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Grammy Awards to Honor Victims of Gun Violence…

The Grammy Awards will honor the victims lost to gun violence and terrorism at various live music events with a special performance by three artists who appeared at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church and Maren Morris. During a shooting that took place at that festival, 51 people were […]

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

APNewsBreak: GoDaddy to sponsor Patrick in…

Only On AP: The GoDaddy Girl will be back at both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500

Sharing Facebook underage ‘sex tape’ leads to…

Danish police have charged more than 1,000 young people over an underage Facebook sex video. The kids, who range in ages from 15 to people in their 20s, could face distribution of child pornography charges for sharing videos that feature two 15-year-olds having sex.

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.

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

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

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Researchers: Hacking campaign linked to Lebanese spy agency

Researchers say a major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's main intelligence agency has been revealed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of stolen data exposed to the open internet

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Talk Stolen Picture and…

British film and TV stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost formed indie producer Stolen Picture last year, and with their first movie coming out this year, a TV series in the offing, and a growing development slate, they talked to Variety about their plans to take their inimitable brand of comedy and drama to the big […]

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

Big swings continue as bitcoin briefly dips below…

Bitcoin trades below $10,000 Wednesday before recovering most of its losses, extending a sell-off that erased almost half the digital currency's value in one month

Steyn: Potentially dangerous 'duopoly' with…

Two lawsuits against Google and Twitter argue tech companies favor liberal and moderate voices and have a bias against conservatives. #Tucker

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...

SpaceX test fire of Falcon Heavy rocket will…

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, as has been the case for SpaceX virtually any time the private aerospace manufacturer and transport service company attempts to launch a rocket. First set for last Thursday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the test fire of the Falcon Heavy rocket was delayed to this Monday, then Tuesday, and has now been rescheduled for Friday afternoon (though that date is also subject to change). The Falcon Heavy is not only the most powerful rocket in the SpaceX arsenal -- it has been called "the most powerful rocket this generation has ever seen." Designed to one day bring humans to the Moon or Mars, the rocket can carry double the cargo of the next closest rocket, and is comprised of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores. Elon Musk and the SpaceX team want to launch the Falcon Heavy before the end of the month if possible, but that won't be possible until the test fire takes place. Emri Kelly said in a report for Florida Today yesterday that "SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 3:30 p.m. Eastern time Friday for a test fire of its Falcon Heavy rocket at Kennedy Space Center. Teams have six hours, or until 9:30 p.m., to briefly fire the 27 Merlin engines." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ca6x4QbpoM You can learn more about why the test fire was delayed on Teslarati, but providing everything goes according to plan on Friday, SpaceX will then gear up for the Falcon Heavy's inaugural flight in the coming days. The only way to watch the static test will be through Spaceflight Now's subscription service, but the Kennedy Space Center will offer viewing of the actual launch, pending the scheduled launch time and NASA approval.

Senators grill social media companies over…

Senators grill Facebook, Google and Twitter over terrorist propaganda and recruitment

Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prison

Federal prisons officials have tested a jamming technology officials hope will help combat the threat posed by cellphones possessed by inmates behind bars

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Humans will review video from most popular…

Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints

Will Packer Media Acquires Women’s Lifestyle Si…

Entertainment production firm Will Packer Media has acquired xoNecole, a lifestyle website focused on urban millennial women created and run by blogger Necole Kane. WPM founder and CEO Will Packer, whose producing credits include “Girls Trip,” “Ride Along,” “Think Like a Man” and “Straight Outta Compton,” said the addition of xoNecole (xonecole.com) is aimed at […]

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm…

China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's…

Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards

21 US States Just Took New Action on Net…

A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims the FCC broke federal law when it voted to repeal net neutrality rules in a move labeled "arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of discretion," Reuters reports. As promised , a lawsuit filed by 21 state attorneys general, all Democrats, argues the FCC will allow internet service...

Justin Timberlake Brings #MeToo, Trump, Racism…

Despite the down-home vibe Justin Timberlake has described for his forthcoming album “Man of the Woods,” the songs and videos he’s released thus far are futurist, from the electronic throb of the first track “Filthy” to the latest, “Supplies,” which he dropped this morning. The song is a Pharrell-helmed, trap-ist groove that has a much […]

Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality…

Wave of lawsuits against beings against the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules

Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail…

A Milwaukee-based startup has developed floor sensors to give retailers insights on customers as they move through their stores

Click, tap, buy: Holiday shoppers spent record amount online

Shoppers spent a record amount online during the holiday season

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To Win Olympics, NBCU Must Lure Big Crowds – and…

Whenever NBCUniversal broadcasts an Olympics, the massive media company is eager to make a big splash. To succeed, however, executives must increasingly sweat the small stuff. Yes, NBC has lined up Katie Couric to co-anchor the usual colorful primetime broadcast of the Opening Ceremonies from PyeongChang, South Korea, on February 9th. But the company will […]

Facebook Sex Video Triggers Child Porn Charges for 1,004

The two videos tallied up to 59 seconds and could "ruin my life," says one 19-year-old. She doesn't appear in the footage, but was one of 1,004 people—996 of them between the ages of 15 and 24—notified Monday that they face preliminary charges for sharing child porn....

Dylan Farrow Details Sexual Assault Allegation…

Dylan Farrow detailed her allegations of sexual assault at the hands of her father, Woody Allen, in a lengthy interview with Gayle King that aired on Thursday’s edition of “CBS This Morning.” Farrow, 32, recounted her story of being touched by Allen, her adoptive father, in August 1992. She also said she experienced other incidents […]