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An Extraordinary Clock Is Being Built in TexasThe clock has been in the works for three decades—essentially a blink of the eye in the grand scheme of things. That's because the timepiece, dreamed up by Danny Hillis in 1989, per CNBC , is designed to run for 10,000 years without any human intervention. Hillis' vision was...
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Google Employee Claims Wrongful FiringFirst ex-Google engineer James Damore sued his former employer for firing him after he put out a memo saying women aren’t fit for tech jobs. Now another ex-Google worker has brought his own suit against the company after he came out hard against Damore. Tim Chevalier's complaint —which Wired calls...
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Why Apple Is Reportedly Looking Into Mining ContractsApple might have a battery problem on its hands. No, not that one . Apple needs cobalt for its iPhone batteries, but experts fear a potential shortage of the metal with the proliferation of electric vehicles, which require over 1,000 times more cobalt for their batteries than do smartphones. Bloomberg...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Akwasi Frimpong, of Ghana, starts his practice run during the men's skeleton training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Watching the Olympics online can take work. With luge and skeleton, for instance, it takes five hours to watch all four runs down the track, longer if you add training runs. There's no easy way to jump straight to an athlete who isn't prominent, such as the lone competitor from the tropical country of Ghana. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats onlineLess is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online
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FILE- This July 25, 2017, file frame grab from video shows the Nest Cam IQ camera. Google’s voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest’s deluxe security camera. The virtual assistant is being offered to owners of the Nest Cam IQ in a free update rolling out Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ryan Nakashima, File)
Google's digital assistant branches out to Nest cameraGoogle's voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest's deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify privacy concerns
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SpaceX postpones California satellite launch due to windsSpaceX postpones satellite launch from California due to winds, reschedules for Thursday
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, holding an olive branch arrives to deliver a speech at an event in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Erdogan said Turkish troops involved in the month-long offensive, codenamed 'Operation Olive Branch', to drive out Syrian Kurdish militiamen from a northwestern Syrian enclave will soon begin a siege of the city of Afrin. (Pool Photo via AP)
Turkey to develop unmanned tanks, president saysTurkey's president says the country will develop unmanned tanks to minimize risk to soldiers in combat
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Broadcom is adjusting its buyout offer for QualcommBroadcom is adjusting its buyout offer for Qualcomm, a day after the chipmaker boosted its takeover bid for NXP Semiconductors
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In this image taken from video on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, Marat Mindiyarov, a former internet troll, speaks to journalists in St.Petersburg, Russia. While Russian officials have denigrated a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential vote through an elaborate social media campaign, former Internet trolls employed at the same facility see them as well-grounded. Mindiyarov, a former commentator at the Internet Research Agency, said his own experience at the “troll factory” makes him trust the U.S. charges. "I believe that that's how it was and that it were them," he told The Associated Press.  .(AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)
Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment saysInsiders say the U.S. indictment against the St. Petersburg troll farm only scratches the surface of the agency's zany, ambitious operations _ and glosses over just how unconvincing some of its stunts could be
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Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes Headway in DCElon Musk's dream of building a hyperloop that can move people between Washington, DC, and New York City in 29 minutes may be a small step closer to becoming a distant reality. A Nov. 29 permit issued by DC's Department of Transportation allows Musk's Boring Company to dig at an...
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After School Shootings, Russian Bots Hijacked Gun DebateFor Russia-linked Twitter accounts and bots linked to Russian propaganda campaigns, last week's horrific school shooting in Florida was just another opportunity to sow division among Americans, security researchers say. Within an hour of the shooting, hundreds of automated Twitter accounts with suspected Russian links began sending out tweets with...
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Israel successfully tests advanced missile defense systemIsrael says it's successfully tested system capable of defending against ballistic missiles outside the atmosphere
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Paul Ryan Challenger Banned From Twitter Over Markle PostPaul Nehlen is vying for Paul Ryan's Wisconsin House seat, and he won't have Twitter to help him in his quest. The man described by the Washington Post as a "fringe challenger" who lost to Ryan 16% to 84% in 2016 had his account permanently suspended in a move he...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., right, with Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, center, and Denny Heck, D-Wash., questions Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google's Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker, about the Russian ads during a House Intelligence Committee task force hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Feb. 16, 2018, election-interference indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller underscores how thoroughly U.S. social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agentsIndictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents
The Associated Press5 days ago
A Facebook ad linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, is photographed in Washington, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The ad, with the words "Hillary is a Satan, and her crimes and lies had proved just how evil she is" was listed as an excerpt of political advertising in the indictment charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities in an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agentsIndictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents
The Associated Press5 days ago
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