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Turn on the Xbox, fire up the Playstation and get ready for the green flag to drop. After long embracing esports as a way to grow motorsports and engage young fans, NASCAR is taking the experience to another level. It joined 704 Games and the Race Te
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Indian Ocean Science Mission Recovers Key Underwater Drone
A British-led marine scientific mission off the Seychelles succeeded on Thursday in retrieving a key underwater drone from the sea bed, where it had fallen after its cable was cut two days ago. The camera-carrying drone is a vital piece of equipment
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Gene-edited Food Quietly Arrives In Restaurant Cooking Oil
Somewhere in the Midwest, a restaurant is frying foods with oil made from gene-edited soybeans. That’s according to the company making the oil, which says it’s the first commercial use of a gene-edited food in the U.S. Calyxt said it can’t reveal its
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Tel Aviv Deploys ‘Zombie Lights’ For Mobile-obsessed Walkers
Tel Aviv has taken a small step toward protecting the lives of “smartphone zombies.” The municipality has installed special LED sidewalk lights at a busy crosswalk to alert distracted pedestrians staring at their phones when they can walk and when th
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Puerto Rico Looks To Rebuild With AI, ‘Internet Of Things’
Puerto Rico’s governor said Monday that he hopes a new technology center can help the U.S. territory incorporate artificial intelligence and internet -connected devices as it rebuilds from Hurricane Maria. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the lab located i
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At Age 30, World Wide Web Is ‘Not The Web We Wanted’
At the ripe old age of 30 and with half the globe using it, the World Wide Web is facing growing pains with issues like hate speech, privacy concerns and state-sponsored hacking, its creator says, trumpeting a call to make it better for humanity. Tim
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Wonder Woman To The Rescue: Gal Gadot Takes On Netanyahu
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has come to the rescue of a fellow Israeli celebrity in a spat with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Gadot, who typically shies away from politics, is rallying behind Rotem Sela, one of Israel’s top models and TV hosts,
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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 this week. Details of the exit package were revealed a
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Head Of Un Women: Technology Revolution Must Benefit Women
The head of the U.N. women’s agency is calling for the revolution in technology to be used to benefit the world’s poor, and especially women, who will not achieve gender equality without “the giant leap that 21st century innovations can bring.” Phumz
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Modern Policing: Algorithm Helps NYPD Spot Crime Patterns
When a syringe-wielding drill thief tried sticking up a Home Depot near Yankee Stadium, police figured out quickly that it wasn’t a one-off. A man had also used a syringe a few weeks earlier while stealing a drill at another Home Depot 7 miles (11 ki
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Venezuelans Turn Highway Off Ramp Into Cellphone Hotspot
A highway shoulder in Venezuela’s capital has turned into one of the city’s most sought-after destinations. It’s one of the few places residents could find the slightest cellphone signal strong enough to reach loved ones around the world during the c
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Courtrooms To Canola Fields: Huawei-us Tensions Span Globe
Chinese tech giant Huawei’s tensions with Washington, which says the telecom equipment maker is a security risk, stretch across four continents from courtrooms to corporate boardrooms to Canadian canola fields. In the latest twist, Huawei Technologie
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Spotify Files Antitrust Complaint To EU Against Apple
Swedish music site Spotify has complained to European Union regulators about Apple for allegedly abusing its dominant position in music streaming and stifling competition. Spotify founder Daniel Ek said that the company has filed a formal antitrust c
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Facebook’s Messaging Ambitions Amount To Much More Than Chat
Facebook, already the leader in enabling you to share photos, videos and links, now wants to be a force in messaging, commerce, payments and just about everything else you do online. The company’s ambitions harken to how WeChat has become the centerp
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It’s been a decade since the world boasted its first YouTuber to gain one million subscribers. By contrast, by the end of 2018, there were more than 4,600 channels with more than two million subscribers each . These still rather select individuals ar
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Emoji Gods Approve Skin-tone Options For Couples Of Color
In 1664, Maryland passed the first British colonial law banning marriage between whites and slaves. An 1883 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that state prohibitions on interracial marriage don’t violate the Fourteenth Amendment held for more than 80 years.
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Spending: Apple Revolutionizing Finances
With Apple on the verge of launching an Apple-branded card and adding new features to the Wallet app to improve financial management and spending, we take a closer look at Apple Pay, its impact on the wider financial sector, and explore why Apple’s f
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Vulnerable To Attack: Businesses Should Boost Cyber Defenses
When cyberthieves attacked Empire Industries’ computer network, technology manager Rich Shemanskis could see files in the process of being infected by malicious software. “We were looking at the network, and I noticed it, and another guy noticed it.
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Oscar Isaac Shows Off His Spanish In ‘Triple Frontier’
Oscar Isaac says he’s pleased to be making more use of his Spanish in his newest film, ”Triple Frontier.” The Guatemalan-American star of “Star Wars” and “Ex Machina” plays a former special forces operative leading a dangerous heist in South America
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What Facebook’s ‘Privacy Vision’ Really Means
Mark Zuckerberg’s abrupt last week declaration of a new ”privacy vision ”for social networking was for many people a sort of Rorschach test. Looked at one way, the manifesto read as an apology of sorts for Facebook’s history of privacy transgressions
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Verizon Says 5g Network Will Cost Extra $10 A Month
A handful of Verizon customers could soon have faster wireless service — but they’ll have to pay $10 a month more. Verizon says it’ll flip the switch next month on a much-hyped, next-generation “5G” phone network. Service will start in parts of Chica
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The New Animated ‘Wonder Park’ Is At War With Itself
There’s always that moment on roller coasters when the lap bar gets locked down and you slowly, agonizingly ride up to the first drop. You know the next few minutes are going to be harrowing — you just don’t know how bad. So here’s a warning about th
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Arizona’s Biggest Electric Utility Is Going Big On Batteries
Arizona’s biggest electric utility is going big on batteries. Arizona Public Service Co. plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to add large, building-size batteries to the power grid, aiming to use their capacity to store surplus power avail
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In Success For ‘Captain Marvel,’ A Defeat Fortrolls
Captain Marvel possesses superhuman strength, cosmic awareness and, it turns out, the ability to vanquish trolls. Marvel’s “Captain Marvel,” the superhero factory’s first movie fronted solely by a female hero, last weekend notched the sixth largest g
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Lyft Reveals Big Growth But No Profits As It Readies For IPO
Lyft is growing quickly ahead of its initial public offering but continues to bleed money and may struggle to turn a profit as it tries to catch up to Uber in the booming ride-hailing market, according to a federal filing. The company released its fi
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Elon Musk Firm Pitched To Build Transit System In Las Vegas
Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s dream of an express tunnel transit system could finally become a reality in Las Vegas after major setbacks in other cities. Las Vegas’ tourism agency announced it is recommending that an enterprise backed by the divisive bill
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