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Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 11:45 AM CDT

Coming Soon: Pay Your Bar Tab Without Giving a Credit Card

Coming Soon: Pay Your Bar Tab Without Giving a Credit Card

It's 1 a.m. You've had a few too many at a crowded bar and walk out without paying the tab. Your credit card and driver's license sit behind the cash register, leaving your personal info widely accessible while...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 08:20 PM CDT

Yahoo Security Breach: How It Happened

Yahoo Security Breach: How It Happened

Russian hackers working with Russian spies didn't crack Yahoo security all at once. Instead, according to an account offered by U.S. officials, they methodically made their way deeper into Yahoo's network...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 02:02 PM CDT

Driving on the Roads of the Future Will Be a Real Trip

Driving on the Roads of the Future Will Be a Real Trip

In the near future, autonomous cars will be able to communicate movements with each other over short distances and interact with traffic lights, NBC News reported. To combat distracted driving, cars with...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 02:37 PM CDT

2 Russian Agents Charged in Massive Yahoo Hack

2 Russian Agents Charged in Massive Yahoo Hack

Two members of Russia's intelligence agency are among four people charged in a huge recent hack of Yahoo, U.S. law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. Two criminal hackers also were part of the data...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 04:49 PM CDT

Facebook Says Its Data Can't Be Used for 'Surveillance'

Facebook Says Its Data Can't Be Used for 'Surveillance'

Facebook is prohibiting developers from using the massive amount of data it collects on users for surveillance. This includes using such data to monitor activists and protesters. The company said Monday that it...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 06:51 AM CDT

Pi Day 2017: 3.14 Things to Know About Pi

Pi Day 2017: 3.14 Things to Know About Pi

Tuesday is Pi Day, a national celebration of the mathematical concept, which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter and equals 3.14... Two years ago, 3-14-15, was the only day this century that...

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 02:34 AM CST

Is There Such a Thing as an Internet Kill Switch?

Is There Such a Thing as an Internet Kill Switch?

Is there a switch you can flick to kill the internet? According to a panel of experts at this year's SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, that universal "kill switch" does not exist — yet. "When people figure...

Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 at 12:03 AM CST

Winkelvoss Twins Lose Bid for Bitcoin Trade Fund

Winkelvoss Twins Lose Bid for Bitcoin Trade Fund

The irrepressible Winklevoss twins, known for having sued Mark Zuckerberg over the idea for Facebook, have suffered a setback from federal regulators in their push to expand the use of bitcoin to a wider...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 06:23 PM CST

Feel Stressed? Stop Checking Your Phone, Study Says

Feel Stressed? Stop Checking Your Phone, Study Says

A recent study finds mobile users who check their phones frequently feel more stressed. According to the American Psychological Association, we are a nation of "constant checkers" and it's taking a...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 02:08 PM CST

Elon Musk Promises Australian Power Woes Fix in 100 Days

Elon Musk Promises Australian Power Woes Fix in 100 Days

Tesla chief Elon Musk is promising to solve an energy crisis in Australia or his company's services are free. A Tesla executive mentioned to the Australian Financial Review that the company would install the...

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