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Peter Jackson Making Documentary on World War I

Peter Jackson is switching his attention from epic fantasy conflicts to a real-life Great War. “The Lord of the Rings” director is making a new feature documentary about World War I to mark the centennial of the war’s end, mining the archives of the BBC and London’s Imperial War Museum for material. The as-yet-unnamed project […]

Rocket launched in New Zealand deploys commercial…

A rocket launched from New Zealand has reached orbit carrying commercial satellites for earth imaging and weather and ship tracking

Amazon to debut cashier-less store in downtown…

More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday

Historian discusses the evolution of social…

Niall Ferguson talks technology in the era of President Trump on 'Sunday Morning Futures.'

Facebook Is Going To Let Users Choose What News…

Facebook will ask users what news outlets they trust and use responses to prioritize publishers in News Feed.

No More Grocery Cashiers? 'Amazon Go' Opens Monday

Amazon will open its high-tech grocery store to the public this week after a year of beta testing the no-checkout technology on employees. Amazon Go allows shoppers to simply take whatever they want to purchase and leave, eliminating the need for lines or cashiers. The concept store is slated to...

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Jane Fonda in Five Acts’

The #MeToo movement has been about pushing society forward, but it is also, inevitably, about looking back — about reconsidering all the ways a culture that thought of itself as “advanced” continued to denigrate women, sometimes in the guise of progressive action. That makes the lively, confessional, and entertaining “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” at […]

'Squirming on the Floor': Uber's Kalanick Had…

Bloomberg is out with a lengthy feature about the final, turbulent year of Travis Kalanick at the helm of Uber, which the story maintains was "a lot weirder and darker than you thought." As evidence of that, reporters Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone unearth a bizarre anecdote about Kalanick's behavior...

French Purists Don't Want Citizens To Say…

A society of high-minded French purists have deemed another English-derived word unfit for their language. According to the Local , Commission d'enrichissement de la langue française has zeroed in on the use of "smartphone." Known in English as the Enrichment Commission for the French Language, the group is affiliated with conservative...

Super Bowl host city ready for smartphone surge?

Minneapolis is getting ready for the huge influx of people expected for Super Bowl 52 and also preparing to meet their needs for connectivity.

Twitter Released An Update On Its Investigation…

Twitter says it will continue cooperating with congressional investigators.

He Said He Was Innocent for 40 Years. Google…

Facebook may have been one criminal's undoing—Google was another's saving grace. The Guardian has the story of Stephen Simmons, a 62-year-old British businessman whose frustration over a 1976 conviction for a crime he maintained he did not commit had never dissipated. He and two pals were arrested in June...

Sundance Film Festival: ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’

“I Think We’re Alone Now,” Reed Morano’s handsome, heavily-underlined treatise on solitude, opens on a post-apocalyptic town near the Hudson River. Tattered flags, that favorite symbol of failed Americana, droop on the empty Main St. of this new ghost town. And here comes its sheriff, an ex-librarian named Del (Peter Dinklage, straight-shouldered and stable) who […]

He Becomes Twitter Sensation With Very First Post

Gary Lee had zero tweets to his name as of Jan. 12. That changed in a big way on Jan. 13, when he posted this series of tweets about his Korean heritage and suddenly became Twitter famous, reports Yahoo News . Lee once worked as a staffer in the Obama White...

Russian networks pushing conservative meme…

Russia-linked Twitter networks are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say

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How technology is being used in border security

A look at how drones and apps assist agents.

Scientists Invented A Way To Control Objects Like…

Scientists wanted to see if they could create something that works like current virtual and augmented reality devices but without the wires.

Virtual Reality Chat Room Stunned as Robot Has Seizure

It was business as usual in the virtual reality chat room until the robot had a seizure. The Verge reports the unnerving incident happened Wednesday on VRChat, where users in the forms of avatars can interact with each other. According to the Daily Dot , "Morty, Sonic, Knuckles, a dude in...

Sundance Film Review: ‘The Happy Prince’

Reunited in Rouen after a pained separation, Oscar Wilde and his young lover Alfred “Bosie” Douglas adjourn to the privacy of a small, dim, chintzily decorated hotel room. Clothes come off, the lights go out… and just like that, “The Happy Prince” hits us with a cutaway to a train going through a tunnel. Cribbed […]

Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news via user…

Facebook wants to emphasize 'trustworthy' news stories based on user surveys

Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to…

Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont is taking his campaign to recover his old job from Belgium to Denmark, in a bid to step up the pressure on Spanish authorities who have said that a fugitive abroad can't be the region's president

How to secure your privacy in the new age of…

Kurt 'The Cyber Guy' Knutsson offers tips on how to manage your settings on your Amazon home devices.

Lithuania probing bogus story after TV station is hacked

Lithuania has launched an investigation into a cyberattack against a news outlet that saw a fake news article targeting the defense minister

Sundance Film Review: ‘Skate Kitchen’

The last time Crystal Moselle brought a film to Sundance, she won the 2015 festival’s jury prize for her stranger-than-fiction documentary study of seven cinema-obsessed, shut-in Manhattan siblings, “The Wolfpack.” Back in Park City with her first narrative feature, Moselle has uncovered yet another inimitable group of real-life New York youngsters, this one a posse […]

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Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as…

For cities knocked out of Amazon lottery, the effort may turn out to be a trial run to lure other businesses

Enjoy technology without jeopardizing safety…

Kurt the 'CyberGuy' provides insight.

Brexit costs Britain data center for Europe's satnav system

Officials have decided to move a data center for the European Union's new satellite navigation system out of Britain because of Brexit