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You Have Questions About the Solar Eclipse. We Have the Answers

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:59:00 GMT

Everything you need to know to have a safe and enjoyable viewing experience this Aug. 21.People look up at the sun wearing protective glasses to watch a solar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia on March 9, 2016.A total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia on March 9, 2016.A projection of the solar eclipse's path on August 21, 2017Grand Teton National Park may be a good place to view the eclipseAn eclipse shadow as seen from the ISS


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Drone Used to Smuggle 13 Pounds of Meth From Mexico

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:15:00 GMT

A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone.This undated photo provided by the U.S. Border Patrol shows 12 packages of methamphetamine that were confiscated from a U.S. citizen after a border patrol agent spotted a remote-controlled drone swooping over the border fence Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at a border crossing near San Diego, Calif. Authorities have arrested a man they say used the drone to fly drugs across the Mexican border into California. (U.S. Border Patrol via AP)This undated photo provided by the U.S. Border Patrol shows 12 packages of methamphetamine that were confiscated from a U.S. citizen.This undated photo provided by the U.S. Border Patrol shows a 2-foot-high drone that a border patrol agent spotted swooping over the border fence on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.


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Why Wooden 'Plyscrapers' Are on the Rise

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:17:58 GMT

America's next generation of skyscrapers could be made from wood. And that's welcome news for the environment.Framework is slated to become the first mass timber high-rise in the U.S.A structural model of the Framework tower.An artist's rendering of the Framework lobby.


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Darkness Falls: Everything You Need to Know About the Solar Eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:13:00 GMT

On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow strip of land that stretches all the way across the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina. It will be the first total solar eclipse since 1918 to cross the United States from coast to coast.The Diamond Ring effect is shown following totality of the solar eclipse at Palm Cove in Australia's Tropical North Queensland in 2012.


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HBO Investigating Hack of Twitter Accounts

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:58:50 GMT

Several of HBO's Twitter accounts were briefly taken over by a hacker or hackers claiming to be the notorious OurMine Team.An image of a tweet appearing Wednesday night on HBO's main Twitter account.An image of a tweet appearing Wednesday night on HBO's main Twitter account.


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Tech Companies Are Knocking Hate Groups Offline

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:18:00 GMT

It's not just GoDaddy — GoFundMe and PayPal are the latest tech firms to kick hate groups off their services.A man holds a phone with the PayPal application on a mobile phone.A man holds a phone with the PayPal application on a mobile phone.


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Obama's Response to Charlottesville Shatters Twitter Record

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:02:00 GMT

Former President Barack Obama quoted Nelson Mandela in a record-breaking tweet.President Barack Obama greets children at a preschool in Bethesda, Maryland, on June 9, 2011.


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Trump Accuses Amazon of Doing 'Great Damage' to Retailers

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:52:00 GMT

Trump lambasted Amazon on Twitter early Wednesday, accusing the e-commerce juggernaut of causing job losses throughout the U.S.Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc. and founder of Blue Origin LLC, speaks during the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 12, 2016.


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DOJ Wants Records on Visitors to Trump Protest Site

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:40:00 GMT

The prosecution of Inauguration Day protesters has led the Feds to demand a web host turn over info on all visits to DisruptJ20.org — raising red flags for legal experts.A person holds up a sign in protest before the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump at Freedom Plaza in Washington on Jan. 20, 2017.A person holds up a sign in protest before the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump at Freedom Plaza in Washington on Jan. 20, 2017.Protesters display anti-Trump signs ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington on Jan. 20, 2107.


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North Korea Already Has a Devastating Weapon: Cyberattacks

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:14:00 GMT

Amid nuclear tensions, U.S. officials are worried North Korea will lash out with cyberattacks, a weapon it's already mastered.North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un celebrates the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location on July 4, 2017.North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) waving as he inspects the headquarters of Large Combined Unit 966 of the KPA at an undisclosed location on March 1, 2017.John Hultquist, Senior Manager for Cyber Espionage Threat Intel at iSight, works in the firm's Black Room, where vulnerability analysis is performed.


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Hero Who Stopped Cyberattack Pleads Not Guilty to Computer Fraud

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:38:00 GMT

Marcus Hutchins, the researcher credited with stopping the WannaCry attack in May, could face 40 years in prison if he's convicted of unrelated federal charges.British cybersecurity expert Marcus Hutchins was branded a hero for slowing the WannaCry global cyberattack in May.British cybersecurity expert Marcus Hutchins was branded a hero for slowing the WannaCry global cyberattack in May.


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Social Media Is Outing Charlottesville Protesters

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:26:02 GMT

One man was fired from his job at a California restaurant when his participation in the controversial rally was revealed by the Twitter account @YesYoureRacist.Peter Cvjetanovic (C) along with Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists encircle and chant at counter protesters at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches in Charlottesville, Virginia., Aug.11, 2017.Peter Cvjetanovic (C) is among the white nationalists who gained unwanted fame in Charlottesville over the weekend.


