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Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 07:04 AM EST

Olie, Updated Google Job Search

Olie, Updated Google Job Search

If you use Alexa or Google Assistant, why not combine them? Olie, from InstruMMents, is a smart lamp with integrated support for both Alexa and Google Assistant, allowing your to turn lights on and off. And...

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 01:53 PM EST

Close New Earth-Size World, Where Year Lasts Under 10 Days

Close New Earth-Size World, Where Year Lasts Under 10 Days

Astronomers have discovered a close new world about the size of Earth, where a year lasts just under 10 days. At a distance of 11 light-years, Ross 128 b is the second-closest planet to be detected yet outside...

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 at 08:26 AM EST

Spotify Expands, Bill Encourages Pentagon to Use Amazon

Spotify Expands, Bill Encourages Pentagon to Use Amazon

Spotify thinks it can get its 60 million paid listeners to now buy things... in addition to music. There's a bill in Congress that if passed, would allow the Pentagon to start buying items off Amazon. And Boston...

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 02:50 PM EST

IBM Says It's Reached Milestone in Quantum Computing

IBM Says It's Reached Milestone in Quantum Computing

IBM has announced a milestone in its race against Google and other big tech firms to build a powerful quantum computer. Dario Gil, who leads IBM's quantum computing and artificial intelligence research...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 06:47 PM EST

Sean Parker: Facebook Exploits Human 'Vulnerability'

Sean Parker: Facebook Exploits Human 'Vulnerability'

Napster founder and former president of Facebook Sean Parker on Wednesday shared that he believes the social media giant was designed with potentially addictive features that he believes exploit "a vulnerability...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 02:05 PM EST

Twitter Stops Verification Requests After Kessler Backlash

Twitter Stops Verification Requests After Kessler Backlash

Twitter said Thursday that it will "pause" its verified account system in the wake of criticism over an organizer of the Charlottesville rally having received a coveted blue check mark on his profile. Jason...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 10:44 AM EST

Russia Twitter Trolls Deflected Bad Trump News: AP Analysis

Russia Twitter Trolls Deflected Bad Trump News: AP Analysis

An Associated Press analysis of deleted Twitter accounts reveals new details of surreptitious Russian activity shortly before last year's presidential election. It details how Russian agents attempted to deflect...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 12:24 PM EST

Augmented Reality for People With Autism

Augmented Reality for People With Autism

A Cambridge-based company called Brain Power is using video games and tech to help people with autism

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 09:11 AM EST

Facebook Wants Nude Selfies to Combat 'Revenge Porn'

Facebook Wants Nude Selfies to Combat 'Revenge Porn'

Facebook is asking some users to send nude photos of themselves in an effort to combat social media "revenge porn." People in Australia who are concerned that a former partner may distribute intimate photos of...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 07:03 AM EST

Aluminum Foil for WiFi; Vegas Tests Self-Driving Shuttle

Aluminum Foil for WiFi; Vegas Tests Self-Driving Shuttle

Aluminum foil was used back in the day to help the reception on TV antennas. But now, researchers say it can help your WiFi. And officials in Las Vegas are experimenting with a driver-less shuttle.

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