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Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 11:23 PM EDT

Big Tech Has Big Plans to Help Reconnect Puerto Rico

Big Tech Has Big Plans to Help Reconnect Puerto Rico

Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect part of it. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a "connectivity team"...

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 12:43 PM EDT

'Goodbye': AOL’s AIM to Sign Off for Good

'Goodbye': AOL’s AIM to Sign Off for Good

Internet service provider AOL will shut down its once-ubiquitous instant messaging service AIM in December, the company announced on Twitter Friday. "All good things come to an end. On Dec. 15, we'll bid...

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017 at 04:02 PM EDT

Startup Aims to Produce Hybrid-Electric Planes by 2022

Startup Aims to Produce Hybrid-Electric Planes by 2022

Zunum Aero, a Seattle-based startup, has announced plans for a hybrid-electric plane.

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017 at 08:52 AM EDT

New Cars Increasingly Crammed With Distracting Technology

New Cars Increasingly Crammed With Distracting Technology

A new, real-world study using video cameras, global positioning systems, lane trackers and other tech gadgets confirmed that dialing or texting while driving raised the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 03:13 PM EDT

Google Unveils New Phones, Speakers to Counter Amazon, Apple

Google Unveils New Phones, Speakers to Counter Amazon, Apple

Google on Wednesday unveiled new phones, smart speakers and other devices infused with artificial intelligence in its bid to claim the high ground against rivals Amazon and Apple. The second generation of...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 11:03 AM EDT

Amazon, Georgia: If You Name It, Will Company Come?

Amazon, Georgia: If You Name It, Will Company Come?

Officials from a recently incorporated city outside Atlanta want to shed some of their new municipality's land and rename it Amazon, Georgia. Their hope is that the change will spur the e-commerce giant to...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 10:18 AM EDT

Amazon Must Pay $295 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says

Amazon Must Pay $295 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says<br /><br />

Amazon has to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered Wednesday, in its latest attempt to tighten the screws on multinationals it says are avoiding taxes through sweetheart deals...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 01:01 PM EDT

Senate Bill to Clear Obstacles to Self-Driving Cars Advances

Senate Bill to Clear Obstacles to Self-Driving Cars Advances

Legislation that could help usher in a new era of self-driving cars advanced in Congress on Wednesday after the bill's sponsors agreed to compromises to address some concerns of safety advocates. The Senate...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 at 03:27 AM EDT

Yahoo: Every Single Account Was Impacted by 2013 Data Breach

Yahoo: Every Single Account Was Impacted by 2013 Data Breach

Yahoo, now part of Oath, said that every single Yahoo account was affected by a data breach that took place in 2013. That's about 3 billion accounts, CNBC reported. Yahoo buried the stat in a recent update to...

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017 at 07:40 PM EDT

Lawmakers Grill Former Equifax Chairman Over Data Breach

Lawmakers Grill Former Equifax Chairman Over Data Breach

House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday grilled Equifax's former chief executive over the massive data hack of the personal information of 145 million Americans, calling the company's response inadequate...

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