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Amazon to Debut Cashier-Less Store in Downtown Seattle

Amazon to Debut Cashier-Less Store in Downtown Seattle

Jan 22
Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store?

Facebook to Emphasize 'Trustworthy' News Via User Surveys

Facebook to Emphasize 'Trustworthy' News Via User Surveys

By Tali Arbel | Jan 22
In a blog post and a Facebook post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg Friday, the company said it is surveying users about their familiarity with and trust in news sources. That data will influence what others see in their news feeds.

Russian Networks Pushing Conservative Meme, Researchers Say

Russian Networks Pushing Conservative Meme, Researchers Say

By Tom LoBianco and Matt O'Brien | Jan 21
Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say.

Tap and Donate: Paris Church Now Takes Contactless Cards

Tap and Donate: Paris Church Now Takes Contactless Cards

By Samuel Petrequin | Jan 21
The Catholic church is going digital in Paris. The city's diocese will introduce a system allowing contactless card payments during Sunday's mass at Saint Francois de Molitor, a church located in an upscale and conservative Paris neighborhood.

Melted Nuclear Fuel Seen Inside Second Fukushima Reactor

Melted Nuclear Fuel Seen Inside Second Fukushima Reactor

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jan 20
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday that a long telescopic probe successfully captured images of what is most likely melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors.

Drone Rescue Off Australian Beach Heralded As World First

Drone Rescue Off Australian Beach Heralded As World First

By Rod McGuirk | Jan 20
A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue.

Neo-Nazi Publisher Won't Reveal Whereabouts, Citing Threats

Neo-Nazi Publisher Won't Reveal Whereabouts, Citing Threats

By Michael Kunzelman | Jan 20
Andrew Anglin operates a neo-Nazi website notorious for publishing personal information about the targets of its internet trolling campaigns. But The Daily Stormer's publisher refused this week to publicly reveal where he is living.

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

By Tom Murphy | Jan 19
Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.

Click, Tap, Buy: Holiday Shoppers Spent Record Amount Online

Click, Tap, Buy: Holiday Shoppers Spent Record Amount Online

Jan 18
Shoppers spent a record amount online during the holiday season.

Motion-Sensing Cameras Capture Candid Wildlife Shots

Motion-Sensing Cameras Capture Candid Wildlife Shots

By Mead Gruver | Jan 18
As these devices get ever smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S. are using them to document elusive creatures like never before.

Does the Chinese Government Have Access to Your Grindr Account?

Does the Chinese Government Have Access to Your Grindr Account?

Jan 17
Now that Grindr has been fully acquired by a Chinese gaming company, China experts and intelligence officials are raising concerns about the purchase.

Intel Underfoot: Floor Sensors Rise as Retail Data Source

Intel Underfoot: Floor Sensors Rise as Retail Data Source

By Ivan Moreno | Jan 17
Online clicks give retailers valuable insight into consumer behavior, but what can they learn from footsteps? It's a question Milwaukee-based startup Scanalytics is helping businesses explore with floor sensors that track people's movements

Wave of Lawsuits Filed to Block Net Neutrality Repeal

Wave of Lawsuits Filed to Block Net Neutrality Repeal

By Tali Arbel | Jan 17
The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun.

Lifelike Robots Made in Hong Kong Meant to Win Over Humans

Lifelike Robots Made in Hong Kong Meant to Win Over Humans

By Kelvin Chan | Jan 16
David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems.

France vs. Fake News Offers Test Case for Democratic Dilemma

France vs. Fake News Offers Test Case for Democratic Dilemma

By Angela Charlton and Oleg Cetinic | Jan 16
Can a democratic country outlaw fake news? France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns.

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