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Would You Want a Robot Paparazzo for Your Home?

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:07:28 GMT

Every step you take, every move you make, this robot is watching you but it's not as creepy as it sounds.

That Game of Thrones Hack Seems to Be Getting Worse

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 19:39:00 GMT

The person or group who claimed last week to have hacked HBO has now released what appears to be a trove of stolen information.

Google Staffer Manifesto Criticizing Diversity Sparks Firestorm

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 04:05:10 GMT

An internal, unofficial memo slams Google's diversity efforts as misguided in light of the fact that "women on average show a higher interest in people and men in things."

Google Manifesto Hits a Nerve in Silicon Valley

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 02:03:03 GMT

A document allegedly written by a Google engineer purporting to explain why more women aren't engineers has reignited debate around bias in Silicon Valley.

Hero Who Stopped Cyberattack Pleads Not Guilty to Computer Fraud

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:38:00 GMT

Marcus Hutchins, the researcher credited with stopping the WannaCry attack in May, could face 40 years in prison if he's convicted of unrelated federal charges.

Trump May Roll Out Probe Into China's Trade Practices

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:51:29 GMT

Trump could roll out an investigation into China's trade practices that focuses on intellectual property on Monday, administration sources said.

The Definitive Road Trip Gadget Guide

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:31:00 GMT

Whether you're camping, biking, or hitting the open road, we've got the latest tech gadgets to help you get the most out of the sunniest season.

Judge Sets $30K Bail for Cyber Expert Accused in Malware Case

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 00:15:00 GMT

A federal judge in Nevada set $30,000 bail for Marcus Hutchins, who gained fame after being credited with stopping the "WannaCry" ransomware attack.

Snap, Blue Apron Misses Dampen Tech IPO Hype

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:14:00 GMT

Disappointing quarterly reports from Snap and Blue Apron this week won't throw cold water on the market for tech IPOs, but it will make investors think twice.

DOJ Wants Records on Visitors to Trump Protest Site

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:40:00 GMT

The prosecution of Inauguration Day protesters has led the Feds to demand a web host turn over info on all visits to DisruptJ20.org raising red flags for legal experts.

Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Cyberattack Arrested by FBI

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:50:00 GMT

Marcus Hutchins, a 22-year-old England-based researcher, was hailed for finding a "kill switch" that halted the WannaCry malware attack in May.

There's a Smartphone Showdown Brewing Between Apple, Samsung

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:23:00 GMT

Samsung and Apple are both expected to announce new smartphones in the next few weeks.

'Google Manifesto' Firing Highlights Workplace Speech

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:39:33 GMT

James Damore, the Google engineer who said he was fired for writing a document explaining why there aren't more women engineers, is exploring his legal options.

Trump Accuses Amazon of Doing 'Great Damage' to Retailers

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:52:00 GMT

Trump lambasted Amazon on Twitter early Wednesday, accusing the e-commerce juggernaut of causing job losses throughout the U.S.

Obama's Response to Charlottesville Shatters Twitter Record

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:02:00 GMT

Former President Barack Obama quoted Nelson Mandela in a record-breaking tweet.

Amazon Is Spending Billions of Dollars in Hollywood

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:33:25 GMT

Amazon is spending billions of dollars a year on creating and licensing TV shows and films, signaling plans to be in show business for the long haul.

GoDaddy, Google to Pull Plug on Neo-Nazi Website The Daily Stormer

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:23:48 GMT

Both GoDaddy and Google said they would not host the domain for neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, after the site published a mocking article about Charlottesville.

Drama Surrounding Uber Won't Stop

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:22:00 GMT

As Uber attempts to turn the page on what has been a year plagued with scandals, the company was walloped with a fresh bit of drama this week.

Creator of Password Rules Regrets His Advice

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:26:00 GMT

Rules that say all passwords should be a mix of letters, characters, and numbers are actually totally wrong, says the man who made that rule.

Does Rain Increase Joint Pain? Google Searches Say No

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:07:18 GMT

Researchers conclude that people's activity levels are likelier than the weather itself to cause pain potentially dispelling an age old myth.

Tech Companies Are Knocking Hate Groups Offline

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:18:00 GMT

It's not just GoDaddy GoFundMe and PayPal are the latest tech firms to kick hate groups off their services.

Thousands of Job-Seekers Turn up to Amazon's First National Job Fair

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:48:00 GMT

Amazon is holding a national jobs fair today as it attempts to hire 50,000 people and turn them into "Amazonians."

North Korea Already Has a Devastating Weapon: Cyberattacks

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:14:00 GMT

Amid nuclear tensions, U.S. officials are worried North Korea will lash out with cyberattacks, a weapon it's already mastered.

Social Media Is Outing Charlottesville Protesters

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:26:02 GMT

One man was fired from his job at a California restaurant when his participation in the controversial rally was revealed by the Twitter account @YesYoureRacist.

Google Abruptly Cancels Town Hall Due to Employee Safety Fears

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:30:00 GMT

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said employees expressed concern they may be publicly outed for asking a question at the event.