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Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 10:27 AM EDT

Japanese Startup's Rocket Flames Out on Liftoff

Japanese Startup's Rocket Flames Out on Liftoff

A rocket developed by a Japanese startup company burst into flames seconds after a failed liftoff Saturday in northern Japan. The MOMO-2 rocket, developed by Interstellar Technologies, was launched in Taiki...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 04:24 PM EDT

The High-Tech Deception of 'Deepfake' Videos

The High-Tech Deception of 'Deepfake' Videos

New technology on the internet lets anyone make videos of real people appearing to say things they've never said. Republicans and Democrats predict this high-tech way of putting words in someone's mouth will...

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 06:07 PM EDT

Comcast Says Most Services Restored After Widespread Outage

Comcast Says Most Services Restored After Widespread Outage

Comcast said most of its services had been restored following a widespread outage Friday. The company said in a statement that two separate and unrelated fiber cuts at backbone networks, which are a type of...

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 01:44 PM EDT

Boeing Plans Hypersonic Plane to Cross Atlantic in 2 Hours

Boeing Plans Hypersonic Plane to Cross Atlantic in 2 Hours

Boeing has revealed plans for a futuristic, sleek aircraft capable of flying five times the speed of sound, or about 3,800 miles per hour, NBC News reported. Flying that fast, the airliner could reach...

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 06:51 AM EDT

Do You Really Know What Your Kid's Doing on That Device?

Do You Really Know What Your Kid's Doing on That Device?

How are they getting away with having secret digital lives in 2018? In a world where the words "cyberbullying" and "predator" have been etched on the collective parental psyche for some time? Well, for one,...

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 10:36 AM EDT

Intel CEO Resigns After Consensual Relationship With Employee

Intel CEO Resigns After Consensual Relationship With Employee

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is resigning after the company learned of a consensual relationship that he had with an employee. Intel said Thursday that the relationship was in violation of the company's non-frater...

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 06:43 AM EDT

Tech Companies Working With ICE as Border Crisis Continues

Tech Companies Working With ICE as Border Crisis Continues

Several high-profile data and technology companies have been profiting off of contracts with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for the last several months, NBC News reported. Hewlett...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 06:47 PM EDT

US Stepping Up Earth's Protection From Asteroids, Comets

US Stepping Up Earth's Protection From Asteroids, Comets

The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents. The National Science and Technology Council released a report...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:29 PM EDT

Instagram Unveils New Long-Form Video Service

Instagram Unveils New Long-Form Video Service

Facebook's Instagram app is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase Instagram's video time...

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 06:42 AM EDT

Banking by Smart Speaker Is Here, Along With Security Issues

Banking by Smart Speaker Is Here, Along With Security Issues

Hey Alexa, what's my bank account balance? Big banks and financial companies have started to offer banking through virtual assistants — Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Google's Assistant — in a way that will...

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