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Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 07:03 AM CDT

Pa. Reconsiders Record $11.4M Uber Fine

Pa. Reconsiders Record $11.4M Uber Fine

Pennsylvania utility regulators voted Thursday to reconsider the record-setting $11.4 million fine they imposed on ride-hailing company Uber. The Public Utility Commission fined San Francisco-based Uber...

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 04:05 AM CDT

Tesla to Release Lower-Priced Versions of Model S Car

Tesla to Release Lower-Priced Versions of Model S Car

Tesla said Thursday that it has started selling a cheaper version of its Model S car in an attempt to make its electric vehicles more affordable for more people. The new version, called the Model S 60,...

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 at 04:17 PM CDT

New Elements Named After Japan, Moscow, Tennessee

New Elements Named After Japan, Moscow, Tennessee

Four new names are going to be added to the periodic table of elements, according to NBC News. Three of the new elements will honor Moscow, Japan and Tennessee. The fourth is named for Russian physicist...

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 at 12:48 PM CDT

'Call of Duty' Fan Convention is Returning

'Call of Duty' Fan Convention is Returning

After a five-year hiatus, the video game publisher is organizing a second edition of the fan-focused convention to celebrate the popular military shooter franchise.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016 at 10:42 AM CDT

Facebook Founder's Social Accounts Hacked

Facebook Founder's Social Accounts Hacked

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg briefly found some of his social accounts hijacked. Screenshots preserved by the technology website Engadget appeared to show someone using the little-used Twitter account to say...

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 at 06:32 PM CDT

Apple Reporting Outages for Some of Its Services

Apple Reporting Outages for Some of Its Services

Some of Apple's core services came back online Thursday evening after an outage that affected the App store and some functions of iCloud, CNBC reported. Starting between 3 and 4 p.m.

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 at 07:51 AM CDT

'The Sims' Removes Gender Barriers in Video Game

'The Sims' Removes Gender Barriers in Video Game

"The Sims" publisher Electronic Arts and developer Maxis said a free update available Thursday for "The Sims 4" will remove gender boundaries and allow players to create virtual townsfolk — or Sims, as...

Friday, Jun 3, 2016 at 05:40 AM CDT

Automakers Still Installing Defective Air Bags: Report

Automakers Still Installing Defective Air Bags: Report

At least four automakers are selling new vehicles that have potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators, according to a new Senate report. Some Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles from the...

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 at 09:47 AM CDT

Futuristic Dubai Office Showcases 3-D Printing's Potential

Futuristic Dubai Office Showcases 3-D Printing's Potential

There are office printers that spit out documents and others that always seem to jam. And then there those that make the office itself. A small group of employees in Dubai is starting to move into a new...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 07:50 AM CDT

Australia to Sell Bitcoins Confiscated as Proceeds of Crime

Australia to Sell Bitcoins Confiscated as Proceeds of Crime

About $13 million in bitcoins will be auctioned in Sydney in June after Australian police confiscated the digital currency as proceeds of crime, an official said Tuesday. Ernst & Young was running the process...

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