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Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 06:23 PM PST

Got a Toy That Can Spy? Here's How to Know

Got a Toy That Can Spy? Here's How to Know

The toys your kids unwrap this Christmas could invite hackers into your home. That Grinch-like warning comes from the FBI, which said earlier this year that toys connected to the internet could be a target for...

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 01:19 PM PST

Long Island Iced Tea Company Renamed 'Long Blockchain'

Long Island Iced Tea Company Renamed 'Long Blockchain'

Long Island Iced Tea Corp. is changing its name to Long Blockchain Corp., as it wants to focus more on blockchain technology. Blockchain is a ledger sheet where cryptocurrency transactions are recorded. The...

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 08:19 PM PST

Apple Explains Why Older iPhones Are Slowing Down

Apple Explains Why Older iPhones Are Slowing Down

After iPhone users expressed online that their devices seemed to be slowing down, Apple told CNBC that the phone's battery is the reason. "Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current...

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 12:55 PM PST

After Net Neutrality, Brace for Internet 'Fast Lanes'

After Net Neutrality, Brace for Internet 'Fast Lanes'

Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet "fast lanes" and "slow lanes." The net neutrality rules just voted down by the Federal...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:11 AM PST

Online Game to Players: Don't Touch Black People's Hair

Online Game to Players: Don't Touch Black People's Hair

Art director Momo Pixel moved to Portland, Oregon in 2016, and confronted a challenge she had never experienced before: Strangers reaching out to grab or stroke her long braided hair, often without her...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 08:11 AM PST

Trump Administration: N. Korea Behind Big Ransomware Attack

Trump Administration: N. Korea Behind Big Ransomware Attack

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday publicly blamed North Korea for a "careless and reckless" ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts...

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 06:14 PM PST

Twitter Suspends White Nationalists Under New Rules

Twitter Suspends White Nationalists Under New Rules

Twitter suspended the accounts of well-known white nationalists Monday, moving swiftly to enforce its new rules aimed at reducing what it deems abusive content. The account of far-right group Britain First,...

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 at 03:30 PM PST

Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs: Reports

Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs: Reports

The Pentagon said that it had a secret program that lasted for five years that investigated unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, according to multiple reports published Saturday. The below-the-radar program...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 08:45 PM PST

Facebook: Social Media Scrolling Can Make You Feel Bad

Facebook: Social Media Scrolling Can Make You Feel Bad

It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Using social media can be bad for your health. The social media giant whose...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:51 PM PST

SpaceX First Recycled Rocket Soars With Recycled Capsule

SpaceX First Recycled Rocket Soars With Recycled Capsule

SpaceX, Elon Musk's rocket company, launched the first recycled rocket with a recycled capsule Friday in Florida to deliver groceries to the International Space Station for NASA, CNBC reported. It was NASA's...

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