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Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:19 AM PDT

Face Scans for Americans Flying Abroad Stir Privacy Issues

Face Scans for Americans Flying Abroad Stir Privacy Issues

If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. The...

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 07:08 AM PDT

Prime Day 2017 Was Amazon's Biggest Shopping Event Ever

Prime Day 2017 Was Amazon's Biggest Shopping Event Ever

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big shopping days on Amazon, but the online retailer's own shopping holiday, Prime Day, has them both beat, the company said Wednesday. The July 11 event that saw 3.5 million...

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 02:37 PM PDT

Microsoft Eyes Buffer Zone in TV Airwaves for Rural Internet

Microsoft Eyes Buffer Zone in TV Airwaves for Rural Internet

Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by turning to a wireless technology that uses the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves. Microsoft plans to partner...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 10:04 AM PDT
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Smoke and Fire From Above: Wildfire Images From Space

NASA is tracking wildfires globally, offering a view from high above Earth that...View gallery

  • July 20, 2017: Detweiler Fire
  • July 20, 2017: Detweiler Fire
  • July 2017: Western U.S. Fires
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 04:07 AM PDT

How and Why Amazon Ships So Many Packages So Quickly

How and Why Amazon Ships So Many Packages So Quickly

Amazon’s Prime Day, a carefully fabricated “retail holiday” meant to take advantage of the company's vast shipping network, takes place in a time of year when the busy holiday shopping season is still a ways...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 06:55 PM PDT

Amazon Prime Day Now Backed by Cargo Plane Fleet

Amazon Prime Day Now Backed by Cargo Plane Fleet

For this year's Prime Day, Amazon is taking to the skies. A fleet of cargo jets will be used in the company's annual day of online deals for the first time in the U.S., it said in a press release Monday. As...

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 at 05:22 AM PDT

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Gets a Close-Up

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Gets a Close-Up

NASA's Juno spacecraft is making its closest approach yet to Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot -- a giant storm on the surface of the largest planet in the solar system.

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 12:56 PM PDT

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Buzzing Jupiter's Great Red Spot

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Buzzing Jupiter's Great Red Spot

NASA's Juno spacecraft is about to give us our best look yet of Jupiter's swirling Great Red Spot. The spacecraft flies directly above the monster storm Monday night, passing 5,600 miles above the cloud...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 10:21 AM PDT

Take Me Out to the Screen: Virtual Reality Baseball a Hit

Take Me Out to the Screen: Virtual Reality Baseball a Hit

Nicholas Montes put on goggles and a catcher's mitt and crouched. The 13-year-old will never catch a 104 mph pitch from Aroldis Chapman. But at the All-Star FanFest, he felt what it's like to be Buster Posey...

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 05:08 AM PDT

Companies Target Sleep With High-Tech Slumber Products

Companies Target Sleep With High-Tech Slumber Products

Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night's...

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