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Peter Thiel calls for CIA, FBI probe of Google over China ties


Google was accused of sleeping with the enemy again this week when tech billionaire Peter Thiel called on the CIA and FBI to probe the search engine for its “seemingly treasonous” ties with China. Thiel, a venture capitalist and member of President Trump’s White House transition team, suggested in a speech Sunday that the tech […]

MIT robot masters the ‘Bottle Cap Challenge’


Over the past week or so, one celebrity after another has stepped up to offer their take on nailing the Bottle Cap Challenge. I thought Mariah Carey’s was particularly funny, as she used one of her signature high notes to seemingly de-cap a bottle. Regular people have likewise offered a number of creative takes on […]

Prime Day 2019: The top TV brands on sale


Hated watching the USWNT win the World Cup from an over-crowded bar? Has your “Stranger Things” binge-watch been countlessly interrupted by your lagging laptop? Prime Day 2019 has you covered. Amazon’s biggest sale is in full effect through Tuesday with huge discounts on top-of-the-line home entertainment tech and TVs — featuring 4K resolution, smart components […]

Swedes are getting implants in their hands to replace cash, credit cards


Thousands of people in Sweden are having futuristic microchips implanted into their skin to carry out everyday activities and replace credit cards and cash. More than 4,000 people have already had the sci-fi-like chips, about the size of a grain of rice, inserted into their hands — with the pioneers predicting millions will soon join […]

Prime Day 2019: What it is, when it starts, how to participate


Digital Black Friday is coming — and the crowds are online, not on line. The online blowout sale that is Amazon Prime Day 2019 will span 48 hours this year, beginning at midnight. The two-day discount even running Monday through Tuesday is open exclusively to Prime members in certain markets — including the United States, […]

What did Neil Armstrong really say on the moon?


What did Neil Armstrong really say when he took his first step on the moon? Millions on Earth who listened to him on TV or radio heard this: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But after returning from space, Armstrong said that wasn’t what he had planned to say. He […]

Disgruntled Amazon workers will wreak havoc during ‘Prime Day’


The ranks of disaffected Amazon workers are growing — and they’re planning to raise a ruckus during the e-tailing giant’s Prime Day sales event next week. On Friday, ex-Amazon workers said they’ll stage a rally outside Chief Executive Jeff Bezos’ new, $80 million mega-condo at 212 Fifth Ave. as part of an eight-city protest after […]

Facebook shares rise on report of $5B settlement with FTC


The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly slapped Facebook with a record-setting $5 billion fine over its privacy lapses, including a massive data leak to political research firm Cambridge Analytica. The staggering penalty, which was approved on a 3-2 vote with Republicans in support of it and Democrats against, according to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), […]

Man busted using password breaking software to hack women’s accounts


A man gained unauthorized access to more than 100 women’s digital accounts, all of which were password-protected, according to a statement this week from Assistant US Attorney Melissa M. Marangola. Between March 2015 and December 2016, Justin Potts, 37, of Rochester, NY, used computer knowhow and password breaking software to harvest the usernames and passwords […]

NASA detects something unusual around supermassive black hole that shouldn’t exist


NASA’s Hubble telescope has recently discovered a supermassive black hole that defies existing theories about the universe, a report said. The black hole, which is about 250 million times heavier than the sun, lies at the heart of the spiral galaxy NGC 3147 and is 140 million light-years from Earth. Spotted around the black hole […]

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