Mark Hurd, Oracle co-CEO, dies at 62, company confirms

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies at 62 Mark Hurd, the co-chief executive of tech giant Oracle, died one month after taking a leave of absence from the company. He was 62. Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. …

Artist uses ‘historic’ markers to raise climate awareness

New England is awash in historic markers, but a handful of plaques popping up in a New Hampshire town are different. Rather than commemorating important people or places in history, many of these dinner plate-size signs detail events like rising sea levels and an explosion of ticks that have yet to happen — part of an effort to draw attention …

The Week in Tech: Amazon Muscles In on Seattle Election

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the tech industry. Greetings from Seattle, where we have seven straight days of rain in the forecast. I’m Karen Weise, the tech correspondent here. Let’s start with our local giant, Amazon: Amazon may have taken some hits in the Democratic debate on Tuesday, but in …

You can get a rare discount on the Nintendo Switch right now

Now’s the time to save on a brand new Switch, before they sell out. (Photo: Getty Images) — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA …

Groups: Saving Mexican gray wolves requires new approach

Dozens of environmental groups and scientists are asking U.S. wildlife managers to rethink how they plan to ensure the survival of Mexican gray wolves in the American Southwest. Following a loss in federal court, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working on crafting a new rule to guide management of the endangered predators in New Mexico and Arizona. The …

Huawei Reports Stronger Sales Growth

BEIJING — Huawei said on Wednesday that its sales growth recovered in the most recent quarter, suggesting that the Chinese technology giant has been successfully weathering the Trump administration’s efforts to stymie its business around the world. The United States added the maker of smartphones and telecom gear to an export blacklist in May, restricting its access to many of …

Should we say ‘please’ and `thank you’

CLOSE When even Alexa is tired of hearing Baby Shark… Humankind, USA TODAY Jeremy Bloom has a polite family. But after a few frustratingly failed attempts in which Bloom politely asked Alexa to turn down the volume at dinner time, he shouted instead, “Alexa, zip it.”  “To our surprise, the music immediately stopped,” says the Pittsburgh-area commercial lender. “We got …

Climate activists in London shift site but keep up protests

Climate protesters in London plan to keep up their campaign despite being ousted by a police order from their Trafalgar Square encampment. The Metropolitan Police had said Extinction Rebellion protesters and their tents must leave the square by Monday evening. The force said it was a “proportionate and reasonable” move to end a major disruption. More than 1,400 people have …

President Trump’s Favorite Meme Maker, Carpe Donktum, Was Briefly Suspended From Twitter Due To A Copyright Claim From Universal Music Group

Logan Cook, known as “Carpe Donktum” online, was briefly suspended from Twitter on Monday amid controversy about a meme created by a contributor for his website, Meme World. He was brought back online about an hour later. Cook said the video that triggered the copyright takedown was a Super Bowl commercial posted in early February 2018. “What they told me …