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Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 03:59 AM PDT

Experts Offer Social Media Tips for College Applicants

Experts Offer Social Media Tips for College Applicants

Google yourself. Curate your online photos. The general rule of thumb, as one private high school advises its students: Don't post anything you wouldn't want your grandmother to see. Guidance counselors have...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 08:50 AM PDT

App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer

App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer

Out of a pollution study an app, that can pinpoint pollution hot spots block by block, is being developed for city dwellers, reported NBC News. A study suggests that it might be possible for local authorities...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 07:12 AM PDT

Outages Hit YouTube Friday Morning

Outages Hit YouTube Friday Morning

Some YouTube users were seeing error messages on the site Friday morning. An "internal service error" message that appeared around 9 a.m. ET showed a monkey with a hammer and code. The website DownDetector,...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 09:24 PM PDT

New SD Airport Mobile Boarding Could Cut Customs Wait Times

New SD Airport Mobile Boarding Could Cut Customs Wait Times

Thanks to new technology being introduced through U.S. Customs and Border Protection, your wait times at customs cut be cut in half.

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:06 PM PDT

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at the scene of 18...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 04:03 PM PDT

Uber CEO Kalanick to Take Leave of Absence

Uber CEO Kalanick to Take Leave of Absence

Freewheeling Uber faces major change. Its board is cracking down, its founder and CEO is stepping away indefinitely, and the company itself is coming to grips with measures intended to reform its toxic...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 09:40 AM PDT

Marissa Mayer Says Goodbye as Verizon Completes Yahoo Deal

Marissa Mayer Says Goodbye as Verizon Completes Yahoo Deal

Yahoo was officially acquired by Verizon Tuesday, ending an era for the one-time dot com wunderkind, NBC News reported. And its CEO, Marissa Mayer, who has been one of the most high-profile female executives in...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 05:16 AM PDT

Tests Find That Most Midsize SUVs Have Unsafe Headlights

Tests Find That Most Midsize SUVs Have Unsafe Headlights

More than half of the midsize SUVs tested by an insurance industry group were found to have unsafe headlights that did not light up the road far enough or caused glare for oncoming drivers. The Insurance...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 11:41 AM PDT

Principal Challenges Students to Stay Off Screens for $100

Principal Challenges Students to Stay Off Screens for $100

A charter school principal in Washington might be out $16,000 after she issued a challenge to students: no screens for 11 days of summer. Washington Latin Public Charter School Principal Diana Smith told...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 07:46 PM PDT

Future of Pot Industry: Robotic Security

Future of Pot Industry: Robotic Security

The new security guard doesn't need sleep. It doesn't need a bathroom break. It won't be distracted by cellphones. It doesn't get tired. It's like RoboCop without the gun. It's autonomous robotic security...

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