Alphabet’s Loon internet balloons launch in Kenya in first commercial deployment

Residents in Kenya looking at Loon balloons. Loon Loon, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, said Tuesday that it’s launched a fleet of high-flying balloons over Kenya to beam internet signals down to the country’s population.  The launch marks the first commercial deployment of the technology, which up till now has been tested only […]

Microsoft sues over trademark to stop COVID-19 hacking campaign

Microsoft says it took over the domain names that hackers used to trick businesses into giving up their account information.  Jason Hiner/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Microsoft said Tuesday...

Comet Neowise could be a ‘great’ one. Here’s how to catch it

Comet Neowise as seen from the Czech Republic on the morning of July 6. Jan Tláskal / Spaceweather.com Comet Neowise looks like it could be the real deal.  After two other comets discovered in 2020 — Swan and Atlas — looked promising but then fizzled and...