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Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 09:48 AM PDT

Behind the Keyboard: How New Emojis Are Chosen

Behind the Keyboard: How New Emojis Are Chosen

Between wizards, rock climbers, and gender non-conforming people, many of the 137 new emojis coming soon to your phone's keyboard may have come from the minds of ordinary texters, NBC News reported. Like...

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 at 02:33 PM PDT

Facebook May Be Creating Original TV Shows: Report

Facebook May Be Creating Original TV Shows: Report

Joining the ranks of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and YouTube, Facebook is gearing up to bring its own shows and programming to your news feed. And the initial bill could be huge.

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 10:27 PM PDT

Hackers Post Pro-ISIS Messages on Ohio Government Sites

Hackers Post Pro-ISIS Messages on Ohio Government Sites

Hackers targeted at least seven Ohio government websites to publish pro-ISIS messages and criticism of President Donald Trump, state officials said Sunday. As NBC News reported, the message appeared on the...

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 07:59 PM PDT

Silicon Valley’s Quest For Universal Connectivity

Silicon Valley’s Quest For Universal Connectivity

Connecting the world's billions of unconnected souls has been a dream of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and tech giants for years. Employing everyone from scientists to seamstresses, labs have launched a series of...

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 02:27 PM PDT

Uber Hired Ex-Google Exec Despite Knowledge of Stolen Info

Uber Hired Ex-Google Exec Despite Knowledge of Stolen Info

Uber acknowledged hiring a former Google engineer — now accused of stealing self-driving car technology — despite having received warnings that he was still carrying around some of his former employer's...

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 01:13 PM PDT

Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Google to Stop Reading Your Gmail to Help Sell Ads

Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.

Friday, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:33 PM PDT
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By Rebecca Greenway

Here's Where You Can Find Free Wi-Fi in the Bay Area

In celebration of World Wi-Fi Day this week, San Mateo County expanded wifi spots...View gallery

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Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 07:29 PM PDT

Glider Pilot Aims for the Edge of Space

Glider Pilot Aims for the Edge of Space

A research company is hoping to break several aviation world records and be the first to have an air glider reach the edge of space without a jet engine or rockets. Known as the 'Perlan Project 2,' the air...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 at 02:13 PM PDT

Facebook Wants to Nudge You Into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

Facebook Wants to Nudge You Into 'Meaningful' Online Groups

At Facebook, mere "sharing" is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he is no longer satisfied with just connecting the world so that people...

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 08:28 PM PDT

You Can Now Watch SF Giants Games in Virtual Reality

You Can Now Watch SF Giants Games in Virtual Reality

Major League Baseball is working with Intel's virtual reality team to broadcast games in the virtual world.

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