone, changing the course of the industry and making the company more relevant than it had ever been. Ten years
Jun.26 -- Gadgets with Gurman is a live webcast hosted by Bloomberg Technology's consumer tech reporter Mark Gurman. This week, Mark gets his hands on Amazon's Echo Show, which launches today. Voice-activated devices are one of the hottest consumer product categories right now, but do people
Jun.26 -- Jennifer Fritzsche, Wells Fargo managing director of equity research, and Bloomberg Intelligence's Yelena Shulyatyeva discuss the macroeconomic impact of declining wireless prices with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu, Julia Chatterley and Joe Weisenthal on "What'd You Miss?"
Jun.26 -- Google is set to face a record antitrust fine from the European Union on Tuesday for promoting its own shopping search service over those of smaller rivals, according to two people familiar with the probe. Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde has more on "Bloomberg Technology."
Tech giant IBM is building a blockchain-based platform for seven big European banks, including HSBC and Deutsche Bank, that is aimed at simplifying trade finance transactions for small- and medium-sized companies. Trade finance was identified by a survey of banks carried out by IBM and the Economist
It is technically possible to own a Samsung Galaxy S8 or a Samsung Galaxy S8+ without also owning a Samsung DeX Station , but we strongly advise against it. There are just a handful of things that make the Galaxy S8 special compared to rival flagship phones, and the obvious one is the phone’s beautiful
Jun.26 -- President Donald Trump speaks about U.S. relations with India after meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House.
Dozens of companies, including Alphabet Inc's Google, Microsoft Corp, CBS Corp and Viacom Inc urged a federal appeals court on Monday to rule that a law banning sex discrimination in the workplace offers protections to gay employees. The brief submitted by 50 companies to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court