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Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 12:34 AM PST

Is There Such a Thing as an Internet Kill Switch?

Is There Such a Thing as an Internet Kill Switch?

Is there a switch you can flick to kill the internet? According to a panel of experts at this year's SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, that universal "kill switch" does not exist — yet. "When people figure...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 10:03 PM PST

Winkelvoss Twins Lose Bid for Bitcoin Trade Fund

Winkelvoss Twins Lose Bid for Bitcoin Trade Fund

The irrepressible Winklevoss twins, known for having sued Mark Zuckerberg over the idea for Facebook, have suffered a setback from federal regulators in their push to expand the use of bitcoin to a wider...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 04:23 PM PST

Feel Stressed? Stop Checking Your Phone, Study Says

Feel Stressed? Stop Checking Your Phone, Study Says

A recent study finds mobile users who check their phones frequently feel more stressed. According to the American Psychological Association, we are a nation of "constant checkers" and it's taking a...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 12:08 PM PST

Elon Musk Promises Australian Power Woes Fix in 100 Days

Elon Musk Promises Australian Power Woes Fix in 100 Days

Tesla chief Elon Musk is promising to solve an energy crisis in Australia or his company's services are free. A Tesla executive mentioned to the Australian Financial Review that the company would install the...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 07:40 AM PST

Optimus Prime Rib: Robots Start Delivering Food in DC

Optimus Prime Rib: Robots Start Delivering Food in DC

It's now possible in D.C. to have a robot deliver a hot meal to your door. Robots from the delivery company Starship Technologies are rolling along Washington streets as part of a pilot program, a company...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 03:05 PM PST

WikiLeaks to Help Shield Tech Firms From CIA's Hacking Tools

WikiLeaks to Help Shield Tech Firms From CIA's Hacking Tools

WikiLeaks will work with technology companies to help defend them against the CIA's hacking tools, founder Julian Assange said Thursday. The move sets up a potential conflict between Silicon Valley firms...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 12:54 PM PST

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New smart glasses developed by researchers at Colorado State University could change how food labels are printed on boxes and cans in your local grocery store. The FDA is looking to roll out this new tech by...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 10:21 AM PST

Comey: 'No Such Thing as Absolute Privacy in America'

Comey: 'No Such Thing as Absolute Privacy in America'

FBI Director James Comey spoke at a cybersecurity conference at Boston College Wednesday, addressing current encryption software, the idea of privacy in the modern age and how the FBI can improve its fight...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 10:22 AM PST

FBI Director Comey: 'You're Stuck With Me'

FBI Director Comey: 'You're Stuck With Me'

FBI Director James Comey continues his two-day visit to Boston while leaks and investigations heat up in Washington, D.C. Comey is the keynote speaker at Boston College on Wednesday morning, talking about...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 03:38 AM PST

Experts: Don't Dump Devices Over WikiLeaks CIA Docs

Experts: Don't Dump Devices Over WikiLeaks CIA Docs

So, you use messaging apps like WhatsApp or Signal or have smart TVs and PCs. Should you worry that the CIA is listening to your conversations? The short answer is no. The long answer is maybe, though it's...

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