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Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 11:18 AM PDT

The ATM at 50: How It Changed Banking, and Consumers Too

The ATM at 50: How It Changed Banking, and Consumers Too

An automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint. ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong one), turn 50 years old this year. They're ubiquitous — and...

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 at 05:54 AM PDT

The Man Who Created Emoji Says He Saw Nuance in Pictures

The Man Who Created Emoji Says He Saw Nuance in Pictures

The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood...

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 10:59 PM PDT

SEC Says Hackers Breached System, Accessed Data

SEC Says Hackers Breached System, Accessed Data

Hackers breached the filing system of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and may have accessed "nonpublic information" for profit, the agency said in a statement late Wednesday. The SEC, which...

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 02:35 PM PDT

Review: Apple Watch Goes Solo, But Don't Dump Your Phone Yet

Review: Apple Watch Goes Solo, But Don't Dump Your Phone Yet

A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you're still missing calls and messages without...

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 at 10:01 PM PDT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends 'Dreamers' Program

Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends 'Dreamers' Program

Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the government program that protects young immigrants in the U.S. illegally and called immigration the “biggest issue of our time.”

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 07:12 PM PDT

Silicon Valley Security Robot Company Expands With New 'Bots

Silicon Valley Security Robot Company Expands With New 'Bots

It’s bigger than a Roomba, cruises the malls 24 hours a day, and is in more selfies than a member of One Direction. But the Knightscope K-5 robot, an autonomous security guard introduced three years ago, has...

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 06:16 AM PDT

Companies Help Schools Teach Students How to Work for Them

Companies Help Schools Teach Students How to Work for Them

Some companies are so set on having workers who know just how their computer systems work that they're partnering with schools to start or invest in job training programs of their own, NBC News reported. Call...

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 05:39 AM PDT

Avril Lavigne Named Most Likely Celebrity to Expose People to Malware Online

Avril Lavigne Named Most Likely Celebrity to Expose People to Malware Online

One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory — she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. Cybersecur...

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 04:46 AM PDT

Facebook May Be Facing an 'Era of Accountability'

Facebook May Be Facing an 'Era of Accountability'

The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users. The world's biggest social network...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 01:36 PM PDT

Saudi Authorities Pressure Snapchat to Block Al-Jazeera

 Saudi Authorities Pressure Snapchat to Block Al-Jazeera

Snapchat has blocked Al-Jazeera's Discover channel in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing dispute between Gulf states and Qatar, where the media network is headquartered. Al-Jazeera said Snapchat's decision to...

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