A Kickstarter campaign wants you to help find aliens

Astronomers at the Planet Foundation want your help observing nearby exoplanets for life, seeking support via a Kickstarter campaign launched this week. They’re building a series of telescopes on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/24/kickstarter-campaign-wants-to-help-find-aliens.html

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Facebook is building a helicopter to help deliver internet access in emergencies

After building a solar-powered plane to help deliver internet access nearly two years ago, Facebook is once again building another aircraft to deploy the internet — this time, in the form of a helicopter.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/19/facebook-is-building-helicopter-to-help-deliver-internet-access-in-emergencies.html

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Robots are a match for Japan's best volleyball players

Japan has turned to a team of robotic players to help its best volleyball players improve elements of their game. The automatic blockers mimic the actions of real players, helping the human players to hone their skills.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/robots-are-match-for-japans-best-volleyball-players.html

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Viking discovery: Experts use tech to reveal settlement beneath saint-king's church

Archaeologists in Norway are using laser scanning technology to help reveal the ancient Viking settlement hidden beneath a saint-king’s church.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/07/viking-discovery-experts-use-tech-to-reveal-settlement-beneath-saint-kings-church.html

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Rattle cattle with a drone in this US state and you could end up in the slammer

Remotely controlled copters can be great fun, but a few people can’t help but use them for nefarious purposes. Intimidating cattle is apparently now a thing, and one U.S. state wants to throw perpetrators in jail.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/01/rattle-cattle-with-drone-in-this-us-state-and-could-end-up-in-slammer.html

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Experts: Social media giants fight Trump’s anti-terror plan while providing platform for terrorists

Twitter’s $1.6 million pledge to help fight the White House’s anti-terror immigration order is just the latest case of social media companies taking on Trump, but critics say the same companies are doing next to nothing to stop dangerous radicals from using their platforms to spread hate.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/03/experts-social-media-giants-fight-trump-s-anti-terror-plan-while-providing-platform-for-terrorists.html

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Apple asked to unlock the iPhone 4s of Russian ambassador's assassin, report claims

Reports from Turkish media claim that Apple has been asked to help unlock an iPhone belonging to the Russian ambassador’s assassin.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/23/apple-asked-to-unlock-iphone-4s-russian-ambassadors-assassin-report-claims.html

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Facebook thinks its new colored backgrounds will make you post more statuses

Facebook wants you to get old-school and use more text. To help encourage you, it is launching a new customization feature that lets you change the background color that appears behind your status on the social network.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/20/facebook-thinks-its-new-colored-backgrounds-will-make-post-more-statuses.html

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How to Check iPhone 6s for Battery Shutdown Problem

Apple has introduced a new tool to help iPhone 6s owners find out if their phones are eligible for a program designed to address recent battery issues.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/01/how-to-check-iphone-6s-for-battery-shutdown-problem.html

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High school to use tech to help the blind differentiate paper money

A school in Maryland has been awarded a grant from MIT to develop a device to help the visually impaired identify paper currency, but advocates for the blind remain deeply frustrated that such a device is necessary

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/08/high-school-to-use-tech-to-help-blind-differentiate-paper-money.html

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Amazon Cracks Down on Review Freebies


In a bid to help bolster trust in its customer ratings, Amazon on Monday announced that it no longer would allow most incentivized reviews — that is, reviews written in exchange for receiving products free or at a discount. Such reviews comprise only a small percentage of the tens of millions of reviews of products sold on the site, maintained Amazon Vice President of Customer Experience Chee Chew. The company recently introduced a machine learning algorithm that gives more weight to newer, more helpful reviews, he noted.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83962.html?rss=1

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