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PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World Competition
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:01:56 -0400
PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World CompetitionThe winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.
7 tax scams to watch out for this year
Sun, 07 Apr 2019 08:00:28 -0400
7 tax scams to watch out for this yearIn case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.
Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:48:46 -0400
Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial SlurThe daughter's name is Nicarri.
What the CIA thinks of your anti-virus program
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:46:26 -0500
What the CIA thinks of your anti-virus programPARIS (AP) — Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.
Google Patents Sticky Car Hood to Trap Pedestrians in a Collision
Thu, 19 May 2016 17:58:00 -0400
Google Patents Sticky Car Hood to Trap Pedestrians in a CollisionThe patent calls for a giant sticker to be placed on the front end of a vehicle, with a special coating over the layer that is only broken when something collides with the vehicle, exposing the adhesive and helping the colliding object to remain on the vehicle. The idea is to prevent a pedestrian from being thrown after the impact and potentially sustaining even more injuries.
Relax, Your Instagram Feed Likely Won't Change Tomorrow
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:51:00 -0400
Relax, Your Instagram Feed Likely Won't Change TomorrowRelax, your Instagram feed likely isn't changing tomorrow.The great "Insta-freakout" of 2016 was unleashed this morning by a slew of celebrities, bloggers and social media aficionados after they alerted followers to turn on post notifications for future access to their photos, videos and messages. ...
'Hack the Pentagon' and get paid legally in new program
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:10:15 -0500
'Hack the Pentagon' and get paid legally in new programAttention hackers: Time to re-watch “WarGames” and crack your knuckles, the Pentagon is about to pay you to break into some government systems.
Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision Could Be Ready for Passengers by 2018
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 19:29:00 -0500
Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision Could Be Ready for Passengers by 2018The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of launching humans through pods inside a high-speed transportation system, could be ready for passengers by 2018, according to a company building a transportation track in California. One company working to make Musk's vision a reality, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said it has filed for construction permits in Quay Valley, California, for a 5-mile track. "We are announcing the filing of the first building permit to Kings County to the building of the first full-scale hyperloop, not a test track," Bibop Gresta, the chief operating officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a CNBC/TradeShift event.
Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:22:19 -0500
Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone CallsJeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”
Man Proposes by Text Message While Stranded at Chicago's O’Hare Airport
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 12:52:27 -0500
Man Proposes by Text Message While Stranded at Chicago's O’Hare AirportAn Arizona man waiting to fly home to propose to his girlfriend was forced to propose to her via text message after spending 50 hours stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Danny Roderique, of Phoenix, had the diamond engagement ring in his pocket but the delay got in the way of the proposal he’d planned. “I’ve been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours,” Roderique told a reporter from ABC affiliate WLS-TV while still waiting at O’Hare on Monday.
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Facebook gets bad grades on report card from civil rights groups behind advertising boycott
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:14:50 +0000
Civil rights groups behind #StopHateForProfit boycott give Facebook poor grades, saying it failed to address or fell short of addressing demands.
What is QAnon and where did it come from? What to know about the far-right conspiracy theory
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:15:38 +0000
Twitter has cracked down on thousands of QAnon accounts. Here's a look at where the baseless conspiracy theory comes from and its ties to Trump.
Tech giants, including Facebook and Twitter, unite looking to secure the upcoming election
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:26:36 +0000
Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others said they were forming a coalition to promote discussions with government agencies to secure the election.
Dropbox adds more features including a password management tool for premium users
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:30:48 +0000
Dropbox launched a trio of new services, and one of them will remember your passwords so you don't have to.
Former high ranking Pinterest executive sues the company, alleging gender discrimination
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:27:56 +0000
Ex-Pinterest COO Francoise Brougher claims discrimination and that she was wrongfully fired in April for speaking out.
Survey finds more than half of all Americans back potential ban on TikTok
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:45:01 +0000
A new Harris Poll sheds light on how Americans feel about the President's plans to ban TikTok if it's not sold by Sept. 15.
What the hidden message in says – it's masked in the code
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:43:01 +0000
A look at the source code of presidential nominee Joe Biden's official website shows a masked coronavirus message.
Sick of unwanted Twitter replies? New feature lets users limit who can reply to tweets
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:57:59 +0000
Users now have three options for can reply to their tweets: everyone, only people they follow or only people they mention. So could the president limit replies? Yep.
Facebook says it removed over 7M pieces of wrong COVID-19 content in quarter
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:24:44 +0000
COVID meant fewer monitors were able to check content, because they were sent home.
