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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 03:32 PM PDT

Firefighters' Drone Use Grows, But Not Without Controversy

Firefighters' Drone Use Grows, But Not Without Controversy

As firefighters braved the smoke and flames from the ground and rooftops, a small object soared above their heads Wednesday morning, trying to assist their efforts as a five-alarm fire ripped through a...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 04:26 AM PDT

Toyota to Invest in Ride-Hailing App Uber

Toyota to Invest in Ride-Hailing App Uber

Toyota said Tuesday it is investing in Uber, making it the latest car company to put money in a ride-hailing app. The Japanese company did not say how much the investment is worth. As part of the deal,...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 04:02 PM PDT

French Raid Google in Latest Probe Into Tech's Tax Tactics

French Raid Google in Latest Probe Into Tech's Tax Tactics

Police raided Google's French headquarters Tuesday looking for evidence of "aggravated tax fraud," marking one of Europe's most conspicuous attempts yet to cast a U.S. technology leader as a manipulative...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 09:18 AM PDT

Facebook Drops News Outlet Input in 'Trending Topics' Review

Facebook Drops News Outlet Input in 'Trending Topics' Review

Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed...

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 04:12 PM PDT

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

A unique, thought-controlled prosthetic arm developed in part by the Hanger Clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington, uses the the body's nerve signals to control movement.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 09:56 PM PDT

Solar Impulse Lands in Wright Brothers' Ohio Hometown

Solar Impulse Lands in Wright Brothers' Ohio Hometown

A solar-powered airplane has touched down in the Ohio hometown of two of America's most well-known aviation pioneers on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed late...

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