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Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 03:21 AM PDT

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket Carrying 24 Satellites

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket Carrying 24 Satellites

SpaceX has launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites.

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 07:30 AM PDT

Hong Kong Protesters Deeply Fear Leaving a Digital Footprint

Hong Kong Protesters Deeply Fear Leaving a Digital Footprint

The night before the massive protests in Hing Kong against a law that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, Hong Kong police arrested the administrator of one of the largest group chats...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 05:27 PM PDT

US Blacklists 5 Chinese Groups Working in Supercomputing

US Blacklists 5 Chinese Groups Working in Supercomputing

The United States is blacklisting five Chinese organizations involved in supercomputing with military-related applications, citing national security as justification for denying its Asian geopolitical rival...

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 01:13 PM PDT

Here's a First Look at the New Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Here's a First Look at the New Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Niantic, the company that built the hit game Pokemon Go, launched its new game this week based on another popular franchise. It’s called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and, like Pokemon, it uses augmented reality...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 01:06 PM PDT

Vape Pen Explodes, Shatters Teen's Jaw

Vape Pen Explodes, Shatters Teen's Jaw

Austin Adams, 17, was trying to quit smoking. So he turned to electronic cigarettes in an attempt to ease his addiction to tobacco, NBC News reported. He found the one he wanted — a device from a company called...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 02:41 PM PDT

Apple Recalls Some MacBook Pro Laptops for Fire Safety Risk

Apple Recalls Some MacBook Pro Laptops for Fire Safety Risk

Apple announced on Thursday that it will recall some 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops because they have batteries that may “overheat and pose a fire safety risk.” The affected laptops are an older design, without...

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 09:57 AM PDT

Work Messaging Service Slack's Value Jumps After Stock Debut

Work Messaging Service Slack's Value Jumps After Stock Debut

Shares of work messaging platform Slack rose after it started trading under the ticker "WORK." The San Francisco company's shares debuted on the New York Stock Exchange at $38.50 and rose $1.70, or 4.4%, to...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 05:47 PM PDT

FTC in Late Stages of YouTube Kids' Video Investigation

FTC in Late Stages of YouTube Kids' Video Investigation

The Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into how Google's YouTube handles children's videos, a probe prompted by complaints that the company failed to protect kids who used the...

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 01:17 PM PDT

Google Puts Up $1B to Ease Housing Headaches it Helped Cause

Google Puts Up $1B to Ease Housing Headaches it Helped Cause

Google is pouring $1 billion into easing the high-priced housing headaches that it and its Silicon Valley peers helped give the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 05:46 AM PDT

Facebook Announces New Cryptocurrency 'Libra'

Facebook Announces New Cryptocurrency 'Libra'

Facebook has announced plans to enter the banking business by launching a new digital currency. The social media giant says it wants to make sending money around the world as easy as sending a photo or...

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