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Denver Failed To Land Boeing. Now It's Using Lifestyle To Woo Amazon

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:56:00 -0400

Boeing picked Chicago instead when it was looking for a new headquarters in 2001. This time around, Denver is pitching its quality of life to draw Amazon to build a new headquarters there.

No Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Here: Behold A U.S. Vs. Japan Giant Robot Duel

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:53:00 -0400

Engineers Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein have brought science fiction to life. Their giant robot Eagle Prime fights a giant Japanese robot in an epic battle airing on Twitch on Tuesday.

Hurricane Maria Could Offer A Chance To Build A New Tech Infrastructure In Puerto Rico

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:00 -0400

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Ina Fried of Axios about ways Puerto Rico can take advantage of what tech offers in the future. That is, what opportunities there are starting from scratch, using the newest and best ways to generate power and connect people.

After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska's Microgrids For A Better Way

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:04:00 -0400

Alaska is a leader in microgrids since its remote communities have had to power themselves for decades.

The Russia Investigations: Facebook Makes Nice, Imbroglio Sucks In More Tech Firms

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 07:00:15 -0400

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launches a goodwill tour in D.C., more big tech companies are pulled into the imbroglio and the White House weighs its Muller strategy.

Steve Ramirez: If We Could Erase Memories ... Should We?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:21:00 -0400

Neuroscientist Steve Ramirez used lasers to enter the brains of mice and edit their memories. He imagines a future where this technology might be possible in humans as well.

Ali Velshi: In An Age Of "Alternative Facts," How Do We Know What's True?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:21:00 -0400

Journalist Ali Velshi began his career to "speak truth to power." Now he worries that fake news has subverted the meaning of truth.

Tristan Harris: Do Our Devices Control More Than We Think?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:21:00 -0400

When Tristan Harris worked in Silicon Valley, his job was to direct users online to a particular website or service. Now, he speaks out against tech companies who manipulate their users' attention.

Equifax Help Site Manipulated By Hackers To Push Adware

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:07:00 -0400

Equifax is taking a customer help Web page offline as the company investigates reports that the site directed people to download fraudulent Adobe Flash updates.

Equifax Takes Down Webpage After Report Of New Cybersecurity 'Situation'

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:32:00 -0400

When people tried to visit a certain page on the company's website Thursday, they got an error message: "We're sorry ..." Equifax says it is looking into a report of fraudulent links on its site.

After A Failed Launch, Smart Shoe Benefits From A Reboot

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:59:00 -0400

Hahna Alexander initially invented a shoe that could charge a battery, but no one wanted to use it. "You have to invent something that people can't live without," she says.

In The Age Of Concierge Apps, Real-Life Concierges Tout The 'Human Element'

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:00:25 -0400

Concierges are finding ways to keep it fresh — including by stepping out from behind the marble counter.

Investigators Chase Missing Pieces Of Facebook, Twitter Role In Russian Meddling

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is the latest Big Tech emissary to visit Washington, D.C., as scrutiny grows over Russia's online disinformation scheme.

Judge Limits DOJ's Warrant For Records From Anti-Trump Site

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:53:00 -0400

The court's ruling says the government has no right to "rummage through the information" on DreamHost's website to identify "innocent persons" engaged in First Amendment activities.

Once Dominant, Netflix Faces An Increasing Number Of Video Challengers

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:03:50 -0400

With more than 100 million subscribers around the world, Netflix is the premier video streaming service. But, as competition from Amazon, Hulu and others heats up, can Netflix stay on top?