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Who protects you from making a bad purchase... on your smart speaker?

Apr 29, 2019
Today's voice assistants and smart devices can act like salespeople who knock on your door.
Updated "Echo Dots" are pictured at Amazon Headquarters, following a launch event, on September 20, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.
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Amazon delivery options are rooted in data — and competition

Apr 25, 2019
The online retail giant still feels brick-and-mortar stores hot on its heels.
An Amazon package makes its way down a conveyor belt before being shipped.
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In the novel ‘Delta-v,’ asteroid mining gets us to move to space

Apr 24, 2019
... maybe the ultimate climate change adaptation.
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Is "Fortnite" any more addictive than Facebook?

Apr 23, 2019
Mental health experts aren't all on the same page.
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Sometimes it takes a big prize to solve big tech problems

Apr 22, 2019
Could a $10 million prize be a catalyst for environmental innovation?
Water in the St. Lucie River is covered by a blue-green algae bloom, plaguing the river as it accumulates at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on July 5, 2016.
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What does it mean to be "employed" in the gig economy?

Apr 19, 2019
A new European law tries to answer that question.
A person uses the Uber app on his iPhone in Times Square in New York City. 
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Big Tech is prepping for California's tough new privacy law

Apr 18, 2019
While some are planning for compliance, others keep fighting to weaken it.
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Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: cybersecurity is national security

Apr 17, 2019
The Obama administration official says its importance is "impossible to overstate."
Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, speaks during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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Is video conferencing worth all the trouble?

Apr 16, 2019
Some companies have lost $1 million in productivity just getting the technology to work.
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