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4 hours ago 'Grab Your Wallet' Boycott of Trump-Tied Companies Still Going Strong
With the most recent presidential campaign behind us, days, moments and sound bites from the raucous election may seem like a blur.
4 hours ago Computer Chaos as Antivirus Falsely IDs Windows as a Threat
Webroot said a bad rule that was live for 13 minutes identified critical Windows files as 'false positives,' blocking Windows' access to them.
4 hours ago Uber Is Planning a Fleet of Flying Taxi Cabs by 2020
Flying cars have long been the stuff of science fiction, but Uber is just one of a number of companies developing flying taxi services.
7 hours ago Wikipedia Founder Launches Ambitious Project to 'Fix the News'
Jimmy Wales said the new platform, Wikitribune, would be free to read and carry no advertising, instead relying on supporters to fund it.
7 hours ago Now You Can Ride in a Google Self-Driving Car
Google's autonomous vehicles are now available in Phoenix, Arizona, for those who want to try out the self-driving cars.
10 hours ago Wikipedia Founder Launches Project to 'Fix the News'
Jimmy Wales said the new platform, Wikitribune, would be free to read and carry no advertising, instead relying on supporters to fund it.
Today Computer Chaos as Antivirus Falsely IDs Windows as Threat
Webroot said a bad rule that was live for 13 minutes identified critical Windows files as 'false positives,' blocking Windows' access to them.
22 hours ago Shutting Down Fake Facebook Accounts Just Makes Them More Valuable
Crackdowns on fake social media accounts are unlikely to hurt the multi-million-dollar spam industry — in fact, it could make the problem far worse.
22 hours ago Wearable Health Tech: New Wrist Sensor Works Up a Sweat
Researchers trying to find a way to make wearable health technology real say they've taken a big step with a device that generates sweat.
22 hours ago Zuckerberg Speaks Out on Cleveland Murder
At Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg spoke about Facebook's responsibility in preventing tragedies.
22 hours ago Facebook Launches an All-Out Assault on Snapchat
In a jab at Snapchat, Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that Facebook will be making the "first mainstream augmented reality platform out of the camera."
22 hours ago Crackdown on H-1B Visas Sparks Fear in Silicon Valley
Tech leaders and workers in Silicon Valley fear the implications of a government crackdown on visas for highly specialized foreign workers.
22 hours ago Zika-Fighting Mosquitoes Released Near Key West
A batch of mosquitoes that breed dud offspring were released in the Florida Keys to see if they can reduce populations of the disease-carrying insects
22 hours ago Let Robots Teach Our Kids? Here's Why That Isn't Such a Bad Idea
Experts see robots playing a significant role in children's emotional, social, and cognitive development in the near future.
22 hours ago Bose Headphones Spies on Listeners: Suit
Data mining lawsuits are on the rise as a variety of electronic devices gather more and more information about users.
22 hours ago Most American Drivers Are Still a Little Afraid of Autonomous Vehicles
A new study show that when it comes to autonomous vehicles, Americans' trust in the technology is declining.
22 hours ago Turns Out Running Is Socially Contagious
Got an exercise app on your smart phone? Your posts might be convincing your friends to get fit, too.
22 hours ago Google Wants to Map Your Health
Google's life sciences arm is launching a four-year study of people's health.
22 hours ago Facebook Wants to Make It Possible to Type With Just Your Brain
It could allow the deaf and blind to communicate more easily — or let everyone else "to type five times faster than you can on a smartphone."
22 hours ago Instagram Stars Get a 'Talking To' From the Feds
Tell us when you're promoting something, the FTC warned some famous Instagram stars this week.
22 hours ago Who Falls for the Most Robocall Scams? Hint, it's Not Your Grandparents
We may be getting more technologically advanced every day, but we still haven't outgrown (or outsmarted) the age-old nuisance of robocalls.
22 hours ago Can Umbilical Cord Blood Rejuvenate Your Brain?
A protein in human umbilical cord blood seems to rejuvenate the brains of old mice, researchers report. It's a long way from helping you, though.
22 hours ago You Talkin' to Me? Google Home Now Recognizes Who's Asking
When talking to your Google Home, you'll no longer be just some anonymous voice.
22 hours ago Facebook Gunman's Ex-Girlfriend Questions Site's Role
'What it's being used for is not what it was intended to be used for,' gunman Steve Stephens' longtime girlfriend said of Facebook's video features.
22 hours ago Are Samsung's New Phones Worth It?
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and its slightly bigger sibling, the Galaxy S8+, are officially hitting stores on Friday.
22 hours ago 'It Is Time to Speak Up': Anxious Scientists Plan to Shake D.C.
Scientists fed up with alternative facts are hitting the streets this weekend. As one marcher says, it's bad when the introverts start protesting.
22 hours ago Are French Voters Seeing as Much Fake News as Americans Were?
French voters have been exposed to fake news in the lead-up to the election - but they are seeing less "junk news" than Americans were?
22 hours ago March for Science Protesters Say They're the Real Patriots
Lovers of science got their day in the rain Saturday as they cheered their passions.
22 hours ago Bill O'Reilly Speaks Out in Podcast: 'Hey, I Missed You Guys'
Bill O'Reilly returned to the public eye — or ear — Monday night for the first time since his ouster from Fox News over sexual harassment allegations.
22 hours ago Inside the Place Where Uber Tries to Make Nice With Its Drivers
Under fire, Uber doubles down on its investment in making sure drivers are happy.