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Thursday, Mar 21, 2019 at 06:43 AM EDT

New Anti-Spammer Caller ID Tech Closer to Reality

New Anti-Spammer Caller ID Tech Closer to Reality

Technology that could silence illegal scam and spam robocallers has passed a major test, and is now just months away from arriving on your phone. On Wednesday, AT&T and Comcast announced they had completed the...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 07:38 AM EDT

EU Fines Google $1.7 Billion for Abusing Online Ads Market

EU Fines Google $1.7 Billion for Abusing Online Ads Market

European Union regulators have hit Google with a 1.49 billion euro ($1.68 billion) fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising. It's the third time the commission has slapped Google with an...

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 03:46 PM EDT

Overhaul of Ad Targeting Will Curb Discrimination: Facebook

Overhaul of Ad Targeting Will Curb Discrimination: Facebook

Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement. The changes to Facebook's advertising methods —which generate...

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 at 08:49 PM EDT

Apple Watch May Spot Heart Problem But More Research Needed

Apple Watch May Spot Heart Problem But More Research Needed

A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 12:26 PM EDT

Social Media Sites Struggle to Remove Mosque Shooting Videos

Social Media Sites Struggle to Remove Mosque Shooting Videos

The shooter in at least one of the two mosque attacks in New Zealand on Friday used social media to stream his deadly rampage live. Shortly after, tech giants scrambled to remove his accounts, but versions...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 12:27 AM EDT

Tesla Unveils New Model Y SUV

Tesla Unveils New Model Y SUV

Tesla is unveiling its newest vehicle, the Model Y, an SUV that the automaker hopes will win over consumers looking for an all-electric alternative in the most popular segment of the auto market. CEO Elon Musk...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 01:38 AM EDT

Facebook Loses 2 Top Execs as it Revamps Strategy

Facebook Loses 2 Top Execs as it Revamps Strategy

Facebook says two of its top executives are leaving the company. Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and Chris Daniels, who heads messaging app WhatsApp, are departing. It isn't clear what future plans the...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 01:45 AM EDT

Tesla Steps Into Hottest Auto Segment With Model Y Debut Thursday

Tesla Steps Into Hottest Auto Segment With Model Y Debut Thursday

Tesla is about to dive into one of the hottest segments in the automotive market with the long-awaited debut of its Model Y crossover utility vehicle at its design studio in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 at 04:16 PM EDT

Google Paid Former Exec $35 Million After Harassment Claim

Google Paid Former Exec $35 Million After Harassment Claim

Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal $35 million in an exit package when he was reportedly forced to resign after a sexual assault investigation, according to court documents released Monday. Detai...

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 at 01:39 AM EDT

Calif. to Give 'Future-Proof' Upgrades to 911 Call Centers

Calif. to Give 'Future-Proof' Upgrades to 911 Call Centers

The state of California will overhaul all of its emergency call centers with a new technology in hopes of improving its location accuracy and situational awareness. RapidDeploy is a new, cloud-based system that...

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