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Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 03:06 PM EDT

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at the scene of 18...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 07:03 PM EDT

Uber CEO Kalanick to Take Leave of Absence

Uber CEO Kalanick to Take Leave of Absence

Freewheeling Uber faces major change. Its board is cracking down, its founder and CEO is stepping away indefinitely, and the company itself is coming to grips with measures intended to reform its toxic...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 12:40 PM EDT

Marissa Mayer Says Goodbye as Verizon Completes Yahoo Deal

Marissa Mayer Says Goodbye as Verizon Completes Yahoo Deal

Yahoo was officially acquired by Verizon Tuesday, ending an era for the one-time dot com wunderkind, NBC News reported. And its CEO, Marissa Mayer, who has been one of the most high-profile female executives in...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 08:16 AM EDT

Tests Find That Most Midsize SUVs Have Unsafe Headlights

Tests Find That Most Midsize SUVs Have Unsafe Headlights

More than half of the midsize SUVs tested by an insurance industry group were found to have unsafe headlights that did not light up the road far enough or caused glare for oncoming drivers. The Insurance...

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 02:41 PM EDT

Principal Challenges Students to Stay Off Screens for $100

Principal Challenges Students to Stay Off Screens for $100

A charter school principal in Washington might be out $16,000 after she issued a challenge to students: no screens for 11 days of summer.

Monday, Jun 12, 2017 at 10:46 PM EDT

Future of Pot Industry: Robotic Security

Future of Pot Industry: Robotic Security

The new security guard doesn't need sleep. It doesn't need a bathroom break. It won't be distracted by cellphones. It doesn't get tired. It's like RoboCop without the gun. It's autonomous robotic security...

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 at 05:55 PM EDT

New York Times Sources Say Uber Discussing Leave for CEO

New York Times Sources Say Uber Discussing Leave for CEO

The New York Times and other media are reporting that Uber's board is considering placing the CEO of the ride-hailing company on leave. The Times says three people with knowledge of the matter have confirmed...

Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 12:54 PM EDT

Apple CEO to MIT Grads: Use Your Powers for Good

Apple CEO to MIT Grads: Use Your Powers for Good

Science is worthless if it isn't motivated by basic human values and the desire to help people, Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, urging them to use their...

Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 02:57 PM EDT

'Beating Heart in a Box' Promises Major Medical Revolution

'Beating Heart in a Box' Promises Major Medical Revolution

The most current method and technology available for heart transplants is an estimated 50 years old but new technology may revolutionize how heart transplant surgeries may change in the near future, reported NBC...

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 at 04:16 PM EDT

Verizon Wants to Make Web Ad Dollars With Yahoo Purchase

Verizon Wants to Make Web Ad Dollars With Yahoo Purchase

Verizon has a simple goal in buying Yahoo: It wants to challenge Google and Facebook in the huge and lucrative field of digital advertising. But Verizon faces its own challenge in doing so, given that it will be...

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