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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 08:54 PM EDT

Facebook to Hire 3,000 to Monitor Live Crime, Suicide Videos

Facebook to Hire 3,000 to Monitor Live Crime, Suicide Videos

Facebook says it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos of crime and suicides following murders shown live.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:57 PM EDT

Apple's Growing Cash Stash Spurs Talk of Huge Acquisition

Apple's Growing Cash Stash Spurs Talk of Huge Acquisition

As Apple's stash of cash grows, so does the possibility that the world's most valuable company will use some of the money for a huge acquisition that would expand its empire beyond iPhones and other gadgets. The...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 04:57 PM EDT

Microsoft Takes Aim at Google With Laptop, Slim Windows

Microsoft Takes Aim at Google With Laptop, Slim Windows

Microsoft is taking aim at Google as it introduced a Surface device for students and slimmed down Windows for the classroom. The new Surface Laptop is the first Surface device without a detachable keyboard....

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 12:59 PM EDT

Cybercriminals Hacked 1.1 Billion Accounts Last Year: Study

Cybercriminals Hacked 1.1 Billion Accounts Last Year: Study

Digital bandits breached 1.1 billion identities in 2016, nearly doubling their haul from the year before, according to a new study on cybercrime. NBC News reports that the year brought more ransomware...

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 at 10:41 AM EDT

Millennials Found Most Susceptible to Robocalls and Scams

Millennials Found Most Susceptible to Robocalls and Scams

A new study finds that it is not the elderly who are most susceptible to scam phone calls, but millennials, who are six times more likely to give away credit card information than any other age group. 

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 08:38 PM EDT

Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda

Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda

Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections. It's a long way from...

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 09:24 AM EDT

Humans Have 'Totally New Tools' in Invasive Species Battle

Humans Have 'Totally New Tools' in Invasive Species Battle

A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns...

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 08:43 AM EDT

Starbucks’ App Has Been Overwhelming Some Baristas

Starbucks’ App Has Been Overwhelming Some Baristas

Starbucks' mobile order and pay system has been bringing some of its busiest locations to a standstill, NBC News reported. The system lets people order ahead and swoop into a store to pick up their coffee, food...

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 08:11 PM EDT

YouTube Ad Boycott Could Spell Trouble for Alphabet's Google

YouTube Ad Boycott Could Spell Trouble for Alphabet's Google

YouTube's inability to keep big-brand ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google's digital family into a problem child. It's not yet clear whether a recent ad boycott of YouTube...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 01:18 PM EDT

Amazon Announces Fashion-Tracking Camera Echo Look

Amazon Announces Fashion-Tracking Camera Echo Look

Amazon launched the Echo Look Wednesday, a new device that observes how users dress and offers fashion advice based on algorithms and technology, CNBC reported. The Echo Look is similar to Alexa, the voice-ope...

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