Eye scan could spot Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms emerge

A simple eye test could spot Alzheimer’s disease 20 years before symptoms develop, according to new research.A study of patients with the devastating form of dementia found they had more than twice as much of a telltale brain protein in their retinas.Scientists believe this begins to gather decades before symptoms

Twitter makes a ton of money off Trump’s tweetstorms

President Trump’s tweetstorms may keep his beleaguered staff up at night, but they help the people who make a buck from the president’s favorite social media sleep like babies.Without Trump, Twitter Inc. could lose almost a fifth of its value, Bloomberg reported on Friday.That’s the conclusion of Monness Crespi Hardt

Scientists create “Terminator’-style robots with self-healing “skin’

The human-like abilities of robots continue to develop at an incredible pace with droids now being seen to chase targets and even fire guns.But now scientists have taken the potential for human-like resemblance to the next level with the creation of an artificial self-healing “skin.”Scientists at the Brije Universiteit Brussel

US digital rights group slams tech firms for barring neo-Nazis

SAN FRANCISCO – A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticized several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were “dangerous” and threatened free expression online.GoDaddy Inc, Alphabet’s Google, security firm Cloudflare and other technology companies moved this week to block

Millionaire sues Tesla over small seat tear to spotlight “atrocious’ customer service

A multi-millionaire is set to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars suing Tesla over a tiny tear in his seat.Tech mogul Alain Cohen, 50, was one of Tesla’s first customers and forked out nearly $386,000 for three state-of-the-art cars — including $125,000 for a red Model S sedan.But a few months

Facebook shut down right-leaning employee chat room over harassment

Facebook shut down an online chat room for employees to speak anonymously last year — after right-leaning discussion about the 2016 election turned heated and alarmed company management, according to a report on Wednesday.The group, titled Facebook Anon, ran from May 2015 until December 2016 and was designed “as a

Scientists use “molecular scissors’ to create world’s first mutant ants

It may sound like a script for a science fiction movie, but scientists have created the world’s first mutant ants.Two independent research teams have harnessed the gene editing technology CRISPR to genetically alter the ants. In one study, researchers at Rockefeller University modified a gene essential for sensing the pheromones

Tiny robots could soon heal stomach ulcers

Special delivery!Tiny robots could soon be ferrying medicine around the human body, after scientists successfully used the minuscule gadgets to cure sick mice, according to a new report.Researchers at the University of California San Diego used the hair-width bots called “micromotors” to deliver doses of antibiotics to rodents with bacterial

Uber settles federal probe over “God View’ spy software

Uber will submit to 20 years of third-party audits of its privacy practices following a 2014 scandal over its “God View” spy software.The Tuesday truce settles a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission that the ride-hailing company — already slammed by warring investor factions and accusations that management fostered a

Widowers are turning to sex dolls to overcome their grief

These sex dolls are dead ringers.Grieving widowers are finding comfort in lifelike robots that can be customized to resemble their dearly departed wives.Officials at True Companion — the New Jersey-based maker of the fully customizable $9,995 Roxxxy sex robot — say that along with orders for celebrity lookalikes, the most

Google cuts ties with neo-Nazi site for “inciting violence’

The hits keep coming for the Daily Stormer.Google has joined web hosting company GoDaddy in revoking the domain registration of the neo-Nazi website after it posted an article mocking an anti-hate crusader killed in Charlottesville.GoDaddy announced late Sunday on Twitter that it had given the Daily Stormer 24 hours to

Venture firm defends surprise lawsuit against Uber, Kalanick

Uber’s biggest investor on Monday pushed back against three board members — saying it waited a month before filing a lawsuit seeking to keep ousted Chief Executive Travis Kalanick from meddling in the search for his replacement.Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark Capital, responding to accusations that it unfairly blitzed Kalanick

Phone allegedly falls from plane, records its 1,000-foot plummet

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Toyota is working on a “Star Trek’-style “cloaking device’ for cars

Did Toyota hire any aliens recently?Strong evidence supporting that ridiculous notion comes in the form of a patent application the automaker has filed for a “cloaking device” — the term being a tip of the hat to a technology featured in “Star Trek” on Romulan and Klingon starships.Although it’s not

Google cancels diversity meeting over safety concerns

A meeting to address the recent controversy about “diversity” at Google reportedly was canceled Thursday after the company said right-wing trolls published the names of their employees online.Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai sent out a company email that said the event was canceled after employees expressed concern “about their safety,”

Venture firm sues to kick Travis Kalanick off Uber’s board

Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital is suing former Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick to force him off the board of the ride-services company and rescind his ability to fill three board seats, according to the lawsuit.The lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Kalanick of concealing a range of misdeeds from the

Amazon explores ready-to-eat meals that don’t need a refrigerator

Amazon is exploring a technology first developed for the US military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the $700 billion US grocery business.The world’s biggest online retailer has discussed selling ready-to-eat dishes such as beef stew and

Arcade company accused of selling fake Pac-Man games

Game over!The family behind a California arcade machine company was charged with a trio of associates with forging video games, officials said.The owner and employees of CoinOpStore, a classic arcade machine company in Santa Clara, allegedly made and sold counterfeit video games, including Galaga, Tank Battalion and at least five

Ford may have cheated German emissions tests

The German road transport watchdog has opened an investigation into whether Ford installed an emissions cheat device in the Ford Mondeo sedan, business paper WirtschaftsWoche reported today.The report said that the road transport watchdog has reviewed emissions test data that is consistent with the use of a cheater device. An independent lab will