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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 03:27 PM EDT

Comcast Is Working on an In-Home Device to Track People’s Health

Comcast Is Working on an In-Home Device to Track People’s Health

Comcast is working on a device like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, but with a focus on monitoring health at home, and aims to begin pilot-testing it later this year. A team under Sumit Nagpal, a senior...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 01:23 PM EDT

Slack Changes Ticker Symbol to WORK Ahead of New York Stock Exchange Debut

Slack Changes Ticker Symbol to WORK Ahead of New York Stock Exchange Debut

Slack is gearing up for its stock market debut and has landed on a new ticker symbol: WORK. In an updated prospectus on Monday, the company said it’s received approval from the New York Stock Exchange to list...

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 03:31 AM EDT

Nearly All States Use Drones for Range of Work

Nearly All States Use Drones for Range of Work

In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat...

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 08:51 PM EDT

Apple CEO Tim Cook to the Class of 2019: 'My Generation Has Failed You'

Apple CEO Tim Cook to the Class of 2019: 'My Generation Has Failed You'

Apple CEO Tim Cook challenged Gen Z to clean up the messes Baby Boomers have left behind. "In some important ways, my generation has failed you," Cook said Saturday in his commencement speech at Tulane...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:48 PM EDT

Duolingo’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Lessons See Spike in Popularity

Duolingo’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Lessons See Spike in Popularity

If you want to learn to talk like the characters in the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones,” there’s an app for that. Duolingo, No. 28 on the 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, offers online instruction of High...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 04:30 PM EDT

Read the Email Elon Musk Sent to Tesla Employees Calling for ‘Hardcore’ Control of Expenses

Read the Email Elon Musk Sent to Tesla Employees Calling for ‘Hardcore’ Control of Expenses

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told employees in a company-wide email Thursday that $2 billion in new funds raised this month were only enough to get through 10 months if Tesla keeps spending as it did in the first quarter...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 06:56 PM EDT

NYPD Used Woody Harrelson Photo to Find Lookalike Beer Thief

NYPD Used Woody Harrelson Photo to Find Lookalike Beer Thief

The New York Police Department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a report published Thursday. The...

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 03:44 PM EDT

Facebook Busts Israel-Based Campaign to Disrupt Elections

Facebook Busts Israel-Based Campaign to Disrupt Elections

Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Na...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:57 PM EDT

MIT Time Capsule Puzzle Solved 15 Years Ahead of Schedule

MIT Time Capsule Puzzle Solved 15 Years Ahead of Schedule

A time capsule complete with computer artifacts was opened up at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wednesday. It was part of a celebration, after Bernard Fabrot, a self-taught programmer from Belgium...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 09:23 PM EDT

Self-Driving Vehicle Pulled Over by Curious Police Officer

Self-Driving Vehicle Pulled Over by Curious Police Officer

A self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers on a new Rhode Island route. Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements said an officer pulled over the odd-looking autonomous...

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