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Can Facebook be trusted with your personal info? Voter harvesting scheme shows perils for users

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:01:23 -0400

Facebook had allowed apps to access users personal info and that of their friends. News that one gave it to a voter targeting firm has renewed concerns over user privacy.

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Uber self-driving car kills Arizona pedestrian, realizing worst fears of the new tech

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:21:13 -0400

The incident occurred Sunday night in Tempe, and the National Transportation Safety Board said it would be investigating.

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Facebook apps may see more of your personal info than you want. Here's how to turn them off

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:13:56 -0400

Consider reports that election intelligence firm Cambridge Analytica used 50M Facebook users' info as a wake-up call to lock down your privacy settings.

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Facebook stock dives 7%, worst in four years; it plans audit over misuse of user data

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:23:23 -0400

The social networking giant said Monday it would conduct an audit into allegations data from as many as 50 million personal profiles had been misused.

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AT&T's fight to buy CNN, HBO could affect how you stream TV and movies

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:58:43 -0400

AT&T faces off with the Justice Department Monday in federal court hoping to succeed in its $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner.

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Did you pay too much? Samsung phone pricing explained

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:33:49 -0400

All phone pricing may not be equal. Here's why you may be paying too much or too little for your new Samsung Galaxy phone.

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Macy's will let shoppers use mobile app to skip the sales clerk, scan and pay for products

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:41:22 -0400

Macy's plans to later this year rollout an upgrade to its mobile app letting customers pay for items with their smartphone.

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Walmart battles Amazon to deliver groceries to your door

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:29:56 -0400

Instead of browsing the aisles, you’ll be able to shop for your groceries online and Walmart will deliver them right to your door the same day in as little as three hours. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more.

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U.S. safety agencies probing fatal self-driving Uber crash

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:51:48 -0400

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday they are sending teams to Tempe, Arizona, to investigate an accident involving a self-driving Uber vehicle that killed a pedestrian. Jane Lanhee Lee reports. Video provided by Reuters

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Reports of Facebook data misuse spurs calls for regulation, scrutiny of social media firms

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:14:54 -0400

Some senators wants to grill social media CEOs over privacy concerns, but it's not clear whether those calls will be heeded on Capitol Hill.

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This smokeless charcoal grill is perfect for your balcony

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:00:38 -0400

The team at LotusGrill think they've come up with the perfect portable, smokeless charcoal grill. (Smokeless AND charcoal?) Did they manage to pull off the impossible?

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Everyone is trying DNA kits—here's what you need to know before buying one

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:54:45 -0400

Here's what to know about the top five DNA testing kits—AncestryDNA, 23andMe, National Geographic Genographic Project, MyHeritage, and Living DNA.

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‘Lord of the Rings’ series on Amazon will cost a ton

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:31:09 -0400

Amazon, who paid $250 million alone for the rights alone to make a 'Lord of the Rings' prequel, could reportedly spend $500 million or more for two seasons on production and marketing on the series.

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Ancient Mayans may have kept jaguars, dogs as pets — or eaten them

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:26:35 -0400

The Maya kept the animals in their homes, but whether they were pets, eaten as food or used for sacrifices — or all three, remains unknown.

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Facebook shares slide after reports of data misuse

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:02:43 -0400

Facebook shares have fallen around five per cent after media reports that a political consultancy that worked on President Trump's campaign gained inappropriate access to data on 50 million Facebook users. Sonia Legg reports Video provided by Reuters

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Here are the most hilariously sad locations on Google Maps

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:41:38 -0400

Some cities have beautiful names... and some don't. Here's Ranker's list of the most hilariously depressing locations. Tony Spitz has the details

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Woman dies in Ariz. after being hit by Uber self-driving car

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:36:42 -0400

Police announced that a woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona.

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Do we live in a multiverse? Stephen Hawking submitted a final paper days before his death

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:13:41 -0400

Stephen Hawking submitted a final paper days before his death that could lead to the discovery of parallel universes.

