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Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 12:41 AM EDT

'Loads of Love': Apple Engineer Converts Van Into Mobile Laundromat for Homeless

'Loads of Love': Apple Engineer Converts Van Into Mobile Laundromat for Homeless

Ron Powers, a mechanical engineer at Apple, turned a used van into a mobile laundromat and made it available for free to the homeless of Santa Cruz, California. He said he spent many years focused on studying...

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 07:53 AM EDT

Tech Showcase at SXSW

Tech Showcase at SXSW

Tech companies are taking the opportunity to showcase their latest innovations at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 03:01 PM EDT

Google Hopes to Improve Search Quality With 'Offensive' Flag

Google Hopes to Improve Search Quality With 'Offensive' Flag

Google is trying to improve the quality of its search results by directing review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive. With the change, content with racial slurs could now get...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 12:45 PM EDT

Coming Soon: Pay Your Bar Tab Without Giving a Credit Card

Coming Soon: Pay Your Bar Tab Without Giving a Credit Card

It's 1 a.m. You've had a few too many at a crowded bar and walk out without paying the tab. Your credit card and driver's license sit behind the cash register, leaving your personal info widely accessible while...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 09:20 PM EDT

Yahoo Security Breach: How It Happened

Yahoo Security Breach: How It Happened

Russian hackers working with Russian spies didn't crack Yahoo security all at once. Instead, according to an account offered by U.S. officials, they methodically made their way deeper into Yahoo's network...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 03:02 PM EDT

Driving on the Roads of the Future Will Be a Real Trip

Driving on the Roads of the Future Will Be a Real Trip

In the near future, autonomous cars will be able to communicate movements with each other over short distances and interact with traffic lights, NBC News reported. To combat distracted driving, cars with...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 03:37 PM EDT

2 Russian Agents Charged in Massive Yahoo Hack

2 Russian Agents Charged in Massive Yahoo Hack

Two members of Russia's intelligence agency are among four people charged in a huge recent hack of Yahoo, U.S. law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. Two criminal hackers also were part of the data...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 05:49 PM EDT

Facebook Says Its Data Can't Be Used for 'Surveillance'

Facebook Says Its Data Can't Be Used for 'Surveillance'

Facebook is prohibiting developers from using the massive amount of data it collects on users for surveillance. This includes using such data to monitor activists and protesters. The company said Monday that it...

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 03:34 AM EST

Is There Such a Thing as an Internet Kill Switch?

Is There Such a Thing as an Internet Kill Switch?

Is there a switch you can flick to kill the internet? According to a panel of experts at this year's SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, that universal "kill switch" does not exist — yet. "When people figure...

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 01:03 AM EST

Winkelvoss Twins Lose Bid for Bitcoin Trade Fund

Winkelvoss Twins Lose Bid for Bitcoin Trade Fund

The irrepressible Winklevoss twins, known for having sued Mark Zuckerberg over the idea for Facebook, have suffered a setback from federal regulators in their push to expand the use of bitcoin to a wider...

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