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Technology is changing how we grow old and die

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 6:49pm
This is a story about how life could end for many of us: at home surrounded by high-tech sensors, voice assistants and automated pill dispensers. And there's a "companion" robot to ward off loneliness.
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Netflix will regulate its content in India. It swears that's not a bad thing

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:44pm
Netflix is battling questions of censorship for the second time in three weeks — this time in India.
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Amazon investors want it to quit selling facial-recognition tech to the government

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:34am
Amazon shareholders are worried the facial-recognition software could be used to violate people's rights. They're calling for a vote on the issue at the company's next annual meeting.
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Facebook takes down anti-NATO pages linked to Russian news agency Sputnik

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 9:16am
Facebook removed hundreds of pages on Thursday it said posed as independent news sites in eastern Europe and elsewhere but were actually run by employees at Russian state-owned news agency Sputnik.
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Microsoft is investing $500 million to tackle Seattle housing crisis

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 3:14am
Microsoft, which is headquartered in the Seattle region, said it will partner with nonprofit groups to address "the affordable housing crisis." The money will go toward building new homes and preserving existing housing.
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SpaceX ditches plans to develop Mars spaceship at Los Angeles port

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:13am
SpaceX has abandoned plans to open up shop at the Port of Los Angeles.
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Cleaning New York's filthy harbor with one billion oysters

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 9:08pm
The New York Harbor for years has been polluted and depleted of marine life. But one nonprofit is working to clean the murky water and revive its long-lost ecosystem — one oyster at a time.
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Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei is an Apple fan and wants to live forever

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 9:02am
A rare discussion with foreign media is shedding new light on the tech tycoon.
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Snap exodus continues: CFO out after less than a year

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 8:49pm
Snap is losing another high-profile executive. Chief Financial Officer Tim Stone told Snap on Tuesday that he was leaving the company, just eight months after moving to Snap from Amazon.
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How Alexa knows the difference between a breaking window and a wine glass

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 2:37pm
For Amazon, getting Alexa's new security-guard feature to work meant literally breaking a lot of windows.
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Huawei's founder praises Trump and denies claims his company spies for China

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:35am
Huawei's reclusive founder has denied allegations that his telecoms company spies for the Chinese government.
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Alibaba's 'City Brain' is slashing congestion in its hometown

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:33am
Alibaba is using artificial intelligence to coordinate more than 1,000 road signals around Hangzhou with the aim of preventing or easing gridlock.
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SpaceX to lay off 10% of its workers

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:25pm
SpaceX is laying off 10% of its 6,000-person workforce as it tackles two hugely expensive projects.
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The gadgets of the future know everything wrong with you right now

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 7:20pm
The gadgets at CES 2019 don't just tell us about the future. They are a window into who we are right now and what we think is wrong with our lives.
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A 5G world is coming. Tech companies at CES show they're ready

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 1:15pm
More companies are sharing ambitious plans about how we'll live in a 5G world.
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Huawei executive arrested in Poland on spying charges

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:10am
A Huawei executive has been arrested in Poland on charges of spying for China.
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SpaceX set to launch final batch of next-generation satellites

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:10am
A project aimed at improving satellite communications with Earth is one launch away from completion.
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Shareholder sues Alphabet board over handling of harassment

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 1:07am
An Alphabet shareholder is suing the company's board of directors, claiming it helped cover up allegations of sexual misconduct by former Google executives.
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What Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos' divorce could mean for Amazon

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 7:07pm
Shortly after they were married, MacKenzie Bezos drove her husband, Jeff, across the country from New York to Seattle while he typed out a business plan for what would become Amazon.
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