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Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 04:37 PM EDT

How Google's Search Algorithm Works

How Google's Search Algorithm Works

Political leanings don't factor into Google's search algorithm. But the authoritativeness of page links that the algorithm spits out and the perception of thousands of human raters do. In a tweet early Tuesday...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 08:49 PM EDT

Trump Complains of Search Results Fake News; Google Responds

Trump Complains of Search Results Fake News; Google Responds

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD." He offered no evidence of bias, but a top adviser...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 10:34 AM EDT

Man Gets Creative to Fix His Out-of-Warranty Tesla Model S

Man Gets Creative to Fix His Out-of-Warranty Tesla Model S

Greg Furstenwerth thinks of himself as a Tesla fan. But after months of waiting on parts and appointments for his out of warranty Model S, he decided to take repairs into his own hands. Furstenwerth pre-ordered...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 11:35 PM EDT

Uber Heads in New Direction With Toyota on Self-Driving Cars

Uber Heads in New Direction With Toyota on Self-Driving Cars

Uber is teaming up with Toyota to build self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service after its efforts to do it alone were derailed by a fatal collision and allegations of high-tech theft. Toyota, based in...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 04:39 PM EDT

Amazon 'Ambassadors' Defend Working Conditions on Twitter

Amazon 'Ambassadors' Defend Working Conditions on Twitter

Amazon is taking an out-of-the box approach to answering its critics — paying workers to be "ambassadors" and tweet full-time about how satisfied they were at their jobs. One worker who Amazon says used to pack...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 08:16 PM EDT

Twitter CEO to Tell House Members About Moderation Policies

Twitter CEO to Tell House Members About Moderation Policies

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before House members next month about the social platform's algorithms and content moderation. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) released...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 05:02 PM EDT

Now Is the Worst Time to Buy a New iPhone

Now Is the Worst Time to Buy a New iPhone

Don't buy a new iPhone right now. You'll probably regret it in a couple of weeks. Apple is expected to announce three new iPhones in September: an upgraded version of the iPhone X, a larger version of the...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 04:10 PM EDT

FireEye: Tech Firms' Secret Weapon Against Disinformation

FireEye: Tech Firms' Secret Weapon Against Disinformation

This week has seen major social media sites step up their policing of online disinformation campaigns. Google disabled dozens of YouTube channels and other accounts linked to a state-run Iranian broadcaster...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 03:18 PM EDT

Instagram Tests New Feature to Group Users by College

Instagram Tests New Feature to Group Users by College

Instagram is testing a new feature to group student users by college community in another move to make the photo-sharing app more like the flagship Facebook app from its parent company. Instagram users are...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 12:41 PM EDT

T-Mobile Discovers Security Breach of Certain Customer Info

T-Mobile Discovers Security Breach of Certain Customer Info

T-Mobile US and its unit Metro PCS informed customers on Thursday about a potential security breach that was discovered and shut down by the company. T-Mobile said that on Aug. 20 its cyber-security team...

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