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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 01:57 PM PDT

Microsoft Takes Aim at Google With Laptop, Slim Windows

Microsoft Takes Aim at Google With Laptop, Slim Windows

Microsoft is taking aim at Google as it introduced a Surface device for students and slimmed down Windows for the classroom. The new Surface Laptop is the first Surface device without a detachable keyboard....

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 09:59 AM PDT

Cybercriminals Hacked 1.1 Billion Accounts Last Year: Study

Cybercriminals Hacked 1.1 Billion Accounts Last Year: Study

Digital bandits breached 1.1 billion identities in 2016, nearly doubling their haul from the year before, according to a new study on cybercrime. NBC News reports that the year brought more ransomware...

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 at 07:41 AM PDT

Millennials Found Most Susceptible to Robocalls and Scams

Millennials Found Most Susceptible to Robocalls and Scams

A new study finds that it is not the elderly who are most susceptible to scam phone calls, but millennials, who are six times more likely to give away credit card information than any other age group. 

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 05:38 PM PDT

Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda

Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda

Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections. It's a long way from...

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 06:24 AM PDT

Humans Have 'Totally New Tools' in Invasive Species Battle

Humans Have 'Totally New Tools' in Invasive Species Battle

A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns...

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 05:43 AM PDT

Starbucks’ App Has Been Overwhelming Some Baristas

Starbucks’ App Has Been Overwhelming Some Baristas

Starbucks' mobile order and pay system has been bringing some of its busiest locations to a standstill, NBC News reported. The system lets people order ahead and swoop into a store to pick up their coffee, food...

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,...

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