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40 min ago Judge Dismisses Suit Alleging Snapchat Caused Crash
In a ruling Friday, Spaulding County judge Josh Thacker said the social media platform was granted broad immunity under the Communications Decency Act of 1996.
4 hours ago It's Make or Break for Samsung, Amid Bribery Charges and the Note 7 Fiasco
It's make or break time for Samsung as the company seeks to rebound after a number of high-profile embarrassments.
22 hours ago How Automation May Challenge Trump's Promises on Jobs
A consulting company says the U.S. is on the verge of a robotics revolution — 10 percent of manufacturing tasks handled by robots today in a decade will become 25 percent.
22 hours ago Prosecutors Seek Arrest of Samsung Chief Accused of Bribery
Lee Jae-yong is accused of bribery related to the massive influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president.
22 hours ago High Seas High Tech: How the Cruise Industry Is Personalizing Your Vacation
Why leave your lounger to go order a drink when you can just tap your wrist to get a Daiquiri at your deck chair?
22 hours ago Trump Tweets to Wrong Ivanka — Gets Told to Take More Care on Twitter
The apparent flub gave the other Ivanka — identified as an English council worker named Ivanka Majic — an unexpected platform.
22 hours ago Zuckerberg Wanted to Spend $3B on Oculus 'In a Moment's Notice,' Lawsuit Shows
Amid pressure to leapfrog over Apple and Google, Facebook pushed to buy virtual reality firm Oculus "in a moment's notice," in 2014, emails revealed.
22 hours ago For Driverless Cars, a Moral Dilemma: Who Lives and Who Dies?
Researchers are asking people worldwide how they think a robot car should handle life-or-death decisions. Should the car sacrifice one passenger if it can save a crowd of pedestrians?
22 hours ago Edward Snowden Can Remain in Russia, Apply for Passport
Snowden's status in Russia was clarified by the Russian government a day after President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning.
22 hours ago Assange Has Vowed to Go to U.S. — but Rape Case Still Looms
Julian Assange said he'd "agree to U.S. extradition" if Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning but there was no word on facing rape investigators.
22 hours ago Anonymous to Trump: You Will 'Regret' the Next 4 Years
Hacking collective tells Trump to watch his back.
22 hours ago When Seeing the Most Depraved Side of the Internet Is Your Job
Machines are getting smarter, but human moderators are still crucial in the fight against child exploitation, bestiality and other violent crimes.
22 hours ago Fired IT Staffer Offered to Unlock Google Account — for $200K
Litigation involving the American College of Education highlights a situation that cybersecurity experts warn could occur more frequently.
22 hours ago Your Tech Guide to the Inauguration
Whether you're going to Washington D.C., watching while you work, or are looking for some tech distractions, we have you covered.
22 hours ago Why Do People Keep Posting Dog Photos on Social Media?
In our parents' generation, a dog was greeted in the morning and when you came home from work. Now the dog is all over social media. But why?
22 hours ago Trump Inauguration Spotlights New Ways to Protect Crowds From Attack Drones
With millions gathering in Washington D.C. for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, there's a potential threat high up in the sky many won't see.
22 hours ago Mark Zuckerberg Is Suing Hundreds to Force Them to Sell Property to Him
Zuckberberg-controlled companies filed eight so-called "quiet" title lawsuits requesting the forced sales at public auction to the highest bidder.
22 hours ago Death in the Digital Age: Send Your Loved Ones Videos and Messages After You Die
If you could use technology to receive messages from a loved one who has died, would you? A new online service allows dying patients to do just that.
22 hours ago Department of Justice Sues Oracle, Says It Pays White Men More than Others
The suit claims Oracle has a "systemic practice" of paying white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same titles.
22 hours ago Yuge Crowd? How Inauguration Numbers Are Estimated
No matter the turnout on Friday, it's a safe bet President Trump will point out the "hyoooge" and "tremendous" size of the inauguration crowd.
22 hours ago What's the Best Way to React if Trump Calls Out Your Company on Twitter?
As the world watches Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States of America Friday, the markets will be closely listening t
22 hours ago Anti-Trump Protesters Blockade Uber HQ in San Francisco
Protesters chained themselves to the front doors of Uber's offices in San Francisco on Friday morning as Donald Trump was inaugurated.
22 hours ago How the Inauguration Unfolded on Twitter
Get ready for "yuge" laughs and a side of snark from Twitter.
22 hours ago This Country Jumped Straight Past the Email Era
Only three years ago, accessing reliable internet in Myanmar's largest city involved trekking to a hotel that was rumored to be a hotbed of spies.
22 hours ago As Oracle Faces Federal Lawsuit for Discrimination, Why Is Silicon Valley #sowhite?
Oracle is facing a federal lawsuit for paying white men more than their counterparts, but diversity is an issue that plagues Silicon Valley companies.
22 hours ago Samsung Finally Explains Exploding Note 7 Battery Mess
Three months after Samsung killed production of the fire-starting Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, the company is now ready to explain what went wrong.
Yesterday Why You Always 'Break' Your Phone Just as a New One Comes Out
Here's the weird reason you're more likely to break your iPhone when a new one is released.
Yesterday SpaceX Launches First Rocket Since Explosion
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit.
Jan 20 Uber to Pay $20M Settlement in Lawsuit Over Duping Drivers
The FTC alleged that most Uber drivers were earning far less in 18 major U.S. cities than the firm published online.
Jan 19 On JetBlue You Still Pay for Bags, But the Wi-Fi Is Now Free
New York-based JetBlue announced Wednesday that its entire fleet of 237 aircraft now offers free Wi-Fi to all passengers.