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Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 03:12 PM EDT

Under Pressure From Congress, IRS Suspends Equifax Contract

Under Pressure From Congress, IRS Suspends Equifax Contract<br />

The IRS suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax Friday after members of Congress complained the tax agency had awarded a no-bid contract to a company that recently had a...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 04:20 PM EDT

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

A top Facebook executive says ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should "absolutely" be released to the public, along with information on whom the ads were targeting. Previ...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 08:27 AM EDT

Tech Check: MovieGrade, Kindle Oasis

Tech Check: MovieGrade, Kindle Oasis

A new app called MovieGrade claims to get more specific for those seeking questions about films. And on the tenth anniversary of the Kindle... there's now a fully waterproof model called the Oasis. NBC Boston's...

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 08:58 PM EDT

SpaceX Successfully Launches and Lands Another Rocket

SpaceX Successfully Launches and Lands Another Rocket

SpaceX launched and landed its second rocket in three days. The unmanned Falcon 9 blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida before delivering a satellite and landing the leftover booster on an offshore...

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 01:43 PM EDT

Not Just You: Facebook, Instagram Go Down Wednesday

Not Just You: Facebook, Instagram Go Down Wednesday

Facebook and Instagram went down for many users on Wednesday, with problems on the social media giant spiking, according to the website status-tracking page Downdetector. Facebook acknowledged that people...

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 11:53 AM EDT

The Best Ways to Finance the New iPhone 8 or X

The Best Ways to Finance the New iPhone 8 or X

When the iPhone first launched, the only way to get Apple's latest smartphone was through a two-year contract through AT&T. Things have changed, NBC News reported. Consumers now have the option to finance the...

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 07:46 AM EDT

Tech Check: Windows Phone, Echo Sales

Tech Check: Windows Phone, Echo Sales

In a series of tweets, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. And after Amazon Echo has dropped YouTube,...

Monday, Oct 9, 2017 at 08:14 PM EDT

Google Uncovers Ads by Russian Operatives: Reports

Google Uncovers Ads by Russian Operatives: Reports

Russian operatives likely spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads across Google products, including YouTube and Google search, according to reports. Accounts connected with the Russian government spent $4,700...

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 at 11:23 PM EDT

Big Tech Has Big Plans to Help Reconnect Puerto Rico

Big Tech Has Big Plans to Help Reconnect Puerto Rico

Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect part of it. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a "connectivity team"...

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 at 12:43 PM EDT

'Goodbye': AOL’s AIM to Sign Off for Good

'Goodbye': AOL’s AIM to Sign Off for Good

Internet service provider AOL will shut down its once-ubiquitous instant messaging service AIM in December, the company announced on Twitter Friday. "All good things come to an end. On Dec. 15, we'll bid...

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