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Facebook Introduces Measures to Tackle Fake News in Germany

Jan 18
Facebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election.

Gadget Mountain Rising in Asia Threatens Health, Environment

By Stephen Wright | Jan 18
The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm.

Driverless Electric Shuttle Being Tested in Downtown Vegas

By Ken Ritter | Jan 17
There's a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike are climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street.

Drone Schools Look to Woo Younger Pilots for Commercial Jobs

By Dave Kolpack | Jan 17
Leaders in the unmanned aircraft industry are trying to persuade young people who think drones are cool to consider flying them for a living.

Phone Hacking Company Falls Victim to Hackers

Jan 16
Cellebrite, a digital forensics firm known for helping law enforcement crack into locked smartphones, has itself fallen victim to hackers.

Testing Wearable Sensors as 'Check Engine' Light for Health

By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 15
A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.

Facebook Takes On a Bigger Role in Journalism

By Barbara Ortutay | Jan 15
Facebook is launching a journalism project aimed at strengthening its ties with media organizations to help them expand their audiences, come up with new products and generally promote trusted news in today's "post-truth" era.

DirecTV Now: A Trial is Free, but It's A Hard Sell for Some

By Tali Arbel | Jan 14
It's TV, it's fun, it's a free trial with no hassle. Why wouldn't people jump at the chance to try something new? As it turned out, almost nobody did.

Zero-Emission Boat Prepares for Round-the-World Odyssey

By Samuel Petrequin | Jan 14
The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring.

WNBA's New Security App Put to Test Quickly

By Doug Feinberg | Jan 13
It didn't take long for the WNBA's new security app to be put to the test. Within a week of its debut, a deadly shooting occurred on New Year's Eve at an Istanbul nightclub.

U.S. Warns of Unusual Cybersecurity Flaw in Heart Devices

By Tami Abdollah and Matthew Perrone | Jan 13
The Homeland Security Department warned Tuesday about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices that it said could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person's defibrillator or pacemaker.

The Reality of the Virtual World

Jan 13
Virtural reality headsets were one of the many hot items creating buzz at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.

Apple Proved A Phone Can Change the World in Just 10 Years

By Michael Liedtke | Jan 12
Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from Apple's bag of technological tricks.

Waymo Self-Driving Minivan Will Start Test Drives This Month

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 12
Waymo, Google's self-driving car division, will start testing its new fleet of minivans on public roads in California and Arizona later this month.

Browser History and Location Can Change What You Pay Online

Jan 12
Shopping online could make you a victim of price discrimination. Companies can use data like your past searches or location to influence the price you pay.

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