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Anonymous to Trump: You Will 'Regret' the Next 4 Years

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:11:00 GMT

Hacking collective tells Trump to watch his back.A supporters of the activist group Anonymous wears a mask during a protest in London, Britain.A supporters of the activist group Anonymous wears a mask during a protest in London, Britain.


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Why Do People Keep Posting Dog Photos on Social Media?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:08:00 GMT

In our parents' generation, a dog was greeted in the morning and when you came home from work. Now the dog is all over social media. But why?Doug The Pug and Beast in Zuckerberg's office.


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Your Tech Guide to the Inauguration

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:53:14 GMT

Whether you're going to Washington D.C., watching while you work, or are looking for some tech distractions, we have you covered.The skyline of Washington, DC, including the US Capitol building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and National Mall, is seen from the air, January 29, 2010.The skyline of Washington, DC, including the US Capitol building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and National Mall, is seen from the air, January 29, 2010.


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Fired IT Staffer Offered to Unlock Google Account — for $200K

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:31:00 GMT

Litigation involving the American College of Education highlights a situation that cybersecurity experts warn could occur more frequently.File picture illustration of the word 'password' pictured on a computer screen.


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When Seeing the Most Depraved Side of the Internet Is Your Job

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:12:00 GMT

Machines are getting smarter, but human moderators are still crucial in the fight against child exploitation, bestiality and other violent crimes.A light illuminates the keyboard of laptop computer.


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Assange Has Vowed to Go to U.S. — but Rape Case Still Looms

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:24:57 GMT

Julian Assange said he'd "agree to U.S. extradition" if Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning but there was no word on facing rape investigators.Julian Assange speaks from a balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in February 2016.Julian Assange


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Edward Snowden Can Remain in Russia, Apply for Passport

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:33:00 GMT

Snowden's status in Russia was clarified by the Russian government a day after President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning.Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data.Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong.


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For Driverless Cars, a Moral Dilemma: Who Lives and Who Dies?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:57:00 GMT

Researchers are asking people worldwide how they think a robot car should handle life-or-death decisions. Should the car sacrifice one passenger if it can save a crowd of pedestrians?In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, photo, an autonomous vehicle is driven by an engineer on a street through an industrial park, in Boston. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking human drivers how they'd handle life-or-death decisions in hopes of creating better algorithms to guide autonomous vehicles. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, photo, an autonomous vehicle is driven by an engineer on a street through an industrial park, in Boston.


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Zuckerberg Wanted to Spend $3B on Oculus 'In a Moment's Notice,' Lawsuit Shows

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:23:00 GMT

Amid pressure to leapfrog over Apple and Google, Facebook pushed to buy virtual reality firm Oculus "in a moment's notice," in 2014, emails revealed.Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook, demonstrates an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and Oculus Touch controllers.Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook, demonstrates an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and Oculus Touch controllers.


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Trump Tweets to Wrong Ivanka — Gets Told to Take More Care on Twitter

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:06:03 GMT

The apparent flub gave the other Ivanka — identified as an English council worker named Ivanka Majic — an unexpected platform.Ivanka Trump, the daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks to guests while making a campaign stop for her father on Oct. 20, 2016 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Ivanka had two campaign stops scheduled in Wisconsin today after spending last night in Las Vegas supporting her father as he debated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.


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High Seas High Tech: How the Cruise Industry Is Personalizing Your Vacation

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:39:00 GMT

Why leave your lounger to go order a drink when you can just tap your wrist to get a Daiquiri at your deck chair?The cruise ship Crown Princess travels into Port Canaveral, Florida in this July 18, 2006.Carnival's OCEAN Medallion wearable will not just help passengers locate friends and family on the massive ships, but will also act as a room key and enable passengers to have drinks brought to their exact location.


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Prosecutors Seek Arrest of Samsung Chief Accused of Bribery

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:30:00 GMT

Lee Jae-yong is accused of bribery related to the massive influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.Lee Jae-yong, center, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, speaks as he arrives Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, to be questioned as a suspect in a bribery case relating to the massive South Korean influence-peddling scandal that led to the president's impeachment.


