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Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 08:41 AM CDT

Twitter Unveils New Features to Filter Tweets, Notifications

Twitter Unveils New Features to Filter Tweets, Notifications

Twitter says in a blog post that it has modified its notification settings to include the ability to see only notifications from people they follow. It's also introducing what it calls a "quality filter" that it...

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 09:29 PM CDT

Self-Driving Uber Cars to Soon Ferry Passengers in Pittsburgh

Self-Driving Uber Cars to Soon Ferry Passengers in Pittsburgh

In a few weeks, Uber will start using self-driving cars to carry passengers in Pittsburgh, raising the stakes in the fast-track race to deploy autonomous vehicles. The ride-hailing company said Thursday...

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 12:57 PM CDT

Twitter Suspends 360K Accounts Over 'Violent Extremism'

Twitter Suspends 360K Accounts Over 'Violent Extremism'

Twitter says it has suspended 360,000 accounts since mid-2015 for violating its policies banning the promotion of terrorism and violent extremism. The San Francisco-based company says it has also made progress...

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 at 08:45 AM CDT

'Flying Bum': World's Largest AirshipTakes Maiden Voyage

'Flying Bum': World's Largest AirshipTakes Maiden Voyage

The world's largest aircraft has taken off on its maiden flight, NBC News reported. The 302-foot-long "Airlander 10" is filled with 1.3 million cubic feet of helium, can reach an altitude of up to 16,000 feet...

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016 at 05:59 AM CDT

Google's Duo App Joins Crowded Field of Video Calling

Google's Duo App Joins Crowded Field of Video Calling

Google's video chatting app has arrived. The app, dubbed Duo, represents Google's response to other popular video calling options, including Apple's FaceTime, Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's Messenger...

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 01:28 PM CDT

US Judge Dismisses Suit Against Twitter Over ISIS Rhetoric

US Judge Dismisses Suit Against Twitter Over ISIS Rhetoric

A federal judge ruled Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the widow of an American killed in Jordan, which accused Twitter Inc. of giving voice to ISIS, NBC News reported. Tamara Fields, a Florida...

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 02:37 PM CDT

Delta Struggles Through Third Day of Computer Problems

Delta Struggles Through Third Day of Computer Problems

Delta fliers faced delays, cancellations and more headaches Wednesday as the Atlanta-based airline struggled with its computer systems for the third straight day. More than 150 flights were canceled by...

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 at 03:18 PM CDT

Back-to-School Safety Tech That Helps Keep Kids Safe

Back-to-School Safety Tech That Helps Keep Kids Safe

Millions of parents in the U.S. will allow their children to walk to and from school this fall. No matter how mature and responsible a child is, those few blocks without adult supervision are enough to...

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 at 07:36 AM CDT

Execs Say 'Pokemon Go' Clone Unlikely in Near Future

Execs Say 'Pokemon Go' Clone Unlikely in Near Future

Gamers shouldn’t expect another “Pokemon Go" style game out anytime soon. Nearly a dozen executives at companies from Sony to Angry Birds-creator Rovio said "Pokemon Go" would be a tough act to follow, and some...

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 09:44 PM CDT

FBI Chief Calls for National Talk Over Encryption vs. Safety

FBI Chief Calls for National Talk Over Encryption vs. Safety

The FBI's director said Friday the agency is collecting data to present next year in hopes of sparking a national conversation about law enforcement's increasing inability to access encrypted electronic devices....

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