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World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Gets Help from Tinder

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Gets Help from Tinder

By Tom Odula | Apr 27
The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive.

FCA, Google Begin Offering Rides in Self-Driving Cars

FCA, Google Begin Offering Rides in Self-Driving Cars

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Apr 27
Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership.

Researchers: Russia-Linked Hackers Targeted Macron Campaign

Researchers: Russia-Linked Hackers Targeted Macron Campaign

By Raphael Satter | Apr 26
Researchers with the Japanese anti-virus firm Trend Micro say the campaign of French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has been targeted by Russia-linked hackers.

Taiwan's 'Hacker Minister' Reshaping Digital Democracy

Taiwan's 'Hacker Minister' Reshaping Digital Democracy

By Youkyung Lee | Apr 26
Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she's a "civic hacker," who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm.

Icelandic Language at Risk; Robots, Computers Can't Grasp It

Icelandic Language at Risk; Robots, Computers Can't Grasp It

By Egill Bjarnason | Apr 25
When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."

Crime Victims: Alabama is Wrong to Post Personal Info Online

Crime Victims: Alabama is Wrong to Post Personal Info Online

By Jeff Martin | Apr 25
The state's online site for court records - Alacourt.com - often doesn't edit out personal information that might appear in court documents.

Police: Wife's Fitbit Logs Steps After Husband Says She Died

Police: Wife's Fitbit Logs Steps After Husband Says She Died

Apr 25
Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015.

Watch: Google Home Ad Features Family with Gay Dads

Watch: Google Home Ad Features Family with Gay Dads

Apr 24
A new ad for Google Home, the assistant device similar to Amazon's Alexa, features a family with two gay dads.

Match for Mutts? New Website Helps People Adopt the Best Dog

Match for Mutts? New Website Helps People Adopt the Best Dog

By Mark Pratt | Apr 24
People looking for the perfect family pet tend to choose a dog based on appearance or breed - but that's barking up the wrong tree.

Google Home's Assistant Can Now Recognize Different Voices

Google Home's Assistant Can Now Recognize Different Voices

By Michael Liedtke | Apr 24
Google's voice-activated assistant can now recognize who's talking to it on Google's Home speaker.

YouTube's Restricted Mode Unblocks Thousands of LGBTQ Vids

YouTube's Restricted Mode Unblocks Thousands of LGBTQ Vids

Apr 24
YouTube officials reportedly "fixed an issue" on the site's "Restricted Mode," an optional filter that blocks "potentially inappropriate content," that was blocking thousands of LGBTQ videos from users.

Trump's Cybersecurity Review Misses Deadline

Trump's Cybersecurity Review Misses Deadline

By Jonathan Lemire | Apr 23
After a receiving a U.S. intelligence assessment on Russian's interference in last year's elections, President Donald Trump vowed that he would have a team present him with a review of America's cybersecurity efforts within 90 days of taking office.

Gunfire Sensors Credited with Quick Arrest in Fresno Rampage

Gunfire Sensors Credited with Quick Arrest in Fresno Rampage

By Scott Smith | Apr 23
Acoustic sensors mounted on lampposts and telephone poles picked up the crack of gunfire and rapidly enabled police to zero in on where it was coming from. Within minutes, the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage was under arrest.

David Meets W/Bear

David Meets W/Bear

By Robin Gray | Apr 23
There's a new bear app that's taking the community by storm, W | Bear. It's a cross between a dating app and Instagram and we love it!

Kathryn Bigelow on VR after her First Try: 'I Love It'

Kathryn Bigelow on VR after her First Try: 'I Love It'

By Jake Coyle | Apr 23
As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality.

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