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Election Hacking Puts Focus on Paperless Voting Machines

Election Hacking Puts Focus on Paperless Voting Machines

By Christina A. Cassidy | May 20
As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, an estimated 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.

Ground-Penetrating Radar in Hunt for Dead in Racial Massacre

Ground-Penetrating Radar in Hunt for Dead in Racial Massacre

By Janet McConnaughey | May 19
Researchers searching for a possible mass grave from a racial massacre in 1887 said they picked up signals Thursday of disturbed earth at a south Louisiana site, but they cautioned they don't know yet what ground-penetrating radar detected.

Democrats Hope Net Neutrality Issue Will Win Votes This Fall

Democrats Hope Net Neutrality Issue Will Win Votes This Fall

By Kevin Freking | May 19
Senate Democrats, joined by three Republicans, pushed through a measure intended to revive Obama-era internet rules that ensured equal treatment for all web traffic, though opposition in the House and the White House seems insurmountable.

Gay-Friendly Apple Weighs North Carolina Despite LGBT Laws

Gay-Friendly Apple Weighs North Carolina Despite LGBT Laws

By Emery P. Dalesio | May 19
Gay-rights advocates are divided on whether to cheer or bemoan a potential marriage between the state of North Carolina and one of the global corporations most friendly to LGBT workers and causes.

Emergency 911 Technology Struggles to Keep Up with the Times

Emergency 911 Technology Struggles to Keep Up with the Times

By Lisa Marie Pane | May 18
In this era of active shooters, police shootings and global terrorism, a patchwork of technology around the country can make the experience of calling 911 vastly different depending on where you live.

Clocks May Go a Little Cuckoo with Power Grid Change

Clocks May Go a Little Cuckoo with Power Grid Change

By Seth Borenstein | May 18
Running late for work or just miss that bus? You could have a good excuse: Your electric clock might be running a bit cuckoo.

Trump to Sign Order to Reform U.S. Infrastructure Technology

Trump to Sign Order to Reform U.S. Infrastructure Technology

May 16
President Donald Trump is signing an executive order to try to reform the federal government's confounding information technology structure.

Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Pump Work at Space Station

Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Pump Work at Space Station

By Marcia Dunn | May 16
NASA astronauts took a spacewalk Wednesday to shuffle around a couple of space station pumps.

Walmart Unveils Lord & Taylor Site

Walmart Unveils Lord & Taylor Site

By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 16
Walmart, long known for its "everyday low prices" mantra and as a place for basics, wants shoppers to think of it as a source for style and upscale fashion as it tries to reach more affluent customers.

Facebook: We're Better at Policing Nudity than Hate Speech

Facebook: We're Better at Policing Nudity than Hate Speech

By Michael Liedtke | May 16
Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is more challenging than weeding out other types of unacceptable posts because computer programs still stumble over the nuances of human language, the company revealed Tuesday.

Facebook Suspends About 200 Apps That May Have Misused Data

Facebook Suspends About 200 Apps That May Have Misused Data

May 14
Facebook is suspending about 200 apps that it believes may have misused data.

Walking Robot Maker Prepares to Unleash Its Dog-Like Machine

Walking Robot Maker Prepares to Unleash Its Dog-Like Machine

May 14
A robotics company known for its widely shared videos of nimble, legged robots opening doors or walking through rough terrain is preparing to sell some after more than a quarter century of research.

Facebook Ads Show Russian Effort to Stoke Political Division

Facebook Ads Show Russian Effort to Stoke Political Division

By Mary Clare Jalonick | May 13
Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency to sow racial and political division in the United States before and after the 2016 election.

Police Test New Tool to Detect Card Skimmers

Police Test New Tool to Detect Card Skimmers

May 12
The U.S. Secret Service says more than a billion dollars is stolen from U.S. consumers each year by credit card skimmers, money that funds organized crimes. Now, the NYPD is testing out a new device to detect skimmers called the "Skim Reaper."

Italian Researchers Develop Lighter, Cheaper Robotic Hand

Italian Researchers Develop Lighter, Cheaper Robotic Hand

By Colleen Barry and Francesco Sportelli | May 12
Italian researchers on Thursday unveiled a new robotic hand they say allows users to grip objects more naturally and features a design that will lower the price significantly.

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