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Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 05:49 PM EDT

Driver in Self-Driving Car Caught Sleeping Behind Wheel

Driver in Self-Driving Car Caught Sleeping Behind Wheel

A driver of a self-driving car was caught sleeping behind the wheel on the 5 freeway near Santa Clarita, California. The incident was filmed by Clint Olivier's wife while he was driving. Both were shocked. "...

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 at 08:12 PM EDT

This Hypersonic Airliner Would Take You From Los Angeles to Tokyo in Under Two Hours

This Hypersonic Airliner Would Take You From Los Angeles to Tokyo in Under Two Hours

Some researchers are working on a new generation of supersonic airliners, capable of speeds between Mach 1 and Mach 5. Others are dreaming bigger, NBC News reports. Last year, Boeing unveiled a design for a...

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 03:46 AM EDT

US Wants Woman Accused in Capital One Hack to Stay Locked Up

US Wants Woman Accused in Capital One Hack to Stay Locked Up

A woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk, a threat and should be kept locked up until her trial, U.S. prosecutors said in court documents filed ahead of a...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 06:23 PM EDT

YouTube Removes 210 Channels Spreading Hong Kong Disinformation

YouTube Removes 210 Channels Spreading Hong Kong Disinformation

YouTube said Thursday it had found and disabled 210 channels that were spreading disinformation about the anti-government protests in Hong Kong, at least the third such action by an American social media company...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 12:30 PM EDT

Facebook Rolls Out Tool to Block Off-Facebook Data Gathering

Facebook Rolls Out Tool to Block Off-Facebook Data Gathering

Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 06:08 AM EDT

Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

Twitter Shuts Chinese Accounts Targeting Hong Kong Protests

Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said it...

Monday, Aug 19, 2019 at 11:47 AM EDT

Tesla Restarts Its Solar-Panel Business, Offers Rental Plans

Tesla Restarts Its Solar-Panel Business, Offers Rental Plans

Tesla is trying to spark its solar-panel business by letting consumers rent rooftop systems rather than buy them. Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk announced the offering in a series of tweets Sunday. The company will...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 08:54 PM EDT

Why Apple Doesn't Want Users to Replace Their Own Batteries

Why Apple Doesn't Want Users to Replace Their Own Batteries

The two recent incidents involving Apple products show a growing risk to the company's brand: the lithium-ion batteries that power its devices. First, the Federal Aviation Administration disclosed last week...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 04:06 AM EDT

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers, which now calls itself WW, this week introduced a new app called Kurbo by WW to "help kids and teens ages 8-17 reach a healthier weight." WW last year acquired Kurbo, a digital health start-up...

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 09:47 PM EDT

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work With ICE

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work With ICE

Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and...

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