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How our future workplace could look, according to Google and YouTube CEOs

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:18:00 GMT

For better or for worse, technology is disrupting the workplace. Here's where Google CEO Sundar Pichai and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki see it going.Google CEO Sundar Pichai and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speak at the Revolution Town hall at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on Jan. 19, 2018.


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Apple to help Malala Fund educate girls

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:31:00 GMT

Tech giant Apple and the Malala Fund have teamed up to help deliver education to over 100,000 girls in India and Latin America.Apple CEO Tim Cook and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai speak with Lebanese and Syrian students in Beirut, Lebanon.


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Would you pay to live in a water pipe?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:20:00 GMT

Can you feel at home in 120 square feet?OPod Tube Houses are micro-housing units made out of sections of concrete water pipe.OPod Tube Housing is designed using a concrete water pipe as a micro living apartment in Hong Kong.Architect James Law is pictured in an OPod Tube Housing unit.OPod Tube Housing is designed using a concrete water pipe as a micro living apartment in Hong Kong.


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No more checkout lines: A look inside Amazon Go, the store of the future

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:02:00 GMT

Retail powerhouse Amazon is disrupting retail yet again, with the opening of its checkout-free Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle.



Spy oysters and kayak patrols: How France is fighting food thieves

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:28:03 GMT

Armed with drones and night-vision goggles, French farmers and law enforcement are fighting back against the thefts of expensive producePolice officers on horseback patrol an oyster farm in Gefosse-Fontenay, France.The Flex Spy is a fake oyster that alerts farmers when it's taken out of the water to prevent thefts of the expensive mollusks.


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Amazon hikes price for monthly Prime members

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:56:00 GMT

Amazon Prime subscribers who pay by the month will soon have to hand over a couple extra bucks each month.Amazon boxes are stacked for delivery in New York.Amazon boxes are stacked for delivery in New York.


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Dogs can't speak human. Here's the tech that could change that.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:11:23 GMT

A pet translator could be available in less than a decade.AI technology could improve animals' wellbeing and even save their lives.


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World's biggest wind farm would have its own artificial island

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:08:00 GMT

Dutch group floats plan for 2,300-square-mile facility off the English coast.A proposal for an offshore wind farm in the North Sea includes an artificial island.From the hub, the generated power will be transmitted to markets around the North Sea based on market signals.


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A space station is falling to Earth. Here's where it could land.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:56:00 GMT

Experts say there's no need to panic.A cargo spacecraft docks with the Tiangong 1 in an artist's rendering.


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How to make a better flu vaccine

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:57:38 GMT

Researchers made a mutant flu virus, then used it to make a better influenza vaccineA nurse prepares an injection of the influenza vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts


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Apple's huge investments: A boon for the economy or just good PR?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:22:00 GMT

Is Apple's plan for bringing back some of its $252 billion in overseas cash and assets really a plum deal for America or just great spin?Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on as the new iPhone X goes on sale at an Apple Store on Nov. 3, 2017 in Palo Alto, California.


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Amazon picks 20 finalist cities for 'HQ2'

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:25:00 GMT

Amazon's HQ2 race tightened as it released 20 finalist cities for its second quarters location, including Atlanta, Boston, Denver, and New York City.A worker repairs a wall at an Amazon fulfillment center in Sacramento, California.


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Monitoring fake news was never a priority, says ex-Facebook worker

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:41:00 GMT

Facebook's insistence that it need not behave like a media company is what led to the spread of fake news, says one ex-Facebook contractor.Sarah Katz, who worked under contract as a Facebook spam analyst and content monitor from March 2016 to that October, speaks in an exclusive on-camera interview with NBC News.


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Twitter to alert users who saw Russian propaganda during election

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:48:00 GMT

A representative for Twitter on Wednesday said the social media company will inform users who were exposed to Russian propaganda during the 2016 election in testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee.Carlos Monje, Director of Twitter's North America Public Policy and Philanthropy, speaks during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee on Capitol Hill on Jan. 17, 2018 in Washington, DC.Carlos Monje, Director of Twitter's North America Public Policy and Philanthropy, speaks during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee on Capitol Hill on Jan. 17, 2018 in Washington, DC.


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Apple is investing $350B in the U.S. economy

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:12:00 GMT

That's not all. Apple is also opening a new campus and adding 20,000 jobs to the United States. So, what's the economic benefit?Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on Sept. 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California.Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on Sept. 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California.Workers at a factory in Texas that manufactures vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), empowering Face ID, Animoji and other iPhone X features.


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Here's the controversial key to NASA's bold plan for Mars

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:22:19 GMT

Space agency eyes moon-orbiting space station as stepping stone to the red planet.The Deep Space Gateway, seen here in an artist's rendering, would be a spaceport in lunar orbit.NASA's Space Launch System, seen in this artist's rendering, is billed as the world's most powerful rocket.NASA astronauts practice an emergency egress from the Orion capsule in the Gulf of Mexico in 2017.


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Facebook is a 'living, breathing crime scene,' says one former tech insider

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:39:00 GMT

Three Silicon Valley insiders, including Mark Zuckerberg's former mentor, are sounding off on what they say is Facebook's failure to protect users.A demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference on April 18, 2017, in San Jose, Calif.


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1,000 people face child porn charges after sharing sex videos in Denmark

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:39:00 GMT

The accused range from 15 to their early 20s, according to officials in Denmark. Most shared the videos once or twice but some did so hundreds of times.Facebook Messenger displayed on the screen of a smartphone.


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The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:05:00 GMT

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.The holy grail for dental researchers is figuring out a way to regrow an entire missing tooth.Cross section of an adult human molar.


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France debates ban on cellphones in schools

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:20:00 GMT

The French education minister has broached the idea of banning cellphones from schools to tackle what he described as a "public health problem."Elementary school children use electronic tablets on the first day of class in the new school year in Nice, France.Schoolchildren listen to a teacher as they study during a class in a primary school in Marseille, France.Elementary school children use electronic tablets on the first day of class in the new school year in Nice, France.


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Revolutionary new 'battery' could let us bottle sunshine

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 04:49:44 GMT

A plastic-like material may do for solar power what high-performance electrical batteries have done for iPhones and Tesla cars.Scientists are developing ways to store solar heat directly, bypassing costly electricity-generating panels like these.Dr. Dhandapani VenkataramanResearchers at MIT developed a chemical heat “battery” that could release its energy on demand.Dr. Jeffrey Grossman


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Battery-powered planes could be Ubers of the air

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:18:33 GMT

A battery-powered single-engine plane just completed its first test flight.The Pipistrel Alpha ElectroThe Pipistrel Alpha Electro


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Supreme court agrees to consider internet sales taxes

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:55:00 GMT

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to weigh whether states should be able to collect taxes on Internet sales, which would generate billions in revenue for local governments, but also raise the cost of online shopping for consumers.



We could be just one year away from driverless taxis

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:06:00 GMT

GM hopes to roll out by 2019 a fleet of robocabs with no steering wheel or pedals, a move that could signify the beginning of the end of personal car ownership.Chevrolet Bolt EVThe futuristic interior of the driverless Chevrolet Bolt EV.


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Senate in crosshairs of Fancy Bear hackers, security firm warns

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:17:00 GMT

Trend Micro says the group, often nicknamed Fancy Bear, whose hacking campaign scrambled the 2016 election, is still targeting U.S. organizations.Fancy Bears hackers website.


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