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At Facial Recognition Hearing, Congress Attacks FBI

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:20:25 GMT

Democrats and Republicans alike hammered the FBI on Wednesday for its use of facial recognition software to identify potential suspects, saying the technology fosters racial bias, leads to arrests of innocent...

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Costco Wholesale Expands Test of Home Grocery Delivery

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:52:31 GMT

Costco is ramping up its home grocery delivery efforts by teaming up with another third-party service, CNBC reported.Shipt, an online grocery delivery service, said Tuesday it was adding Costco to its delivery...

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Red iPhone 7s Will Soon Hit Apple Stores

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:10:24 GMT

The palette of colors that iPhones come in is increasing this week, as Apple releases a red special edition of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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Uber President Jeff Jones Resigns, Cites Differences in "Beliefs"

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:17:50 GMT

Uber President Jeff Jones has resigned just six months after joining its ranks."We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best," Uber spokeswoman Sophie Schmidt said in...

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'Loads of Love': Apple Engineer Converts Van Into Mobile Laundromat for Homeless

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 04:41:03 GMT

Ron Powers, a mechanical engineer at Apple, turned a used van into a mobile laundromat and made it available for free to the homeless of Santa Cruz, California. He said he spent many years focused on studying...

Tech Showcase at SXSW

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:53:07 GMT

Tech companies are taking the opportunity to showcase their latest innovations at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.

Driving on the Roads of the Future Will Be a Real Trip

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:02:41 GMT

In the near future, autonomous cars will be able to communicate movements with each other over short distances and interact with traffic lights, NBC News reported.To combat distracted driving, cars with...

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How a 'Fast Pitch' Can Change the World

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:35:19 GMT

Social Innovation Fast Pitch gives nonprofit entrepreneurs the opportunity to hone their presentation skills in seeking financial support. In return, the audience gets to hear 10 proposals for changing the world...

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Pi Day 2017: 3.14 Things to Know About Pi

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:51:11 GMT

Tuesday is Pi Day, a national celebration of the mathematical concept, which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter and equals 3.14... Two years ago, 3-14-15, was the only day this century that...

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Is There Such a Thing as an Internet Kill Switch?

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:34:35 GMT

Is there a switch you can flick to kill the internet? According to a panel of experts at this year's SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, that universal "kill switch" does not exist — yet."When people figure...

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Feel Stressed? Stop Checking Your Phone, Study Says

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:23:11 GMT

A recent study finds mobile users who check their phones frequently feel more stressed. According to the American Psychological Association, we are a nation of "constant checkers" and it's taking...

Optimus Prime Rib: Robots Start Delivering Food in DC

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:40:32 GMT

It's now possible in D.C. to have a robot deliver a hot meal to your door. Robots from the delivery company Starship Technologies are rolling along Washington streets as part of a pilot program, a company...

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New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:54:08 GMT

New smart glasses developed by researchers at Colorado State University could change how food labels are printed on boxes and cans in your local grocery store. The FDA is looking to roll out this new tech...

Comey: 'No Such Thing as Absolute Privacy in America'

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:21:46 GMT

FBI Director James Comey spoke at a cybersecurity conference at Boston College Wednesday, addressing current encryption software, the idea of privacy in the modern age and how the FBI can improve its fight...

What Changes to H-1B Visa Rules Mean for Tech

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:53:01 GMT

U.S. immigration authorities suspended a program last Friday that expedited visas for skilled workers — a darling class of workers in the tech community.Despite stoking tension in tech companies, it's...

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Facebook Rolls Out its Fake News Tool

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 03:31:26 GMT

In an effort to combat fake or biased news stories, Facebook is introducing a "disputed news" flag to stories disproved by third party groups, NBC News reported.Once a story is marked, a group of researchers...

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