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Last Build Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:28:00 GMT

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Oakland Fire Exposes Silicon Valley's Ugly Housing Crisis

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:34:00 GMT

Tech companies have created well-paid jobs, but they've also driven up rent, leaving lower income people to get creative about their living situation.Protesters block a bus full of Apple employees during a protest against rising costs of living in San Francisco, California. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

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There's No Need to Check Out at the Amazon Go Store

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:28:00 GMT

The new Amazon Go, announced Monday, has no registers.REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

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How AI Helps the Visually Impaired "See" Facebook

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:15:00 GMT

Matt King is helping to launch Facebook's automatic alternative text initiative, which uses artificial intelligence to describe photos for people who are visually impaired. The move is part of the company's mission to make the social network accessible to all.People are silhouetted in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo.

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Social Media Ad Spending to Outweigh Print Revenue by 2020

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:49:00 GMT

The amount of money spent on advertising on social media is set to catch up with newspaper ad revenues by 2020, a leading forecaster said on Monday.REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachREUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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Woman's Epic Anti-Trump Twitter Rant Goes Viral

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:37:00 GMT

Donald Trump wasn't the only one venting his frustrations on Twitter early Sunday morning.President-elect Donald Trump walks off his plane upon arrival in Indianapolis on Dec. 1.

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China Chases Silicon Valley Talent With Trump Fears

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:02:00 GMT

Industry leaders in China see a chance to capitalize on President-elect Trump's threats to clamp down on immigration and poach top tech talent.Then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers an immigration policy speech during a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in Phoenix.Baidu CEO Robin Li.U.S. President-elect Donald Trump tours a Carrier factory with Vice President-elect Mike Pence in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 1, 2016.A Baidu sign is seen during the third annual World Internet Conference in Jiaxing, China.Drones on display at the headquarters of DJI in Shenzhen, China, in April.

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Body Cams: 'Propaganda Tool' or Impartial Record?

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:23:00 GMT

Body-worn cameras offer a potential antidote to police brutality but also raise fears about mass surveillance and questions about how footage is used.A police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration in Los Angeles, on Jan. 15, 2014.

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Sleigh It Ain't So: Domino's Abandons Delivery by Reindeer

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:30:31 GMT

Domino's Japan has stopped its reindeer training program for pizza delivery, saying it's too difficult to control the unwieldy beasts.Domino's Pizza employees attempt to make a reindeer carry a pizza box.Dominos Japan introduces new reindeer-inspired delivery cars to replace reindeer delivery program

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Russian Central Bank Loses $31 Million in Cyber Attack

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:30:00 GMT

Hackers stole more than 2 billion rubles from accounts at the Russian central bank, the bank said on Friday.Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he addresses students during his visit to the German Embassy school in Moscow, Russia, June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool/File PhotoREUTERS/David Becker

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Can Augmented Reality Make Motorcycles Safer?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:38:00 GMT

The BMW Vision Motorrad Next 100 is motorcycle concept which makes use of an AR visor. The visor scans the field of view for threats giving the driver greater ability to drive safely.

How Computers Are Learning to Predict the Future

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:27:00 GMT

MIT's latest AI research can actually create videos of the future, and might one day let computers make diagnoses from medical images, detect bank fraud, and operate vehicles better than humans.The Atlas robot, one of many experiments coming from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's, April 6, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.CNN generative video modelA customer tries the Siri voice recognition function on an Apple Inc. iPhone 6 Plus at the company's Causeway Bay store during the sales launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Hong Kong, China, Sept. 19, 2014.An Uber driverless Ford Fusion drives down Smallman Street on September, 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Uber has built its Uber Technical Center in Pittsburgh and is developing an autonomous vehicle that it hopes will be able to transport its millions of clients without the need for a driver.

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Trump May Have Just Built His First Bridge to Silicon Valley

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:48:07 GMT

What are some of the biggest transportation issues Elaine Chao is going to need to address when it comes to the gig economy?Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao arrives at Trump Tower on Nov. 21 in New York to meet with President-elect Donald Trump.Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao arrives at Trump Tower on Nov. 21 in New York to meet with President-elect Donald Trump.An Uber is posted in the window of a car in New York in 2015.

