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Friday, May 5, 2017 at 01:12 PM CDT

Cheating on the Rise as Competitive Gaming Goes Mainstream

Cheating on the Rise as Competitive Gaming Goes Mainstream

Cheating, or hacking, is an issue as competitive video gaming breaks into mainstream entertainment. Prizes ranging from sponsorships to social media fame to cash rewards are prompting some to seek an edge...

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 01:49 PM CDT

Feds Probe Uber's Use of Fake App to Stymie City Inspectors

Feds Probe Uber's Use of Fake App to Stymie City Inspectors

The Justice Department is probing allegations that Uber used phony software to thwart city efforts to make sure the ride-hailing company follows local regulations. The city of Portland, Oregon, says in an April...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 01:03 PM CDT

Americans Hang Up on Landlines as Cellphone Homes Dominate

Americans Hang Up on Landlines as Cellphone Homes Dominate

Deborah Braswell, a university administrator in Alabama, is a member of a dwindling group — people with a landline phone at home. According to a U.S. government study released Thursday, 50.8 percent of homes...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 06:28 PM CDT

Apple Pledges $1 Billion Boost to US Manufacturing

Apple Pledges $1 Billion Boost to US Manufacturing

Apple plans to start a $1 billion fund to create more advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States, company CEO Tim Cook told “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer on Wednesday. As CNBC reports, the fund fits into...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 07:54 PM CDT

Facebook to Hire 3,000 to Monitor Live Crime, Suicide Videos

Facebook to Hire 3,000 to Monitor Live Crime, Suicide Videos

Facebook says it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos of crime and suicides following murders shown live.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 10:57 PM CDT

Apple's Growing Cash Stash Spurs Talk of Huge Acquisition

Apple's Growing Cash Stash Spurs Talk of Huge Acquisition

As Apple's stash of cash grows, so does the possibility that the world's most valuable company will use some of the money for a huge acquisition that would expand its empire beyond iPhones and other gadgets. The...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 03:57 PM CDT

Microsoft Takes Aim at Google With Laptop, Slim Windows

Microsoft Takes Aim at Google With Laptop, Slim Windows

Microsoft is taking aim at Google as it introduced a Surface device for students and slimmed down Windows for the classroom. The new Surface Laptop is the first Surface device without a detachable keyboard....

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:59 AM CDT

Cybercriminals Hacked 1.1 Billion Accounts Last Year: Study

Cybercriminals Hacked 1.1 Billion Accounts Last Year: Study

Digital bandits breached 1.1 billion identities in 2016, nearly doubling their haul from the year before, according to a new study on cybercrime. NBC News reports that the year brought more ransomware...

Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 at 09:41 AM CDT

Millennials Found Most Susceptible to Robocalls and Scams

Millennials Found Most Susceptible to Robocalls and Scams

A new study finds that it is not the elderly who are most susceptible to scam phone calls, but millennials, who are six times more likely to give away credit card information than any other age group. 

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 07:38 PM CDT

Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda

Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda

Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections. It's a long way from...

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