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Apple CEO defends pricing of new iPhones

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday defended the pricing of the company's latest iPhones in an interview on "Good Morning America." "We want to make an iPhone for everyone," he told Robin Roberts. Cook explained that many iPhone users finance the devices through their cellular carrier, making the costly expenditure more affordable. "Most

The reason people hate wasps and love bees: Study

To humans, wasps are not as popular or as well-liked as bees, according to a new study from the University College London that was published in the Ecological Entomology. “Culturally, we are brought up to hate or fear wasps; this is likely to influence the likelihood of scientists choosing to study

Pentagon is testing a ‘molar mic’ that attaches to your tooth

Think your new wireless Apple Airpod ear buds are pretty special, don't you? The U.S. Department of Defense is working with a Silicon Valley startup to fine-tune a crystal-clear, two-way radio so small it clips to your tooth. The device, nicknamed the "molar mic," is designed to transmit an encrypted, wireless signal

Tossed net captures space junk in orbit-cleanup experiment

A tossed net has managed to capture space junk in a demonstration of ways to clean up debris in orbit. In the British-led experiment, a big net was cast from a mini satellite Sunday. The net successfully wrapped around its target, an inflated structure that had just been deployed as part

German energy company: saving threatened forest ‘illusion’

A German energy executive whose company plans to clear an ancient forest to expand a lignite strip mine says it's an "illusion" to think the woodland can be saved, and halting the project would cost his firm up to 5 billion euros ($5.9 billion). RWE wants to start cutting down half

Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran

Facebook has identified and banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages engaged in misleading political behavior, a far larger discovery than a "sophisticated" effort it reported three weeks ago with great fanfare. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly,

Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms

Microsoft has uncovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites

Trump sends mean tweets, first lady talks positivity online

Melania Trump talked up the importance of teaching children positive cyber habits Monday on the same morning that her husband sent tweets deriding current and former U.S. officials, including one message referring to a former CIA director as a "political hack." Asked about the contradictory messages, the first lady's office said

Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries

At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb. Kroger's pilot program launched Thursday morning with a robotic vehicle parked outside one of its

Facebook uncovers new global misinformation operations

Facebook has identified and banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages engaged in misleading political behavior, a far larger discovery than a "sophisticated" effort it reported three weeks ago with great fanfare. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly,

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