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Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

Russia Military Acknowledges New Branch: Info Warfare Troops

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 24
Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military - information warfare troops.

Study: Technology Trouble Dents Car and Truck Reliability

Study: Technology Trouble Dents Car and Truck Reliability

By Tom Krisher | Feb 24
Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners.

Online Options for Oscar-Nominated Flicks Expand

Online Options for Oscar-Nominated Flicks Expand

By Anick Jesdanun | Feb 24
Of the 62 full-length movies and shorts nominated for any category, 45 are available in some form online. That includes animated and live action shorts released Tuesday by the cable channel Shorts HD.

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

By Tafi Mukunyadzi | Feb 23
Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.

Nigerians Starved of Electricity Access Turn to Solar

Nigerians Starved of Electricity Access Turn to Solar

By Michelle Faul | Feb 23
The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than solar options.

Manned Flight Could Be on the Horizon for SpaceX

Manned Flight Could Be on the Horizon for SpaceX

Feb 23
SpaceX's Sunday launch marked a comeback for the private space company, as the rocket booster successfully returned to Earth.

NASA Aims to Measure Vital Snow Data from Satellites

NASA Aims to Measure Vital Snow Data from Satellites

By Dan Elliott | Feb 22
Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows - water that sustains a substantial share of the global population.

WhatsApp Adds 'Status' Feature in Nod to Past and Future

WhatsApp Adds 'Status' Feature in Nod to Past and Future

By Barbara Ortutay | Feb 22
In a nod to its past as well as its future, WhatsApp is adding a "status" feature that lets users tell their contacts what they are up to.

Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

Electronic Media Searches at Border Crossings Raise Worry

By Gillian Flaccus | Feb 21
Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports.

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate

By Maria Danilova | Feb 21
Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.

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