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Amazon to Launch New Grocery Chain

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 03:02
Amazon is planning to open dozens of grocery stores in several major U.S. cities as the retail giant looks to broaden its reach in the food business and touch more aspects of consumers’ lives.

Help, We're Drowning in Recycling! Cue the 'Internet of Trash'

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 22:50
No amount of technology, innovation or policy can solve our massive recycling crisis, but a litany of trash-tech companies are at least trying.

Canada Allows Extradition of Huawei Executive to Proceed

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:44
Canada said the U.S. had presented enough evidence to proceed with the extradition hearing for a Huawei Technologies top executive, clearing the way for a case at the center of tensions between the U.S., China and Canada.

Quake Expectations: We're Getting Better at Anticipating the Next Big Tremor

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:27
Recent advances including aquatic robots, ultra-precise sonar beacons and GPS systems are now giving scientists the chance to view the ocean floor to better predict how, and where, the biggest earthquakes might occur.

How Two Duke Benchwarmers and a 3-D Printer Rescued a Top NFL Prospect

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 04:23
When Duke quarterback Daniel Jones fractured his collarbone, the medical staff turned to two walk-ons to custom build a brace for the star player and help him return to the field.

Would You Pay $32,709 for a Lab-Grown Diamond?

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 00:07
Serious designers are making lab-grown gems—produced without the human and environmental tolls of traditional mined diamonds—desirable.

EBay Plans Strategic Review of Assets

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 20:12
EBay will review its operations and assets and add two directors, with a third new member to be added later in 2019, as part of agreements with affiliates of activist investors Elliott Management and Starboard Value.

How A.I. Is Making Supermarkets Less Exhausting

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 18:46
Wallet-free shopping, souped-up grocery carts and robot helpers are making supermarket excursions smarter, easier—and much, much faster.

What to Expect From 5G Phones---and When

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 18:05
The early ones will be expensive, and they may not change the mobile experience. So, should you wait to buy one?

Tesla Shifts to Online Sales Model

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 09:35
Tesla is shifting all its global sales online to cut costs as it begins taking orders for the $35,000 version of its Model 3 compact car.

Some Uber, Lyft Drivers to Get Stock in IPOs

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:53
Uber and Lyft are planning to give some drivers the chance to take part in their initial public offerings, a rare move that would grant them access to two of the most hotly anticipated IPOs ever.

SpaceX Prepares Capsule for Humans

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:51
A SpaceX flight set for early Saturday won’t include crew but will test hardware reliability of the Crew Dragon capsule, as the U.S. tries to get back into the business of transporting astronauts into space.

Amazon's Project Zero Aims to Help Brands Target Scammers

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:28
Amazon is starting to let brand owners delete listings on its site for products they deem fake, a shift in its struggle to fight counterfeiters that cedes some responsibility to others.

New York Requests Documents from Facebook, Apps on Data Sharing

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:27
A New York regulator is ramping up a promised investigation of how Facebook gathered sensitive personal information from popular smartphone applications, after a report by The Wall Street Journal revealed that many such apps were sending the social-media giant data including users’ body weight and menstrual cycles.

Know-It-All Robot Shuts Down Dubious Family Texts

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:00
Biting your tongue at yet another questionable article shared in your message group of friends and family? Add artificial-intelligence fact-checker Meiyu as a member, she will jump in with ‘False’ and explain why it’s wrong; quieter mothers-in-law.

Daimler, BMW Team Up on Self-Driving Car Technology

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 05:04
Daimler and BMW, two of the world’s biggest manufacturers of high-end vehicles, are expected to unveil plans to expand existing cooperation to include the development of self-driving vehicle technology.

Posting 'Revenge Porn' Will Soon Lead to Jail Time in New York

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 03:32
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign a bill state lawmakers approved unanimously on Thursday outlawing so-called ‘revenge porn’ and allowing its victims to seek a court order requiring websites to remove illicit images.

Here's the Real Story Behind the Demise of Mars Rover B

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 21:30
Maybe teen hackers or the Chinese did it in—if it was there at all.

Green Power: The Quest to Harness Energy From Leaves

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 21:13
Researchers are using plants to light up LEDs and inspire a more versatile class of robots

Facebook Faces 10 Privacy Probes in Ireland as Global Scrutiny Intensifies

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 20:02
Facebook faces 10 investigations by Ireland’s privacy regulator into whether the company or its subsidiaries have violated European Union law, amid growing scrutiny around the world of its privacy practices.