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Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 05:35 PM EDT

Genealogy Site Didn't Know it Was Used to Seek Serial Killer

Genealogy Site Didn't Know it Was Used to Seek Serial Killer

The genealogy website used to find the man accused of being California's Golden State Killer had no idea its database was tapped in pursuit of a suspect who eluded law enforcement for four decades, the site's...

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 01:22 PM EDT

Facebook Gives Parents Control on When Kids Can Use App

Facebook Gives Parents Control on When Kids Can Use App

Facebook is adding a "sleep" mode to its Messenger Kids service to let parents limit when their kids can use it. It's the latest concession that tech companies are making as critics question whether they should...

Monday, Apr 30, 2018 at 10:08 AM EDT
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By The Associated Press

US Tech Companies Are Rich. Like Really, Really Rich

Everyone knows the tech industry is rich, but it can be challenging to get your...View gallery

  • The 5 Richest Companies Are Worth More Than the UK's GDP
  • Every Day, Apple Makes as Much Money as a Neighborhood
  • Facebook Makes $39,000 a Minute
Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 at 12:28 PM EDT

European Space Agency Releases 1st Image From Mars Orbiter

European Space Agency Releases 1st Image From Mars Orbiter

The European Space Agency has released the first image taken by its Trace Gas Orbiter showing the ice-covered edge of a vast Martian crater. Scientists combined three pictures of the Korolev Crater taken...

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 at 07:13 AM EDT

Game Headset Sales Surge; Invention Provides Hotel Access

Game Headset Sales Surge; Invention Provides Hotel Access

Sales of gaming headsets are soaring. According to the Wall Street Journal, due to the popularity of 'Fortnite', headset sales nearly doubled in March — up from a year ago. Just how much does Amazon CEO...

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 at 03:13 AM EDT

Genetic Sleuthing Bolsters Food Poisoning Searches

Genetic Sleuthing Bolsters Food Poisoning Searches<br /><br />

Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food. The...

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 06:21 PM EDT

New Gmail Features 'Nudges' for Procrastinators

New Gmail Features 'Nudges' for Procrastinators

Google is giving Gmail a makeover for its 1.4 billion users with new tools and features, including most notably, disappearing messages the tech giant announced Wednesday, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 05:11 PM EDT

Facebook Advertisers Shrug Off Scandal

Facebook Advertisers Shrug Off Scandal

Facebook's troubles with Russian election meddlers , "fake news " and misused data have dominated headlines globally. But they don't seem to be affecting Facebook's bottom line, so far, as advertisers continue...

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 at 07:32 AM EDT

YouTube Overhauls Kids' App After Complaints About Content

YouTube Overhauls Kids' App After Complaints About Content

YouTube is overhauling its kid-focused video app to give parents the option of letting humans, not computer algorithms, select what shows their children can watch. The updates that begin rolling out Thursday...

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 09:15 AM EDT

Poll: Younger Americans Less Apt to Use Unique Passwords

Poll: Younger Americans Less Apt to Use Unique Passwords

The number of online accounts compromised by hackers is now in the trillions — enough, perhaps, to make even technophobes think hard about the security of their passwords. Indeed, many are — especially older...

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