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Twitter: World Leaders’ Accounts Not Entirely Above Policies
Twitter says world leaders aren’t entirely above its ban on users threatening violence or promoting terrorism on the site. The San Francisco company is clarifying its rules as some Democrats say they would like to see President Donald Trump booted of
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Millennial Money: Surprising Tricks For Your Credit Cards
Credit cards are daily payment tools for many Americans, but yours probably also has unintended tactical uses you never thought of, such as slicing open birthday card envelopes your grandparents send. Of course, credit cards offer convenience, and so
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California Earthquake Alerts To Become Available Statewide
Earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available throughout California for the first time this week, potentially giving people time to protect themselves from harm, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday. The nation’
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In ‘Mistress Of Evil’, Maleficent Plays Mom
For a moment, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” seems poised to turn into a wonderful take on “Father of the Bride” only with fangs and wings. Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning), the beauty who escaped the curse of sleep, merrily accepts the proposal of Pri
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Pets: There’s An App For Your Best Friends
With pet care spending topping $72.56 billion in the United States alone last year, there’s little wonder why companies are cashing in on our obsession for cats, dogs, and other furry friends. This week, we delve deeper into the technology that is im
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NASA Launches Satellite To Explore Where Air Meets Space
NASA launched a satellite to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space. The satellite — called Icon, short for Ionospheric Connection Explorer — rocketed into orbit following a two-year delay. It was dropped from a plane flying ove
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China Appeals To Washington For Quick End To Trade War
China appealed to Washington for a quick end to their trade war but gave no indication Thursday what additional steps Beijing might want before carrying out what President Donald Trump says is a promise to buy up to $50 billion of American farm goods
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Chinese Snooping Tech Spreads To Nations Vulnerable To Abuse
When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining anti-government demonstra
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Google Debuts Pixel 4 Phone, Wireless Earbuds With AI
Google unveiled a new Pixel smartphone and other hardware devices, all aimed at getting people even more dependent on its artificial-intelligence services. The Pixel 4 phone promises to respond to AI queries even faster than before, while a home Wi-F
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Who Says You Can’t Eat Red Meat? Food Advice Questioned Anew
So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn’t enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly con
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Google Touts Privacy Options, But Still Depends On Your Data
Google’s latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it? The tech company has had a complicated relationship with user information in the past. Google’s latest steps offer cons
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German 5g Rules Avoid Huawei Ban; Us Warns On Intel Sharing
Germany released draft security guidelines for next generation wireless networks that stopped short of banning Huawei, as the U.S. warned again it would reconsider intelligence sharing with allies that use the Chinese company’s equipment. The Federal
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THE BEST FEATURES OF macOS CATALINA
The Mac is very much in a state of transition. A new, thoroughly redesigned version of the immensely powerful Mac Pro has been penciled in for a fall release, while a refreshed MacBook Pro is rumored for arrival at around the same time. However, it’s
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You Can Try This At Home: Cookbook Serves Up TV, Movie Foods
It all started with a fictional turkey burger. Andrew Rea’s YouTube video series “Binging with Babish” was born in 2016 when he attempted to recreate the “fussy little burger” described in elaborate detail by Rob Lowe’s character Chris Traeger on a t
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Facebook’s Libra Currency Battered By Defections, Pushback
Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from the Libra project, as did e-commerce giant eBay an
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Ahead Of 2020, Fb Ensnared In Heated Political Climate
Mark Zuckerberg defended meetings he’s reportedly had with conservative leaders after #DeleteFacebook began trending on social media. Politico reported this week that the Facebook CEO held private meetings with, among others, Fox News’Tucker Carlson
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Despite Defections, Facebook Officially Launches Libra
Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the non
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Cybersecurity Whiz: Combined Threats Endanger 2020 Vote
Alex Stamos served as chief security officer at Facebook for three years before joining Stanford University, where he studies internet security, including systems related to conducting elections. He warns that there’s little the federal government ca
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California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pollution Worries
Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities halted service to more than 2 million people this week, lines formed at ha
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California Outlines Ways To Comply With Upcoming Privacy Law
Companies must notify California residents of their data privacy rights in plain language and must verify people’s identities before releasing data, state officials proposed. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced draft regulations that
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Has Tech Made Moving Nukes Safe Enough? Depends Whom You Ask
The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put other bomb parts inside a metal container, pack
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Netflix Heads Into Showdown With Slowing Subscriber Growth
Netflix’s subscriber growth is bogging down even before the leading video streaming service confronts high-powered threats from Apple and Walt Disney Co. The latest sign of the challenges the company is facing emerged Wednesday with the release of it
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Seniors Can Use Virtual Reality For Travel, Health Issues
Joy Golliver recently visited the Washington state community where she and her late husband lived for more than 20 years. And her sons, who live in Seattle, texted their 84-year-old mother asking how she was able to travel from Tucson, Arizona, to Ka
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New Visions: How Technology Has Changed Our Reality
Where we’d once enjoy a concert with our own eyes, we now film every moment to share online, and where we’d once gossip about the news, we now have access to 24/7 content at the touch of a button, with live commentary from the people who matter. This
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‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It’ Gets Box Set After 10 Years
A small-batch box set of film, music and memorabilia will be released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Michael Jackson’s This Is It,” the movie that captured Jackson’s final concert rehearsals before his death. Only 1,000 numbered copies will be
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Nobel Prize Honors Breakthroughs On Lithium-ion Batteries
If you’re reading this on a mobile phone or laptop computer, you might thank this year’s three laureates for the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. Yet the batteries developed by the British, American and Japanese winne
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Small Businesses Increasingly A Target For Cybercriminals
While small and mid-sized businesses are increasingly targets for cybercriminals, companies are struggling to devote enough resources to protect their technology from attack. That’s one of the findings of an annual survey of companies released by the
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GOODBYE, iTUNES: ONCE-REVOLUTIONARY APP GONE IN MAC UPDATE
It’s time to bid farewell to iTunes, the once-revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy. That assumes, of course, that you still use iTunes — and many people no longer do. On iPhones, t
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3 Win Nobel Prize For Showing How Cells Sense Low Oxygen
Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body’s cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for developing new treatments for anemia, cancer and other diseases. Drs. Wil
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The Tech Is Advanced, But ‘Gemini Man’ Is Lifeless
Will Smith is usually an asset for a movie. He’s the kind of true movie star whose charisma can elevate even the most mediocre material. You’d think then that it would be a good thing to have not just one but two Will Smiths in a movie if you can. Th
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