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Friday, Dec 23, 2016 at 04:09 AM EST

World's First Solar Road Opens in Normandy, France

World's First Solar Road Opens in Normandy, France

France has just opened what it claims is the first public solar panel road in the world, officials said on Thursday, NBC News reported. The French Ministry of the Environment announced the inauguration of the...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 at 09:37 AM EST

'The Future of Aviation': U. of Maine Offers Class on Drones

'The Future of Aviation': U. of Maine Offers Class on Drones

From package delivery, to photography, to search and rescue operations, drones are the future of flight. One New England university is preparing students to be the next generation of pilots. Students at the...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 at 12:30 AM EST

Uber Pulls Self-Driving Cars From California Roads

Uber Pulls Self-Driving Cars From California Roads

The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday revoked the registration for Uber’s 16 self-driving cars over a permit fracas, effectively ending the company’s pilot program in San Francisco. Uber sent...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 at 07:03 AM EST

Zuckerberg Unveils Morgan Freeman-Voiced Virtual Assistant

Zuckerberg Unveils Morgan Freeman-Voiced Virtual Assistant

Mark Zuckerberg has enlisted the help of Morgan Freeman and taken a shot at Nickelback while unveiling his new artificial intelligence assistant.

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 12:22 PM EST

Uber Blames Glitch for Philadelphia Woman's $29K Charge

Uber Blames Glitch for Philadelphia Woman's $29K Charge

Ride-hailing giant Uber is blaming a computer glitch for overcharging a "handful" of customers, including one Philadelphia woman whose bank blocked an attempt to charge her more than $28,000 for a ride....

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 06:29 AM EST

Facebook's Unmanned Aircraft Crashed in Test Flight: Report

Facebook's Unmanned Aircraft Crashed in Test Flight: Report

An unmanned aircraft that is part of Facebook's plan to send internet signals to remote parts of the world crash-landed in the Arizona desert over the summer because of strong winds, investigators said. The...

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 01:41 AM EST

Facebook Is Now Letting You Flag Fake News

Facebook Is Now Letting You Flag Fake News

Facebook is letting its users flag news stories as fake or a hoax and working with fact checkers to vet them, the social media giant announced Thursday, in its first efforts to address fake news since the United...

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 06:43 AM EST

Yahoo's Big Breach Helps Usher in Age of Hacker Anxiety

Yahoo's Big Breach Helps Usher in Age of Hacker Anxiety

Yahoo has become the worst-case example of an unnerving but increasingly common phenomenon — massive hacks that steal secrets and other potentially revealing information from our personal digital accounts, or...

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 11:38 PM EST

Yahoo: Hackers Stole Data From Over 1B Accounts

Yahoo: Hackers Stole Data From Over 1B Accounts

Hackers stole data from more than one billion Yahoo user accounts, the company reported Wednesday. The security breach was discovered after law enforcement officials provided the company with data files that a...

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 12:24 AM EST

1 Small Delivery for a Man, 1 Giant Leap for Amazon, Drones

1 Small Delivery for a Man, 1 Giant Leap for Amazon, Drones

Drone delivery has begun. On Dec. 7, a bag of popcorn, along with an Amazon Fire TV stick, left a Cambridge warehouse in the U.K. and 13 minutes later, both were accepted by an Amazon customer, one of two...

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