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IT Contractor Sentenced for Wire Fraud that Used Porn Site

IT Contractor Sentenced for Wire Fraud that Used Porn Site

Sep 20
A Tempe information technology contractor has been sentenced after pleading guilty to wire fraud for trying to extort $10,000 from a company and then defacing its website by redirecting its home page to a pornographic site.

Alexa, What Do You See? Amazon Said to Be Working on Glasses

Alexa, What Do You See? Amazon Said to Be Working on Glasses

Sep 20
Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report.

Review: Apple Watch Goes Solo, but Don't Dump Your Phone Yet

Review: Apple Watch Goes Solo, but Don't Dump Your Phone Yet

By Anick Jesdanun | Sep 20
A new model with its own cellular-network connection is Apple's next step toward an untethered world. Now you can make and receive calls and messages on the watch while leaving your phone at home.

Dumb-Ass Lists: EDGE's Favaarrrite #TalkLikeAPirateDay Tweets

Dumb-Ass Lists: EDGE's Favaarrrite #TalkLikeAPirateDay Tweets

Sep 19
Yarrrr! It's #TalkLikeAPirateDay and EDGE has compiled a list of its favarrrite Tweets.

Across U.S., Lawmakers Chip Away at Public's Access to Records

Across U.S., Lawmakers Chip Away at Public's Access to Records

By Andrew DeMillo and Andrew | Sep 19
In February, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act with a resolution calling it "a shining example of open government" that had ensured access to vital public records for generations.

The Person Named Most Dangerous Online Might Surprise You

The Person Named Most Dangerous Online Might Surprise You

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 19
One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory - she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet.

Bitcoin ... the Way to the Future or Path to Financial Ruin?

Bitcoin ... the Way to the Future or Path to Financial Ruin?

Sep 18
Bitcoin, hailed in some quarters as the future of currency, is having a rough week, with a flurry of rumors that China will shut down exchanges and the head of a major U.S bank calling bitcoin a "fraud."

#NaziBucketChallenge Calls Out Trump, Trends on Twitter

#NaziBucketChallenge Calls Out Trump, Trends on Twitter

Sep 15
In response to the White House's demand that ESPN fire host Jemele Hill for calling President Trump a "white supremacist" on Twitter this week, a hashtag has emerged where users define themselves and call POTUS out.

Robot Conducts Tenor Bocelli, Orchestra in Pisa

Robot Conducts Tenor Bocelli, Orchestra in Pisa

Sep 15
Tenor Andrea Bocelli has brought down the house at Pisa's Teatro Verdi by performing with an unusual conductor: A robot.

Lawsuit Targets Searches of Electronic Devices at U.S. Border

Lawsuit Targets Searches of Electronic Devices at U.S. Border

By Deb Riechmann | Sep 15
A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the U.S. government's growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because electronic devices now carry troves of private personal and business information.

White House: ESPN Could Justify Firing Hill for Trump Tweets

White House: ESPN Could Justify Firing Hill for Trump Tweets

Sep 14
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that sports anchor Jemele Hill could justifiably be fired from ESPN for tweets calling President Donald Trump a "white supremacist" and "a bigot."

Self-Driving Boats: The Next Tech Transportation Race

Self-Driving Boats: The Next Tech Transportation Race

By Matt O'Brien | Sep 14
Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years - but autonomous boats could be just around the pier.

China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists

China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists

By Joe McDonald | Sep 14
Frank Chen's e-commerce business has nothing to do with politics but he worries it might be sunk by the Communist Party's latest effort to control what the Chinese public sees online.

There's No Need to Spend $999 for A Good Phone These Days

There's No Need to Spend $999 for A Good Phone These Days

By Tali Arbel | Sep 13
Apple's new iPhone X is special. It has flashy upgrades, facial recognition and animated emoji, all in celebration of the iPhone's 10-year anniversary. And its price tag is appropriately special: $999 and up.

Hunky Cops Photo Prompts Facebook Users to Ask for Arrests

Hunky Cops Photo Prompts Facebook Users to Ask for Arrests

Sep 13
A group selfie from some Florida police officers has caused a social media stir, prompting some Facebook users to inquire about their marital status and others to ask to be arrested.

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