Human Reporter Beats Machine With Creativity - for Now
A reporter from NPR took on a challenge to see if he could beat a computer program at reporting on the same story.
2 of 9 E-Cigarette Liquids Tested High for Carcinogens, Japan Says
Two out of nine electric cigarette liquid brands sold in Japan contained a cancer-causing chemical that exceeded the level contained in normal cigarettes, according to a study funded by the country's health ministry.
Report: Foreign Countries Altering Weather Data to Show Warming
Three foreign countries may be changing their historical weather data to show warming trends, according to a scientist in the field. Dr. H. Sterling Burnett of the Heartland Institute claims that Australia, Paraguay, and Switzerland have altered their data in an...
Twitter-Google Deal Puts Tweets in Search Results
Google and Twitter announced a partnership Tuesday to display tweets in search results, renewing a tieup that ended in 2011.The move will allow Google to get more real-time results in its search queries, and help Twitter boost engagement after a period of sluggish user...
Help Wanted: Techies Needed to Clean Up Government's Digital Mess
The Obama administration is looking to hire an army of high-tech computer warriors to straighten out the government's digital mess and bring it into the modern age.
NASA: 10,000-Year-Old Antarctic Ice Shelf to Disappear by 2020
The last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf - which serves as a barrier to keep glaciers from melting into the ocean - is rapidly disintegrating and expected to disappear by 2020, according to a new NASA study.
Apple Said to Suspend Plans to Introduce Television Set: WSJ
Apple Inc. suspended plans to make a TV set more than a year ago, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Starbucks Teams Up With Spotify After Abandoning Compact Discs
Starbucks Corp., once famous for hawking CDs at its registers, is moving into the age of streaming music. The coffee chain, which stopped selling compact discs in March after 20 years, announced a partnership with Spotify that will let customers give feedback on the songs...
FBI: Security Researcher Hacked Plane, Made it Fly Sideways
The FBI says a security researcher - who was kicked off a United Airlines flight after tweeting about onboard security vulnerabilities - hacked into an airplane's computer and made it change course while he was on the flight.
'Cicadas': US Military's New Swarm of Mini-drones
US military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings.The micro air vehicle is named after the insect that inspired its invention, the Cicada, which spends years underground...
NASA Report: Large Antarctic Ice Shelf Likely to Disappear Soon
One of Antarctica's mammoth ice shelves has just one last intact section, and it's likely to disintegrate altogether in the next few years and make the world's sea levels rise even more, according to a NASA study released Thursday.
Scientists Discover First Known Warm-Blooded Fish
Scientists have discovered the world's first warm-blooded fish, a 100-pound animal roughly the size and shape of a car tire.
Tech-Savvy Thieves Can Easily Reset Apple Watches as Their Own
If you own a shiny, expensive new Apple Watch, you might want to consider swapping your watchband for a set of handcuffs to lock it to your wrist.
Traveling Stoned? Now There's an App for That
Now there's a must-have app for traveling stoners.
A new iPhone app called Potlines alerts traveling pot smokers when they're about to drive into an anti-drug state, providing information about the laws and penalties, if any, for possessing marijuana.
Stoners can set...
Facebook Offering News Articles Directly on Its Pages
Social media giant Facebook is embarking on an experiment to directly host news articles from a variety of media sources, which has Facebook users excited at the new speed with which they can access articles, and news publishers nervous.
'Minecraft' Most Streamed Video Game in YouTube's History
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Minecraft has built a big reputation on YouTube.The video streaming service announced Wednesday that content featuring the virtual brick-building video game has been watched more than any other interactive title in the 10 years since YouTube launched....
Survey: More than 40 Percent of Bee Hives Died in Past Year
More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer, according to a federal survey.Since April 2014, beekeepers lost 42.1 percent of their colonies, the second highest loss rate in nine years,...
Indian Ocean Search for Missing Plane Spots Uncharted Shipwreck
The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has uncovered a previously uncharted shipwreck deep underwater, leading officials to say Wednesday that if the plane is in their search zone they will find it.
Verizon's Top Goal with AOL: Mobile Video Advertising
Verizon Communications has made clear what it hopes to gain with the $4.4 billion purchase of AOL: a better way to sell mobile video ads.
AOL, ridiculed for its continuing dial-up Internet business, has in the last few years assembled a set of cutting-edge online video...
Some Fear We Are Developing Computers That Are Too Smart
Is mankind in imminent danger from artificial intelligence (AI), a Terminator world in which super-smart, self-replicating robots will determine that humanity is unnecessary and destroy us all?
Skype Opens Door to Real-time Translation Feature
Microsoft-owned Skype on Tuesday cleared the way for anyone to use a new feature that translates video chats or instant messages in real time.People no longer need to sign-up to use a preview version of Skype Translator, which handles spoken English, Spanish, Italian and...
Verizon Buying AOL for $4.4 Billion
Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, advancing the telecom's push in both mobile and advertising fields.
Google Acknowledges 11 Accidents With Its Self-Driving Cars
Google on Monday said that even self-driving cars that can sense and react faster than humans still wind up in accidents.
Obama Approves Oil Drilling in Arctic
President Barack Obama's administration on Monday approved petroleum giant Shell's request to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic under certain conditions, despite opposition from environmental groups.
'Game of Thrones' Breaks All-Time TV Piracy Record
HBO's Game of Thrones has hit a new high -- or low, if you prefer -- on the piracy meter with its latest episode: It has been downloaded more than 2.2 million times worldwide in less than 12 hours since airing on TV.
The first pirated copies of episode five of the current...
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