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Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 11:07 AM EDT

Tesla Board Evaluating Elon Musk's Desire to Go Private

Tesla Board Evaluating Elon Musk's Desire to Go Private

Members of the Tesla board said Wednesday they have met "several times" to discuss CEO Elon Musk's desire to go private. Musk tweeted Tuesday that he was "considering taking Tesla private" and that he had...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 10:27 AM EDT

Advocates Condemn 'Powerful' Techniques Used to Keep Kids Online

Advocates Condemn 'Powerful' Techniques Used to Keep Kids Online

Children's advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry's practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens. The advocates,...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 10:21 PM EDT

Tesla CEO Drops Latest Bombshell With $72B Buyout Proposal

Tesla CEO Drops Latest Bombshell With $72B Buyout Proposal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is gearing up to lead a buyout of the electric car maker in a stunning move that would end the maverick company's eight-year history trading on the stock market. In his typically unorthodox...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 07:49 AM EDT

Huawei Passes Apple in Second Quarter

Huawei Passes Apple in Second Quarter

The smart world phone is buzzing with Samsung’s upcoming announcement of its latest addition. Huawei shipped more phones than Apple in the second quarter. Consumers are not taking advantage of Alexa to go...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 06:14 AM EDT

Facial Recognition System Set to Be Used in Olympic Security

Facial Recognition System Set to Be Used in Olympic Security

A facial recognition system will be used across an Olympics for the first time as Tokyo organizers work to keep security tight and efficient at dozens of venues during the 2020 Games. The NeoFace technology...

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 01:19 PM EDT

Facebook Joins Apple, Spotify in Banning Alex Jones' Content

Facebook Joins Apple, Spotify in Banning Alex Jones' Content

Facebook has removed four pages that belong to conspiracy theorist and far-right radio host Alex Jones, explaining in a blog post Monday that content posted on the pages over the last several days violates...

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 at 11:20 PM EDT

Robotics Team That Helped With Thai Cave Rescue in San Diego

Robotics Team That Helped With Thai Cave Rescue in San Diego

Chinoros Nakthewan and his robotics team from Kasetsart University in Thailand are competing in the Robo Sub Competition at the Naval Health Research Center in Point Loma this weekend. “I think that robots is a...

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 at 05:58 PM EDT

Crackdown on 'Bots' Sweeps Up People Who Tweet Often

Crackdown on 'Bots' Sweeps Up People Who Tweet Often

Nina Tomasieski logs on to Twitter before the sun rises. Seated at her dining room table with a nearby TV constantly tuned to Fox News, the 70-year-old grandmother spends up to 14 hours a day tweeting the...

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 03:44 AM EDT

Campaigns on Their Own as Cyber Threats Roil Midterms

Campaigns on Their Own as Cyber Threats Roil Midterms

Kamala Harris has been the target of social media misinformation campaigns since she became a U.S. senator. Every month for the last 18 months, her office has discovered on average between three and five...

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 12:08 PM EDT

Apple Just Hit a $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple Just Hit a $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple hit a $1 trillion market cap on Thursday, making the iPhone maker the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach the record valuation. The stock rose nearly 3 percent following a strong third-quarter...

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