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Could Hackers Have Hit Navy Ships?

As the Navy tries to figure out what caused its latest collision, two of the most common theories involve human error or some kind of electrical glitch in the navigation system. But another idea has surfaced as well, and the Navy isn't ruling it out: hacking. "2 clarify Re: possibility...

Elon Musk, AI Experts Warn of 'Pandora's Box' of Weapons

Elon Musk's wariness on artificial intelligence is well documented, and he just stepped up his anti-robot efforts with a note to the United Nations. The Guardian reports that the Tesla CEO and Alphabet's Mustafa Suleyman, along with nearly 120 robotics and AI specialists from more than two dozen countries, have...

Suit: KitKat 'Stole' the Look of This Popular Video Game

Nestle ripped off the classic Atari game Breakout in an ad for KitKat, the BBC reports. The video game maker charges in a lawsuit that Nestle broke copyright laws when it swiped Breakout's "look, feel, sound, and imagery" by replacing the video game's colored bricks with KitKat bars. The company...

For Woman Stuck in Pool, Facebook to the Rescue

A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in her swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to the loving arms of Facebook to ask for help getting out. "I had one foot on (the ladder), and when I put my other foot on it, it went down. And I cracked...

Zuckerberg to Take 2-Month Paternity Leave

When baby no. 2 arrives for Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder will again be taking two months of paternity leave, like he did when daughter Max was born. "I will always be grateful I could spend so much time with her in the first months of...

Nokia's New Phone Replaces the Selfie With the Bothie

If we're being honest, the selfie is passé. Today's discerning Instagrammers require a new way to document their every waking moment. Enter the Nokia 8 and its "bothie." Nokia's attempt to compete with Samsung and Apple in the high-end smartphone market hits stores in Europe in September. Wired reports the...

Tim Cook Memo: 'I Disagree With the President'

The backlash against President Trump's inflammatory remarks on Charlottesville continues, including two White House business councils being shuttered after members started defecting. The latest voice to enter the mix: Apple CEO Tim Cook, who Wednesday sent a memo to employees decrying "hate and bigotry" in general, and Trump's take on...

Silent Song Is a Hit on iTunes

No, the volume is just fine. It's the song. An unusual tune has found its way onto the top 50 on the iTunes charts, alongside Ed Sheeran and Keith Urban hits, the AP reports. The song is completely silent. "A a a a a Very Good Song" costs 99 cents...

Love Movies at the Theater? There's a New Plan for You

If all the movies you can watch at home for one low price per month isn't enough, a Netflix co-founder has another proposal: a movie a day at actual movie theaters for one low price per month. That's the idea behind Mitch Lowe's startup company MoviePass, which Tuesday dropped that...

DOJ Wants Info on 1.3M People Who Visited Anti-Trump Site

The Department of Justice is demanding the IP addresses of more than 1.3 million people who visited an anti-Trump website, TechCrunch reports. According to Fortune, that information—along with photos, email content, and more being sought by the DOJ—could be used to identify anyone who visited DisruptJ20.org,...

Man ID'd by Internet as White Nationalist Wasn't

Internet sleuths working to publicly identify and shame the white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and others who attended last weekend's "Unite the Right" rally in Virginia have had some success—one man lost his job, another was disowned by his family —but their efforts aren't without their risks. The New York Times...

Obama Charlottesville Tweet Is 2nd Most Popular Ever

Former President Obama tweeted for the first time in weeks in response to the violence in Charlottesville—and it rapidly became one of the most popular tweets in history. "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." tweeted...

Neo-Nazi Site Hit by GoDaddy, Anonymous for 'Obscene' Post

GoDaddy gave the Daily Stormer the boot for violating its terms of service after the white supremacist website published an inflammatory article that used "sexist and obscene language" about Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old killed in a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., per the Arizona Republic. GoDaddy has been under...

Secret Messaging App Both Adored and Feared

Imagine being able to hear exactly what family, friends, and coworkers think of you without knowing who is behind each comment. It's enticing to the millions of people who've downloaded the massively popular new app Sararah since it was released in June. Adweek reports that it's currently the top free...

An Actual 'Woman in Tech' Explains Google Memo Outrage

With James Damore claiming Google only proved his point by firing him, a self-described "woman in tech" is taking it upon herself to "ladysplain" why the former Google engineer's manifesto —a "list of biologically driven 'personality differences'" that explain why women aren't cut out to work in tech—angered so...

This CEO Gives His Warehouse Workers Top Perks, Too

When Boxed co-founder and CEO Chieh Huang first pitched his unconventional and highly generous benefits plan to investors a few years ago, some said, "What the hell are you doing?" His company, which takes on the likes of Costco to offer low-cost online bulk purchases with two-day delivery and no...

Engineer: Google Proved My Point by Firing Me

The Google engineer who wrote a controversial memo about why so few women work in tech also complained in that same memo that Google had an "ideological echo chamber" and oppressed opposing views. "My firing neatly confirms that point," writes James Damore in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. In the...

Google CEO Should Resign Over Memo Fiasco

New York Times columnist David Brooks makes the case Friday that Google CEO Sundar Pichai should resign because of how badly he handled this week's "memo" controversy. Dealing with the aftermath required the subtlety of a skilled leader, but Pichai instead assumed a "mob" mentality to unfairly demonize now-fired engineer...

Court Delivers Blow to Billionaire Who Closed Public Beach

The Silicon Valley billionaire who bought and then closed public access to a popular California beach must let the surfers return, a court ruled Thursday. In a 3-0 decision, a state appeals court ruled venture capitalist Vinod Khosla must restore public access to Martins Beach near San Francisco. Martins Beach...

Google CEO Calls Off Meeting Amid Alt-Right Fears

Google CEO Sundar Pichai planned to address the controversy over an anti-diversity memo at an all-employee town hall meeting—but he called it off after workers said they were worried about online harassment. Pichai said questions from employees had been leaked and their identities had been published on alt-right websites,...

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