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Tech Titans Meet at the White House

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:51:00 GMT

President Trump summoned some of the biggest names in technology to the White House on Monday for a meeting to discuss how to modernize government IT.Alphabet Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, center, listens as White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks at the opening session of the White House meeting with technology Chief Executive Officers to mark "technology week," Monday, June 19, 2017, in the Indian Treat Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.Alphabet Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, center, listens as White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks at the opening session of the White House meeting with technology Chief Executive Officers to mark "technology week," Monday, June 19, 2017, in the Indian Treat Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, leads the inaugural meeting of the American Technology Council on Monday.


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This Dating App Can Find Cheaters, Doppelgängers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:50:00 GMT

This app uses AI to help you find you catch a cheating spouse.Dating.ai is an app that uses artificial intelligence to find the dating profiles of people who look like your favorite celebrity.Dating.ai can help you find out if your partner is cheating.Dating.ai can match you up with people who look like your favorite celebrity.


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Are People Actually Tipping Their Uber Drivers?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:56:57 GMT

Uber's new tipping option rolled out in three cities this week and will cover the entire United States by the end of July.An Uber driver waits for a client in Manhattan.An Uber driver waits for a client in Manhattan.


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AI Is a Game-Changer in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty. Here's Why

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:26:00 GMT

Scientists around the world are harnessing AI's data-mining ability in the fight against poverty.Scientists have used satellite images to get a feel for the economic activity across the globe. Stanford researchers combine high-resolution satellite imagery with powerful machine learning algorithms to predict poverty in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Malawi.Nyibol Lual, 13, helps her family cultivate sorghum in Panthau, South Sudan.


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Who Dares Step Up to Be the Next CEO of Uber?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:08:00 GMT

With Travis Kalanick out as Uber CEO, who might have the experience — and the grit — to step in and lead the embattled company?A sign marks a pick-up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York on March 15, 2017.


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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns Under Pressure

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:41:00 GMT

Travis Kalanick promised to reinvent his company as "Uber 2.0" after a string of scandals — but investors ran out if patience and demanded he quit.Uber CEO Travis Kalanick delivers a speech at the Third Netease Future Technology Conference in Beijing, China on June 28, 2016.


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Amazon Brings Prime To Your Clothing Closet

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:25:00 GMT

Amazon launches Prime Wardrobe to let Prime members try clothes on at home and return for free what they don't like.Amazon Prime Wardrobe.Amazon Prime Wardrobe.


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Where Did Your Kitty Come From? DNA Study Tells Tale

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:30:37 GMT

Cat Tale: Your Kitty's Ancestors Came From Two PlacesLarry the 10 Downing Street cat, a brown and white tabby, lays in the road in Downing Street, in central London on June 13, 2017.An Egyptian cat mummy.An Egyptian mummy of a cat from the Louvre's collection.


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Is It Time to "Make America Great Again" With Supercomputers?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:04:34 GMT

Is it time to "Make America Great Again" with supercomputers?The Swiss supercomputer located at the Swiss National Supercomputer Centre in Lugano.The Swiss supercomputer located at the Swiss National Supercomputer Centre in Lugano.


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Dad Wants a Ban on Smartphones for Young Kids

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:17:00 GMT

A new ballot initiative in Colorado seeks to preserve "Natural Childhood" by banning smartphones for kids under 13Smiling girl using smart phone in bed


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What the Rise of Sentient Robots Will Mean for Human Beings

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:45:00 GMT

Sci-fi may have us worried about self-aware robots, but it's the mindless ones we need to be cautious of. Conscious machines may actually be our allies.The series T-800 Robot in the "Terminator" movie franchise is an agent of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that becomes self-aware.Children interact with the programmable humanoid robot "Pepper," developed by French robotics company Aldebaran Robotics, at the Global Robot Expo in Madrid in 2016.China's 19-year-old Go player Ke Jie prepares to make a move during the second match against Google's artificial intelligence program.A child reaches out to a robotic dog at the World Robot Conference in Beijing in 2016.


