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Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 09:24 AM EDT

Humans Have 'Totally New Tools' in Invasive Species Battle

Humans Have 'Totally New Tools' in Invasive Species Battle

A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns...

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 08:43 AM EDT

Starbucks’ App Has Been Overwhelming Some Baristas

Starbucks’ App Has Been Overwhelming Some Baristas

Starbucks' mobile order and pay system has been bringing some of its busiest locations to a standstill, NBC News reported. The system lets people order ahead and swoop into a store to pick up their coffee, food...

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 08:11 PM EDT

YouTube Ad Boycott Could Spell Trouble for Alphabet's Google

YouTube Ad Boycott Could Spell Trouble for Alphabet's Google

YouTube's inability to keep big-brand ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google's digital family into a problem child. It's not yet clear whether a recent ad boycott of YouTube...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 01:18 PM EDT

Amazon Announces Fashion-Tracking Camera Echo Look

Amazon Announces Fashion-Tracking Camera Echo Look

Amazon launched the Echo Look Wednesday, a new device that observes how users dress and offers fashion advice based on algorithms and technology, CNBC reported. The Echo Look is similar to Alexa, the voice-ope...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:41 AM EDT

'Shark Tank' Judge and Tech Investor Calls It Quits

'Shark Tank' Judge and Tech Investor Calls It Quits

Chris Sacca, a judge on the television show “Shark Tank” and early investor in tech companies like Twitter and Uber, announced Wednesday that he will be retiring from venture capital and the television show,...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:46 AM EDT

Trump Tweets Don't Help: 1st Twitter Revenue Drop Since 2013

Trump Tweets Don't Help: 1st Twitter Revenue Drop Since 2013

You'd think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump's megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and may even report a quarterly revenue...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 12:31 AM EDT

Man Knocks Down Security Robot, Ends Up in Jail

Man Knocks Down Security Robot, Ends Up in Jail

In a man-vs.-robot confrontation in Mountain View last week, the robot did what it was designed to do, and the intoxicated man ended up in jail, according to Mountain View police. On April 19 around 8:15 p.m....

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:58 PM EDT

Uber Touts 'Flying Car' Project

Uber Touts 'Flying Car' Project

Uber is taking to the skies with its next project — "flying cars" — even as all eyes are on its problems on the ground. On Tuesday, the embattled ride-hailing company announced plans for an on-demand network of...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 at 06:30 AM EDT

Simulating Mom's Womb in Research to Help Earliest Preemies

Simulating Mom's Womb in Research to Help Earliest Preemies

Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just...

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:44 AM EDT

World's Last Male Rhino Getting Help From Tinder Dating App

World's Last Male Rhino Getting Help From Tinder Dating App

There's just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he's getting some help from the Tinder dating app. A Kenyan wildlife conservancy is teaming up with Tinder for a campaign called "The Most...

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