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8 hours ago Microsoft Co-Founder Bumps Ebola Effort to $100 Million
Paul Allen said the money will pay for programs to train doctors and to build special containment units to evacuate any who get infected.






8 hours ago Amazon Fire Phone Proves To Be an Expensive Flop
Amazon says it recorded a $170 million write-down in the third quarter largely related to its unsold stockpile of Fire smartphones.






11 hours ago Want to Chat Anonymously? Facebook Says Get 'Rooms'
The new Rooms app allows people to chat in groups. Users can sign in with an email address or use a pseudonym.






11 hours ago Google Poaches Oxford Brains for A.I. Research
Google has visited the hallowed halls of Oxford University and come out with several of the school's most prized minds in artificial intelligence.
11 hours ago Why Mark Zuckerberg Spent Years Learning Mandarin
"Having China will make Facebook's global ascent complete. And that's absolutely what they want."






14 hours ago Tips for Organizing Your Phone Photos
TODAY digital expert Mario Armstrong offers ideas on how to organize your files, including getting your photos off phones and computers.






17 hours ago 'Aquastronauts' Go Below the Waves to Train for Space
Since 2001, NASA has sent astronauts-in-training to take part in the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) program.
17 hours ago Meet the $299 Smartphone You Can Only Get By Invite
A start-up Chinese smartphone maker is having a one-hour flash sale to buy its $299 smartphone, which is normally available by invite only.






Yesterday Sold! Vintage Apple-1 Computer Fetches $905,000
The winning bid for one of the few remaining examples of Apple's first pre-assembled computer far outstripped expectations.






Yesterday Mystery Photos of CERN: What Are These Things?
CERN has unraveled some of the deepest secrets of the atom — but it can't seem to pin down what's in these old photos it has found.






Yesterday Tired of Gmail? Google Introduces 'Inbox' App
Google has officially unveiled Inbox, an app that helps you search through and organize the mountains of email that flood your, er, inbox daily.






Yesterday Apple iPad Air 2 Review: It's Better, But Is It Enough?
Re/Code's Walt Mossberg weighs in.






Yesterday Sean Parker's Penance for Big Sur Wedding: Build an App
Sean Parker is building an app to make up for an elaborate wedding he threw last year in a protected redwood forest.
Yesterday Feds Probe Medical Devices for Possible Cyber Flaws
Reuters suorces said they do not know of instances of hackers attacking patients through these devices, so the cyber threat should not be overstated.






Yesterday Poll: 70 Percent of Young People Harassed Online
A new poll shows that 40 percent of Internet users have been personally harassed online and 73 percent have seen it happen to other people.






Yesterday Bank of America: Sorry for Double Charging on Apple Pay
A number of Bank of America customers took to Twitter to complain they were charged twice for purchases they made using Apple's new system.






Yesterday Apple CEO Talks Security With Chinese Official: Xinhua
The meeting comes days after a Chinese web monitoring group said Apple users in China had been targeted in a sophisticated attack.






Yesterday Solar Panels Don't Grow On Trees ... Most of the Time
Apart from offering a shady spot to sit, the eTree has a water fountain, a WiFi hotspot, a docking station to charge devices, and lights up with LEDs.






Oct 21, 2014 Hackers Swipe 500 Million Financial Records: Official
Nearly 519 million financial records have been stolen by hackers in the past 12 months, an FBI official said Monday, according to USA Today.






Oct 21, 2014 Apple: We're Aware Of China iCloud Attack
Apple published a support page about iCloud security in response to a Monday report from censorship watchdog Great Fire.






Oct 21, 2014 A Bold Vision for the Future of the Postage Stamp
Madden’s team created Signet, a system that could radically overhaul how we use the US Postal Service. At its core, it is a digital stamp and an app.






Oct 21, 2014 Ex-New York Times Editor Jill Abramson Plans a Startup
Don't worry. She's not creating a new disappearing-message app or an Uber for hair gel.






Oct 21, 2014 iCloud Targeted in Chinese Hacking Attack: Report
Chinese authorities have tried to gain access to the customer data on Apple's iCloud, according to a group that monitors web usage in China.






Oct 21, 2014 Wear a Helmet: This Hoverboard Really Works
The hoverboard only works above conductive surfaces like aluminum and — you guessed it — copper.






Oct 21, 2014 Another Retailer Hit by Possible Data Breach
Office supply retailer Staples is investigating a possible breach.






Oct 20, 2014 Google Shares Slide After Q3 Earnings Miss
The online giant saw a slowdown in the growth rate of its total number of paid clicks.






Oct 20, 2014 Pay Date: Tinder Plans 'Premium' Service
The co-creator of popular dating app Tinder announced on Monday that his company plans to debut a "premium" version of the service in November.






Oct 20, 2014 Facebook Sues Lawyers Over Ownership Lawsuit
Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have sued several lawyers who helped Paul Ceglia pursue a lawsuit claiming he owned 50 percent of the company.






Oct 20, 2014 Microsoft Offers Cloud Tools in Fight Against Ebola
Microsoft will provide free cloud-computing and research applications to medical researchers working on the Ebola virus.






Oct 20, 2014 Chicago's Cell Networks Best in Country, Tests Show
Chicagoans have one more reason to be proud of their home: the Windy City's cellular networks were found to be the best in the country.