Arizona Technology News

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Kevin Stone

Look! Up in the Arizona sky! It’s a Walmart delivery drone!

Walmart announced plans to launch, literally, a delivery service using aerial drones in Arizona and five other states.
1 day ago
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Taylor Tasler

Public-private partnership in the Valley looking to make grilling a little greener

The summer season usually means firing up the grill for some barbecue and now public and private leaders in Arizona are partnering to figure out how to make grilling better for the environment.
4 days ago
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Jimena Vera I Special for Cronkite News

More Phoenix school districts adding electric buses to their fleets

School districts across Phoenix are working to change their bus fleets to electric, and parents are on board.
4 days ago
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Kim Komando

3 tech steps you should have in place before you die

It’s a grim topic, but in today’s digital age, we have to plan for what happens to all our online accounts, data, notes, photos, videos, websites, playlists, blogs, and subscriptions once we’re gone.
5 days ago
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FBI Phoenix warns public about increase in business email scams

FBI Phoenix is warning the public about an increase of business email scams, which has been the top reported scam in Arizona over the past five years.
7 days ago
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Lithium-ion battery recycling plant opens in Gilbert

Recyclers of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles activated the power Tuesday at its Gilbert manufacturing plant, putting a charge in the East Valley tech corridor.
10 days ago
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Kim Komando

Secret words that tech support pros use to describe you

Tech support is a difficult, frustrating, and often thankless job. Like most professionals, IT folks have their own lingo. Here are 10 insider words that you might hear to describe you.
12 days ago
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Data Doctors

A handful of free and easy video editors for beginners

For those looking to get into video editing, here are a few options that work directly on smartphones, computers and tablets.
13 days ago
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Waymo announces launch of ride-hailing service tester program in downtown Phoenix

Autonomous ride-hailing service Waymo on Tuesday announced the launch of its new tester program in downtown Phoenix. 
16 days ago
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Kim Komando

Save a little time and use your voice to control the TV

Time-saving principles can be applied to your TV. You can speak to search for movies, control the volume, pause, rewind, skip to the next episode, and more.
19 days ago
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Griselda Zetino

Arizona farmers see booming tech industry as competition for water

Arizona farmers struggling to grow crops because of drought conditions now have another challenge — tech companies that also rely on large amounts of water are expanding throughout the state.
24 days ago
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Kim Komando

This is how Facebook knows so much about you and how you can stop it

On Facebook, your activity speaks volumes. The social networking website also knows what you do elsewhere because you might have connected apps sharing your data. You can stop that.
26 days ago
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Developer exploring potential for wind farm north of Tucson

A developer is exploring the potential for what would be Arizona’s biggest wind farm on an expanse of high desert in Pinal County about 30 miles north of Tucson.
1 month ago
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Kim Komando

5 dangerous cybersecurity mistakes you’re probably making

Don't think you're too smart to fall for the tricks of cybercrooks. Here are five simple, effective ways to secure your smartphone.
1 month ago
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Mechanical ‘tree’ planted at Arizona State University in hopes of fighting climate change

A mechanical "tree," the first of its kind, has been planted at Arizona State University in Tempe in a test of a new technology designed to fight global warming.
1 month ago
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Brandon King

Gilbert-based Footprint Foundation asks people to eliminate single-use plastics

A study from the World Economic Forum in 2016 predicted that pound for pound by 2050 there would be more plastic in our oceans than fish.
1 month ago
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Footprint study finds consumers want plastic packaging replaced with sustainable options

A study conducted on behalf of Footprint found consumers want businesses to replace plastic packaging with more sustainable options.
1 month ago
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LG Energy Solution picks Queen Creek for battery manufacturing facility

LG Energy Solution has decided to build its new battery manufacturing facility in Queen Creek, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday.
1 month ago
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Taylor Kinnerup

Phoenix Suns, Mercury team up with Valley-based company to eliminate single-use plastic

As the Phoenix Suns play for a second consecutive appearance in the NBA Finals, the team, its partners and the arena are embarking on another mission: sustainability.
1 month ago
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Torrence Dunham

Footprint boosting sustainability efforts through partnership with Phoenix Suns

When Footprint entered into a multiyear naming rights deal for the Suns' arena in downtown Phoenix last summer, the company had more in mind than just being connected with one of the best teams in the NBA.
1 month ago
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Kim Komando

10 handy gadgets worth buying that you didn’t know you needed

In the consumer tech world, there's always something new to buy. Here are 10 standouts that you'll genuinely use and appreciate.
1 month ago
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Arizona launches task force to align priorities for infrastructure bill funding opportunities

A task force was launched Thursday to align Arizona's priorities and investments with competitive funding opportunities from the bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law by President Joe Biden last year.
1 month ago
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Kim Komando

7 time-saving tech gems that make your life easier

Doesn’t saving time feel great? Here are seven nifty ways tech can help you streamline your life.
2 months ago
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Semiconductor materials company buys 65 acres in Mesa for $29M to build new base of operations

A semiconductor materials company has completed a $29 million land acquisition in Mesa that will become a new base of operations, the city announced Monday.
2 months ago