Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY

Edward C. Baig


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Recent articles by Edward:

Too scary? Elon Musk's OpenAI company won't release tech that can generate fake news

Text generation technology from OpenAI enables researchers to spin an all-too-convincing--and yes, fabricated--machine-written article. → Read More

Google plans to add tens of thousands of new jobs as it expands in 14 states

Google is investing more than $13 billion in 2019 as it adds jobs, data centers and offices in 14 states. → Read More

Can artificial intelligence prevent the next Parkland shooting?

Schools are working with companies using AI to monitor emails and documents to help prevent student suicides, sexual predators, and acts of violence. → Read More

Amazon buys eero: What does it mean for the price of Wi-Fi routers?

Eero was the first notable company to solve poky Wi-Fi issues at home through “mesh” technology. Now Amazon and eero are meshing together. → Read More

Apple lets veterans track their health records on the iPhone

If you're receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration you can securely store medical records through the Health App on the iPhone. → Read More

Is Jeff Bezos untouchable now that he's taking on National Enquirer?

In his fight against the National Enquirer, Amazon's founder may come off as hero of sorts to anyone who has ever confronted a bully. → Read More

New emoji represent people with disabilities

The organization responsible for standardizing emoji approved 13 variants of accessibility emoji that were proposed last March by Apple. → Read More

Is AI a special ingredient to help make food taste better? IBM and McCormick think so

Kitchen meets computer. Finding the perfect blend of flavors is the latest use for artificial intelligence in a partnership between IBM and McCormick. → Read More

Polar vortex relief? These 8 top apps may help you in weather biting temperatures

With the polar vortex blanketing much of the nation, these to weather apps for iOS and Android may tell you when relief is finally coming. → Read More

Child advocates to Mark Zuckerberg: 'Shut down Facebook Messenger Kids' immediately

After revelations that Facebook duped kids into spending money on online games, advocacy groups want the social network to shut down Messenger Kids. → Read More

Using Aetna's new app and personalized rewards program could pay for your Apple Watch

Aetna is partnering with Apple on an app that rewards active users by paying back the cost of an Apple Watch or accruing incentives in gift cards. → Read More

What was the economic cost of the government shutdown and what comes next?

Economists believe the impact of a second shutdown would be "much more serious." Some don't expect it to happen. → Read More

Facebook duped kids into spending on games without Mom and Dad knowing, documents reveal

More than 135 pages of unsealed court documents, paint a disturbing picture of how the social media giant exploited kids. → Read More

Have $250K? Fly to space in an Under Armour spacesuit on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic

Civilian astronauts paying $250K to fly Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will wear space suits and footwear designed by Under Armour → Read More

Before Super Bowl, John Madden Hall of Fame bronze bust will tell you stories

AI, augmented reality, animation and facial motion will let fans “converse” with an interactive virtual version of John Madden’s Hall of Fame bust → Read More

Target stores to accept mobile payment including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay

Besides, Target, Apple Pay will now be accepted at Taco Bell, Speedway, Hy-Vee and Jack in the Box. Google Pay and Samsung Pay come to Target, too. → Read More

Got a Windows 10 Mobile phone? Time's finally up. Better switch to iOS or Android

2019's the final year Microsoft will provide “support” for Windows 10 Mobile. It's probably a good time to start checking out your smartphone options. → Read More

Is 2019 the year we stand up for protecting our privacy? Apple CEO Tim Cook says it's time

Apple and consumer groups want strong privacy legislation because consumers shouldn't have to tolerate another year of data breaches. → Read More

Johnson & Johnson teams with Apple on Apple Watch study to help reduce the risk of strokes

Randomized multi-year study will launch later this year and be limited to people wearing the Apple Watch Series 4 in the U.S. who are 65 or older. → Read More

Screen time usage: You're not really ready to go on a digital diet, survey says

More of you are aware of your screen time usage thanks to tools from Apple and Google. But only a minority of you expect to change habits in 2019. → Read More