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Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 05:11 PM PDT

YouTube Ad Boycott Could Spell Trouble for Alphabet's Google

YouTube Ad Boycott Could Spell Trouble for Alphabet's Google

YouTube's inability to keep big-brand ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google's digital family into a problem child. It's not yet clear whether a recent ad boycott of YouTube...

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 02:43 PM PDT

New Playground Comes With an App

New Playground Comes With an App

Chula Vista celebrated the opening of a new park that will use technology to get kids outside.

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:18 AM PDT

Amazon Announces Fashion-Tracking Camera Echo Look

Amazon Announces Fashion-Tracking Camera Echo Look

Amazon launched the Echo Look Wednesday, a new device that observes how users dress and offers fashion advice based on algorithms and technology, CNBC reported. The Echo Look is similar to Alexa, the voice-ope...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 08:41 AM PDT

'Shark Tank' Judge and Tech Investor Calls It Quits

'Shark Tank' Judge and Tech Investor Calls It Quits

Chris Sacca, a judge on the television show “Shark Tank” and early investor in tech companies like Twitter and Uber, announced Wednesday that he will be retiring from venture capital and the television show,...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 07:46 AM PDT

Trump Tweets Don't Help: 1st Twitter Revenue Drop Since 2013

Trump Tweets Don't Help: 1st Twitter Revenue Drop Since 2013

You'd think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump's megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and may even report a quarterly revenue...

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 09:31 PM PDT

Man Knocks Down Security Robot, Ends Up in Jail

Man Knocks Down Security Robot, Ends Up in Jail

In a man-vs.-robot confrontation in Mountain View last week, the robot did what it was designed to do, and the intoxicated man ended up in jail, according to Mountain View police. On April 19 around 8:15 p.m....

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 07:58 PM PDT

Uber Touts 'Flying Car' Project

Uber Touts 'Flying Car' Project

Uber is taking to the skies with its next project — "flying cars" — even as all eyes are on its problems on the ground. On Tuesday, the embattled ride-hailing company announced plans for an on-demand network of...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 03:30 AM PDT

Simulating Mom's Womb in Research to Help Earliest Preemies

Simulating Mom's Womb in Research to Help Earliest Preemies

Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just...

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 07:44 AM PDT

World's Last Male Rhino Getting Help From Tinder Dating App

World's Last Male Rhino Getting Help From Tinder Dating App

There's just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he's getting some help from the Tinder dating app. A Kenyan wildlife conservancy is teaming up with Tinder for a campaign called "The Most...

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 03:09 AM PDT

Antivirus Tool Removes Windows Files, Shuts Down Computers

Antivirus Tool Removes Windows Files, Shuts Down Computers

Popular antivirus service Webroot mistakenly labeled key Microsoft Windows system files as threats Monday, causing the misidentified files to be removed and an untold number of PC computers to be shut down, NBC...

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