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  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    China’s Xi Says Beijing Wants Trade Deal With U.S., Can ‘Fight Back’

    President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back” to protect its own interests. Echoing the upbeat tone adopted by other Chinese officials in recent days, Xi told a visiting U.S. business delegation that China holds a “positive attitude” about the trade talks. “As...

  • Attorney Nov 12, 2019

    Federal Court Rules Against Warrantless Searches of Phones, Laptops at Ports of Entry

    A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Tuesday’s ruling in U.S. District Court came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 11...

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    Trump Pushes Back on Reports US Will Remove China Tariffs

    President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed a Chinese official’s assertion that his administration has agreed to roll back some of the higher tariffs it’s imposed on Chinese goods. The Chinese official said Thursday that the two sides had agreed to a phased cancellation of their tariff hikes as part of an emerging agreement. Trump’s pushback suggested that negotiations haven’t progressed...

  • spokesperson Oct 29, 2019

    Survey: Kids’ Appetite for Online Video Doubles in 4 Years

    The number of young Americans watching online videos every day has more than doubled, according to survey findings released Tuesday. They’re glued to them for nearly an hour a day, twice as long as they were four years ago. And often, the survey found, they’re seeing the videos on services such as YouTube that are supposedly off limits to children...

  • Washington Sep 13, 2019

    DC’s Free Commuter Paper Ends Run With Shot at Smartphones

    The farewell edition of Washington’s free daily commuter newspaper depicted a trademark yellow Express box on its side and underneath the stark headline, “Hope You Enjoy Your Stinkin’ Phones.”

  • Chicago Sep 2, 2019

    Sports Betting Is Now Legal in Indiana

    Sports gambling officially became legal in the state of Indiana on Sunday. Thirteen locations – casinos and off-track betting facilities – across the state were authorized to take sports bets as of Sept. 1. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb was the first to place a bet at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville.

  • Chicago Aug 28, 2019

    Indiana Just Days Away From Legalized Sports Betting

    Sports betting is days away from becoming legal in Indiana and the state’s casinos are lining up to start collecting wagers.

  • facebook Aug 23, 2019

    Canada Halts Hong Kong Consulate Travel After UK Case as Protests Continue

    Accountants in Hong Kong marched Friday in support of the pro-democracy movement, while the Canadian Consulate banned its staff from leaving the city on official business after a British Consulate employee was detained in mainland China. The head of the cabin crew union for Hong Kong airline Cathay Dragon said she had been fired in retaliation for supporting the movement,...

  • President Aug 12, 2019

    South Korea to Remove Japan From Preferred Trade List

    South Korea said Monday that it has decided to remove Japan from a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade in what was seen as a tit-for-tat move following Tokyo’s recent decision to downgrade Seoul’s trade status amid a diplomatic row. It wasn’t immediately clear how South Korea’s tightened export controls would impact bilateral trade. Seoul said South Korean...

  • CEO Aug 8, 2019

    After Mocking Apple, Samsung Removes Headphone Jack From New Phones

    Samsung used to use headphone jacks on its smartphones as a marketing tool against Apple. But Wednesday, Samsung reversed course. Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ Wednesday. Neither phone has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, a first for the Galaxy Note family which has traditionally tried to distinguish itself from Apple’s iPhones with features Apple doesn’t...

  • CEO Aug 7, 2019

    ’Home Alone,’ Like Everything Else These Days, Getting a Reboot

    If you’re fed up with remakes, you’re not likely going to be pleased with Disney’s plans to take on Netflix. But if you’d like to see an unsupervised child fend off a home invasion for the sixth time in 29 years, you’re in luck. In an earnings call Tuesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the company plans to reboot...

  • Chicago Aug 3, 2019

    Indiana Casinos Looking for Jump on Midwest Sports Betting

    Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Chicago and other nearby large markets where such wagers aren’t yet allowed.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Obstacle Course Shows Dangers of Distracted Driving

    These days drivers may be tempted by countless distractions while behind the wheel. But if you think you can safely text and drive, think again. Chris Coffey reports for NBC 5 Investigates. 

  • NBC Jul 16, 2019

    Obstacle Course Shows Dangers of Distracted Driving

    These days drivers may be tempted by countless distractions while behind the wheel. But if you think you can safely text and drive, think again.

  • Amazon Jul 12, 2019

    Human Workers Can Listen to Google Assistant Recordings

    Google contractors regularly listen to and review some recordings of what people say to artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant, via their phone or through smart speakers such as the Google Home. The company acknowledged that humans can access those recordings after some of its Dutch language audio snippets were leaked. Google product manager David Monsees acknowledged the leak in a blog...

  • Amazon Jul 12, 2019

    Human Workers Can Listen to Google Assistant Recordings

    Google contractors regularly listen to and review some recordings of what people say to artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant, via their phone or through smart speakers such as the Google Home. The company acknowledged that humans can access those recordings after some of its Dutch language audio snippets were leaked. Google product manager David Monsees acknowledged the leak in a blog...

  • United States Jun 20, 2019

    Smartphones Linked to Bizarre Horn-Like Skull Bumps

    Two Australian researchers made a bizarre discovery while examining hundreds of X-rays of skulls, finding that about a third had bone growths, NBC News reported. The development of the growths may be attributed to extensive screen-time, the researchers said. Sustained “forward head flexion,” or bending the head down, and poor posture could be the reasons for these physiological changes, they...

  • United States Jun 20, 2019

    Smartphones Linked to Bizarre Horn-Like Skull Bumps

    Two Australian researchers made a bizarre discovery while examining hundreds of X-rays of skulls, finding that about a third had bone growths, NBC News reported. The development of the growths may be attributed to extensive screen-time, the researchers said. Sustained “forward head flexion,” or bending the head down, and poor posture could be the reasons for these physiological changes, they...

  • United States Jun 11, 2019

    Facebook Will Once Again Pay Users to Install an App That Tracks Their App Usage

    Facebook on Tuesday announced a new app that will let the company collect data on how people use their smartphones in exchange for money. The new app is called Study, and it is designed to give Facebook data on what apps participants install, how much time they spend on those apps, what features they use on those apps, what country...

  • United States Jun 11, 2019

    Facebook Will Once Again Pay Users to Install an App That Tracks Their App Usage

    Facebook on Tuesday announced a new app that will let the company collect data on how people use their smartphones in exchange for money. The new app is called Study, and it is designed to give Facebook data on what apps participants install, how much time they spend on those apps, what features they use on those apps, what country...

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