Bill to boost semiconductor production passed by Senate

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday that aims to boost U.S. semiconductor production and the development of artificial intelligence and other technology in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China.

Apple kicks off developer conference with no major product announcements

Apple kicked off its second annual all-virtual developer conference with a keynote that outlined new updates to its software for iPhones and other devices. The presentation highlighted more privacy options for paid iCloud accounts and a “Find My” service that helps find errant AirPods, but included no major product announcements.

Teen checks pool noodle on Southwest flight, video goes viral

Sydney Fowls flew from Ohio to Tampa and decided to see if she could check a pool noodle on her Southwest flight. Sure enough, the college student looked out the window and watched baggage handlers loading her pool noodle onto the plane. Her video quickly went viral.