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Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

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FCC Chief Begins Rollback Of Net Neutrality Regulations

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0400

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a free market proponent, wants to repeal Obama-era regulations that treat Internet service providers like utilities. "Nothing about the Internet was broken in 2015," he said.

In Surprise TED Talk, Pope Francis Asks The Powerful For 'Revolution Of Tenderness'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:38:00 -0400

The pontiff's message seemed to be directed at the audience in the room. "The more powerful you are," he said, "the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don't, your power will ruin you."

Energy Star Program For Homes And Appliances Is On Trump's Chopping Block

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Appliance makers and home builders are in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the energy efficiency program. Energy Star is among 50 EPA programs that would be eliminated under the president's budget plan.

Morning News Brief: Trump's Tax Plan, North Korea, Killings On Facebook Live

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:03:17 -0400

President Trump will announce his tax plan Wednesday. Also, Holly Bailey of Yahoo News talks about a briefing Senators will receive on North Korea, and another killing was broadcast on Facebook Live.

Facebook Responding To Another Broadcasted Killing

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:03:00 -0400

A man killed his infant daughter in Thailand and broadcast it live on Facebook. It comes just after the company dealt with another killing on Facebook Live that happened in Cleveland.

Flying Cars Are (Still) Coming: Should We Believe The Hype?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:03:00 -0400

Airbus and Uber are planning for a future of flying cars and sky taxis. "You literally push a button and you get a flight," an Uber executive says. But will our Tomorrowland ever really arrive?

China Moves To Increase Number Of Electric Vehicles On Its Roads

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:37:00 -0400

By early next year, Beijing will require automakers in China to ensure that at least 8 percent of all vehicles they manufacture are electric.

Hacking Lake Erie: Tech Competition Seeks Solutions To Water-Related Problems

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

A technology competition seeks solutions to Lake Erie's biggest problems, including harmful algae blooms and aging water systems. Teams in cities around the region are competing for thousands of dollars in prize money and consulting services to create apps and other tools.

The Warfare May Be Remote But The Trauma Is Real

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:40:00 -0400

Drone pilots and intelligence analysts who work with them may not be in physical danger themselves but "no doubt are war fighters" who experience psychological stress, says the Air Force.

Dogs Are Doggos: An Internet Language Built Around Love For The Puppers

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:01:00 -0400

DoggoLingo is a rising language on the Internet that's full of cutesy suffixes and onomatopoeias. It might even change the way you talk to your pet.

High-Tech Luxury Juice Start-Up Faces Low-Tech Problem

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:07:31 -0400

The company Juicero sells bagged juice and expensive high-tech presses, but customers realized they could squeeze the juice by hand. Lynn Neary talks with Bloomberg's Olivia Zaleski about the company.

Murder Video Again Raises Questions About How Facebook Handles Content

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:48:00 -0400

A murder video uploaded to Facebook brought attention to how the company monitors upsetting content. Artificial intelligence may be a solution, but experts say it could bring unwanted results.

Juicero CEO Says Luxury Juicer Is 'Much More' Than Juice; Internet Is Unimpressed

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:35:00 -0400

The company says its $400 machine cold-presses juice out of packets sold via subscription. Then a Bloomberg News video showed people didn't actually need the press to get juice from the packets.

Maurice Conti: Can Machines Think And Feel For Themselves?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:02:54 -0400

Futurist Maurice Conti says we've entered a new era where machines and humans partner to do what neither can do alone. He calls it the "Augmented Age."

Marco Annunziata: What Will Human-Machine Collaboration Mean For Our Jobs?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:02:54 -0400

GE's Chief Economist Marco Annunziata is optimistic about "the marriage of minds and machines" — provided we manage it the right way.