Tech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Updated Facebook Messenger To Be Opened Up To Outside Developers, Mix Business With Pleasure

Facebook’s Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next.

03/25/2015

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Gold From Poop? USGS Scientists Look At Recovering Valuable Metals From Feces, Sewage

What goes down the drain might be more valuable than people think. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey are looking at the possibility of recovering gold, along with rare elements from feces and sewage.

03/25/2015

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Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firm Goes To Jury

Jury deliberations began Wednesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has shined a light on the gross underrepresentation of women in the technology and venture capital sectors of Silicon Valley.

03/25/2015

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Nonstick Coating From LiquiGlide Solves Problem Of Content Stuck In Bottom Of Bottles, Containers

The Massachusetts-based company creates permanently wet slippery surfaces that allow viscous liquids to slide easily.

03/25/2015

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NASA Reveals Plan To Redirect Asteroid Chunk Into Moon’s Orbit

NASA revealed its plans Wednesday to fly robotic spacecraft to asteroids by the end of the decade.

03/25/2015

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Our Universe Is Ending Sooner Than We Thought, Scientists Say

According to a new study, our universe is bound to be ripped to shreds in the next tens of billions of years — a relatively short span of time in the cosmological scale of things.

03/25/2015

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PayPal To Pay $7.7M For Violating US Sanctions Against Iran, Cuba, Sudan

The Office of Foreign Assets Control said PayPal didn’t adequately screen transactions so it could detect those by people or entities subject to sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Sudan.

03/25/2015

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Volunteer Brings Scientists, Engineers Into Elementary Schools To Play Science With Kids

A school volunteer and Ph.D. saw that elementary schools were missing something in their science classes. So she jumped in, and brought a few scientific friends with her.

03/25/2015

A RadioShack store. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Hedge Fund Fighting To Keep RadioShack Brand Alive

Standard General, which is partnering with Sprint, has upped its bid for the bankrupt chain by $20-million dollars to $165-million, in a bid to keep more than 1,700 stores open, co-branding them between Radio Shack and Sprint, and saving around 7,500 jobs.

03/25/2015

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From Radio Alice: Parody Campaign Mocks Latest iPhone Ads

The city of perpetual irreverence has again graced its population with a total joke: some geniuses have been co-opting ad placement posters around the city and replacing them with a parody of Apple’s “Shot With An iPhone 6″ ads.

03/25/2015