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Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 09:07 PM PST

Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Internet Sales Taxes

Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Internet Sales Taxes

The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether states should be able to collect sales taxes for online purchases, a move that would raise costs for consumers while generating more money for local...

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:13 AM PST

Cybersecurity Firm: US Senate in Russian Hackers' Crosshairs

Cybersecurity Firm: US Senate in Russian Hackers' Crosshairs

The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm...

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 08:06 AM PST

Space Tourism Rocket Plane Nears Speed of Sound Over CA

Space Tourism Rocket Plane Nears Speed of Sound Over CA

Virgin Galactic says the latest glide test of its space tourism rocket plane was a success, nearly reaching the speed of sound high over California. The spaceship, named Unity, was carried aloft by its mother...

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 04:23 AM PST

Facing Critics, Facebook Wants Feeds to Be More 'Meaningful'

Facing Critics, Facebook Wants Feeds to Be More 'Meaningful'

Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more "meaningful" in a move that could hurt publishers and news organizations that rely on it to spread their content. Facebook has said before that...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 08:39 PM PST

What Robot Strippers Say About Sexism and the Future

What Robot Strippers Say About Sexism and the Future

On a recent evening in Las Vegas during the CES technology show, robot strippers offered a window into technology's gender fault lines — not to mention our robot future. From a distance, the mechanical...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 08:40 AM PST

Local Governments Won't Say What They're Offering Amazon

Local Governments Won't Say What They're Offering Amazon

State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters. But many of them will not disclose the tax breaks...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 09:49 AM PST

Circuit City Set to Relaunch Online Next Month

Circuit City Set to Relaunch Online Next Month

Shuttered electronics retailer Circuit City is set to make a comeback next month, at least online, CNBC reported. Its website will relaunch Feb. 15, the company's CEO, Ronny Shmoel, said Monday at the Consumer...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 03:06 AM PST

Amazon Looks to Build on 1st Season of NFL Streaming

Amazon Looks to Build on 1st Season of NFL Streaming

Amazon had a mostly successful debut into live streaming of major sports events with increased audience and an improved viewing experience in its first season showing NFL games. The question looking ahead is...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 07:25 PM PST

Video Game Begins Play in Burbank

Video Game Begins Play in Burbank

The Overwatch League, billed by organizers as the first major global professional e-sports league with competition organized by cities, begins play Wednesday with three matches at the former NBC Studios in...

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 11:17 AM PST

Las Vegas Hotels Bet on Technology to Attract, Dazzle Guests

Las Vegas Hotels Bet on Technology to Attract, Dazzle Guests

It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a...

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