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From Drones to Armed Robots, Marines Test High-Tech Weapons

From Drones to Armed Robots, Marines Test High-Tech Weapons

Apr 29
On the sand, in the air and in the water, the U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton are training for the next generation of warfare.

A robot that Picks Apples? Replacing Humans Worries Some

A robot that Picks Apples? Replacing Humans Worries Some

By Nicholas K. Geranios | Apr 29
Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States.

Hacker Threatens to Release Stolen Copies of 'OITNB'

Hacker Threatens to Release Stolen Copies of 'OITNB'

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 29
A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online.

As Dubai Focuses on Future, Cybersecurity a Growing Concern

As Dubai Focuses on Future, Cybersecurity a Growing Concern

By Jon Gambrell | Apr 28
As Dubai races toward a future of self-driving cars and drones filling up its high-rise-studded skyline, cybersecurity is becoming a growing concern in a region replete with examples of cyberattacks.

Internet Firms Winding Up for a Fight on 'Net Neutrality'

Internet Firms Winding Up for a Fight on 'Net Neutrality'

By Tali Arbel | Apr 28
Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality.

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Gets Help from Tinder

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Gets Help from Tinder

By Tom Odula | Apr 27
The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive.

FCA, Google Begin Offering Rides in Self-Driving Cars

FCA, Google Begin Offering Rides in Self-Driving Cars

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Apr 27
Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership.

Researchers: Russia-Linked Hackers Targeted Macron Campaign

Researchers: Russia-Linked Hackers Targeted Macron Campaign

By Raphael Satter | Apr 26
Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers.

Taiwan's 'Hacker Minister' Reshaping Digital Democracy

Taiwan's 'Hacker Minister' Reshaping Digital Democracy

By Youkyung Lee | Apr 26
Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she's a "civic hacker," who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm.

Icelandic Language at Risk; Robots, Computers Can't Grasp It

Icelandic Language at Risk; Robots, Computers Can't Grasp It

By Egill Bjarnason | Apr 25
When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."

Crime Victims: Alabama is Wrong to Post Personal Info Online

Crime Victims: Alabama is Wrong to Post Personal Info Online

By Jeff Martin | Apr 25
The state's online site for court records - Alacourt.com - often doesn't edit out personal information that might appear in court documents.

Police: Wife's Fitbit Logs Steps After Husband Says She Died

Police: Wife's Fitbit Logs Steps After Husband Says She Died

Apr 25
Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015.

Watch: Google Home Ad Features Family with Gay Dads

Watch: Google Home Ad Features Family with Gay Dads

Apr 24
A new ad for Google Home, the assistant device similar to Amazon's Alexa, features a family with two gay dads.

Match for Mutts? New Website Helps People Adopt the Best Dog

Match for Mutts? New Website Helps People Adopt the Best Dog

By Mark Pratt | Apr 24
People looking for the perfect family pet tend to choose a dog based on appearance or breed - but that's barking up the wrong tree.

Google Home's Assistant Can Now Recognize Different Voices

Google Home's Assistant Can Now Recognize Different Voices

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 24
Google's voice-activated assistant can now recognize who's talking to it on Google's Home speaker.

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