Google Maps using landmarks to make directions sound more human
Google Maps is becoming a little more human by using iconic landmarks when giving directions, instead of specific street names - and it's taking many users by surprise. “Google...
7 minutes ago - New York Post
What's Next for TESS, NASA's New Exoplanet Hunter?
The spacecraft is headed to its science orbit and prepping to discover thousands of alien worlds
23 minutes ago - Scientific American
Facebook Is Moving Into the Processor-Making Business
The world's largest social network is planning to enter the processor-making business. Facebook has started posting job listings that point to ambitions to develop chips...
37 minutes ago - Fortune
Marissa Mayer decided how much to pay employees at Yahoo based on a lesson she learned from Google
Yahoo's former CEO Marissa Mayer said in an interview with The New York Times that she used the same strategy for determining compensation at Yahoo and at Google, where she was...
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Netflix's New Mobile Previews Look a Lot Like Instagram Stories
Netflix released a new feature Thursday that makes it easy to preview a show or movie you're thinking about watching. Called mobile previews, they are located at the top of the...
55 minutes ago - Fortune
Inside the government agency designing tech to fight fake news
The team that brought you driverless cars and Siri is now fighting a new kind of war on information.
1 hour ago - NBC News
What To Glean From Jeff Bezos' Annual Shareholder Letter
Amazon on Wednesday released the annual letter CEO Jeff Bezos writes to shareholders. It has supplanted Warren Buffett's yearly investment update as the seminal tract for...
1 hour ago - Fortune
5 Cool Things You Can Do With Amazon Alexa's Customizable Skills
Less than a year after Amazon introduced its first Alexa smart connected speaker in 2014, programmers were able to add their own voice-controlled apps to the device. The apps...
1 hour ago - Fortune
Digital Tech Helps Supplement CBT for Opioid Abuse
Researchers announce that an automated text messaging service may help to curb opioid abuse and reduce the likelihood of relapse while also decreasing treatment...
1 hour ago - Psych Central
China is holding up a $44 billion US tech deal
Beijing says Qualcomm's purchase of NXP could give it unfair advantage over rival computer chip makers.
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Abby Lee Miller diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma
The "Dance Moms" star will likely need chemotherapy and radiation
'Fearless Girl' leaving Wall Street for new home
"Fearless Girl" will move about three blocks away, outside the stock exchange and facing the building.
Professor who called Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist' says she will never be...
A California professor called Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” shortly after the former first lady's death. Now she's taunting critics by saying she will never be fired.
Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives
PHILADELPHIA - Two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks said they were just waiting for a business meeting - and a week later still wonder how that could escalate...
South Korea: North may discuss ‘complete denuclearization'
North Korea signaled that it is willing to discuss “complete denuclearization” without demanding conditions like a withdrawal of American troops from the peninsula, South...
Toys 'R' Us rejects bid from billionaire Bratz CEO
Sources with knowledge of the matter say the $675 million bid for the toy retailer's remaining 735 U.S. locations was too low.
Report: 3-year-old accidentally shoots pregnant mother after finding gun in car
The little girl “had no idea what she had done and she was very scared," according to authorities in Indiana.
FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion
The announcement comes nearly a year after the engine's manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do...
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to miss Game 3 after wife dies
Assistant coach Ettore Messina will coach in Popovich's absence as the team tries to turn around the series against the Warriors.
Reds fire manager Bryan Price, pitching coach Mack Jenkins
The Reds started the 2018 season with a 3-15 record, leading to Price's firing.