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Drone delivering a package.

Drones are being tested to deliver AEDs to cardiac arrest emergencies

Sweden is one of the first places to develop an AED drone delivery program, and over the span of four months, they made 11 deliveries.

 | Chloe Nordquist

Zoubin Ghahramani, vice president of research at Google, speaks at the Google AI@ event at their offices in Manhattan

Can machines be creative?

Generative AI is a subfield of artificial intelligence that involves training models to generate new content such as text, images, or music.

 | Eli Kintisch

A robot patients lies in a hospital bed.

Meet Hal, a robot helping future nurses treat patients in real time

Nursing students are using artificial intelligence and robots to train for real-life patients' symptoms and concerns.

 | Clayton Sandell

Travis Hawkes shows a TikTok account

Businesses tap into booming short-form social video

Nearly all growth in both consumer spending and hours spent on video apps has skyrocketed.

 | Vanessa Misciagna

A nursing student learns through virtual reality training.

Virtual reality is helping nursing students prepare for the real world

Instead of learning how to take care of patients in a classroom, students at one school are in a virtual hospital learning on virtual patients.

 | Chris Conte

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TikTok helps a Maryland dad's boating app become Apple's #1 app

A Harford County man's boating app is cruising to a new level of success after a little help from his daughter and a whole lot of TikTok users.

 | Cat Sandoval

Valentine's day scams.

Romance scams becoming more common as stigma around reporting remains

Romance scams are the type of scam that people lose the most money to, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

 | Scripps News Staff

Attorney General Merrick Garland, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'

Officials said the targeted syndicate, known as Hive, is among the world's top five ransomware networks and has heavily targeted health care.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A visitor passes the TikTok exhibition stands at the Gamescom computer gaming fair in Cologne, Germany

Where Gen Z gets its news: Social media

A 2022 poll shows network and cable TV news came in fifth and sixth place, with newspapers dead last.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

Next Level: AI art is almost human, but it's fueled by unwilling artists

Next Level: AI art is almost human, but fueled by unwilling artists

What are the ethical, legal and moral boundaries of creating AI-generated content from other people's works?

 | Matt Picht and Jennifer Smart

President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives to speak at a rally.

Donald Trump can soon return to Instagram, Facebook

Meta has reinstated former President Donald Trump's accounts as part of a new protocol.

 | Scripps News Staff

The AT&T logo is positioned above one of its retail stores.

Former AT&T customers still entitled to data throttling partial refund

AT&T settled with the FTC over allegations the company misled customers about their data speeds.

 | Scripps News Staff

A ChatGPT prompt is shown on a device.

AI-powered lawyer to defend in court next month

The world's first "robot lawyer" can be used to "fight corporations, beat bureaucracy and sue anyone," according to the app's website.

 | Chloe Nordquist

People walk past a Microsoft store.

Microsoft reports outage for Teams, Outlook, other services

Microsoft said a network change that was suspected to be causing the problem was rolled back and that it is monitoring as the rollback takes effect.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Person watching Netflix on tablet.

Netflix sharing fees start soon — here's how to transfer your profile

Netflix confirmed that it will begin charging fees for account sharing as soon as March. Here's what to do if you're currently sharing a login.

 | Tricia Goss

Twitter logos are displayed outside the company's offices in San Francisco

What is the future of Twitter?

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has floated the possibility of declaring bankruptcy and has slashed costs and thousands of jobs.

 | Patrick McGovern

A courtroom sketch of Elon Musk, left, with shareholder attorney Nicholas Porritt, right.

Elon Musk testifies in 2nd day of Tesla tweet trial

The trial hinges on the question of whether a pair of tweets that Musk posted damaged Tesla shareholders.

 | AP

Kid reading on a smart tablet.

Report: 96% of K-12 apps share children's data with third parties

Next time you download an education app, consider the following expert advice on data privacy.

 | Chloe Nordquist

In this courtroom sketch, Elon Musk appears in federal court in San Francisco.

Elon Musk takes witness stand to defend Tesla buyout tweets

The tweets resulted in a $40 million settlement with securities regulators and a class-action lawsuit alleging he misled investors.

 | AP

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Google axes 12,000 jobs, layoffs spread across tech sector

The jobs being eliminated "cut across Alphabet, product areas, functions, levels and regions," Google head Sundar Pichai said.

 | AP

A person types on a laptop keyboard

Why aren't keyboards in alphabetical order?

Here's how our society evolved into using the "qwerty" keyboard, straying from alphabetical organization used in the first typewriter in the 1860s.

 | Lauren Magarino and Simon Kaufman

A Bank of America ATM is shown.

Bank of America glitch leaves some Zelle users waiting for their money

Some Bank of America customers woke up to lost money, accounts in the negative and overdraft fees, due to issues with Zelle transfers.

 | James Packard

The Microsoft Corp. logo

Job cuts in tech sector spread, Microsoft lays off 10,000

Microsoft said the layoffs were a response to "macroeconomic conditions and changing customer priorities."

 | AP

Amazon offices.

Why is tech seeing so many layoffs?

In the first 16 days of this year, more than 24,000 employees have been laid off in the tech industry, according to an analysis from Layoffs.

 | Daniel Grossman

Bryan Kohberger, left, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November 2022

Idaho stabbing suspect made troubling social media posts

The newly uncovered social media posts, which Scripps News has not independently verified, shed light on Bryan Kohberger's desensitized past.

 | Adi Guajardo

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, cast members in "The Last of Us," pose at the show's premiere.

'The Last of Us' success is big for future of video game adaptations

HBO's investment into "The Last of Us" drew skepticism, but it looks like the show is breaking the video game adaptation curse.

 | Casey Mendoza

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Elon Musk drama shifts from Twitter to Tesla

The case is based on Musk's 2018 tweets about possibly taking Tesla private — prompting a $14B swing in stock fortune over a 10-day period.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

LodeStar Works smart gun and app.

A company's personalized 'smart gun' aims to make firearms safer

There’s still a lot more that needs to be looked at and perfected before introducing smart guns to the world.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Artificial intelligence program can detect weapons from cameras.

AI program can detect weapons from security camera feeds

The artificial intelligence program can alert schools immediately when a weapon is detected.

 | Chloe Nordquist

A Twitter logo is shown.

Online creative community shares why it's difficult to leave Twitter

After Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter and the mass exodus that followed, many users are wondering if they should leave the platform.

 | Casey Mendoza