The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued orders to seven major broadband providers on Tuesday seeking wide-ranging information about how the companies collect and profit from the personal information of their American customers.
Reefer madness isn't a thing. But a new study out Tuesday is the latest to show that pot use, especially with edibles, can sometimes cause health problems serious enough to prompt a trip to the hospital. It found that people in Colorado have increasingly sought emergency care for cannabis-related symptoms like...
In the immediate aftermath of a horrific act of violence, it's disturbingly easy to watch the gruesomeness unfold on social media--even if you don't want to. We witnessed this inevitability during the Christchurch attack this month, as videos of a gunman opening fire in two mosques were uploaded at breakneck speed to Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. These companies have promised more moderators and improved AI to prevent this unwanted virality in the future, but an official in Australia sees jail time for tech execs as a fitting solution.
Astronauts on the International Space Station have completed 214 spacewalks in the past 21 years, but none have been all-women endeavors. So it was very exciting earlier this month when NASA publicized what was supposed to be the first all-female spacewalk in history. But just days before the planned walk, a spacesuit...
Speaking on behalf of President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to put American astronauts on the moon "within the next five years" at the fifth meeting of the National Space Council on Tuesday.
Compared to all the electronics that power the tiny computer in your pocket; battery technology is downright disappointing. Not only does your smartphone need charging every day, but in a few years, its battery will be barely able to hold a charge at all. So how long will your device last? Researchers at Standford...
Astronomers have created a catalog of 1,822 nearby stars around which the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission might spot planets receiving Earth-like levels of starlight. This is a crucial step in humanity's search for an Earth-like, potentially habitable exoplanet.
You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don't care about, and the other half are terrible. Where's the good stuff? io9 is here to help.
On Monday, we saw once again how criminals can exploit trust and use it as a weakness.
Late last year, astronomers detected the sixth known dark vortex on Neptune. This time, however, scientists were able to chronicle the formation of this swirling storm over the course of several years, offering new insights into these enigmatic and ephemeral weather features.
In an outpouring of long-simmering tensions between rideshare companies and drivers whose wages have been on the decline, hundreds affiliated or acting in solidarity with grassroots group Drivers United turned out on Monday to picket an Uber Greenlight hub in Redondo Beach, California.
Apple's highly anticipated, celebrity-studded services event didn't disappoint in two specific regards. One, there were a lot of celebrities present. Two, there were also a lot of new services announced. It's hard to say which was more exciting.
Inside the luxury Omni Hotel in downtown San Francisco on Monday morning, Lyft executives and investors wheeled and dealed about the company's upcoming IPO as the firm's valuation hit a whopping an estimated $25 billion and climbing.
Just a year ago, scientists presented results that seemed almost too good to be true: Carbon sheets only a single atom thick, called graphene, took on a pair of important physical properties when they were twisted at just the right "magic" angle relative to one another. If the atmosphere this month at the world's...