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Google Takes a Giant Leap Onto Apple's, Samsung's Turf

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 20:25:00 GMT

From a mini Google Home virtual assistant to a powerful new phone, search giant Google is slowly but surely nudging its way into the tech gadget space.

AOL Instant Messenger Is Saying G2G for Good

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMT

AOL Instant Messenger, the program beloved by '90s kids and people who really didn't want to talk to their co-workers, is heading into retirement.

Russian Hackers Stole NSA Tools From Contractor Who Used Kaspersky Software

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 18:34:00 GMT

Russian hackers were able to identify the material and access the contractor's home machine because he was using Kaspersky software, a former official said.

Amazon's Next Target: Your Shop-Happy Teen

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:23:00 GMT

They're starting them young at Amazon.

Alexa, Start My Car: High-Tech Driving Hits the Fast Lane

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMT

From ordering coffee the way you like it to keeping you in the correct lane, even the most basic car of the future will do more than just get you from A to B.

#MeToo Becomes Rallying Cry Against Sexual Harassment and Assault

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:31:00 GMT

After a tweet from actor Alyssa Milano, social media was overwhelmed with personal stories of being the victims of sexual harassment or assault.

#MeToo Isn't Just 'Ice Bucket Challenge' for Women

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:08:00 GMT

The internet can feel like a cause-a-minute factory. Then there's #MeToo.

Amazon's New $5 Billion Headquarters May Ruin Your City

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:30:00 GMT

Sure, having Amazon come to town is like winning the golden ticket but economists say the retail giant could create havoc for residents and local businesses.

Experts: North Korea Targeted U.S. Electric Power Companies

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:05:00 GMT

A report prepared for private clients by the cybersecurity firm FireEye found North Korea tried to breach U.S. electric companies using spearphishing emails.

The Tech Community Steps Up to Help Puerto Rico

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:10:39 GMT

While the government response has been criticized, Silicon Valley is mobilizing to help connect Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricane.

Chemistry Nobel Goes to Cool Imaging Technique

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:42:37 GMT

Researchers who developed cryo-electron microscopy, a technique that lets us image viruses and tiny cell structures, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Yes, Your Wi-Fi Router Is Easily Hacked: No, You Should Not Panic

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:07:07 GMT

Are hackers exploiting the Krack attack to spy on you?

Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:53:00 GMT

Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for work discovering how the body clock works to control circadian rhythm.

Gravitational Wave Work Wins Physics Nobel

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 02:19:36 GMT

Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of Caltech and Rainer Weiss of MIT won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work using LIGO to observe gravitational waves.

Dove on Clean-Up Duty After Racially Insensitive Ad

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:38:00 GMT

Soap company Dove has apologized for a now-deleted Facebook advertisement showing a black woman removing her shirt to reveal a white woman underneath.

Uber Board Votes to Change Company's Power Structure

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:15 GMT

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi met with London transport officials on Tuesday to discuss how Uber can get its license renewed in the bustling UK capital.

Judge Limits Data Feds Can Get About Anti-Trump Website

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:22:00 GMT

The government doesn't have a right to communications by people committing no crime and "engaging in protected First Amendment activities," the judge wrote.

Russia Probe: Facebook Lawyer's to Face Congress

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:23:51 GMT

Google and Twitter executives are also expected to testify before the House and Senate intelligence committees on Nov. 1.

Facebook Will Reveal How Russia Targeted U.S. Voters

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:24:00 GMT

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said Thursday that the social network will reveal how Russia-linked groups targeted Americans with disruptive ads.

What Will It Take to Get Virtual Reality Right?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:09:00 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to get 1 billion people using virtual reality, but is he the one living in an alternate reality?

Twitter Feels Heat After Suspending Rose McGowan

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:21:00 GMT

Rose McGowan's Twitter silencing is raising more questions about how the site handles reports of abuse and decides who and what can stay.

Arianna Huffington: Tech Addiction Is a Bigger Problem Than People Realize

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:46:46 GMT

Technology has been very good at giving us what we want, but less good as giving us what we need.

If Russia Comes Calling, Feds and States United on Voting Cybersecurity

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:58:00 GMT

President Donald Trump says Russian hacking is a hoax, but his own agencies have been quietly working with states to beef up their cybersecurity resources.

Former Equifax CEO Takes Hits In Hearings

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:38:00 GMT

Former Equifax CEO said he was "ultimately responsible" for the breach, but also blamed one person in the IT department. Then "Monopoly Man" showed up.

After Massacre, Tech Companies Scramble to Take Down Hoaxes

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 05:21:18 GMT

Despite the efforts of Google, Twitter and Facebook, fake news about the Las Vegas shooter's political leanings and his religion gained traction online.