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Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: What we know so far

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:27:23 -0400

Social network facing backlash after political intel firm reportedly exploited access to 50 million user profiles.

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Even the exec who put on 'The Simpsons' cut the cord

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:50:53 -0400

When even veteran network TV programmer Garth Ancier cuts the cable cord, you take notice. He explains why he did, on TalkingTech.

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Make your own espressos at home for an incredible price

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:24:27 -0400

The best affordable single-serve espresso machine, the Nespresso Essenza Mini, is at its lowest price ever on Amazon, making it a great opportunity to cut out your Starbucks habit.

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These are the 5 best Amazon deals you can get today

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:44:26 -0400

Settle back into the work week with great deals on kitchen tools like the anova sous vide cooker and the best mandoline slicer, learn more about your heritage with a discounted DNA testing kit, or just buy yourself something luxurious at a discount just because.

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My Samsung Galaxy S9 is $80 cheaper than yours: How come?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:18:33 -0400

Buying the new Samsung is $80 more expensive at some carriers. Here's why that may be happening.

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Macy's In-Store Virtual Reality furniture shopping experience

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:29:26 -0400

Retailer Macy's plans to offer a virtual reality furniture shopping experience in 60 stores by this fall.

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Macy's Mobile Checkout

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:23:51 -0400

This video from retailer Macy's shows the new Mobile Checkout demonstrates how consumers will be able to use its mobile app to pay for items. The feature is scheduled to be in all of its full-line stores by the end of this year.

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Productivity boost? Robots break new ground in the construction industry

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:09:10 -0400

Backed by venture capital, tech startups are developing robots, drones, software and other technologies to help the construction industry to boost speed, safety and productivity.

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This app lets you keep track of your pets while flying

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:05:59 -0400

In light of the recent news it’s no wonder travelers are more hesitant to travel with their pets, but it seems like technology is now working in our favor to give us some peace of mind. Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.

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More fraudsters are scamming senior citizens through technology — and it's costing them millions

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:38:48 -0400

Mail and telemarketing scams remain the biggest rip-offs for older Americans, but online activity and cell phones leave seniors — and everyone else — more vulnerable.

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Your smartphone is giving away more personal info than you realize. Here's how to lock it down.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:53:32 -0400

Phones save browsing history, emails, your banking apps, and photos. Here are ways to protect your info from prying eyes.

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How data is getting patients the care they need faster

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:25:47 -0400

Utilizing cutting edge developments in technology and data collection, the G.E. Command Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital is having a very positive impact on patient care.

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Apple takes a very un-tech approach to solving fake news: human editors

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:22:24 -0400

Apple buys a magazine app and touts the human vetting of articles on its News app. YouTube takes a different approach: Wikipedia.

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Robots break new ground in construction industry

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:02:11 -0400

Robots have moved into factories, warehouses, stores and even our homes. Now they’re heading to a construction site near you. Tech startups are developing self-driving bulldozers, drones to inspect work sites and robot bricklayers. (March 19)

Tinder’s parent company Match Group sues Bumble dating app

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:27:46 -0400

Tinder’s parent company Match Group is suing dating app Bumble for alleged patent infringement. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.

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Facebook backlash: Failure to disclose political firm's profile access draws scrutiny

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:06:27 -0400

Facebook critics are questioning the social media giant after a political firm allegedly exploited access to up to 50 million personal profiles.

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Facebook data of 50M users exploited by Trump data firm, say reports; firm suspended

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:24:03 -0400

Facebook suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica amid reports the data of 50 million Facebook users may have been exploited, raises troubling new questions about Facebook's role in targeting voters during the U.S. presidential election.

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Apple takes a very un-tech approach to solving fake news: human editors

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:00:07 -0400

Apple buys a magazine app and touts the human vetting of articles on its News app; YouTube takes a different approach: Wikipedia

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