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8 Days After Cyberattack, Baltimore’s Network Still Hobbled
More than a week after a cyberattack hobbled Baltimore’s computer network, city officials said Wednesday they can’t predict when its overall system will be up and running and continued to give only the broadest outlines of the problem. Baltimore’s go
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Walmart UPS The Delivery Game With Next Day Shipping
Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars with Amazon. The nation’s largest retailer said it’s been building a network of more efficient e-commerce distribution centers
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Huawei Hit By Us Export Controls, Potential Import Ban
In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls.
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Space-tourism Enters ‘Home Stretch’ Toward Commercial Flight
Billionaire Richard Branson is moving Virgin Galactic’s winged passenger rocket and more than 100 employees from California to a remote commercial launch and landing facility in southern New Mexico, bringing his space-tourism dream a step closer to r
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The Internet Of Things
“When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole.” Famed inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla said this in an interview with Collier’s
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2020 Hopeful Biden Says He’s Open To Breaking Up Facebook
Joe Biden said that he would be open to breaking up Facebook, a sign of the deep skepticism among many Democratic presidential contenders about the power of massive technology firms. In an interview, the former vice president, who is now running for
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New Yellowstone Superintendent Looks To Technology, Housing
From worker morale to preservation of the park’s natural wonders, new Yellowstone National Park superintendent Cam Sholly spoke with a singular philosophical theme. “We’re not just providing vacations,” he said. “We’re inspiring people.” Sholly took
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WhatsApp Flaw Let Spies Take Control With Calls Alone
Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones without any user interaction. The Financial Times identified the hacking group as
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Us, European Officials Bring Charges In Global Malware Case
Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and caused more than $100 million in financial losses, U.S. and European authorities
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Help Coming On Blocking Scam Calls For Robocall-plagued Us
New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it will vote in June on whether to let carriers block spam calls by default, which shou
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Arkansas Students Awarded For Creatively Using 3d Printers
Representatives for a Fayetteville company that supplies 3D printers recently presented award checks to six Mountain Home students. Mountain Home Junior High School student Will Beckham received two $1,000 awards for his EAST project, which won NWA3D
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Explorer Recounts Making The Deepest Ocean Dive In History
Taking the hours-long journey to what is believed to be the deepest point mankind has visited in any ocean was a complicated one, and for Victor Vescovo, it meant being constantly on the alert as he monitored his state-of-the-art vessel. But when he
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New Security Flaw In Intel Chips Could Affect Millions
Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world. The bug is embedded in the architecture of computer hardware, and it can’t be fully fixed. “With a large enough data sample, time or control o
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World Leaders, Tech Execs Pledge To Curb Online Violence
A dozen countries and global tech giants including Facebook, Google and Twitter pledged to find ways to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast terror attacks. World leaders led by French Presid
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Free Video Streaming Offers Some Gems - If You Can Find Them
Free services let you watch thousands of movies and TV shows online, but using them feels like wandering through a low-rent, digital version of Blockbuster (RIP). Reality TV, long-forgotten “classics” and movies that never made it to theaters — these
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Why Tariff War Threatens Beijing’s Global Economic Ambitions
China’s intensified tariff war with the Trump administration is threatening Beijing’s ambition to transform itself into the dominant player in global technology. The United States is a vital customer and source of technology for Chinese makers of ele
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Disney Takes Over Hulu From Comcast As Stream Wars Heat Up
Disney is taking full control of Hulu from Comcast, as both companies prepare to launch their own streaming services in response to declining audiences for traditional TV. The companies said Tuesday that Comcast, which owns a third of Hulu, can sell
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Apple Revamps TV App For Direct Subscriptions To Channels
Apple users will be able to subscribe to HBO, Showtime and a handful of other channels directly through Apple’s new TV app, bypassing the need to download or launch a separate app. The new capabilities available this week come ahead of Apple’s plan t
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Carnegie Library: Inside Apple's New Flagship Store
Carnegie Library has been labeled Apple’s “most historic, ambitious restoration by far,” an Apple Store that’s more than two years in the making, costing over $30 million. This week, we lift the lid on the new retail space, exploring the site’s expan
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Apps Cost Too Much? Court Allows Suit Adding To Apple’s Woes
Consumers can pursue a lawsuit complaining that iPhone apps cost too much, the Supreme Court ruled this week, adding to Apple’s woes that already include falling iPhone sales and a European investigation. The lawsuit could have major implications for
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Schools Turn To Technology To Reduce Toll During Shootings
Efforts to combat the intractable problem of school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement’s response and quickly alerts teachers and students t
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End Of ‘Big Bang’ Stirs Debate Over Future Of TV Comedies
In 2006, TV critics swooned over “30 Rock,” part of a new breed of comedy that dared to fly without a laugh track and whose ranks included “Arrested Development,”“The Office” and “Everybody Hates Chris.” Then a misfit nerd crashed the party. “The Big
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White House Launches Survey Looking For Tech Industry Bias
On the heels of President Donald Trump’s repeated assertions claiming anti-conservative bias by tech companies, the White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think political partisanship has led them to
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Tribes Across Country Push For Better Internet Access
In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there’s a natural skepticism toward the internet. The telemedicine equipment that health care officials promised would work gathers dust. School children who have onl
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Self-driving Vehicle Pulled Over By Curious Police Officer
A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route. Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements said an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous vehicle because he had never seen one befo
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NASA: Budget Boost ‘Good Start’ To Put Astronauts On Moon
NASA’s chief said that the Trump administration’s proposed $1.6 billion budget boost is a “good start” for getting astronauts back on the moon within five years. Administrator Jim Bridenstine addressed employees a day after the White House introduced
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Using A Smartphone To Sound Out Sign Of Kids’ Ear Infections
Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to “hear” a warning sign of ear infections — fluid buildup behind the eardrum. If it pans out, parents might one day check their tots’ ears at home simply using a phone app and “stuff you have around th
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Amazon Offers To Help Employees Start Delivery Business
Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its own employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages. The offer announced comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping t
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New Movie Starring Pikachu Is Just A Hokey Pokémon
It’s got an adorable hero from an iconic media brand who is voiced by a proven box office master at snark. But, somehow, “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” never really gets arresting. A neutered Ryan Reynolds tries hard but can’t make this live action-meet
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Us Regulators Get Sympathy From Congress On Powers, Fines
Federal privacy regulators got a sympathetic hearing from Congress on Wednesday for their request for greater powers and funding to police privacy, as lawmakers warned that fines against big companies may be inadequate to change their conduct. The Fe
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