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Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 08:42 AM EDT

The Best Tax Prep Software for Your Financial Situation

The Best Tax Prep Software for Your Financial Situation

Whether it’s to save money or for the challenge, millions of Americans prefer to prepare their tax returns themselves — with help from some do-it-yourself computer software. Consumer Reports released its annual...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 06:24 AM EDT

Driverless Cars Give Hope to Blind — Are Automakers Onboard?

Driverless Cars Give Hope to Blind — Are Automakers Onboard?

In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in a video that's been viewed more than 8 million times online. The piece,...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 11:14 AM EDT

'Are You Human': Internet Pokes Zuckerberg at Hearings

'Are You Human': Internet Pokes Zuckerberg at Hearings

"Are you a human?" That's what the internet is asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after his appearance Tuesday in front of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees to answer for the Cambridge Analytica...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 04:16 PM EDT

Bitcoin Surges Above $8,000, Then Loses Some Ground

Bitcoin Surges Above $8,000, Then Loses Some Ground

Bitcoin surged Thursday more than 17 percent in a sudden move to above $8,000 at one point, according to trading on Coinbase. The cryptocurrency hit a high of $8,011 on Coinbase. Trading was volatile and...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 07:41 AM EDT

NASA Set to Launch Galactic Scout to Prowl for Planets

NASA Set to Launch Galactic Scout to Prowl for Planets

Look up at the sky tonight. Every star you see — plus hundreds of thousands, even millions more — will come under the intense stare of NASA's newest planet hunter. Set to lift off early next week, the Tess...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 01:58 PM EDT

Uber to Up Its Background Checks for Drivers, Add 911 Button

Uber to Up Its Background Checks for Drivers, Add 911 Button

Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe. The move announced...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 at 07:05 AM EDT

Google Updates Gmail, Hulu & Spotify Offer Subscription Deal

Google Updates Gmail, Hulu & Spotify Offer Subscription Deal

Google is making efforts to try and make email popular again. The company is working on things like "sleep emails" which would have messages re-appear at a later time and smart replying, which users...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 07:50 PM EDT

Is Facebook Regulation 'Inevitable'? Not So Fast

Is Facebook Regulation 'Inevitable'? Not So Fast

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers that regulation of his company is "inevitable," but still came to Capitol Hill prepared to defend against proposals he thought went too far. He rarely had to. After...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 03:24 PM EDT

Musk Says He's Sleeping at Tesla, Has No Time to Shower

Musk Says He's Sleeping at Tesla, Has No Time to Shower

Feeling the stress of Tesla's Model 3 production, CEO Elon Musk said he's so busy that he can't even go home to shower and he's sleeping on the floor of the factory, CNBC reported. Musk, in an interview with...

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 02:14 PM EDT

Key Moments of Zuckerberg's 2nd Day of Testimony

Key Moments of Zuckerberg's 2nd Day of Testimony

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent a second day answering questions from members of Congress on issues regarding user data collection and faced some harsh criticisms over his previous apologies and lack of...

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