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'Desperate & Duped? GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care

'Desperate & Duped? GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care

By Lindsey Tanner | Oct 23
People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found.

Lost Searching on Netflix? Here's a Solution

Lost Searching on Netflix? Here's a Solution

Oct 23
The streaming giant has so much content that finding what you are looking for is in itself a time-consuming task. But if you know what you are looking for — no matter what genre — there's a solution — and it is in the URL.

iPhone XR Makes the Right Trade-Offs for A Cheaper Price

iPhone XR Makes the Right Trade-Offs for A Cheaper Price

By Anick Jesdanun | Oct 23
On one hand, the XR lacks the high-resolution screen and dual-lens camera found on the XS. On the other, you'd save at least $250 and still get most of the other cutting-edge features found on the more expensive model.

1st U.S. Public Holocaust Memorial Merges Past with New Tech

1st U.S. Public Holocaust Memorial Merges Past with New Tech

By Kristen De Groot | Oct 23
With new displays and an interactive app, the Holocaust Memorial Plaza offers testimonies from survivors, liberators and witnesses associated with the Philadelphia community.

Twitter Removes Accounts Linked to Alex Jones, Infowars

Twitter Removes Accounts Linked to Alex Jones, Infowars

Oct 23
Twitter has removed some accounts thought to be used to circumvent a ban on conspiracy-monger Alex Jones and Infowars, the company said Tuesday.

iPhone XR Makes the Right Trade-Offs for a Cheaper Price

iPhone XR Makes the Right Trade-Offs for a Cheaper Price

By Anick Jesdanun | Oct 23
Apple offers you a simple trade-off with its new iPhone XR, the middlebrow cousin to the top-of-the-line iPhone XS.

New Technology Only Adds to Baseball's Culture of Paranoia

New Technology Only Adds to Baseball's Culture of Paranoia

By Noah Trister | Oct 21
Stealing signs is as much a part of baseball tradition as stealing bases, but the technology available now could open a whole new frontier of competitive sleuthing.

States and Feds Unite on Election Security After '16 Clashes

States and Feds Unite on Election Security After '16 Clashes

By Colleen Long | Oct 20
Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate.

Can Pinterest Succeed as the 'Un'-Social Network?

Can Pinterest Succeed as the 'Un'-Social Network?

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 20
If Instagram is the dream vacation you'll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching a home-improvement show.

Google to Charge for Apps on Android Phones in Europe

Google to Charge for Apps on Android Phones in Europe

Oct 19
Google plans to start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, a response to a record $5 billion antitrust fine imposed by the European Union.

Instagram Users Get Free Sushi in Milan with Proof of Posts

Instagram Users Get Free Sushi in Milan with Proof of Posts

Oct 19
A Milan sushi bar has come up with a new electronic payment method that is based on a currency more valuable than cash in some quarters.

MTV's 'Real World' Going International and Digital

MTV's 'Real World' Going International and Digital

Oct 17
MTV's long-running reality show "The Real World" is going digital and international.

Google Pixel 3 Phone Aims to Automate More Daily Tasks

Google Pixel 3 Phone Aims to Automate More Daily Tasks

By Anick Jesdanun and Michel Liedtke | Oct 16
The Pixel is a showcase for Google's latest advances in software, particularly in artificial intelligence.

Watch: VZfit Launches Virtual Reality Fitness Bike Accessory

Watch: VZfit Launches Virtual Reality Fitness Bike Accessory

Oct 16
This new virtual reality hardware and software product turns any stationary bike into a VR fitness machine in less than five minutes.

Amazon Launches Shark Tank Collection

Amazon Launches Shark Tank Collection

Oct 16
Amazon today announced that it is an official retail partner for "Shark Tank."

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