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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...

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 04:27 PM CDT

Why Not Use Streaming Technology for Aircraft Data?

Why Not Use Streaming Technology for Aircraft Data?

The use of black boxes to record critical flight data is striking many experts as antiquated, even though technology exists to stream information from an aircraft to a ground computer, according to NBC

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 07:48 PM CDT

SpaceX Postpones Rocket Launch, Attempted Landing

SpaceX Postpones Rocket Launch, Attempted Landing

SpaceX postponed the satellite launch of a rocket that would attempt to land on a ship at sea for a third time Thursday, NBC News reported. The launch was postponed until Friday, because of a “tiny glitch...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 06:28 AM CDT

Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Pa. After 17-Hour Flight

Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Pa. After 17-Hour Flight

A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 05:32 PM CDT

Firefighters' Drone Use Grows, But Not Without Controversy

Firefighters' Drone Use Grows, But Not Without Controversy

As firefighters braved the smoke and flames from the ground and rooftops, a small object soared above their heads Wednesday morning, trying to assist their efforts as a five-alarm fire ripped through a...

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