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Dow Hits Another Record High as Amazon, Tech Stocks Soar

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:20:00 GMT

Stocks hit a record high on Monday, with the Dow Jones up 100 points to 21,453.58.Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidTraders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid


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Hey Jeff Bezos, Do You Donate?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:18:00 GMT

After the New York Times called out the Amazon CEO for not disclosing any philanthropy, Jeff Bezos asked Twitter for ideas.Amazon Jeff Bezos speaks during a press conference in Santa Monica, California on Sept. 6, 2012.Amazon Jeff Bezos speaks during a press conference in Santa Monica, California on Sept. 6, 2012.


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The Internet Is Flipping out Over Twitter's Redesign

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:18:09 GMT

Twitter unveiled a bubbly new look this week — but not everyone is into it.Twitter has redesigned it's website for the first time in years, with one of the biggest visual changes being the circular profile pictures.


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Facebook Wants to Be 'Hostile' Place for Terrorists

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:47:45 GMT

Facebook's response comes as European officials call for new laws that would fine social media companies for not swiftly removing extremist content.The Facebook logo.A woman holds a tablet displaying the WhatsApp logo in front of the screen with the Facebook logo.


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The GIF Turned 30, So Facebook Is Throwing It a Party

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:17:24 GMT

Facebook, which as we all know has a thing for celebrating birthdays, is now paying homage to the GIF's 30th year of existence.The GIF is turning 30.The GIF is turning 30.


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Top Tech Gifts for Father's Day

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:19:00 GMT

Get Dad something he can really use, whether that means upgrading his phone or surprising him with a new laptop.The Lenovo Miix 720 is a 2-in-1 detachable laptop so Dad can get the best of both worlds.If Dad tends to forget passwords and logins, the Galaxy S8 has a fingerprint scanner and an iris scanner that can do it all for him.The Huawei Watch 2 can track Dad's run or bike ride -- and then pay for an energy drink on the way home.The Pico Pro from PicoBrew is a smart beer-brewing home appliance that will turn Dad into a craft beer master. Cheers!


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Four Fascinating Things We Learned About Uber From Its Review

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:15:00 GMT

An independent investigation into Uber's workplace culture and policies is offering a glimpse of what it's like to work at the San Francisco company.A private security guard stands in front of Uber headquarters on June 13, 2017 in San Francisco.The entrance to Uber's office in Hong Kong on March 10, 2017.


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How Emojis Can Improve Your Relationships

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:39:13 GMT

Emojis might seem dumb, but one expert says they're actually making us smarter and better communicators.


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Uber Board Member Who Made Sexist Comment Resigns

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 02:25:00 GMT

What as supposed to be a day of reflection and how to create "Uber 2.0" also included an painfully uncomfortable moment.David Bonderman speaks during the 2016 Web Summit on November 8, 2016 in Lisbon.David Bonderman speaks during the 2016 Web Summit on November 8, 2016 in Lisbon.The logo of the ride sharing service Uber is seen in front of its headquarters on Aug. 26, 2016 in San Francisco.


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Britain, France Propose Legal Liability for Online Extremism

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:42:00 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron said Europe should consult with U.S. law enforcement agencies on finding extremist materials "wherever this data is located."French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday.French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday.


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Uber CEO Confirms He Is Taking Indeterminate Leave

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:59:12 GMT

Kalanick's leave comes after the death of his mother and an independent report released on company's handling of harassment claims.Travis Cordell Kalanick, co-founder of Uber, speaks in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2016.


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Who's Going to Run Uber?

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:01:00 GMT

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced that he is taking time away from the company to grieve for his late mother.FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif.Uber CEO Travis Kalanick speaks to students during an interaction at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Mumbai, India on Jan. 19, 2016.


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Marissa Mayer Leaves Yahoo With a Golden Parachute After Merger

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:54:00 GMT

Mayer, who served as Yahoo's CEO for nearly five years, is said to be receiving a $23 million golden parachute.Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer appears on NBC News' "Today" show on Feb. 20, 2013 in New York.Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer appears on NBC News' "Today" show on Feb. 20, 2013 in New York.


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'COVFEFE Act' Would Force President Trump to Save All His Tweets

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:06:00 GMT

"The name might be silly, but the issue's really important and serious," a spokeswoman for the bill's sponsor, Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Illinois, told NBC News Monday.Donald Trump on his mobile phone during a campaign stop in North Charleston, S.C., in February 2016. Donald Trump on his mobile phone during a campaign stop in North Charleston, S.C., in February 2016.'Tweets are powerful, and the president must be held accountable for every post,' said Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Illinois, the bill's sponsor.


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