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Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 10:08 AM EDT

Prime Day 2017 Was Amazon's Biggest Shopping Event Ever

Prime Day 2017 Was Amazon's Biggest Shopping Event Ever

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big shopping days on Amazon, but the online retailer's own shopping holiday, Prime Day, has them both beat, the company said Wednesday. The July 11 event that saw 3.5 million...

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 05:37 PM EDT

Microsoft Eyes Buffer Zone in TV Airwaves for Rural Internet

Microsoft Eyes Buffer Zone in TV Airwaves for Rural Internet

Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by turning to a wireless technology that uses the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves. Microsoft plans to partner...

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 07:07 AM EDT

How and Why Amazon Ships So Many Packages So Quickly

How and Why Amazon Ships So Many Packages So Quickly

Amazon’s Prime Day, a carefully fabricated “retail holiday” meant to take advantage of the company's vast shipping network, takes place in a time of year when the busy holiday shopping season is still a ways...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 09:55 PM EDT

Amazon Prime Day Now Backed by Cargo Plane Fleet

Amazon Prime Day Now Backed by Cargo Plane Fleet

For this year's Prime Day, Amazon is taking to the skies. A fleet of cargo jets will be used in the company's annual day of online deals for the first time in the U.S., it said in a press release Monday. As...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 03:56 PM EDT

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Buzzing Jupiter's Great Red Spot

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Buzzing Jupiter's Great Red Spot

NASA's Juno spacecraft is about to give us our best look yet of Jupiter's swirling Great Red Spot. The spacecraft flies directly above the monster storm Monday night, passing 5,600 miles above the cloud...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 01:21 PM EDT

Take Me Out to the Screen: Virtual Reality Baseball a Hit

Take Me Out to the Screen: Virtual Reality Baseball a Hit

Nicholas Montes put on goggles and a catcher's mitt and crouched. The 13-year-old will never catch a 104 mph pitch from Aroldis Chapman. But at the All-Star FanFest, he felt what it's like to be Buster Posey...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 08:04 PM EDT

More Retailers Hope to Take a Bite Out of Amazon Prime Day

More Retailers Hope to Take a Bite Out of Amazon Prime Day

Stores like Toys“R”Us, Target, Sur La Table and more are jumping on the bandwagon, hoping to take a swing at Amazon’s Prime Day by staging their own versions of this summer twist on Black Friday, which runs from...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 08:08 AM EDT

Companies Target Sleep With High-Tech Slumber Products

Companies Target Sleep With High-Tech Slumber Products

Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night's...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 05:55 PM EDT

Bad Behavior Trends Online, Inspiring Real Life: Analysis

Bad Behavior Trends Online, Inspiring Real Life: Analysis

Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It's unacceptable and potentially illegal. But celebrities who engage in flagrant attacks on...

Friday, Jul 7, 2017 at 06:15 AM EDT

French Prosecutors Investigate Macron Las Vegas Trip

French Prosecutors Investigate Macron Las Vegas Trip

The Paris prosecutor's office is investigating suspected irregularities in the organization of a high-profile trip to Las Vegas by President Emmanuel Macron when he was a French government minister. The...

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