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Bill Gates' dire warning: U.S. could lose its global leadership role under Trump

Tue, 2018-02-13 09:15

The Microsoft cofounder spoke with USA TODAY on the occasion of the tenth annual letter issued by the influential Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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You can still buy Elon Musk's flamethrowers but for exorbitant prices!

Tue, 2018-02-13 09:15

Elon Musk has created plenty of amazing technology, and his flamethrower was loved by thousands. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) reports.

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A judge 'swipes left' on Tinder's pricing policy

Tue, 2018-02-13 08:18

Tinder discriminates against people over 30… at least that’s what a Judge in a California Appeals court is saying about their pricing model. Buzz60's Sam Berman has the full story.

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Former Facebook exec. releases Donald Trump impersonation app

Tue, 2018-02-13 07:46

A new app called "Impersonate the Don" lets you use augmented reality to impersonate the president. It was created by a former Facebook Executive.

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Facebook losing young users even faster to Snapchat, eMarketer says

Tue, 2018-02-13 07:16

Less than half of U.S. Internet users ages 12 to 17 will use Facebook this year for the first time, eMarketer says

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Why Facebook is getting less face time from users

Tue, 2018-02-13 07:13

Mark Zuckerberg says recent changes have reduced the amount of time users spend on Facebook by 50 million hours each day, but those changes aren't the only reasons, according to users.

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Boston Dynamics' latest robot is a door opener

Tue, 2018-02-13 06:47

This will wow you or terrify you. Or perhaps do both.

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Elon Musk plans new SpaceX drone ship, A Shortfall of Gravitas

Mon, 2018-02-12 17:56

A new SpaceX drone ship under construction will help the company handle increased launch operations on the East Coast.

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What will it take for YouTube to kick off Logan Paul?

Mon, 2018-02-12 17:04

Online personality gets two demerits from Google owned network.

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CNN said to plan job cuts as it axes some digital projects

Mon, 2018-02-12 16:49

The Turner unit says some projects haven't paid off.

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Unilever tells Facebook and Google to clean up online 'swamp' or it will pull ads

Mon, 2018-02-12 16:28

Unilever is warning that it may pull ads from Facebook and social media networks over objectionable content and divisive fake news.

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Amazon makes rare round of layoffs at Seattle headquarters

Mon, 2018-02-12 16:21

The layoffs are mostly concentrated in Amazon’s consumer retail business and involve several hundred employees in its Seattle offices along with hundreds of others elsewhere: sources.

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It's not too late for Valentine's Day flowers, but it will cost you

Mon, 2018-02-12 15:39

Online resellers charge way more than local markets.

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Drone light show from Intel is scrapped at Winter Olympics opening ceremony

Mon, 2018-02-12 15:22

Intel planned to launch 300 drones as part of a light show.

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Olympic officials: Winter Games hit with cyber attack during opening ceremony

Mon, 2018-02-12 13:59

Olympic organizing committee spokesperson said officials are not going to reveal the source of the attack.

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10 last-minute Valentine's deals that will arrive on time

Mon, 2018-02-12 13:46

Amazon, Best Buy,, Sephora, and Walmart all offer free two-day shipping, so you can get these deals and have them delivered in time for Valentine's Day.

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Amazon laying off hundreds of employees

Mon, 2018-02-12 13:35

Tech giant Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees at its headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

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Activists bash Apple's plan to block protests in French stores

Mon, 2018-02-12 12:51

Hundreds of protesters have stormed a Paris courthouse where a legal battle between tech giant Apple and a French anti-globalisation group rages on. Laura Frykberg reports.

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Surfing the web can leave you open to ad hijackings. A browser fix has been slow

Mon, 2018-02-12 12:51

Sound familiar? You're trying to read a Web article and up pops a bogus offer you can only escape by closing the current browser tab.

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Airbus shows off its automated delivery drone service

Mon, 2018-02-12 11:54

It’s called “Project Skyways.”

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