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Google Pledges Not to Use AI for Weapons or Surveillance

Google Pledges Not to Use AI for Weapons or Surveillance

| By Ryan Nakashima and Matt O'Brien | Jun 10
Google planted its ethical flag on use of AI just days confirming it would not renew a contract with the U.S. military to use its AI technology to analyze drone footage.

Amazon Unveils Nearly Hands-Free Streaming TV Device

Amazon Unveils Nearly Hands-Free Streaming TV Device

| By Joseph Pisani | Jun 9
Alexa for couch potatoes is coming: Amazon's new streaming TV device will let users shout out when they want to turn on the TV, flip channels or search for sitcoms - all without pushing any buttons.

Cleaning the Seabed: Divers Halt the Carnage of 'Ghost' Nets

Cleaning the Seabed: Divers Halt the Carnage of 'Ghost' Nets

| By Elena Becatoros | Jun 9
There are ghosts in the ocean. Silent killers carried by the currents, wrapping themselves around reefs and claiming the lives of millions of marine creatures great and small.

New NASA Chief Vows U.S. Will Always Have Astronauts in Orbit

New NASA Chief Vows U.S. Will Always Have Astronauts in Orbit

| By Seth Borenstein | Jun 8
Major changes could be ahead for the International Space Station but there will always be an American astronaut in orbit, NASA's new boss said Wednesday.

British Vegan Chef Touts the Power of Social Media

British Vegan Chef Touts the Power of Social Media

| Jun 8
Top vegan chef Gaz Oakley yesterday declared "social media has made Britain healthier."

Maker of Fearsome Animal Robots Slowly Emerges from Stealth

Maker of Fearsome Animal Robots Slowly Emerges from Stealth

| By Matt O'Brien | Jun 6
It's never been clear whether robotics company Boston Dynamics is making killing machines, household helpers, or something else entirely.

Apple Dangling More Goodies, While Adding Tech Diet Options

Apple Dangling More Goodies, While Adding Tech Diet Options

| By Michal Liedtke and Ryan Nakashima | Jun 5
Apple will offer more ways for people to limit the time they spend on iPhones while introducing features designed to make its products even more indispensable.

Trump Appealing Ruling that Bars Blocking of Twitter Critics

Trump Appealing Ruling that Bars Blocking of Twitter Critics

| Jun 5
President Donald Trump is asking an appeals court to restore his power to block critics on Twitter.

Here's Why Facebook is Nixing its LGBTQ Pride Emoji

Here's Why Facebook is Nixing its LGBTQ Pride Emoji

| Jun 5
Facebook users who wanted to show some extra LGBTQ Pride love on the social media platform this month will be a bit bummed out.

Survey: YouTube Tops Teen Social Media, as Facebook Fades

Survey: YouTube Tops Teen Social Media, as Facebook Fades

| Jun 5
YouTube is dominating social media use among teenagers, as Facebook fades from popularity, according to a new survey.

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