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Could This Browser Extension Be the Answer to Fighting Fake News?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:32:00 GMT

The plug-in discerns whether links, status updates, or images posted on Facebook contain credible or fake information.The FiB team of Qinglin Chen, Mark Craft, Anant Goel, and Nabanita De during the hackathon.The FiB team of Qinglin Chen, Mark Craft, Anant Goel, and Nabanita De during the hackathon.When FiB cannot verify a story, a "not verified" tag is displayed in the upper right hand corner.When a story can be verified, FiB displays a "verified" tag in the top right hand corner.

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Facebook Will Use A.I. to Flag Offensive Live Streams

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:44:00 GMT

Facebook is working on automatically flagging offensive material in live video streams, building on a growing effort to use artificial intelligence.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California, in 2013.Facebook says the company is increasingly using artificial intelligence to find offensive material.

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How a Trump Administration Could Reshape the Internet

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:02:00 GMT

Many experts say that Republicans who generally oppose regulation are likely to take charge at the Federal Communications Commission, the government's primary telecom regulator. Under Trump, "the FCC will be a lot more focused on getting government out of the way," said Berin Szoka, president of TechFreedom, a think tank that opposes much regulation.A pro-net neutrality Internet activist attends a rally in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Jonathan AlcornREUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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Science Committee Tweets Climate-Change Denying Article

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:00:34 GMT

Scientists were quick to debunk the author's claims and share their dismay that the House committee would cite an organization like Breitbart.Chairman of the committee Lamar S. Smith (R-Tx.), addresses members of the press.Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Lamar S. Smith (R-Tx.), addresses members of the press.

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Dems Want Info on Russian Role in Election Declassified

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:33:01 GMT

Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, talks with Rachel Maddow about a new request by Democratic senators to President Barack Obama.Russian President Vladimir Putin addressing the Federal Assembly of both houses of parliament at the Kremlin in Moscow on Dec. 1, 2016.

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New App: 'White House Go'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:08:03 GMT

Using the same technology as Pokemon Go, the White House created an app that transforms a $1 bill into virtual tour of the mansion grounds.

Super Mario on Your iPhone is Literally a Game Changer

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:21:00 GMT

Here's another reason you won't be able to put your phone down.Mario from "Super Mario Run."Mario from "Super Mario Run."

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Hacking an Entire City Might Be Easier Than You Think

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:37:00 GMT

When you think of cyber attacks, the last place you think of may be the ticket booth at the subway station.When you think of cyber attacks, the last place you think of may be the kiosk where you buy your train ticket every morning.

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3 Apps to Help You Monitor Teens Activities Online

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:55:00 GMT

Apps you can download onto your kids' phones can enable you to monitor their web history, texts, phone calls... even their exact location.

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The Nokia Phone Is Poised for a Comeback

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:44:00 GMT

Nokia-branded mobile phones are about to make a comeback via a new venture that will reunite the Nokia brand with veteran Nokia executives.The "Nokia 105" mobile phone.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

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On World AIDS Day, Apple Pledges More Support

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:27:00 GMT

Apple is expanding its support for the fight against AIDS through the charity founded by Bono, Tim Cook said in an interview.Apple CEO Tim Cook waves during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Beck DiefenbachApple 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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Respect Science, Researchers Say in Warning Shot to Trump

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:33:34 GMT

More than 2,300 Americans scientists, including 22 Nobel Prize winners, issued an open letter to the president-elect and to Congress Wednesday.\Droplets of water drip from melting ice on the periphery of the Hornkees glacier on August 26, 2016 near Ginzling, Austria.The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard stands on launch Pad-0A during sunrise at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility

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Lucy Swung From Trees, Scans Show

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:34:00 GMT

The famous pre-human "Lucy" had strong arms that show she swung in trees, a new study finds.Reconstruction of the famous 3.2 million year old remains of a relatively complete skeleton known as Lucy.Reconstruction of the famous 3.2 million year old remains of a relatively complete skeleton known as Lucy.Comparison of elements of Lucy's skeleton against the same elements of a chimpanzee and modern human.

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