Category Archives: Technology

IRS website chokes on Tax Day

It’s tax day — and the Internal Revenue Service web site is down – or at least part of it.   The IRS did not have an immediate explanation for the failure. But it said on its website that the Direct Pay service became unavailable shortly before midnight last night. “On my way over here this…MORE

WannaCry Victims Refusing to Pay Ransoms

It looks like victims are saying screw the WannaCry hackers..and refusing to pay the ransoms. The New York Times is reporting that despite a week of disruption, an online tracking system showed that the amount sent in the electronic currency Bitcoin to accounts listed by the attackers had reached about $90,000 as of this afternoon…MORE

Laptop ban — no problem with these gadgets

The ban on large electronics in airplane cabins is affecting thousands of travelers every day. CNNtech’s Samuel Burke shows how with a few gadgets you can stay productive, or entertained up in the air on your smartphone.

U.S. Justice Department Investigates Uber

Uber is being investigated for allegedly using software to evade government regulators who were trying to shut down its ride-hailing service. The company developed a program called Greyball help the company in markets where the service was not allowed by authorities. The New York Times reported on Greyball in March, raising questions about the legality…MORE