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GoDaddy, Google to Pull Plug on Neo-Nazi Website The Daily Stormer

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:23:48 GMT

Both GoDaddy and Google said they would not host the domain for neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, after the site published a mocking article about Charlottesville.A makeshift memorial of flowers and a photo of victim, Heather Heyer, sits in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 13, 2017. Heyer died when a car rammed into a group of people who were protesting the presence of white supremacists who had gathered in the city for a rally.The homepage of the Daily Stormer appears to have been hacked by Anonymous.


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Trump May Roll Out Probe Into China's Trade Practices

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:51:29 GMT

Trump could roll out an investigation into China's trade practices that focuses on intellectual property on Monday, administration sources said.President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after their meetings at Mar-a-Lago on April 7, 2017, in Palm Beach, Florida. filePresident Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping pause for photographs at Mar-a-Lago, on April 7, 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida. file


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Drama Surrounding Uber Won't Stop

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:22:00 GMT

As Uber attempts to turn the page on what has been a year plagued with scandals, the company was walloped with a fresh bit of drama this week.Uber CEO Travis Kalanick delivers a speech at the Third Netease Future Technology Conference on June 28, 2016 in Beijing, China.Uber CEO Travis Kalanick delivers a speech at the Third Netease Future Technology Conference on June 28, 2016 in Beijing, China.


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Snap, Blue Apron Misses Dampen Tech IPO Hype

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:14:00 GMT

Disappointing quarterly reports from Snap and Blue Apron this week won't throw cold water on the market for tech IPOs, but it will make investors think twice.REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo


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Google Abruptly Cancels Town Hall Due to Employee Safety Fears

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:30:00 GMT

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said employees expressed concern they may be publicly outed for asking a question at the event.Sundar Pichai delivers his keynote address during the Google I/O developers conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco. fileSundar Pichai delivers his keynote address during the Google I/O developers conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco. file


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'Google Manifesto' Firing Highlights Workplace Speech

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:39:33 GMT

James Damore, the Google engineer who said he was fired for writing a document explaining why there aren't more women engineers, is exploring his legal options.A sign outside of the Google headquarters is shown January 31, 2007 in Mountain View, California. file


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Does Rain Increase Joint Pain? Google Searches Say No

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:07:18 GMT

Researchers conclude that people's activity levels are likelier than the weather itself to cause pain potentially dispelling an age old myth.On rainy days, search volumes for joint pain decreased.


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Google Manifesto Hits a Nerve in Silicon Valley

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 02:03:03 GMT

A document allegedly written by a Google engineer purporting to explain why more women aren't engineers has reignited debate around bias in Silicon Valley.A bicyclist rides past a sign at the Google headquarters March 10, 2010 in Mountain View, California. A bicyclist rides past a sign at the Google headquarters March 10, 2010 in Mountain View, California. file


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That Game of Thrones Hack Seems to Be Getting Worse

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:39:00 GMT

The person — or group — who claimed last week to have hacked HBO has now released what appears to be a trove of stolen information.Game of Thrones Season 7 production still with Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.Game of Thrones Season 7 production still with Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.


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Creator of Password Rules Regrets His Advice

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:26:00 GMT

Rules that say all passwords should be a mix of letters, characters, and numbers are actually totally wrong, says the man who made that rule.File picture illustration of the word 'password' pictured on a computer screen.


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Google Staffer Manifesto Criticizing Diversity Sparks Firestorm

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 04:05:10 GMT

An internal, unofficial memo slams Google's diversity efforts as misguided in light of the fact that "women on average show a higher interest in people and men in things."epa06052393 (FILE) - The Google logo during the opening of the new Google office in Zurich, Switzerland, 17 January 2017 (reissued 27 June 2017). The European Commission on 27 June 2017 said it would fine the Google with 2.4 billion euros for abusing its dominance as a search engine. EPA/WALTER BIERIGoogle's logo


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The Definitive Road Trip Gadget Guide

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:31:00 GMT

Whether you're camping, biking, or hitting the open road, we've got the latest tech gadgets to help you get the most out of the sunniest season.The first time you jump or get pushed into a pool or lake with your phone in your pocket, you’ll be glad it was LG’s G6 smartphone, which can survive an accidental dunk in the pool for up to 30 minutes.Taking selfies with your smartphone is so last summer. This year, all the cool kids are using the AirSelfie, a pocket-sized drone you control with your smartphone. Venture coolers are the perfect companion for every camping trip, whether it is for a night, weekend or week-long time away.


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Judge Sets $30K Bail for Cyber Expert Accused in Malware Case

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 00:15:00 GMT

A federal judge in Nevada set $30,000 bail for Marcus Hutchins, who gained fame after being credited with stopping the "WannaCry" ransomware attack.The FBI is warning that unknown hackers have launched cyberattack with 'destructive malware' in the U.S.British IT expert Marcus Hutchins who has been branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyber attack, sits in front of his workstation during an interview on May 15, 2017 in Ilfracombe, England. file


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