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Yahoo Confirms Massive Leak Of 500 Million User Accounts

September 22, 2016 3:45 pm  | Comments: 3 | Views: 20195
On Thursday afternoon, Yahoo officially confirmed data “associated with at least 500 million user accounts” have been stolen in what may be one of the largest cybersecurity breaches in history. In the statement, the recently-sold internet giant said it believes a “state-sponsored actor” — an individual acting on behalf of a government —  was behind the… View Article

Google Launches New Travel Planning App, Google Trips

September 20, 2016 11:15 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 11457
On Monday Google launched Google Trips, a new mobile application aimed at helping people better plan their vacation and travels. The free app —  which is available on Android and iOS — serves as a trip planner and travel guide that is capable of organizing your plane tickets and hotel reservations, offering editorial guides to more than 200… View Article

Monday’s Emergency Alert Aids in Apprehending New York City, New Jersey Bombing Suspect

September 19, 2016 3:14 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 22040
U.S. officials issued an unusual emergency alert Monday morning to New York City residents via their mobile devices, warning them to be on the look out for a man wanted for questioning in connection with multiple incidents — including two explosions — across New York and New Jersey over the weekend. The alert result in authorities apprehending the… View Article

Stanford Scientists Create a Plastic Clothing Material that Cools the Body

September 17, 2016 12:23 pm  | Comments: 3 | Views: 12827
Just as scientists declared 2016 to be the hottest year on record, scientists at Stanford University revealed they have invented a fabric inspired by kitchen plastic wrap that actively cools your body temperature if woven into the clothing.  The new fabric — a form of polyethylene derived from plant material — and its futuristic cooling properties were… View Article

Samsung Recalls 1 Million Galaxy Note 7 Phones Due to Exploding Batteries

September 16, 2016 12:41 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 14215
Just two weeks after Samsung launched its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) officially recalled the device Thursday after dozens of users reported it catching fire while charging. The recall comes a week after the CPSC told customers to “immediately stop using and power down” the device. The agency said they have received… View Article

Walmart Patents New Self-Driving Shopping Carts

September 15, 2016 3:36 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 23207
Last week the U.S. government granted Walmart a patent for a new system of self-driving shopping carts that the company hopes to roll out in stores across the country in the near future. According to the patent request, the shopping carts would be equipped with a detachable “Roomba-like” motor system that uses a combination of… View Article

China’s Baidu Unveils New All-Electric, Self-Driving Car

August 31, 2016 4:47 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4878
Beijing-based search company Baidu revealed their new fully electric, self-driving car to the public last week, which is now being tested in China. The Chinese internet company – often referred to as the Google of China – is using a Chery EQ model equipped with its driverless technology for their latest test phase, which departs from their… View Article

Apple Continues to Expand into Digital Health Tracking with Gliimpse Acquisition

August 28, 2016 5:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 19310
Apple’s ambitions in the digital health technology sector continue to expand with its latest acquisition of Gliimpse, a startup that aims to make it easier for patients to manage their personal health records and data. Although Apple frequently purchases smaller companies, they rarely formally announce their acquisitions. However, the tech giant did confirm the Gliimpse purchase… View Article

Startup Uses Coffee, Beer, and Hemp for 3D Printing

August 27, 2016 4:53 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3184
A North Dakota startup called 3DomFuel is using a collection of unusual recycled products—such as beer, coffee and hemp—and turning them into a material called filament that can be used for 3D printing. According to a CNN Money report, the dominant material currently used for 3D printing is plastic. Composed of hydrocarbons which do not… View Article

McDonald’s replaces Happy Meal toy with new ‘Step-it’ fitness tracker

August 18, 2016 3:52 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 12547
The piece of wearable technology is designed to encourage those eating McDonald’s Happy Meals to be more active McDonald’s locations in North America have begun serving an unexpected addition to its classic children’s Happy Meal: a bright, colorful, fitness tracker. For a limited time, the fast-food giant is replacing its traditional Happy Meal toy treat… View Article

Facebook Expands Its Personalized Learning Platform to 120 Additional Schools

August 11, 2016 9:00 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 17368
Facebook’s newest partnership with Summit Public Schools introduces an innovative approach to learning On Tuesday, Facebook and Summit Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school network, announced that 120 U.S. schools are planning to introduce a free student-directed learning system this fall. Co-created by the social network and the charter school network, the “Summit Personalized Learning… View Article