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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.

Digital Currencies Dip As South Korea Considers Trading Ban

Digital Currencies Dip As South Korea Considers Trading Ban

Jan 14
Digital currency prices wobbled Thursday after South Korea, a hotbed for currencies like bitcoin, said it will consider a trading ban.

China Orders Marriott to Suspend Website, App

China Orders Marriott to Suspend Website, App

Jan 14
Regulators have ordered the Marriott hotel chain to close its China-based website and app for one week after criticizing the company for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey.

Cyberbullying Blamed for Australian Child Model's Suicide

Cyberbullying Blamed for Australian Child Model's Suicide

By Rod McGuirk | Jan 14
A 14-year-old girl who was the angelic face of an iconic Australian bushmen's hat brand was remembered by hundreds of mourners Friday after her suicide focused attention on the dangers of cyberbullying.

Chicago Considering Equipping Police with Anti-Texting Tools

Chicago Considering Equipping Police with Anti-Texting Tools

By Don Babwin | Jan 14
Chicago may become the first city in the U.S. to arm its police officers with devices that will tell them immediately if motorists were texting when they got into a traffic accident.

YouTube Suspends Star Over Suicide Video, Doesn't Shut Door

YouTube Suspends Star Over Suicide Video, Doesn't Shut Door

By David Bauder | Jan 14
YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but said Saturday that doesn't mean it won't work with him in the future.

Facebook Edits Feeds to Bring Less News, More Sharing

Facebook Edits Feeds to Bring Less News, More Sharing

By Barbara Ortutay | Jan 13
Facebook is changing what its users will see to highlight posts they are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more "meaningful."

Uber Used Tech Tool to Shield Data from Police Outside U.S.

Uber Used Tech Tool to Shield Data from Police Outside U.S.

Jan 13
The ride-sharing company Uber confirmed Thursday that it had technology to shield company data when law enforcement raided its offices outside the U.S.

Las Vegas Hotels Bet on Technology to Attract, Dazzle Guests

Las Vegas Hotels Bet on Technology to Attract, Dazzle Guests

By Regina Garcia Cano | Jan 13
Guests can use tablets to control room features like lights and temperature. Shower infusers and special lights promise travelers a chance to recharge. And a 4-foot-tall (1-meter-tall) robot can point visitors to the nearest ATM.

High- and Low-Tech Valentine's Day Gifts That Say 'I Miss You'

High- and Low-Tech Valentine's Day Gifts That Say 'I Miss You'

By Kim Cook | Jan 13
Before the tech revolution, you might have sent a lock of hair, a printed photo or a perfumed note to a loved one far away. Or you can choose from an array of clever high- and low-tech Valentine's Day gifts that send the "I miss you" message.

Does the Chinese Government Have Access to Your Grindr Account?

Does the Chinese Government Have Access to Your Grindr Account?

Jan 12
Now that Grindr has been fully acquired by a Chinese gaming company, China experts and intelligence officials are raising concerns about the purchase.

Government Reps Join Private Businesses at CES Tech Show

Government Reps Join Private Businesses at CES Tech Show

Jan 12
The annual CES gadget show in Las Vegas is no longer just about private businesses showing off their latest technological wizardry.

4 Challenges Posed by Today's Long-Distance Relationships

4 Challenges Posed by Today's Long-Distance Relationships

By Melissa Rayworth | Jan 12
Digital communication brings us a lot of connection, but the illusion of intimacy and physical presence isn't the same as actually being together.

Cybersecurity Firm: U.S. Senate in Russian Hackers' Crosshairs

Cybersecurity Firm: U.S. Senate in Russian Hackers' Crosshairs

By Raphael Satter | Jan 12
The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday.

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