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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 08:25 AM EDT

New Uber Feature Connects You to 911 in an Emergency

New Uber Feature Connects You to 911 in an Emergency

Uber unveiled a new security feature Tuesday that allows you to connect directly with a police dispatcher at the tap of a button. The "call 911" feature in Uber's app also displays your location information, the...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 07:16 AM EDT

FBI Urges Internet Users to Reboot Home Routers

FBI Urges Internet Users to Reboot Home Routers

The FBI on Monday went public with a warning, urging people to reboot the internet routers in their homes because Russian hackers have targeted hundreds of thousands of the devices. The FBI said malware capable...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 07:35 PM EDT

Alan Bean, 4th Person to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

Alan Bean, 4th Person to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

Former Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the moon and later turned to painting to chronicle the moon landings on canvas, has died. He was 86. Bean was the lunar module pilot...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 05:52 AM EDT

After Amazon Echo Misfire, Ways to Protect Your Own Privacy

After Amazon Echo Misfire, Ways to Protect Your Own Privacy

Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies. According to Amazon,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:41 PM EDT

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Sped Up Before Utah Crash

Tesla in Autopilot Mode Sped Up Before Utah Crash

A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 02:58 AM EDT

How to Update Privacy Settings Across Social Media

How to Update Privacy Settings Across Social Media

With a strict, new European privacy regulation taking effect Friday, several social media companies are reaching out to users with updated privacy policies, NBC News reported. Customers will have control of...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:32 PM EDT

Jury: Samsung Must Pay $539M for Copying Parts of iPhone

Jury: Samsung Must Pay $539M for Copying Parts of iPhone

A jury has decided Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages for illegally copying some of the iPhone's features to lure people into buying its competing products. The verdict reached Thursday is the...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 06:17 PM EDT

Echo Device Recorded Family, Sent Audio to Random Contact

Echo Device Recorded Family, Sent Audio to Random Contact

An Echo device in the home of a Portland family recorded a conversation, which it then sent to a random person on their contact list, CNBC reported. A report from Seattle TV network KIRO7 said the family was...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 04:29 PM EDT

Calif. Court Rules Criminal Defendants Can Access Some Social Media

Calif. Court Rules Criminal Defendants Can Access Some Social Media

The California Supreme Court has ruled that Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content that is public to criminal defendants. The court on Thursday kicked the specific case back to...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:33 AM EDT

Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian, Did Not Brake: Feds

Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian, Did Not Brake: Feds

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in...

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