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Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 04:06 PM EDT

Vape Pen Explodes, Shatters Teen's Jaw

Vape Pen Explodes, Shatters Teen's Jaw

Austin Adams, 17, was trying to quit smoking. So he turned to electronic cigarettes in an attempt to ease his addiction to tobacco, NBC News reported. He found the one he wanted — a device from a company called...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 05:41 PM EDT

Apple Recalls Some MacBook Pro Laptops for Fire Safety Risk

Apple Recalls Some MacBook Pro Laptops for Fire Safety Risk

Apple announced on Thursday that it will recall some 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops because they have batteries that may “overheat and pose a fire safety risk.” The affected laptops are an older design, without...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 12:57 PM EDT

Work Messaging Service Slack's Value Jumps After Stock Debut

Work Messaging Service Slack's Value Jumps After Stock Debut

Shares of work messaging platform Slack rose after it started trading under the ticker "WORK." The San Francisco company's shares debuted on the New York Stock Exchange at $38.50 and rose $1.70, or 4.4%, to...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 08:47 PM EDT

FTC in Late Stages of YouTube Kids' Video Investigation

FTC in Late Stages of YouTube Kids' Video Investigation

The Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into how Google's YouTube handles children's videos, a probe prompted by complaints that the company failed to protect kids who used the...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 04:17 PM EDT

Google Puts Up $1B to Ease Housing Headaches it Helped Cause

Google Puts Up $1B to Ease Housing Headaches it Helped Cause

Google is pouring $1 billion into easing the high-priced housing headaches that it and its Silicon Valley peers helped give the San Francisco Bay Area. The pledge announced Tuesday by Google CEO Sundar Pichai...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 08:46 AM EDT

Facebook Announces New Cryptocurrency 'Libra'

Facebook Announces New Cryptocurrency 'Libra'

Facebook has announced plans to enter the banking business by launching a new digital currency. The social media giant says it wants to make sending money around the world as easy as sending a photo or...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 07:41 PM EDT

Smart Dust and Other Wild Tech Ideas to Watch in Next Decade

Smart Dust and Other Wild Tech Ideas to Watch in Next Decade

Capitalizing on emerging technology is crucial for successful companies if they want to avoid losing the consumer and market share. But there also is a fine line between tech hype and reality — many of the...

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 05:50 PM EDT

Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

Facebook Plans Its Own Currency for 2 Billion-Plus Users

Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital...

Monday, Jun 17, 2019 at 01:38 PM EDT

Email Sextortion Scams Are Up — What to Do If You Get One

Email Sextortion Scams Are Up — What to Do If You Get One

“You can panic,” reads the subject line of one fake sextortion email. Another has a victim’s real password in the subject line, in an attempt to establish authenticity. These low-tech frauds spiked in 2018,...

Monday, Jun 17, 2019 at 01:53 PM EDT

Comcast Launches X1 Eye Control for People With Disabilities

Comcast Launches X1 Eye Control for People With Disabilities

Comcast is launching a feature that will allow people with disabilities to operate their X1 service using just their gaze.

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