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Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 02:23 PM EST

Amazon to Offer Full Refund on Hoverboards: Gov't

Amazon to Offer Full Refund on Hoverboards: Gov't

After telling consumers in the U.K. to dispose of their hoverboards and expect a full refund, Amazon has expanded its reimbursement program to the U.S. The announcement, made by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM EST

SpaceX Rocket Bursts Into Flames

SpaceX Rocket Bursts Into Flames

A SpaceX rocket successfully launched a satellite into orbit on Monday, but the rocket's return landing was a rough one.

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 08:25 PM EST

Netflix Cracks Down on Spoofing for Access Foreign Shows

Netflix Cracks Down on Spoofing for Access Foreign Shows

Netflix is taking steps to stop users from faking their location to get access to foreign shows and movies, NBC News reported. Using online tools called proxies or virtual private networks allows users to...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 03:43 PM EST

Obama Administration Unveils $4B Plan for Self-Driving Cars

Obama Administration Unveils $4B Plan for Self-Driving Cars

The White House will spend nearly $4 billion over ten years to accelerate the development of self-driving cars, according to a plan unveiled on Thursday, NBC News reported. The move is part of an initiative...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 02:24 PM EST

Americans Don't Want Devices Tracking Them at Home

Americans Don't Want Devices Tracking Them at Home

Americans don’t want their gadgets tracking their movements at home, according to a new Pew Research Center poll, NBC News reported. The poll posed several hypothetical situations to test how much privacy people...

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 02:26 AM EST

Suit: Twitter 'Knowingly' Let Terrorists Use Social Network

Suit: Twitter 'Knowingly' Let Terrorists Use Social Network

The family of a Florida defense contractor killed in a November terror attack while training security forces in Jordan is suing Twitter, claiming the company has knowingly allowed terrorist groups such as...

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 03:49 PM EST

German App for Migrants Teaches Info, Language Skills

German App for Migrants Teaches Info, Language Skills

There’s a new smartphone app that aims to help give basic information, language and customs to migrants and refugees streaming in to Germany from Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and other war-torn countries, NBC News...

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 07:19 PM EST

SpaceX Plans Drone Ship Rocket Landing for Jan. 17

SpaceX Plans Drone Ship Rocket Landing for Jan. 17

SpaceX confirmed it is planning on landing a Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea on Jan. 17, NBC News reported. This launch will take off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 03:28 PM EST

Majority of Parents Monitor Teen's Digital Activity: Study

Majority of Parents Monitor Teen's Digital Activity: Study

More than 60 percent of parents said they’ve checked up on their teens’ Internet usage, text messages and call records, according to a new study released Thursday, NBC News reported. The study was conducted...

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 01:02 PM EST

Investor Seeks Change in Yahoo Leadership, Strategy

Investor Seeks Change in Yahoo Leadership, Strategy

A big Yahoo investor is asking for a leadership change at the beleaguered company and pushing for the spinoff of its core Internet business. "Despite over three years of effort and billions spent on...

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