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Google's European Data Centers to Run on Norwegian Wind Power
Google has bought the entire 12-year power production from a wind power farm to supply its European data centers with renewable energy.
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Americans Want Silicon Valley to Steer Self-Driving Cars
Americans want to buy and ride in self-driving cars, but they do not want the "brains" of those vehicles to come from automakers, a survey found.
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Amazon Announces' Prime Day' Deals for July 12
Amazon has finally lifted the lid on its second-annual Prime Day sale, which it's touting as the "biggest Amazon event ever."On July 12, the onli
5 hours ago
Facebook's 'Echo Chamber' Eyed as Election Nears
Facebook is going out of its way to show its neutrality - an increasingly urgent matter as the U.S. presidential election approaches.
11 hours ago
'Future Shock' Author Alvin Toffler Dies at 87
Toffler is also credited with having coined the term "information overload" to describe people's struggle to keep with exponentially expanding data.
17 hours ago
Facebook Feed: Why You'll See More Friends and Family
Facebook says it will now put posts from friends and family that users are 'likely to care about' at the top of their news feed.
23 hours ago
This Dating App Aims to Connect Brexit 'Remain' Voters
There may soon be a dating app that really gets to the 'heart' of Brexit, helping 'the forgotten, Remain-voting 48 percent' find love.
23 hours ago
Zuckerberg's New Six-Foot Wall Irks His Hawaii Neighbors
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's wall has been sparking heated discussion recently. Except this particular Facebook wall is made of stones.
Uber Software Tracks Drivers for High Speed, Sudden Stops
Using smartphone sensors to peek over its drivers' shoulders, Uber is promising to keep a closer eye on their behavior.
Some Tesla Shareholders Want Less Dominance by Musk
An investor group wants Tesla to add two independent directors to its board and separate the roles of chairman and chief executive.
Social Media Accounts May Be Factored in Foreigner Visits to U.S.
Customs and Border Patrol agency issued has proposed asking some foreign visitors for their social media handles when traveling to or from the U.S.
Taylor Swift Fans in China Are Betting on Her Relationships
Thanks to Taobao, China's biggest online marketplace, 'Swifties' can now purchase 'breakup insurance.'
VW to Pay Largest Auto Settlement Ever: $15B
The figure represents the largest auto scandal settlement in U.S. history. The deal sets aside $10 billion to repair or buy back 475,000 vehicles.
This Bottle Will Help You Get the Last Drop of Shampoo
It is another addition to a growing field of 'self-cleaning' surfaces that can repel liquids such as water or oil.
Fraud Alert: ID Thieves Hijack Mobile Phone Accounts
Identity thieves have come up with another devious way to make money by pretending to be someone else — hijacking mobile phone accounts.
RIP Headphone Jack? Apple May Do It Again
With reports that the next iPhone won't have a headphone jack, take a look at Apple's long history of killing off features.
Apparent Conflicts May Dog Tesla-SolarCity Deal
The overlap created a glaring conflict of interest that's fueling concerns about whether Musk is milking Tesla's market value and brand recognition.
Investors Fuming as Some Broker Sites Crash After Brexit
Social media users flooded TD Ameritrade's and Fidelity Investments' Twitter feeds with irate messages on Friday, as customers struggled to access their accounts.
How Social Media Fueled House Lawmakers' Sit-In
This already was shaping up to be an election year dominated by opinions declared on Facebook and barbs traded via Tweet.
Why Uber Is Better at Geolocation Than 911 Dispatch Centers
Pizza Hut and Uber have this advantage over the 911 system.
Bones, Pugs and Harmony: Pets Get In on 'Brexit' Vote
As Brits head to the Brexit polls, now man's best friend has been enlisted to support the "rufferendum."
Solar Plane Lands in Spain After Trans-Atlantic Voyage
An experimental solar-powered airplane landed in Spain Thursday, completing an unprecedented three-day flight across the Atlantic.
As Obama Heads to Silicon Valley, Hot-Button Issues Are off the Agenda
President Obama will head to Silicon Valley on Friday to a summit aimed at connecting tech entrepreneurs and the venture capital community.
'Autism Glass' App Helps Kids Read Emotions
A new app designed for Google Glass helps kids with autism figure out the expressions on the faces of friends and family.
Amazon Prime Falls Foul of French Authorities - Again
Amazon has irked the French - again - this time in the form of its new food delivery service, Amazon Prime Now.
Could New Technology Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths?
At least 16 kids have reportedly died from heatstroke after being left in hot cars — more than double the number who perished by this time last year.
Unlike Apple Pay, New Samsung System Won't Charge Banks
Smartphone leader Samsung Electronics will not be seeking fees from its financial partners, unlike the Apple Pay system.
You Can Tour Secret 'Manhattan Project' Lab With an App
The efforts during World War II to develop an atomic bomb were once shrouded in secrecy, but today, you can now visit the project on your smartphone.
Did Russian Hackers Strike Hillary Clinton Again?
Russian hackers are believed to have breached the Clinton Foundation — and appear to be the same cyber spies who swiped files from the DNC.
Senate Likely to Pass FBI Spying Bill After Orlando Shooting
The U.S. Senate is likely to pass a Republican-backed proposal to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation's secretive surveillance powers.