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Where Did Your Kitty Come From? DNA Study Tells Tale

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:30:37 GMT

Cat Tale: Your Kitty's Ancestors Came From Two Places

Is It Time to "Make America Great Again" With Supercomputers?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:04:34 GMT

Is it time to "Make America Great Again" with supercomputers?

Who's Going to Run Uber?

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:01:00 GMT

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced that he is taking time away from the company to grieve for his late mother.

Hey Jeff Bezos, Do You Donate?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:18:00 GMT

After the New York Times called out the Amazon CEO for not disclosing any philanthropy, Jeff Bezos asked Twitter for ideas.

Four Fascinating Things We Learned About Uber From Its Review

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:15:00 GMT

An independent investigation into Uber's workplace culture and policies is offering a glimpse of what it's like to work at the San Francisco company.

This Dating App Can Find Cheaters, Doppelgängers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:50:00 GMT

This app uses AI to help you find you catch a cheating spouse.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns Under Pressure

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:41:00 GMT

Travis Kalanick promised to reinvent his company as "Uber 2.0" after a string of scandals — but investors ran out if patience and demanded he quit.

Are People Actually Tipping Their Uber Drivers?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:56:57 GMT

Uber's new tipping option rolled out in three cities this week and will cover the entire United States by the end of July.

Top Tech Gifts for Father's Day

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:19:00 GMT

Get Dad something he can really use, whether that means upgrading his phone or surprising him with a new laptop.

The Internet Is Flipping out Over Twitter's Redesign

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:18:09 GMT

Twitter unveiled a bubbly new look this week — but not everyone is into it.

How Emojis Can Improve Your Relationships

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:39:13 GMT

Emojis might seem dumb, but one expert says they're actually making us smarter and better communicators.

Amazon Brings Prime To Your Clothing Closet

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:25:00 GMT

Amazon launches Prime Wardrobe to let Prime members try clothes on at home and return for free what they don't like.

Dow Hits Another Record High as Amazon, Tech Stocks Soar

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:20:00 GMT

Stocks hit a record high on Monday, with the Dow Jones up 100 points to 21,453.58.

Who Dares Step Up to Be the Next CEO of Uber?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:08:00 GMT

With Travis Kalanick out as Uber CEO, who might have the experience — and the grit — to step in and lead the embattled company?

AI Is a Game-Changer in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty. Here's Why

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:26:00 GMT

Scientists around the world are harnessing AI's data-mining ability in the fight against poverty.

Britain, France Propose Legal Liability for Online Extremism

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:42:00 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron said Europe should consult with U.S. law enforcement agencies on finding extremist materials "wherever this data is located."

Headscarves and Breastfeeding: New Emoji Face Serious Issues

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:58:00 GMT

Smile! A whole set of new emojis are coming your way and this round includes gender-neutral characters, a woman in a headscarf and even a breast feeding emoji.

The GIF Turned 30, So Facebook Is Throwing It a Party

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:17:24 GMT

Facebook, which as we all know has a thing for celebrating birthdays, is now paying homage to the GIF's 30th year of existence.

Facebook Wants to Be 'Hostile' Place for Terrorists

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:47:45 GMT

Facebook's response comes as European officials call for new laws that would fine social media companies for not swiftly removing extremist content.

Marissa Mayer Leaves Yahoo With a Golden Parachute After Merger

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:54:00 GMT

Mayer, who served as Yahoo's CEO for nearly five years, is said to be receiving a $23 million golden parachute.

Dad Wants a Ban on Smartphones for Young Kids

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:17:00 GMT

A new ballot initiative in Colorado seeks to preserve "Natural Childhood" by banning smartphones for kids under 13

Uber Board Member Who Made Sexist Comment Resigns

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 02:25:00 GMT

What as supposed to be a day of reflection and how to create "Uber 2.0" also included an painfully uncomfortable moment.

What the Rise of Sentient Robots Will Mean for Human Beings

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:45:00 GMT

Sci-fi may have us worried about self-aware robots, but it's the mindless ones we need to be cautious of. Conscious machines may actually be our allies.

Uber CEO Confirms He Is Taking Indeterminate Leave

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:59:12 GMT

Kalanick's leave comes after the death of his mother and an independent report released on company's handling of harassment claims.

Tech Titans Meet at the White House

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:51:00 GMT

President Trump summoned some of the biggest names in technology to the White House on Monday for a meeting to discuss how to modernize government IT.