Company Ordered to Pay Woman $459K After Spamming Her With More Than 300 Robocalls – This Week in Tech – 03/31/2019

Company Ordered to Pay Woman $459K After Spamming Her With More Than 300 Robocalls

A Tennessee woman has been awarded nearly half a million dollars after a furniture company illegally hounded her with hundreds of robocalls, sometimes more than 10 times per day, even after she asked them to no longer contact her, per court records…


Laptops to Stay in Bags as TSA Brings New Technology to Airports

Air passengers at a growing number of U.S. airports will no longer need to remove electronics, liquids, and other items from their carry-on luggage at security checkpoints as the Transportation Security Administration rolls out new technology…


Apple’s New ‘Sesame Street’-Themed TV Show Will Teach Kids Coding Basics

The original “Sesame Street” TV show taught preschoolers basics like numbers and letters, but Apple’s new Sesame Street-themed show will instead focus on teaching kids coding basics. Introduced onstage today at Apple’s press event by none other than Big Bird himself, the Sesame Workshop-produced show is one of the new arrivals to Apple TV+, the company’s just-announced streaming TV service and Netflix rival…


Tesla Sentry Mode Catches Deliberate Attack Against Model 3, Vandal Arrested

A Tesla Model 3 owner is thanking the video recording capabilities of Sentry Mode after it captured a shocking act of vandalism against his electric car. As could be seen in footage from the security feature, a woman stealthily yet aggressively keyed the Model 3 as she was ushering her children inside a Dodge Journey SUV, resulting in deep scratches to the vehicle’s body panels…


Why Microsoft Is Backing a Major Tax Hike on Itself … and Amazon

Microsoft is making an extraordinary habit of inviting regulation of itself, at least when the software giant has a say in what those rules look like…


New Huawei Phone Has a 5x Optical Zoom, Thanks to a Periscope Lens

Huawei officially announced the Huawei P30 Pro smartphone today. While it has a new Huawei-made SoC, an in-screen optical fingerprint reader, and lots of other high-end features, the highlight is definitely the camera’s optical zoom, which is up to a whopping 5x. Not digital zoom. Real, optical zoom…


NASA’s Mars Helicopter Is Ready for the Red Planet After Successful Flight Tests

With the planned launch date just 16 months away, excitement is growing among space fans looking forward to the Mars 2020 mission…

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