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Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 07:44 PM PDT

FBI Chief Calls for National Talk Over Encryption vs. Safety

FBI Chief Calls for National Talk Over Encryption vs. Safety

The FBI's director said Friday the agency is collecting data to present next year in hopes of sparking a national conversation about law enforcement's increasing inability to access encrypted electronic devices....

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 06:31 PM PDT

Job Gains Led By Tech, But Silicon Valley Mixed

Job Gains Led By Tech, But Silicon Valley Mixed

The latest job report was reason for a lot of optimism, and most investors jumped in with both hands.

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 08:07 AM PDT

The Olympics Meet Virtual Reality

The Olympics Meet Virtual Reality

For the first time, the world's biggest sporting event can be experienced through virtual reality, allowing sports fans to get a front-row seat to the Rio Olympics without having to leave the country.

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 07:09 PM PDT

Facebook Takes Swipe at Clickbait, Critics in New Guide

Facebook Takes Swipe at Clickbait, Critics in New Guide

Facebook appears be hitting back at one of its foremost online critics.

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 12:24 PM PDT

Hoverboard Store in New Jersey Catches Fire

Hoverboard Store in New Jersey Catches Fire

Fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a store selling hoverboards in Garfield, New Jersey. It was not immediately clear how severe the blaze was, though images from Chopper 4 showed multiple fire personnel...

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 04:54 AM PDT

Fly Me to the Moon: Feds OK Private Firm's Lunar Flight Plan

Fly Me to the Moon: Feds OK Private Firm's Lunar Flight Plan

The federal government for the first time has given permission to a private Florida company to fly a spaceship beyond Earth's orbit and land on the moon. The Federal Aviation Administration gave clearance...

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 10:23 AM PDT

Silicon Valley Tech on its Way to Olympic Opening Ceremony

Silicon Valley Tech on its Way to Olympic Opening Ceremony

When Michael Phelps leads Team USA into the Olympic opening ceremony, a Silicon Valley company will have his back.

Well, they’ll be on his back.

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 11:59 AM PDT

University of Idaho to Offer Pokemon Go Class

University of Idaho to Offer Pokemon Go Class

Pokemania has all but taken over the global landscape as players of the popular app take their Pokeball quest through parks, stadiums, museums, and now into the realm of academia. This fall, the University...

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 03:37 AM PDT

Instagram Launches 'Stories' Feature

Instagram Launches 'Stories' Feature

Instagram is launching a new feature that should sound familiar to Snapchat users. It's called "Stories," and it lets users share photos and videos from their day that will disappear after 24 hours. The...

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 07:19 PM PDT

NY-Based WeWork Opens Up Office Space in Silicon Valley

NY-Based WeWork Opens Up Office Space in Silicon Valley

A New York company is expanding into the Silicon Valley to fill a demand for more office space in the area.

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