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Are We Losing Our Right to Freedom of Speech Online?

Terrorist propaganda, fake news stories and people who are just flat out mean seem to be spoiling the fun of the internet now more than ever.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:56:00 GMT
Scientists Develop Robot Hand for Quadriplegics

Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:09:00 GMT
MACH: Could Universal Income Be Cure for Automated Future?

As we innovate ourselves away from conventional work and labor, an unlikely question begins to form: How do we feel about free money?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:59:00 GMT
Tech Fail: Passport Robot Tells Asian Applicant to Open Eyes

A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed.

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:36:00 GMT
Like a Virgin, in Space for the Very First Time

Virgin Galactic's space plane just passed its first glide test. So when will the first ticket holders get to go to space?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:25:24 GMT
Why Everyone Is Falling in Love with this Polish Grandfather

The internet has melted with love for a Polish grandfather depicted in what is surely the season's most heartwarming holiday ad.

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:42:00 GMT
Facebook, Google, Twitter Join Forces to Build a Terrorist Database

Some tech companies are joining forces to create a terror database.

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:25:00 GMT
Will Trump Quash Burgeoning Zero-Emission Fuel-Cell Technology?

Several car makers are betting hydrogen can clean up the nation's heavy-duty truck fleet but will climate-change-skeptic Trump kill their plans?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:23:00 GMT
Parents Glued to Screens 9 Hours a Day

Most American parents think they are great role models for their kids, but they admit they're glued to their screens 9 hours a day or more.

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:18:00 GMT
A Look at the Near Future of Tactical Police Robots

The success of the Dallas Police Department's robotic IED to end a firefight in July, and the lack of any legal blowback following its deployment, was a signal to police chiefs and SWAT commanders across the country: It "demonstrated that, tactically, the use of a robot with lethal force is viable."

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:22:00 GMT
So What Would an Apple Car Look Like Anyway?

Apple kind of, sort of, finally acknowledged the worst kept secret in Silicon Valley that it is working on autonomous driving technology.

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:52:00 GMT
Tim Cook Claims Record Apple Watch Sales; Report Says Otherwise

Apple Watch sales set a record over Thanksgiving week, said Tim Cook in response to a report that claimed sales dived by 71 percent.

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:21:00 GMT
Oakland Fire Exposes Silicon Valley's Ugly Housing Crisis

Tech companies have created well-paid jobs, but they've also driven up rent, leaving lower income people to get creative about their living situation.

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:34:00 GMT
There's No Need to Check Out at the Amazon Go Store

The new Amazon Go, announced Monday, has no registers.

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:28:00 GMT
How AI Helps the Visually Impaired "See" Facebook

Matt King is helping to launch Facebook's automatic alternative text initiative, which uses artificial intelligence to describe photos for people who are visually impaired. The move is part of the company's mission to make the social network accessible to all.

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:15:00 GMT
Social Media Ad Spending to Outweigh Print Revenue by 2020

The amount of money spent on advertising on social media is set to catch up with newspaper ad revenues by 2020, a leading forecaster said on Monday.

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:49:00 GMT
Woman's Epic Anti-Trump Twitter Rant Goes Viral

Donald Trump wasn't the only one venting his frustrations on Twitter early Sunday morning.

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:37:00 GMT
China Chases Silicon Valley Talent With Trump Fears

Industry leaders in China see a chance to capitalize on President-elect Trump's threats to clamp down on immigration and poach top tech talent.

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:02:00 GMT
Body Cams: 'Propaganda Tool' or Impartial Record?

Body-worn cameras offer a potential antidote to police brutality but also raise fears about mass surveillance and questions about how footage is used.

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:23:00 GMT
Sleigh It Ain't So: Domino's Abandons Delivery by Reindeer

Domino's Japan has stopped its reindeer training program for pizza delivery, saying it's too difficult to control the unwieldy beasts.

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:30:31 GMT
Russian Central Bank Loses $31 Million in Cyber Attack

Hackers stole more than 2 billion rubles from accounts at the Russian central bank, the bank said on Friday.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:30:00 GMT
Can Augmented Reality Make Motorcycles Safer?

The BMW Vision Motorrad Next 100 is motorcycle concept which makes use of an AR visor. The visor scans the field of view for threats giving the driver greater ability to drive safely.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:38:00 GMT
How Computers Are Learning to Predict the Future

MIT's latest AI research can actually create videos of the future, and might one day let computers make diagnoses from medical images, detect bank fraud, and operate vehicles better than humans.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:27:00 GMT
Trump May Have Just Built His First Bridge to Silicon Valley

What are some of the biggest transportation issues Elaine Chao is going to need to address when it comes to the gig economy?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:48:07 GMT
Could This Browser Extension Be the Answer to Fighting Fake News?

The plug-in discerns whether links, status updates, or images posted on Facebook contain credible or fake information.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:32:00 GMT
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