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Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 07:40 AM PST

Optimus Prime Rib: Robots Start Delivering Food in DC

Optimus Prime Rib: Robots Start Delivering Food in DC

It's now possible in D.C. to have a robot deliver a hot meal to your door. Robots from the delivery company Starship Technologies are rolling along Washington streets as part of a pilot program, a company...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 03:05 PM PST

WikiLeaks to Help Shield Tech Firms From CIA's Hacking Tools

WikiLeaks to Help Shield Tech Firms From CIA's Hacking Tools

WikiLeaks will work with technology companies to help defend them against the CIA's hacking tools, founder Julian Assange said Thursday. The move sets up a potential conflict between Silicon Valley firms...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 12:54 PM PST

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New Tech Could Change Food Nutrition Labels

New smart glasses developed by researchers at Colorado State University could change how food labels are printed on boxes and cans in your local grocery store. The FDA is looking to roll out this new tech by...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 10:21 AM PST

Comey: 'No Such Thing as Absolute Privacy in America'

Comey: 'No Such Thing as Absolute Privacy in America'

FBI Director James Comey spoke at a cybersecurity conference at Boston College Wednesday, addressing current encryption software, the idea of privacy in the modern age and how the FBI can improve its fight...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 10:22 AM PST

FBI Director Comey: 'You're Stuck With Me'

FBI Director Comey: 'You're Stuck With Me'

FBI Director James Comey continues his two-day visit to Boston while leaks and investigations heat up in Washington, D.C. Comey is the keynote speaker at Boston College on Wednesday morning, talking about...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 03:38 AM PST

Experts: Don't Dump Devices Over WikiLeaks CIA Docs

Experts: Don't Dump Devices Over WikiLeaks CIA Docs

So, you use messaging apps like WhatsApp or Signal or have smart TVs and PCs. Should you worry that the CIA is listening to your conversations? The short answer is no. The long answer is maybe, though it's...

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 01:53 PM PST

What Changes to H-1B Visa Rules Mean for Tech

What Changes to H-1B Visa Rules Mean for Tech

U.S. immigration authorities suspended a program last Friday that expedited visas for skilled workers — a darling class of workers in the tech community. Despite stoking tension in tech companies, it's a...

Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 07:31 PM PST

Facebook Rolls Out its Fake News Tool

Facebook Rolls Out its Fake News Tool

In an effort to combat fake or biased news stories, Facebook is introducing a "disputed news" flag to stories disproved by third party groups, NBC News reported. Once a story is marked, a group of researchers...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 05:29 PM PST

California High-Speed Rail Ready to Lay Some Track

California High-Speed Rail Ready to Lay Some Track

After years of prep work, Gov. Jerry Brown's finance department decided Friday that California's $64 billion high-speed rail project is ready to lay some track.

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 03:21 PM PST

Uber Deploys Secret Weapon Against Undercover Regulators

Uber Deploys Secret Weapon Against Undercover Regulators

Uber has been wielding a secret weapon to thwart authorities who have been trying to curtail or shut down its ride-hailing service in cities around the world. The program included a feature nicknamed "Greyball"...

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