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Facebook to emphasize 'trustworthy' news via user…

Facebook is announcing its second major tweak to its algorithm this month, saying it will prioritize news based on users' votes

Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to…

Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont is taking his campaign to recover his old job from Belgium to Denmark, in a bid to step up the pressure on Spanish authorities who have said that a fugitive abroad can't be the region's president

Special Operations dogs get tactical gear upgrade

Fox Firepower: Allison Barrie with a look at how U.S. Army SOCOM is looking to equip the 75th Ranger Regiment's dogs with advanced vest protection, wearable sensors and video cameras.

Teens Don't Mind Online-Only Relationships

Children are having online-only relationships without meeting in real life, and apparently they don’t mind! The New York Post Reports. Buzz60's Sam Berman has the full story.

Scientists Invented A Way To Control Objects Like…

Scientists wanted to see if they could create something that works like current virtual and augmented reality devices but without the wires.

Lithuania probing bogus story after TV station is hacked

Lithuania has launched an investigation into a cyberattack against a news outlet that saw a fake news article targeting the defense minister

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'Squirming on the Floor': Uber's Kalanick Had…

Bloomberg is out with a lengthy feature about the final, turbulent year of Travis Kalanick at the helm of Uber, which the story maintains was "a lot weirder and darker than you thought." As evidence of that, reporters Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone unearth a bizarre anecdote about Kalanick's behavior...

Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as…

For cities knocked out of Amazon lottery, the effort may turn out to be a trial run to lure other businesses

High-tech winter sports gear

Take your winter sports game to the next level with this high-tech gear including folding skis, rubberized ski boots and winter wear to keep you and your smartphone from the deep freeze.

Netherlands to Build Affordable Housing with a…

Stefano Boeri Archetitti has designed a vertical forest apartment building which will be built in the Netherlands. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) reports.

Some People Might Have To Start Paying More For…

Members who choose to pay monthly will see a $2 increase. Those that pay annually won't see a price change.

Brexit costs Britain data center for Europe's satnav system

Officials have decided to move a data center for the European Union's new satellite navigation system out of Britain because of Brexit

Drone rescue off Australian beach heralded as…

A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue

IBM reports first revenue growth since 2012

IBM has reported its first quarter of revenue growth since 2012 as the company ramps up its cloud computing business and looks for new opportunities from its investments in artificial intelligence

Social media execs testify on combatting terror…

Raw video: Senate lawmakers grill Facebook, YouTube and Twitter executives on efforts to keep America safe.

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Robomedic? This Drone Might've Just Saved A Life

A water rescue by drone in Australia might give us a glimpse at the emergency response of the future.

Buses carrying tech workers targeted outside San…

Six shuttle buses transporting Apple and Google employees had their windows broken while traveling south of San Francisco

Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese…

Researchers say major blunder has exposed global hacking operation tied to Lebanon's security agency

GoDaddy to sponsor Danica Patrick in 'Danica…

Danica Patrick has secured sponsorship money from GoDaddy to race in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500

CES 2018: High-tech home broadcasting

Take your home live streaming and podcast recording to a new level with these high-tech home broadcasting setups revealed at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Nintendo's New Kid-Focused Project Is Made Out Of…

Nintendo "Labo" kits will let kids build their own accessories for the Switch.

iPhone Slowdown Will Soon Be Optional

Apple has somewhat good news for users of older, slower iPhones who don't want to go out and buy a new battery. Tim Cook tells ABC News that a new iOS update—expected in early February, per the Verge —will allow iPhone users to disable Apple's deliberate slowdown of older...

Amazon Reveals 20 Finalists for 2nd HQ

North American cities and regions have been going to "unusual extremes" to vie to become Amazon's second headquarters, reports the New York Times , and the online giant announced a short list Thursday, with just one city—Los Angeles—out of the 20 hailing from the West Coast. The rest of...

China criticizes US moves on intellectual…

China has criticized moves by the U.S. targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment, saying Washington lacks objectivity in its approach to Chinese businesses

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Drone credited with saving 2 teens caught in…

Unmanned aircraft drops flotation device to swimmers struggling in rip current in Australia.

They Were Being Pounded by Waves. Then the Drone Came

In what the deputy premier of New South Wales is calling a "historic" rescue, two teens were saved from choppy surf thanks to a drone that dropped an inflatable safety device to them—all as it recorded the rescue. The BBC reports that Aussie lifeguards were still testing how to...

Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus…

Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut bring back an estimated $245 billion back to its home country