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How Automation May Challenge Trump's Promises on Jobs

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:16:00 GMT

A consulting company says the U.S. is on the verge of a robotics revolution — 10 percent of manufacturing tasks handled by robots today in a decade will become 25 percent.



SpaceX Launches First Rocket Since Explosion

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:10:00 GMT

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit.


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Why You Always 'Break' Your Phone Just as a New One Comes Out

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:54:00 GMT

Here's the weird reason you're more likely to break your iPhone when a new one is released.Apple CEO Tim Cook waves during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach


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What You Need to Know About Switch, Nintendo's Edgy New Console

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:30:00 GMT

It will cost a bit more than analysts expected.People line up for Nintendo's new video game console Switch during its presentation in Tokyo on Jan. 13.The new Nintendo Switch video game console, which is scheduled for launch in March of 2017.


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What Are the Most Traded-in Tech Items? iPhones and... One Direction CDs

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:15:00 GMT

Planning on upgrading your tech this year? You may want to consider trading in some of your old gadgets before they hit the tech graveyard.A customer compares two iPhones at an Apple Store in Chicago last month.Used smartphones and laptops are hot sellers on tech trade-in sites.


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A Laser Projection Keyboard That Fits in Your Pocket

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:19:00 GMT

The iKeybo is a laser projection keyboard that comes in multiple languages.Its creators insist that the keys are designed for fast, error-free typing or piano playing on any flat surface.


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Replacing Batteries Sounds Boring. That Is, Unless You're in Space

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:11:00 GMT

Changing batteries doesn't sound very cool... That is, unless you're orbiting 249 miles above Earth at the International Space Station.Astronaut Thomas Pesquet (center) assists spacewalkers Peggy Whitson (left) and Shane Kimbrough in the U.S. Quest airlock on Jan. 6, 2017.Astronaut Thomas Pesquet (center) assists spacewalkers Peggy Whitson (left) and Shane Kimbrough in the U.S. Quest airlock on Jan. 6, 2017.


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Life-Saving Drones Promise Revolution In Emergency Care

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:31:00 GMT

Life-saving EMS response drones will soon be bringing blood, bandages, meds, defibrillators, and even live trauma care expertise to stranded victims.A delivery drops from a Zipline drone.An EMS response droneA user demonstrates Google Glass.Members of the Zipline team pose with the company's drones.


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On JetBlue You Still Pay for Bags, But the Wi-Fi Is Now Free

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:44:00 GMT

New York-based JetBlue announced Wednesday that its entire fleet of 237 aircraft now offers free Wi-Fi to all passengers.JetBlue airplanes at their gates at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.JetBlue Airways aircraft wait at departure gates at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.


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Amazon to Create 100,000 Full-Time Jobs in the U.S. by 2018

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:52:00 GMT

Amazon will create 100,000 full-time jobs in the U.S. over the next 18 months. The move would bring its workforce to more than 280,000.A worker at an Amazon shipping center in Schertz, Texas. Robert Daemmrich Photography | Corbis | Getty ImagesA worker at an Amazon shipping center in Schertz, Texas. Robert Daemmrich Photography | Corbis | Getty Images


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Peter Thiel Agrees: Apple Has Gone Stale

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:30:00 GMT

Hardcore Apple users and analysts say the company is losing its shine.A person uses an iPhone.


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Beck, Other Commentators Dismissed From 'Clock Boy' Suit

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:15:00 GMT

A Texas judge ruled that defamation allegations against Glenn Beck, The Blaze and a right-wing pundit were frivolous.Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old student from Irving, Texas, who was arrested after he brought a homemade clock to his high school to show his teachers and was later accused of having a bomb. He is seen here on Oct. 20, 2015 in Washington, D.C.Ahmed Mohamed shows off his homemade digital at a news conference Aug. 8, 2016, in Dallas.


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Instagram Is Giving Snapchat a Run For Its Money

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:39:00 GMT

The photo-sharing app launched stories, a feature that many called a Snapchat copycat, five months ago.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File PhotoInstagram is beating Snapchat at its own game.


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