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Twitter's stock is popping on 'market gossip' that Disney is interested again (TWTR)

Twitter investors are still eager for a sale. The company's shares popped in after hours trading on Tuesday following a report from Betaville that says Disney has "rekindled interest" in buying the struggling social network. Citing "well...Show More Summary

Marc Benioff had a stake in Quip before Salesforce bought it for $750 million

Over the summer, Salesforce bought a tiny startup called Quip, a productivity app founded by Facebook's former CTO, Bret Taylor, for a reported $750 million. Benioff was convinced to buy Quip for that price to get Taylor to come work...Show More Summary

Spider-eating bug muffles web vibrations to sneak up on prey

It’s a silent assassin. To eat a spider, the long-necked giraffe assassin bug has to snap web threads without being noticed – and avoid being devoured itself

AT&T reportedly has a secret program that helps law enforcement spy without a warrant

AT&T has a secret program called Hemisphere that allows law enforcement to obtain call metadata on targeted individuals without first obtaining a search warrant, according to a new report in The Daily Beast. While Hemisphere was first...Show More Summary

Nuclear plants leak critical alerts in unencrypted pager messages

A surprising number of critical infrastructure participants do, too, study finds.

Google Fiber's CEO is stepping down and the company is halting plans to offer service in several cities (GOOG, GOOGL)

Craig Barratt, the head of Google's broadband access company, is stepping down and the company is freezing plans to roll out high-speed broadband service to multiple cities, the company announced on Tuesday. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Countries around the world are pouring billions of dollars into France's revolutionary nuclear fusion reactor

Decrypted: Westworld goes full blackhat

In the new episode of Ars TV podcast Decrypted, we talk to an expert in combat technology about the park's robots.

How The Jester fooled Russians—and Fox News—with one simple trick.

A Tweet with cross-site scripting link convinced some he'd hacked Russian Foreign Ministry.

TIM COOK: Here's why assistants on phones are better than home speakers like the Echo (AAPL)

Despite an early start, Apple is playing catch up to rivals like Google and Amazon when it comes to gadgets infused with artificial intelligence such as Amazon's Echo home speaker. But while Amazon's Echo has proven popular with consumers,...Show More Summary

Why Sayta Nadella thinks cars are the 'best thing that has happened' to Microsoft (MSFT)

Self-driving cars are going to be here sooner (Tesla and Uber) or later (Apple), but you don't hear much about a Microsoft car. And there's a good reason for that. Microsoft has no plans to build one, CEO Satya Nadella told attendees...Show More Summary

5 mind tricks that are toying with your perception of the world

While human beings are rational thinking creatures, there are a bunch of ways  that our mind tricks us  into working against our self-interest, and screw up everything that we do.  Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

A huge part of Saturn just changed color unexpectedly

Last month, NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped a picture of Saturn's north pole only to discover that it has changed color unexpectedly. And NASA thinks it knows why.  Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

ISIS militants have spread a toxic, corrosive cloud all over the Middle East

During a bloody battle for control of Mosul — the last stronghold of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq — militants burned down a chemical plant that spewed choking, corrosive gases across the Middle East. One of two images released by...Show More Summary

Apple sold 45.5 million iPhones last quarter (AAPL)

Apple's earnings for the third quarter are out, and the big number on everyone's mind is iPhone sales. Apple reported that it sold 45.5 million iPhones last quarter. Analysts were expecting 45 million iPhone sales. It's a slight beat. iPhone...Show More Summary

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