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Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 07:05 AM CDT

Volvo's Electric Car Brand Polestar Unveils First Model

Volvo's Electric Car Brand Polestar Unveils First Model

Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model Tuesday, adding to competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla. The...

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 09:31 AM CDT

Self-Driving Cars Could Ease Traffic, Increase Sprawl: Study

Self-Driving Cars Could Ease Traffic, Increase Sprawl: Study

A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. The...

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 06:31 PM CDT

Netflix Sinking Deeper Into Debt to Fuel Subscriber Growth

Netflix Sinking Deeper Into Debt to Fuel Subscriber Growth

Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service. The big burden...

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 02:25 PM CDT

This Is What Happens When You Take a Fidget Spinner to Space

This Is What Happens When You Take a Fidget Spinner to Space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station tested a fidget spinner in zero gravity. They had time to play with the popular toy in between three scheduled space walks this month.

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 12:35 PM CDT

Court Agrees to Take on US-Microsoft Dispute Over Emails

Court Agrees to Take on US-Microsoft Dispute Over Emails

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on a major dispute over the government's authority to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information sought in criminal probes...

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 01:28 PM CDT

'Krack' Security Flaw Puts Every Wi-Fi Connection at Risk

'Krack' Security Flaw Puts Every Wi-Fi Connection at Risk

A newly discovered Wi-Fi security flaw reveals that your home network is hackable, giving outsiders access to everything from private chats to baby monitors, NBC News reports. The attack, called Krack, takes...

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 02:12 PM CDT

Under Pressure From Congress, IRS Suspends Equifax Contract

Under Pressure From Congress, IRS Suspends Equifax Contract<br />

The IRS suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax Friday after members of Congress complained the tax agency had awarded a no-bid contract to a company that recently had a...

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 at 03:20 PM CDT

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

Facebook's Sandberg Favors Release of Russia-Linked Ads

A top Facebook executive says ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should "absolutely" be released to the public, along with information on whom the ads were targeting. Previ...

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 07:58 PM CDT

SpaceX Successfully Launches and Lands Another Rocket

SpaceX Successfully Launches and Lands Another Rocket

SpaceX launched and landed its second rocket in three days. The unmanned Falcon 9 blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida before delivering a satellite and landing the leftover booster on an offshore...

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 12:43 PM CDT

Not Just You: Facebook, Instagram Go Down Wednesday

Not Just You: Facebook, Instagram Go Down Wednesday

Facebook and Instagram went down for many users on Wednesday, with problems on the social media giant spiking, according to the website status-tracking page Downdetector. Facebook acknowledged that people...

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