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Astronomers spy nearby star that could be chomping a planet

Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets

The Pentagon is working on a secret project to let soldiers control weapons with their minds

The Pentagon's research unit is working on a project that one day would let people control machines with their minds.

This Huge iPad Could Help Make City Life Easier

We spoke with the man who runs the company behind IKE – the Interactive Kiosk Experience.

Growing fire shows potential for explosive…

A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare an emergency

LabCorp finds 'suspicious activity' on its IT network

Laboratory testing giant LabCorp detected “suspicious activity” on its IT network over the weekend, the company announced Monday.

Smart City Tech Adds Innovative Solutions — And…

Newsy spoke with the man behind Smart Cities New York's annual conference to figure out how cities can fix those issues before they even come up.

EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile…

The European Union has fined Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android mobile operating system to install Google apps

How much will Microsoft's pivot to the cloud boost quarterly earnings?

Microsoft reports earnings Thursday and investors will gauge how much its pivot to the cloud contributed to quarterly profit.

Timehop Discloses Data Breach That Affected 21…

Timehop says users' names, email addresses and phone numbers may have been compromised.

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft…

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company has shot a capsule 74 miles into space, higher than it's ever done before

Microsoft CEO calls for AI regulation of facial recognition technology

The benefits of artificial intelligence come with some unintended consequences, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said.

US Military Surveillance Drones Are Being…

Military branches haven't been able to add drone specialists to their infantry squads because the tech could be hackable.

Study links air pollution to drop in national…

A new study says visitors may be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting their visits short because of air pollution

Walmart, Microsoft take aim at Amazon with cloud tech

It is a five-year agreement between the two companies.

Detroit man gets probation in livestreamed killing of friend

A Detroit man has been sentenced to three years of probation for accidentally shooting and killing a friend while they were streaming live on Instagram

Could Africa become the next Silicon Valley?

At one point, the idea of developing a start-up in Africa was unfamiliar and far-fetched.

Elon Musk apologizes for comments about cave…

Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile

Microsoft calls for facial recognition technology rules given 'potential for abuse'

Microsoft has called on the government to step up and regulate facial recognition

Alaska spaceport shortlisted for Rocket Lab launch site

A California-based rocket company has shortlisted the Kodiak spaceport as a possible permanent home for its launches

Instagram users hit with temporary outage

Instagram, the online photo-sharing and social networking service, was temporarily out of service Friday afternoon.

UK investigators probe Russian access to Facebook data

British authorities looking into inappropriate use of data gathered by political consultant Cambridge Analytica from millions of Facebook users say some of the systems that accessed the material appear to be in Russia or a group of former Soviet states