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Monday, Feb 12, 2018 at 03:51 PM PST

Amazon to Lay Off 'Small' Number of People in Seattle

Amazon to Lay Off 'Small' Number of People in Seattle

After a ramp-up of hiring last year, Amazon says it will cut a "small" number of positions at its Seattle headquarters. The company did not give an exact number, but The Seattle Times, citing a person familiar...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 at 03:03 PM PST

Olympics: Don't Watch the Athletes, Be the Athletes With Virtual Reality

Olympics: Don't Watch the Athletes, Be the Athletes With Virtual Reality

For those with virtual reality headsets, the NBC Olympics is providing more than 50 hours of live VR coverage powered by Intel True VR during the 2018 PyeongChang Games.

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 01:08 PM PST

Uber Reaches $245M Settlement in Case Over Self-Driving Cars

Uber Reaches $245M Settlement in Case Over Self-Driving Cars

A high-profile legal battle between Uber and Google-spin-off Waymo, which accuses the ride-hailing company of stealing its self-driving car technology, came to a close Friday after the two companies reached a...

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 at 02:03 PM PST

Twitter Turns First Profit Ever, But Problems Remain

Twitter Turns First Profit Ever, But Problems Remain

Twitter made money for the first time in its nearly 12-year history, a milestone that satisfied investors in the short term but might not resolve the company's broader problems any time soon. The company is...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 at 01:44 PM PST

What Will Happen to the Tesla SpaceX Shot Into Space?

What Will Happen to the Tesla SpaceX Shot Into Space?

After the Tesla Roadster hitched a ride into orbit on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday, experts are predicting smooth sailing for the cherry red convertible, NBC News reported. The car's current trajectory...

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 at 06:52 AM PST

Smart TV Is Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds

Smart TV Is Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds

Millions of smart TVs sitting in family living rooms are vulnerable to hackers taking control — and could be tracking the household's personal viewing habits much more closely than their owners realize,...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 at 08:20 AM PST

Rail Industry Says Key Safety Technology Not Due Until 2020

Rail Industry Says Key Safety Technology Not Due Until 2020

The railroad industry is playing down expectations that a safety technology that could have prevented recent deadly train crashes will be in operation across the United States by the end of the year. Indeed,...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 at 08:51 AM PST

A Library Without Books? Universities Purging Dusty Volumes

A Library Without Books? Universities Purging Dusty Volumes

A library without books? Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favor of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nationwide purge that has some...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 at 02:20 AM PST

Russian Hackers Hunt Hi-Tech Secrets, Exploiting US Weakness

Russian Hackers Hunt Hi-Tech Secrets, Exploiting US Weakness

Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft, an Associated Press investigation has...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 at 02:01 AM PST

Former Uber CEO Testifies in High-Tech Heist Case

Former Uber CEO Testifies in High-Tech Heist Case

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took the witness stand Tuesday, offering his initial response to allegations that he cooked up a scheme to steal self-driving car technology from Google. Kalanick's testimony...

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