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US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized…

Federal attorneys prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring case are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest

People Are Calling Uber Instead of Ambulances…

People are increasingly taking Uber instead of ambulances to get to the hospital, new research suggests. For a (non-peer-reviewed) research paper released Wednesday, economics professor David Slusky and Dr. Leon Moskatel looked at ambulance usage in 766 US cities upon the arrival of Uber from 2013 to 2015. Slusky tells...

Varsity Gamers: The Dream

Esports is pulling in huge audiences and payouts. For some of the game's best players, going pro is more viable than ever.

The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality…

The Latest: States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits

Disney buying much of Fox, will help it compete…

Disney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining film and television studios and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology companies

Eighth planet found in faraway solar system…

An 8th planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching ours in numbers

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What Happens Next In The Fight For Net Neutrality?

Lawsuits and legislation will soon take on the FCC's landmark decision.

Left, Right, and Tech Come Out Against Net…

That didn't take long. Within minutes of the FCC voting 3-2 to kill Obama-era net neutrality rules, New York Attorney General Eric Schnedierman had announced plans to file a multi-state lawsuit over the decision, which he claims is illegal, Quartz reports. And he wasn't alone. Washington state Attorney General Bob...

AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does…

"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block

Ng aims to bring AI 'electricity' to manufacturing

The artificial intelligence researcher who called AI the new electricity is now trying to make sure every company is plugged in

The FCC Just Voted To Scrap Net Neutrality Rules

The commission voted 3-2 to scrap the Obama-era rules that aimed to keep the internet open and fair.

US firm: Hackers interfered with industrial facility

A U.S. cybersecurity firm says that hackers disrupted the operations at an industrial facility using malicious software which interfered with safety equipment

Justice Department confirms criminal probe in…

A recent letter from the U.S. Attorney's office confirms the U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation connected to allegations that former Uber executive Anthony Levandowski stole self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off

As 'net neutrality' vote nears, some brace for a…

With 'net neutrality' rules set for termination, some advocates are bracing for a long fight

Varsity Gamers: The Competition

Esports teams play some of their most important games on a flashy stage — where bragging rights and cash prizes are on the line.

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Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight…

Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight reputable results, summarize opposing sides on contentious questions

Ex-Exec's Claims Put Facebook on the Defense

Headlines focused this week on an ex-Facebook exec who warned last month about the platform he helped grow, and now the social network is clapping back. Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook's former VP of user growth, said at a Stanford Graduate School of Business appearance he feels "tremendous guilt" over what Facebook...

Greek court backs extraditing Russian bitcoin…

Greece's Supreme Court has ruled in favor of extraditing a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using the virtual currency bitcoin

Internet-Connected Toys Are Prone To Hacks And…

As internet-connected toys become more common, they pose a potential problem: The personal information they collect can be hacked.

Men plead guilty to creating 'botnet' used to crash the web

Men plead guilty to creating Mirai 'botnet' used in 2016 internet attack

Apple has its investment shoes on this week

Apple invests $390 million in facial recognition technology company Finisar, the second notable outlay by the technology giant this week

Matt Lauer Made at Least One Company's Top 10 List

Hurricane Irma and Matt Lauer were hot topics in 2017, Fast Company notes—hot enough to propel both to the top of Google's annual "Year in Search" results. Per the site, the results were culled "based on search terms that had a high spike in traffic in 2017 as compared...

Varsity Gamers: The Training

Collegiate esports demands that individual players work as a team. It can be tough when they're also working on a degree outside of gaming.

Study: Almost 45 million tons of e-waste discarded last year

A new study claims 44.7 million metric tons (49.3 million tons) of TV sets, refrigerators, cellphones and other electrical good were discarded last year, with only a fifth recycled to recover the valuable raw materials inside

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Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top…

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017

Toshiba, Western Digital make peace on sale of…

Toshiba, Western Digital deal clears way for life-saving sale of chip unit

FCC Outlines Its New Plan For Net Neutrality

Instead of keeping its strong net neutrality rules, the FCC will share enforcement duties with the Federal Trade Commission.