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Monday, Oct 23, 2017 at 06:02 PM EDT

Amazon Says It Received 238 Proposals for 2nd Headquarters

Amazon Says It Received 238 Proposals for 2nd Headquarters

Amazon will be sorting through 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico that are hoping to land the company's second headquarters and the investment it'll bring. The online...

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 at 08:14 AM EDT

Google Parent Turns on Internet Balloons in Puerto Rico

Google Parent Turns on Internet Balloons in Puerto Rico

Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 01:34 PM EDT

New Immersive Experience Lets Users Explore Mars Using VR

New Immersive Experience Lets Users Explore Mars Using VR

Now everyone can get a taste of what scientists see on the red planet. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory collaborated with Google to produce Access Mars, a free immersive experience that be accessed with a...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:24 PM EDT

How to Prevent Being Spied on in Vacation Rental Homes

How to Prevent Being Spied on in Vacation Rental Homes

For people on vacation, being watched on hidden cameras in your room should be the furthest thing on their mind, but police are warning people to be on the lookout after an alarming case last month was revealed,...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 06:04 PM EDT

Tech Check: New Crash Test for Passenger Safety

Tech Check: New Crash Test for Passenger Safety

It turns out not all passenger-side airbag systems are created equal, especially when it comes to protecting the passenger versus the driver. After suspecting as much, the Insurance Institute for highway...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 04:25 PM EDT

Google Parent Leads $1B Lyft Investment, Deepening Uber Rift

Google Parent Leads $1B Lyft Investment, Deepening Uber Rift

Google's parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber. Alphabet Inc., which gets most of its money from Google's digital ad...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 01:16 PM EDT

Google's Pixel 2 Phone Goes on Sale Thursday

Google's Pixel 2 Phone Goes on Sale Thursday

Google's new Pixel 2 phone sets itself apart with promises to bake in Google's powerful artificial-intelligence technology for quick and easy access to useful, even essential information. But much of the neat...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 02:35 PM EDT

Twitter Vows New Crackdown on Hateful, Abusive Tweets

Twitter Vows New Crackdown on Hateful, Abusive Tweets

Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its users. The company has spent the...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 10:42 AM EDT

US Tech Giants May Find Their Future Shaped by Europe

US Tech Giants May Find Their Future Shaped by Europe

Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life. But the likes of Facebook, Google and...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 08:05 AM EDT

Volvo's Electric Car Brand Polestar Unveils First Model

Volvo's Electric Car Brand Polestar Unveils First Model

Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model Tuesday, adding to competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla. The...

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