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Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 at 07:14 AM CDT

Google Parent Turns on Internet Balloons in Puerto Rico

Google Parent Turns on Internet Balloons in Puerto Rico

Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:34 PM CDT

New Immersive Experience Lets Users Explore Mars Using VR

New Immersive Experience Lets Users Explore Mars Using VR

Now everyone can get a taste of what scientists see on the red planet. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory collaborated with Google to produce Access Mars, a free immersive experience that be accessed with a...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 11:24 AM CDT

How to Prevent Being Spied on in Vacation Rental Homes

How to Prevent Being Spied on in Vacation Rental Homes

For people on vacation, being watched on hidden cameras in your room should be the furthest thing on their mind, but police are warning people to be on the lookout after an alarming case last month was revealed,...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 03:25 PM CDT

Google Parent Leads $1B Lyft Investment, Deepening Uber Rift

Google Parent Leads $1B Lyft Investment, Deepening Uber Rift

Google's parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber. Alphabet Inc., which gets most of its money from Google's digital ad...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 12:16 PM CDT

Google's Pixel 2 Phone Goes on Sale Thursday

Google's Pixel 2 Phone Goes on Sale Thursday

Google's new Pixel 2 phone sets itself apart with promises to bake in Google's powerful artificial-intelligence technology for quick and easy access to useful, even essential information. But much of the neat...

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 01:35 PM CDT

Twitter Vows New Crackdown on Hateful, Abusive Tweets

Twitter Vows New Crackdown on Hateful, Abusive Tweets

Twitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its users. The company has spent the...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 09:42 AM CDT

US Tech Giants May Find Their Future Shaped by Europe

US Tech Giants May Find Their Future Shaped by Europe

Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life. But the likes of Facebook, Google and...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 07:05 AM CDT

Volvo's Electric Car Brand Polestar Unveils First Model

Volvo's Electric Car Brand Polestar Unveils First Model

Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model Tuesday, adding to competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla. The...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 09:31 AM CDT

Self-Driving Cars Could Ease Traffic, Increase Sprawl: Study

Self-Driving Cars Could Ease Traffic, Increase Sprawl: Study

A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. The...

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 06:31 PM CDT

Netflix Sinking Deeper Into Debt to Fuel Subscriber Growth

Netflix Sinking Deeper Into Debt to Fuel Subscriber Growth

Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service. The big burden...

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