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Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 05:18 AM EDT

Tech Makes It Easier to Search Wilderness for Missing People

Tech Makes It Easier to Search Wilderness for Missing People

More U.S. teams are turning to the technology that combines cellphone GPS with digital maps detailing cliffs, caves, waterways and other hard-to-search terrain. It helps manage the work of large numbers of...

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 06:21 AM EDT

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket Carrying 24 Satellites

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket Carrying 24 Satellites

SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human...

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM EDT

Hong Kong Protesters Deeply Fear Leaving a Digital Footprint

Hong Kong Protesters Deeply Fear Leaving a Digital Footprint

The night before the massive protests in Hing Kong against a law that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, Hong Kong police arrested the administrator of one of the largest group chats...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 08:27 PM EDT

US Blacklists 5 Chinese Groups Working in Supercomputing

US Blacklists 5 Chinese Groups Working in Supercomputing

The United States is blacklisting five Chinese organizations involved in supercomputing with military-related applications, citing national security as justification for denying its Asian geopolitical rival...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 04:13 PM EDT

Here's a First Look at the New Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Here's a First Look at the New Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Niantic, the company that built the hit game Pokemon Go, launched its new game this week based on another popular franchise. It’s called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and, like Pokemon, it uses augmented reality...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 04:06 PM EDT

Vape Pen Explodes, Shatters Teen's Jaw

Vape Pen Explodes, Shatters Teen's Jaw

Austin Adams, 17, was trying to quit smoking. So he turned to electronic cigarettes in an attempt to ease his addiction to tobacco, NBC News reported. He found the one he wanted — a device from a company called...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 05:41 PM EDT

Apple Recalls Some MacBook Pro Laptops for Fire Safety Risk

Apple Recalls Some MacBook Pro Laptops for Fire Safety Risk

Apple announced on Thursday that it will recall some 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops because they have batteries that may “overheat and pose a fire safety risk.” The affected laptops are an older design, without...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 12:57 PM EDT

Work Messaging Service Slack's Value Jumps After Stock Debut

Work Messaging Service Slack's Value Jumps After Stock Debut

Shares of work messaging platform Slack rose after it started trading under the ticker "WORK." The San Francisco company's shares debuted on the New York Stock Exchange at $38.50 and rose $1.70, or 4.4%, to...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 08:47 PM EDT

FTC in Late Stages of YouTube Kids' Video Investigation

FTC in Late Stages of YouTube Kids' Video Investigation

The Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into how Google's YouTube handles children's videos, a probe prompted by complaints that the company failed to protect kids who used the...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 04:17 PM EDT

Google Puts Up $1B to Ease Housing Headaches it Helped Cause

Google Puts Up $1B to Ease Housing Headaches it Helped Cause

Google is pouring $1 billion into easing the high-priced housing headaches that it and its Silicon Valley peers helped give the San Francisco Bay Area. The pledge announced Tuesday by Google CEO Sundar Pichai...

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