Technology Latest technology news and breakthroughs in technology, science, and industry. Download the NPR Technology podcast and Technology RSS feed.

Technology

Over the past week, users of TikTok began absorbing, in a "challenge," one artist's musical investigation into the realities of living through a degenerative neurological disorder. @kadanharne and @quinfinity/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

toggle caption
@kadanharne and @quinfinity/Screenshot by NPR

The Justice Department says Google CEO Sundar Pichai (left) met privately with Apple chief Tim Cook in 2018 to discuss how their two companies could collaborate. Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images

Google Paid Apple Billions To Dominate Search On iPhones, Justice Department Says

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/926290942/927423234" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

An election worker uses an electronic pollbook to check voters at a polling station in the Echo Park Recreation Complex in Los Angeles on March 3, 2020. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Voter Websites In California And Florida Could Be Vulnerable To Hacks, Report Finds

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/925388871/927384441" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images

Hey Google, Are You Too Big?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/926168583/926493658" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice and 11 Republican state attorneys general filed an antitrust suit against Google, accusing it of being a "monopoly gatekeeper for the internet." SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett hide caption

toggle caption
SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett

Arkansas AG On Google Antitrust Suit: 'I Don't Want What Google Says Is Best'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/926051591/926051592" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Justice Department alleges Google has an illegal monopoly in search, setting up the biggest confrontation with a tech giant in more than 20 years. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Don Ryan/AP

Google Lawsuit Marks End Of Washington's Love Affair With Big Tech

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/926244831/926300078" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The U.S. Justice Department is suing Google, accusing the tech giant of breaking antitrust laws as it has amassed power and grown into the world's most dominant search engine. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Google Abuses Its Monopoly Power Over Search, Justice Department Says In Lawsuit

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/925736276/925795277" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 images collected on Dec. 2, 2018 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 miles. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona hide caption

toggle caption
NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

A NASA Spacecraft Successfully Touched Down On A Rocky Asteroid

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/925449828/925678253" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of the Justice Department's National Security Division, pictured on Oct. 7, has announced new charges against Russians allegedly connected to the Russian military intelligence agency GRU. Jim Watson/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jim Watson/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

DOJ Unveils More Sweeping Cyber-Charges Against Russian Intelligence Officers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/925423705/925678259" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Richard Wang, who calls MLB games for Fox Sports Taiwan in Mandarin Chinese, had never called a baseball game in English. This spring, as the pandemic shut down baseball in the U.S., he was tapped to introduce Taiwan's professional baseball league to a global audience. Sam Yeh/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Sam Yeh/AFP via Getty Images

For Fans Hungry For Baseball, Taiwanese Announcer Made Right Call In Unusual Season

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/924891330/925331383" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

TikTok says it is banning all accounts that share content related to the QAnon conspiracy theory, hardening its previous policy on the far-right movement. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Kiichiro Sato/AP

TikTok Tightens Crackdown On QAnon, Will Ban Accounts That Promote Disinformation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/925144034/925678265" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack was found by a D.C. judge to have broken the law when he seized control of a fund intended to design ways for people living under repressive regimes to have secure access to the Web. U.S. Agency for Global Media hide caption

toggle caption
U.S. Agency for Global Media

Twitter and Facebook said their decisions to limit sharing of a New York Post article were meant to slow the spread of potentially false information. Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images

Mauktik Kulkarni (left) and Suraj Yengde (right) as children. Vivekanand Kulkarni and Suraj Yengde/Vivekanand Kulkarni and Suraj Yengde hide caption

toggle caption
Vivekanand Kulkarni and Suraj Yengde/Vivekanand Kulkarni and Suraj Yengde

Caste Arrives In Silicon Valley

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/923736245/923747128" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Tekiah Elzey is using Coworker.org to petition for hazard pay to be restored at the New Seasons Market where she works in Portland, Ore. Chloe Meeske hide caption

toggle caption
Chloe Meeske

Power Of The Petition: Nonprofit Helps Front-Line Workers Fight For Their Rights

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/923476974/923600380" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Anti-vaccine activists protested at the Massachusetts State House in August against Governor Charlie Baker's mandate that all students enrolled in child care, pre-school, K-12, and post-secondary institutions must receive the flu vaccine this year. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Scott Eisen/Getty Images