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Las Vegas hotels bet on technology to attract, dazzle guests
Technology
Published in 10-1-2018
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LAS VEGAS (AP) It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call. Thousands of guests at some of Las Vegas' casino-hotels also can get towels, food and toiletries delivered with just a few taps on their smartphone. It com ...>>
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The Latest: Worries remain over major security flaw in chips
Technology
Published in 10-1-2018
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LAS VEGAS (AP) The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Tech leaders promoting new innovations at the CES gadget show can't get away from lingering questions about large-scale security flaws in the underlying computing platforms. The industry has been reeling since last week's disclosure of flaws affecting processing chips built by Intel and other ...>>
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The Latest: Oil companies dispute climate lawsuit claims
Technology
Published in 10-1-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on New York City's actions on oil investments, and lawsuit against oil companies over climate change (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Some of the oil companies being sued by New York City over claims they contributed to global warming are disputing the allegation. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will be seeking billions in the lawsuit to recoup money spent by the city ...>>
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Senate commerce leader confronts Apple about iPhone slowdown
Technology
Published in 10-1-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The chairman of the U.S. Senate's commerce committee wants Apple to lift the veil on its once-secret slowdown of older iPhones. Sen. John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, issued his request for more information in a letter sent Tuesday to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Among other things, Thune wants to know if Apple made any effort to notify its customers that its recent software u ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 10-1-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Revised suit faults Google for asking hires about prior pay
Technology
Published in 3-1-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A revised gender-pay lawsuit seeking class-action status against Google faults the search giant for asking new hires about their prior salary, a practice now banned in California. The suit, filed Wednesday, also adds a fourth complainant, a preschool teacher with a master's degree. The four women allege they were underpaid by Google compared with their male counterparts. T ...>>
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Series of small quakes rattle area near Mount St. Helens
Technology
Published in 3-1-2018
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SEATTLE (AP) A series of small earthquakes has rattled an area northeast of Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says a 3.9 magnitude quake hit around 12:38 a.m. Wednesday. Dozens of people throughout the region reported feeling it. It was followed minutes later by a 2.7 magnitude temblor. Dozens of smaller aftershocks have been hitting since then. ...>>
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Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K
Technology
Published in 3-1-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000 per patient, making it one of the most expensive medicines in the world and raising questions about the affordability of a coming wave of similar gene-targeting therapies. The injectable treatment from Spark Therapeutics can improve the eyesight of patients with a rare genetic mutation that affects just a few t ...>>
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Roku to chime in with voice-controlled assistant
Technology
Published in 3-1-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Roku plans to add a voice-controlled digital assistant to its streaming TV players in an attempt to catch up with Google, Apple and Amazon. Roku's voice capabilities are currently limited to performing search requests and launching apps. The assistant will be able to field broader requests about video, music and other tasks tied to entertainment. Still, that's a much ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 3-1-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Military turns to oyster reefs to protect against storms
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) Earle Naval Weapons Station, where the Navy loads some of America's most sophisticated weapons onto warships, suffered $50 million worth of damage in Superstorm Sandy. Now the naval pier is fortifying itself with some decidedly low-tech protection: oysters. The facility has allowed an environmental group to plant nearly a mile of oyster reefs about a quarter-mile off it ...>>
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Starfish making comeback after brutal 'wasting' syndrome killed millions
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) Starfish are making a comeback on the West Coast, four years after a mysterious syndrome killed millions of them. From 2013 to 2014, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome hit sea stars from British Columbia to Mexico. The starfish would develop lesions and then disintegrate, their arms turning into blobs of goo. The cause is unclear but researchers say it may be a virus. But now ...>>

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2 investors, including 'Twilight' backer, convicted of fraud
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Two tech entrepreneurs, including a man who invested in the film studio that made the "Twilight" movies, were convicted of fraud on Tuesday in New York. A federal jury convicted Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, 45, and Omar Amanat, 44, of all charges after a six-week trial. The convictions stemmed from the men's role in the technology startup Kit Digital. U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardep ...>>
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Edmunds Sizes Up New Car-Safety Technology
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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We are in a new era of car safety: The focus has shifted from reducing death and injury in a vehicle collision to preventing a crash from happening in the first place. Safety features designed to avoid accidents are becoming increasingly common in new cars. Here is an overview of the advanced safety features you're likely to encounter when shopping for a new car, along with examples of what c ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
    156 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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