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Friday, Nov 17, 2017 at 06:24 AM EST

Tesla Wants to Electrify Big Trucks, Adding to Its Ambitions

Tesla Wants to Electrify Big Trucks, Adding to Its Ambitions

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:41 PM EST

Phone Companies Get New Tools to Block Spam Calls

Phone Companies Get New Tools to Block Spam Calls

Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls. Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 at 08:56 AM EST

White Nationalist Spencer, Others Lose Twitter Verification

White Nationalist Spencer, Others Lose Twitter Verification

Richard Spencer and other prominent white nationalists have lost their official blue check marks on Twitter after the social media platform announced changes to its verification practices. Twitter said...

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 at 01:53 PM EST

Close New Earth-Size World, Where Year Lasts Under 10 Days

Close New Earth-Size World, Where Year Lasts Under 10 Days

Astronomers have discovered a close new world about the size of Earth, where a year lasts just under 10 days. At a distance of 11 light-years, Ross 128 b is the second-closest planet to be detected yet outside...

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 02:50 PM EST

IBM Says It's Reached Milestone in Quantum Computing

IBM Says It's Reached Milestone in Quantum Computing

IBM has announced a milestone in its race against Google and other big tech firms to build a powerful quantum computer. Dario Gil, who leads IBM's quantum computing and artificial intelligence research...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 06:47 PM EST

Sean Parker: Facebook Exploits Human 'Vulnerability'

Sean Parker: Facebook Exploits Human 'Vulnerability'

Napster founder and former president of Facebook Sean Parker on Wednesday shared that he believes the social media giant was designed with potentially addictive features that he believes exploit "a vulnerability...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 02:05 PM EST

Twitter Stops Verification Requests After Kessler Backlash

Twitter Stops Verification Requests After Kessler Backlash

Twitter said Thursday that it will "pause" its verified account system in the wake of criticism over an organizer of the Charlottesville rally having received a coveted blue check mark on his profile. Jason...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 10:44 AM EST

Russia Twitter Trolls Deflected Bad Trump News: AP Analysis

Russia Twitter Trolls Deflected Bad Trump News: AP Analysis

An Associated Press analysis of deleted Twitter accounts reveals new details of surreptitious Russian activity shortly before last year's presidential election. It details how Russian agents attempted to deflect...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 09:11 AM EST

Facebook Wants Nude Selfies to Combat 'Revenge Porn'

Facebook Wants Nude Selfies to Combat 'Revenge Porn'

Facebook is asking some users to send nude photos of themselves in an effort to combat social media "revenge porn." People in Australia who are concerned that a former partner may distribute intimate photos of...

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 at 09:52 PM EST

FBI Again Finds Itself Unable to Unlock a Gunman's Phone

FBI Again Finds Itself Unable to Unlock a Gunman's Phone

The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold. But while heart-wrenching...

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