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All the questions about 'Fortnite' you were too embarrassed to ask

All the questions about 'Fortnite' you were too embarrassed to ask

(CNN) - What might it take to unite people of all ages, backgrounds and interests toward a common goal? Easy: An impending ecological crisis threatening the survival of humanity.That's one appeal ... Continue Reading
'Dark ads' cast a shadow over Ireland's referendum on abortion

'Dark ads' cast a shadow over Ireland's referendum on abortion

DUBLIN (CNN) - Attempts by Facebook and Google to tackle "dark ads" and foreign interference in the run-up to Ireland's referendum on abortion haven't been entirely successful, data from a transparenc ... Continue Reading
New lifesaving drone rescues swimmers by dropping inflatable pod

New lifesaving drone rescues swimmers by dropping inflatable pod

(CNN) - Caught in rough surf far from shore, stranded swimmers might hope for a lifeguard to appear amid the waves.But for two men recently rescued off the coast of Australia's Lennox Head, New So ... Continue Reading
People who quit Twitter in 2017

People who quit Twitter in 2017

(CNN) - Twitter is a cruel mistress. It's mostly populated by people with trash opinions who will happily engage in bitter feuds with complete strangers. But if you're a celebrity, it's also one of t ... Continue Reading
This virtual politician wants to run for office

This virtual politician wants to run for office

(CNN) - There's no handshaking for this politician. Meet SAM, the world's first virtual politician. The AI-powered New Zealander talks to voters through Facebook Messenger, answering their questio ... Continue Reading
Zero gravity, fully cute: New Japanese drone in space

Zero gravity, fully cute: New Japanese drone in space

(CNN) - The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency has released the first set of images and videos taken by its debut zero-gravity fully-autonomous camera drone.Functionally, the JEM Internal Ball, ... Continue Reading
Self-driving police patrol to hit Dubai

Self-driving police patrol to hit Dubai

(CNN) - Self-driving police vehicles are set to hit Dubai -- but don't expect to catch a ride in one. This autonomous police car is tiny.Continuing a Smart Dubai initiative, which saw Dubai Police ... Continue Reading
DOJ plans to disrupt global spam network after Russian hacker's arrest

DOJ plans to disrupt global spam network after Russian hacker's arrest

(CNN) - The US Department of Justice announced an "extensive effort to disrupt and dismantle" a network of thousands of compromised computers under the control of an alleged cybercriminal, a statemen ... Continue Reading
Teenage girls to launch Africa's first private space satellite

Teenage girls to launch Africa's first private space satellite

(CNN) - They may be teenagers, but 17-year-old Brittany Bull and 16-year-old Sesam Mngqengqiswa have grand ambitions -- to launch Africa's first private satellite into space. They are part of a te ... Continue Reading
Suspect OKs Amazon to hand over Echo recordings in murder case

Suspect OKs Amazon to hand over Echo recordings in murder case

(CNN) - Amazon, go ahead and hand over the recordings in that murder case. A high-profile attorney has taken over as lead counsel for an Arkansas man accused of killing his friend, a former police ... Continue Reading
Meet the man working with NASA to 3D print a colony on Mars

Meet the man working with NASA to 3D print a colony on Mars

(CNN) - Forget the moon. The next giant leap for mankind could be building a habitat on Mars.The fourth planet from the sun may be cold -- Martian winters can reach -190 degrees Fahrenheit (-87 de ... Continue Reading
7-year-old girl asks Google for a job - and gets a response

7-year-old girl asks Google for a job - and gets a response

(CNN) - We usually ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, but we seldom ask where they want to work. Well, 7-year-old Chloe Bridgewater already has her sights set: Google.After her dad s ... Continue Reading
At ease, future astronauts: NASA solving 'space poop' problem

At ease, future astronauts: NASA solving 'space poop' problem

(CNN) - When hurtling through the cosmos, the last thing an astronaut wants to worry about is what to do when nature calls. If they're in a regularly pressured spacecraft, the answer is easy -- ju ... Continue Reading
Which type of tailgater are you?

Which type of tailgater are you?

(CNN) - College football and the NFL are huge moneymakers. But fans and businesses also now want a piece of the beer- and brat-fueled fellowship that goes down in the parking lot.Before the compet ... Continue Reading
How to keep Alexa from buying a dollhouse without your OK

How to keep Alexa from buying a dollhouse without your OK

(CNN) - You might need to shield more than just your child's ears from the news sometimes.Your Alexa device could be listening as well. Alexa is the digital assistant in Amazon's Echo Dot that rea ... Continue Reading
Alexa, can you help with this murder case?

Alexa, can you help with this murder case?

(CNN) - Amazon is pushing back against an Arkansas prosecutor's demand for information from a murder suspect's Echo smart speaker, setting up another legal battle over investigators' quest for techno ... Continue Reading
Here's how to outsmart fake news in your Facebook feed

Here's how to outsmart fake news in your Facebook feed

(CNN) - Just because it's on the internet doesn't make it true. It seems so simple, but if everyone knew that, Facebook and Google wouldn't have to pull bogus news sites from their advertising algori ... Continue Reading
Can we please stop falling for this Facebook privacy hoax?

Can we please stop falling for this Facebook privacy hoax?

(CNN) - We've been debunking this hoax for SEVEN YEARS now, and yet, here we are doing it again. No, Facebook hasn't changed its privacy settings.No, what you post doesn't belong to Facebook no ... Continue Reading
This 'hands-on' drone looks straight out of a sci-fi nightmare

This 'hands-on' drone looks straight out of a sci-fi nightmare

(CNN) - Its makers insist that it has numerous, practical applications, but a new offering from Japanese commercial UAV maker Prodrone looks like something out of a dystopic sci-fi movie. The six- ... Continue Reading
Meet Octobot, a dinky chemical reaction-powered soft robot

Meet Octobot, a dinky chemical reaction-powered soft robot

(CNN) - This dinky octopus isn't your average sea creature. It's a bio-inspired soft robot -- dubbed "Octobot" -- that's powered entirely by a chemical reaction.In a study published Wednesday i ... Continue Reading

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