Uber CEO says the service might shut down in California if it has to reclassify workers
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:48:53 +0000
Uber's CEO says it might shut down temporarily in California if the state's court doesn't change its ruling on drivers.
Amazon liable for defective products from third-party sellers, California court says
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:23:45 +0000
The appeals court overruled a lower court decision in the case of Amazon's selling a defective 3rd-party laptop battery.
Pinterest workers plan walk out to demand end to workplace racial, gender discrimination
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 22:05:57 +0000
Continuing a reckoning sparked by two Black employees who accused the company of racial bias, Pinterest employees plan to walk out Friday i protest.
Playing in 'The Yard': A first look at the new game mode in 'Madden 21'
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 21:57:18 +0000
With "The Yard," the new game mode landing on "Madden 21," developers are trying to take football to the backyard.
Philips Hue is still the best smart bulb you can buy—here's why
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:32:39 +0000
Philips Hue smart bulbs have long reigned supreme in the smart home lighting category. Here's why it's still our favorite smart bulb.
Feds seize millions of dollars in cryptocurrency raised by major terrorist groups, DOJ says
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 20:54:44 +0000
The Justice Department said al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the al-Qassam Brigades solicited cryptocurrency donations to fund their terror activities.
Amazon's Echo Show 5 is the perfect accessory for your desk
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:02:58 +0000
This mini smart display can do almost anything
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Fortnite: Apple ban sparks court action from Epic Games
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 21:29:53 GMT
Epic Games says it is taking Apple to court over "monopolistic" policies after it banned Fortnite.
Coronavirus: England's contact tracing app trial gets under way
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 14:10:00 GMT
It will serve self-isolation alerts based on logs of who the user was recently in close contact with.
ZX Spectrum Next Issue 2 blasts through Kickstarter goal
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 15:40:23 GMT
A new remake of the classic computer raises nearly £900,000 in just two days.
Amazon Alexa security bug allowed access to voice history
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:57:30 GMT
Security researchers said they could access conversation history and personal information.
Bletchley Park Trust hit in Blackbaud security breach
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:41:00 GMT
The trust that manages Britain's World War Two codebreaking HQ says donors’ data was exposed.
What will fashion shows look like post Covid-19?
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:21:03 GMT
CGI models allow patterns to be tested virtually and fewer garments, if any, need to be made.
WeChat-owner shrugs off Trump's proposed US ban
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 04:39:49 GMT
Tencent expects its Chinese messaging app will not be affected by America's action against the firm.
Facebook adds 'blackface' photos to banned posts
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:49:25 GMT
The company's rules also explicitly target references to common anti-Semitic stereotypes.
Freeview viewers complain of fewer channels after retune
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:46:12 GMT
People complain of a loss of channels following works to transmitters in parts of the UK.
Google Lookout: App reads grocery labels for blind people
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:44:58 GMT
An update to Google's blindness assistance app adds AI image recognition for food shopping.
Amazon Prime donates to Fleabag stars' theatre emergency fund
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 23:28:42 GMT
Amazon Prime is giving £1.5m to two UK funds offering support to workers affected by the virus.
'Hundreds dead' because of Covid-19 misinformation
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:28:55 GMT
A study says at least 800 people may have died globally because of coronavirus-related misinformation.
'Bullying' Apple fights couple over pear logo
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:08:33 GMT
The owners of the Prepear recipe app are speaking out after Apple tried to block their pear logo.
Screen-time messages designed to decrease phone use
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:06:23 GMT
A new project encourages adults to communicate more with their kids and focus less on their devices.
E-skin recreates sense of touch and other tech news
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:15:31 GMT
BBC Click’s LJ Rich looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.
Instagram rolls out TikTok 'rip-off' Reels
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 09:01:09 GMT
As TikTok faces uncertainty, Instagram adds new features that will be very familiar to TikTok fans.
What's going on with TikTok?
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 00:44:24 GMT
Microsoft confirmed it wants to acquire TikTok after President Trump threatened to ban the app.
LinkedIn co-founder reveals key secret to success
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 23:20:28 GMT
Allen Blue, who co-founded professional network LinkedIn, reveals how start-ups can achieve growth.
Robots go their own way deep in the ocean
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 23:01:59 GMT
Firms are building robots that can survey the seabed and underwater structures without human help.
Belarus election: How Nexta channel bypassed news blackout
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:35:24 GMT
Demonstrators defied an internet shutdown using a channel called Nexta that posts videos and photos.
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