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Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:49 AM PDT

Feds Probe Uber's Use of Fake App to Stymie City Inspectors

Feds Probe Uber's Use of Fake App to Stymie City Inspectors

The Justice Department is probing allegations that Uber used phony software to thwart city efforts to make sure the ride-hailing company follows local regulations. The city of Portland, Oregon, says in an April...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:03 AM PDT

Americans Hang Up on Landlines as Cellphone Homes Dominate

Americans Hang Up on Landlines as Cellphone Homes Dominate

Deborah Braswell, a university administrator in Alabama, is a member of a dwindling group — people with a landline phone at home. According to a U.S. government study released Thursday, 50.8 percent of homes...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 04:28 PM PDT

Apple Pledges $1 Billion Boost to US Manufacturing

Apple Pledges $1 Billion Boost to US Manufacturing

Apple plans to start a $1 billion fund to create more advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States, company CEO Tim Cook told “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer on Wednesday. As CNBC reports, the fund fits into...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 05:54 PM PDT

Facebook to Hire 3,000 to Monitor Live Crime, Suicide Videos

Facebook to Hire 3,000 to Monitor Live Crime, Suicide Videos

Facebook says it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos of crime and suicides following murders shown live.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 08:57 PM PDT

Apple's Growing Cash Stash Spurs Talk of Huge Acquisition

Apple's Growing Cash Stash Spurs Talk of Huge Acquisition

As Apple's stash of cash grows, so does the possibility that the world's most valuable company will use some of the money for a huge acquisition that would expand its empire beyond iPhones and other gadgets. The...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 01:57 PM PDT

Microsoft Takes Aim at Google With Laptop, Slim Windows

Microsoft Takes Aim at Google With Laptop, Slim Windows

Microsoft is taking aim at Google as it introduced a Surface device for students and slimmed down Windows for the classroom. The new Surface Laptop is the first Surface device without a detachable keyboard....

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 09:59 AM PDT

Cybercriminals Hacked 1.1 Billion Accounts Last Year: Study

Cybercriminals Hacked 1.1 Billion Accounts Last Year: Study

Digital bandits breached 1.1 billion identities in 2016, nearly doubling their haul from the year before, according to a new study on cybercrime. NBC News reports that the year brought more ransomware...

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 at 07:41 AM PDT

Millennials Found Most Susceptible to Robocalls and Scams

Millennials Found Most Susceptible to Robocalls and Scams

A new study finds that it is not the elderly who are most susceptible to scam phone calls, but millennials, who are six times more likely to give away credit card information than any other age group. 

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 05:38 PM PDT

Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda

Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda

Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections. It's a long way from...

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 06:24 AM PDT

Humans Have 'Totally New Tools' in Invasive Species Battle

Humans Have 'Totally New Tools' in Invasive Species Battle

A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns...

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