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Casting Oscar: Foundry Creates Each Statuette As Work of Art

Casting Oscar: Foundry Creates Each Statuette As Work of Art

By Michael Hill | Feb 18
Every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over at a foundry far from Hollywood.

Warning, Escape Route Lack by California Dam

Warning, Escape Route Lack by California Dam

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Feb 17
Communities just downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself - rather than its spillways - were to abruptly fail,

Nevada Lawmaker Seeks Precautionary Ban on Human Microchips

Nevada Lawmaker Seeks Precautionary Ban on Human Microchips

By Alison Noon | Feb 16
Computer chips that store personal information and could be used to pinpoint someone's location could not be implanted in humans without consent under a bill Nevada state lawmakers weighed on Monday.

Swedish Supermarkets Test Lasers to Label Organic Produce

Swedish Supermarkets Test Lasers to Label Organic Produce

By James Brooks | Feb 16
Something high-tech is happening in the produce aisle at some Swedish supermarkets, where laser marks have replaced labels on the organic avocados and sweet potatoes.

Fake News 101: The New Civics Course in U.S. Schools?

Fake News 101: The New Civics Course in U.S. Schools?

By Carolyn Thompson | Feb 15
Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news - and why they should care that there's a difference.

UK Offers Teens Cybersecurity Classes to Fight Attacks

UK Offers Teens Cybersecurity Classes to Fight Attacks

Feb 15
Britain plans to give afterschool cybersecurity training to thousands of teenagers in a bid to protect the country from online attacks.

Disney Ends Deal With YouTube Star Over Anti-Semitic Stunt

Disney Ends Deal With YouTube Star Over Anti-Semitic Stunt

By Mae Anderson | Feb 14
Disney's Maker Studios and Google's YouTube are distancing themselves from a top YouTube star after he made jokes construed as anti-Semitic and posted Nazi imagery in his videos.

Up, Up and Away: Passenger-Carrying Drone to Fly in Dubai

Up, Up and Away: Passenger-Carrying Drone to Fly in Dubai

Feb 14
Up, up and away: Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city-state in July.

From Protests to 'Pussy Hats,' Trump Resistance Brews Online

From Protests to 'Pussy Hats,' Trump Resistance Brews Online

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 14
The revolution may not be televised - but it apparently will be tweeted. And Facebooked. And Instagrammed.

Russian Hackers Get Burned in Deal with Russia's Spy Agency

Russian Hackers Get Burned in Deal with Russia's Spy Agency

By Vitniza Saldava and Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 13
For several years a group of Russian hackers have been posting letters and documents stolen from senior Russian officials with impunity. And then the nation's spy agency tracked them down and offered them a deal.

Sentencing of Hacker in $55M Scam is a Rare Win for Feds

Sentencing of Hacker in $55M Scam is a Rare Win for Feds

By Tom hays and Jake Pearson | Feb 13
A prolific Russian-speaking hacker behind cyberattacks that netted an estimated $55 million is facing sentencing by a U.S. judge on a conviction considered an unusual win for law enforcement officials.

How Google Chromebooks Conquered Schools

How Google Chromebooks Conquered Schools

By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 12
Chromebooks have defied expectations and made major inroads in an unexpected environment - U.S. schools.

Celebrity Megaphone Fails to Lure Ordinary Users to Twitter

Celebrity Megaphone Fails to Lure Ordinary Users to Twitter

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 12
Twitter's role as a megaphone for the U.S. president, countless celebrities and businesses hasn't attracted regular people to the service - not in the way Facebook has, or even Instagram and Snapchat.

Turning Headlines Into Cash, The White Whale For Twitter

Turning Headlines Into Cash, The White Whale For Twitter

Feb 12
Twitter may be the megaphone for the leader of the free world, but the company's headline omnipresence has yet to turn into a long sought after pot of gold for the company.

French Court: Dating Site Can Keep Promoting Infidelity

French Court: Dating Site Can Keep Promoting Infidelity

By Philippe Sotto | Feb 11
Dating site Gleeden can keep singing the praises of cheating, a French court ruled Thursday in throwing out a complaint from a federation of Catholic families that the site's business model is immoral and illegal because it encourages extramarital affairs

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