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Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 at 04:32 PM PDT

Apple Reporting Outages for Some of Its Services

Apple Reporting Outages for Some of Its Services

Some of Apple's core services came back online Thursday evening after an outage that affected the App store and some functions of iCloud, CNBC reported. Starting between 3 and 4 p.m.

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 at 05:51 AM PDT

'The Sims' Removes Gender Barriers in Video Game

'The Sims' Removes Gender Barriers in Video Game

"The Sims" publisher Electronic Arts and developer Maxis said a free update available Thursday for "The Sims 4" will remove gender boundaries and allow players to create virtual townsfolk — or Sims, as...

Friday, Jun 3, 2016 at 03:40 AM PDT

Automakers Still Installing Defective Air Bags: Report

Automakers Still Installing Defective Air Bags: Report

At least four automakers are selling new vehicles that have potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators, according to a new Senate report. Some Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles from the...

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 at 07:47 AM PDT

Futuristic Dubai Office Showcases 3-D Printing's Potential

Futuristic Dubai Office Showcases 3-D Printing's Potential

There are office printers that spit out documents and others that always seem to jam. And then there those that make the office itself. A small group of employees in Dubai is starting to move into a new...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 05:50 AM PDT

Australia to Sell Bitcoins Confiscated as Proceeds of Crime

Australia to Sell Bitcoins Confiscated as Proceeds of Crime

About $13 million in bitcoins will be auctioned in Sydney in June after Australian police confiscated the digital currency as proceeds of crime, an official said Tuesday. Ernst & Young was running the process...

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 02:27 PM PDT

Why Not Use Streaming Technology for Aircraft Data?

Why Not Use Streaming Technology for Aircraft Data?

The use of black boxes to record critical flight data is striking many experts as antiquated, even though technology exists to stream information from an aircraft to a ground computer, according to NBC

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 07:47 PM PDT

Neighbors of Airbnb Houses Now Free to Complain

Neighbors of Airbnb Houses Now Free to Complain

Airbnb provides the opportunity for guests to rate hosts and vice versa. Now, neighbors nearby can chime in.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 05:48 PM PDT

SpaceX Postpones Rocket Launch, Attempted Landing

SpaceX Postpones Rocket Launch, Attempted Landing

SpaceX postponed the satellite launch of a rocket that would attempt to land on a ship at sea for a third time Thursday, NBC News reported. The launch was postponed until Friday, because of a “tiny glitch...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 04:28 AM PDT

Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Pa. After 17-Hour Flight

Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Pa. After 17-Hour Flight

A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 03:32 PM PDT

Use of Drones Grows in Firefighting Efforts

Use of Drones Grows in Firefighting Efforts

As firefighters braved the smoke and flames from the ground and rooftops, a small flying object soared above their heads Wednesday morning trying to assist their efforts after a five-alarm fire ripped through a...

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