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New Theranos Hires Could Help the Company Find Its Way Back
Theranos

New Theranos Hires Could Help the Company Find Its Way Back

Earlier in July, Holmes was barred by a U.S. regulator from owning or operating a lab for at least two years.
14 Ways to Step Up Your Snapchat Game
Snapchat

14 Ways to Step Up Your Snapchat Game

Here are 14 tips to make you a Snapchat star.
How Robot Therapists Can Fill a Gap in Health Care
Robots

How Robot Therapists Can Fill a Gap in Health Care

Robots are eliminating job drudgery in hospitals, and as technology advances, they'll take on therapeutic roles too.
Say Farewell to VHS (If You Hadn't Already)
Movies

Say Farewell to VHS (If You Hadn't Already)

Reports out of Japan say the last producer of VHS players is calling it quits.
Pokémon Now One of the Most Watched Shows on This Platform
Pokémon

Pokémon Now One of the Most Watched Shows on This Platform

Netflix users are also seeing "Pokémon: Indigo League" appearing in the "trending now" section.
Arjun Kharpal
Facebook Messenger Reaches 1 Billion Users
Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger Reaches 1 Billion Users

Messenger has reached a milestone only a few apps in the world have hit.
China Bans Autonomous Car Testing (for Now)
Self-Driving Cars

China Bans Autonomous Car Testing (for Now)

China wants car makers to stop testing until new regulations are in place.
McDonald's Japan Shares Soar, to Collaborate on Pokémon Go Soon
McDonald's

McDonald's Japan Shares Soar, to Collaborate on Pokémon Go Soon

The stock jumped as much as 7.4 percent to 3,775 yen, its highest since 2001.
Airbnb Hires Ex-U.S. Attorney General to Help Shape Policy
Airbnb

Airbnb Hires Ex-U.S. Attorney General to Help Shape Policy

Eric Holder, the first African American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General, will be working on "fair housing and public accommodation issues."
Google Is Using AI to Cut Its Power Bill
DeepMind

Google Is Using AI to Cut Its Power Bill

DeepMind cofounder Demis Hassabis tipped a 15 percent improvement in power efficiency.
U.S. Vehicle Safety Regulator Stands Behind Self-Driving Cars
Self-Driving Cars

U.S. Vehicle Safety Regulator Stands Behind Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous vehicles must be "much safer" than human drivers before they are deployed on U.S. roads, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief Rosekind said.
As Yahoo Declines, Some in Silicon Valley Mourn While Others Hold Out Hope
Yahoo

As Yahoo Declines, Some in Silicon Valley Mourn While Others Hold Out Hope

In the formative years of the web, Yahoo was the biggest, richest internet upstart in Silicon Valley, and it incubated a generation of executives.
Japan Issues Actual Safety Warning for Impatient Pokémon Gamers
Pokémon

Japan Issues Actual Safety Warning for Impatient Pokémon Gamers

The country's National Center for Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) issued nine instructions to users of the mobile game.
Is Elon Musk's Master Plan About to be Revealed?
Elon Musk

Is Elon Musk's Master Plan About to be Revealed?

It's all happening. Maybe.
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