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

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

Tech, Sex, and Mrs. Fletcher: A Conversation With Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta has perfected the art of transforming the everyday into something spectacular. Nobody is able to make a mundane argument or festering secret into a page-turner quite like him, and his books speak to the larger societal issues of the day while retaining a focus on protagonists who feel

This could be the secret to making better, cheaper cars

Car designers could turn to wood in a bid to make cars lighter, stronger and cheaper.A material made from wood pulp is five times stronger than steel but weighs 80 percent less, according to researchers in Japan.And a leading supplier to Toyota is working alongside the boffins at Kyoto University

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

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

Man arraigned for $100 million Google and Facebook scam

You’d think Google and Facebook would know better than to fall for a phishing scam but …A Lithuanian man who is accused of tricking both online giants into paying him $100 million has been extradited back to the US and was arraigned in Manhattan ​federal ​court ​Thursday.Evaldas Rimasauskas set up

HBO’s Twitter accounts hacked

Premium cable channel HBO has fallen victim yet again to a hacker attack. This time its official Twitter account was broken into, along with accounts for several of its most popular shows.A group calling itself OurMine gained control of HBO’s main account Wednesday night, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It

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

“D–k Pic Locator’ is every perv’s worst nightmare

No matter how sophisticated our technology gets, we humans stay the same.We all carry incredibly powerful computers in our pocket that can tap into the vast history of human knowledge at any given time. And they can also take pictures of penises.Unfortunately for some people, we seem to be disproportionately

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

Japanese workers have learned to love their robot overlords

MORIYA, Japan — Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds – 1,500 a minute, to be exact – on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo.Nary a soul is in sight in

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

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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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

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just began its death dive into Saturn

NASA’s incredibly successful Cassini probe has delivered a wealth of information about Saturn and its many moons during its 13+ years hanging around the planet, but all good things must come to an end. An end is exactly what Cassini will experience in September when it burns up in Saturn’s

Nashville’s most stylish eclipse escape

Nashville’s famed music scene will be, well, eclipsed on Aug. 21 by a stunning cosmic event.Yup, the Tennessee capital stands directly in the path of the total solar eclipse.Now, deep-pocketed travelers can catch it from the Mansion at Fontanel, the former home of country crooner Barbara Mandrell. Four suites inside

Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in US

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon.com Inc is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster’s powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.If Amazon moves ahead, it would represent the latest attempt by the world’s largest online

Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in US

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon.com Inc is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster’s powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.If Amazon moves ahead, it would represent the latest attempt by the world’s largest online

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,”