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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 06:02 PM CDT

French Raid Google in Latest Probe Into Tech's Tax Tactics

French Raid Google in Latest Probe Into Tech's Tax Tactics

Police raided Google's French headquarters Tuesday looking for evidence of "aggravated tax fraud," marking one of Europe's most conspicuous attempts yet to cast a U.S. technology leader as a manipulative...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:18 AM CDT

Facebook Drops News Outlet Input in 'Trending Topics' Review

Facebook Drops News Outlet Input in 'Trending Topics' Review

Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed...

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 06:12 PM CDT

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch

A unique, thought-controlled prosthetic arm developed in part by the Hanger Clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington, uses the the body's nerve signals to control movement.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:56 PM CDT

Solar Impulse Lands in Wright Brothers' Ohio Hometown

Solar Impulse Lands in Wright Brothers' Ohio Hometown

A solar-powered airplane has touched down in the Ohio hometown of two of America's most well-known aviation pioneers on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed late...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 04:57 PM CDT

LinkedIn: Millions May Be Affected by New Data Leak

LinkedIn: Millions May Be Affected by New Data Leak

LinkedIn is aware of a set of over 100 million users' data that may have been released online by a hacker, the social media network said Wednesday. The password and email data that have apparently been...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 06:55 PM CDT

Space Shuttle Fuel Tank to Be Displayed at Calif. Science Center

Space Shuttle Fuel Tank to Be Displayed at Calif. Science Center

The lone remaining external fuel tank from NASA's space shuttle program arrived early Wednesday in Marina del Rey for the final leg of its journey to the California Science Center. The rust-colored tank,...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 08:23 PM CDT

Zuckerberg, Top Conservatives Discuss Censorship Claims

Zuckerberg, Top Conservatives Discuss Censorship Claims

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg sat down with about 15 conservative Republican leaders Wednesday at company headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The meeting came amid allegations that the social...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 04:40 PM CDT

Twitter May Stop Counting Links, Photos in 140-Character Limit

Twitter May Stop Counting Links, Photos in 140-Character Limit

Many Twitter users — and more importantly, the billions more who don't use Twitter — feel constrained by the company's somewhat archaic 140-character limit. Is it time to ditch it as Twitter searches for...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 06:03 AM CDT

Startup Wants to Put Self-Driving Big Rigs on U.S. Highways

Startup Wants to Put Self-Driving Big Rigs on U.S. Highways

An engineer who helped steer Google's self-driving technology, is convinced autonomous big rigs will be the next big thing on the road to a safer transportation system. Anthony Levandowski left Google...

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 01:45 PM CDT

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Delivers Moving Commencement Address on Loss

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Delivers Moving Commencement Address on Loss

Commencement speeches usually strike a celebratory tone, but Facebook Chief Operating Executive Sheryl Sandberg went against the grain Saturday while addressing UC Berkeley grads and spoke publicly for the first...

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