License plate tracking for police set to go nationwide

License plate readers are powerful technology that allow police to keep track of a car’s movement across a city.  Getty Images Police often rely on automatic license plate readers to track the movement of cars in their jurisdiction. A surveillance company’s new initiative looks to expand those capabilities nationwide.  On Tuesday, Flock Safety, which makes […]

Senate committee finds Trump campaign welcomed Russian hacking help

US President Donald Trump greets Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the G20 Osaka Summit in 2019. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November. In June 2016, shortly...

Microsoft Flight Simulator takes off on PC

Would-be aviators can take to the virtual skies, with the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator on Tuesday. It’s available on PC, Xbox Game Pass for PC and Steam.  The company is offering a free “Aviators Club” livery set to players who get the game...

Amazon continues expansion in New York City even after HQ2 debacle

Amazon is expanding its offices across the US. Angela Lang/CNET Amazon abandoned its plans to build a 25,000-worker campus in Queens, New York, last February, but it hasn’t given up on the Big Apple. On Tuesday, the e-commerce company announced another round of...

Microsoft 365 apps to end Internet Explorer support next year

Microsoft 365 apps to end support for Internet Explorer in 2021. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Image Internet Explorer’s days have been numbered since Microsoft launched its Edge browser five years ago. Microsoft appears to be another step toward closer to...