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Apple's big cash play: A boon for the economy or just good PR?

NBC News

Is Apple's plan for bringing back some of its $252 billion in overseas cash and assets really a plum deal for America or just great spin?

Thursday, Jan 18

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Researchers take step to a better flu vaccine

NBC News / Science

Researchers made a mutant influenza virus, then used it to make a better flu vaccine

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Amazon picks 20 finalist cities for 'HQ2'

NBC News / U.S.

Amazon's HQ2 race tightened as it released 20 finalist cities for its second quarters location, including Atlanta, Boston, Denver, and New York City.

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Monitoring fake news was never a priority, says ex-Facebook worker

NBC News

Facebook's insistence that it need not behave like a media company is what led to the spread of fake news, says one ex-Facebook contractor.

Wednesday, Jan 17

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Twitter to alert users who saw Russian propaganda during election

NBC News

A representative for Twitter on Wednesday said the social media company will inform users who were exposed to Russian propaganda during the 2016 election in testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee.

Apple is investing $350B in the U.S. economy

NBC News / Business

That's not all. Apple is also opening a new campus and adding 20,000 jobs to the United States. So, what's the economic benefit?

Tuesday, Jan 16

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Facebook is a 'living, breathing crime scene,' says one former tech insider

NBC News

Three Silicon Valley insiders, including Mark Zuckerberg's former mentor, are sounding off on what they say is Facebook's failure to protect users.

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Here's the controversial key to NASA's bold plan for Mars

NBC News / Science

Space agency eyes moon-orbiting space station as stepping stone to the red planet.

Monday, Jan 15

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1,000 people face child porn charges after sharing sex videos in Denmark

NBC News / Technology

The accused range from 15 to their early 20s, according to officials in Denmark. Most shared the videos once or twice but some did so hundreds of times.

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The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

NBC News / Science

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.

Sunday, Jan 14

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France debates ban on cellphones in schools

NBC News / World

The French education minister has broached the idea of banning cellphones from schools to tackle what he described as a "public health problem."

Friday, Jan 12

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Supreme court agrees to consider internet sales taxes

NBC News / Business

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to weigh whether states should be able to collect taxes on Internet sales, which would generate billions in revenue for local governments, but also raise the cost of online shopping for consumers.

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We could be just one year away from driverless taxis

NBC News / Technology

GM hopes to roll out by 2019 a fleet of robocabs with no steering wheel or pedals, a move that could signify the beginning of the end of personal car ownership.

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Battery-powered planes could be Ubers of the air

NBC News / Science

A battery-powered single-engine plane just completed its first test flight.

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Senate in crosshairs of Fancy Bear hackers, security firm warns

NBC News / News

Trend Micro says the group, often nicknamed Fancy Bear, whose hacking campaign scrambled the 2016 election, is still targeting U.S. organizations.

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Facebook says big changes are coming to your news feed

NBC News

Mark Zuckerberg expects people will spend less time on Facebook, but said it's a sacrifice he's willing to make in order to make the experience more "valuable."

Thursday, Jan 11

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Dogs can't speak human. Here's the tech that could change that.

NBC News / Science

A pet translator could be available in less than a decade.

'Alexa, please flush the toilet,' and other novel ideas from CES

NBC News

The biggest themes and the standout gadgets we've seen so far at CES 2018, the year's biggest tech show.

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Cyberattack could trick world leader into launching nuclear missiles

NBC News / World

A cyberattack could lead to false information being passed to decision-makers during a nuclear security crisis, think tank Chatham House warned Thursday.

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YouTube punishes Logan Paul after suicide video post

NBC News / News

The decision comes after Paul shared a YouTube video of a suicide victim in Japan. YouTube responded that 'suicide is not a joke.'

Wednesday, Jan 10

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Power outage hits tech's biggest trade show

NBC News

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, hit a snag when the lights went out in one of its exhibition halls.

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Revolutionary new 'battery' could let us bottle sunshine

NBC News / Science

A plastic-like material may do for solar power what high-performance electrical batteries have done for iPhones and Tesla cars.

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After 15 years, next-generation Wi-Fi is finally coming

NBC News / Technology

The Wi-Fi standard called WPA3 was announced three months after the Krack vulnerability exposed critical weaknesses in wireless systems.

Tuesday, Jan 9

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Black hole? What happened to this multi-billion-dollar spy satellite?

Does SpaceX satellite launch failure highlight the dangers of privatizing the space industry?

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Google engineer fired for manifesto should read these numbers

NBC News / U.S.

In certain STEM fields, the proportion was even higher: 78 percent of those who work in majority-male workplaces reported gender discrimination, followed by those working in computer jobs at 74 percent.

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CES 2018: A reality check on this year's wildest tech products

NBC News / Business

Tech's annual trade show provides a glimpse into our high-tech future, but it's also littered with plenty of products that will never see the light of day.

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New self-driving vehicle could be mobile store, hotel

NBC News / Science

Called e-Palette, the autonomous electric vehicle has no windshield and no fixed seats — but lots of potential applications.

Monday, Jan 8

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Apple investors warn of iPhone addiction among kids

NBC News / Business

Two activist investors are urging Apple to take steps to curb how addictive iPhones are to children.

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Fired engineer who wrote sexist manifesto sues Google

NBC News / News

James Damore, an engineer who was fired after writing a manifesto disparaging Google's efforts to close the gender gap, is now suing the search giant — claiming it discriminates against conservative white men.