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Russia challenges US after Baltic jet face-off

<b>Russia says it was right to confront a US Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea on Friday.</b><p>The Pentagon said a Russian jet fighter acted in an "unsafe and unprofessional manner", and performed a barrel roll over its plane.<p>Russia said that the American jet had turned off its transponder …

US surveillance court reportedly rejected zero spying requests last year

According to a Justice Department memo seen by <i>Reuters</i>, the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, tasked with approving or denying electronic spying requests for foreign intelligence purposes, did not deny any requests made by the government in 2015.<p>1,457 requests made in …

'Obama out': President goes out with a bang at final 'Nerd Prom'

President Obama literally dropped the mic at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner, where politicians, journalists, stars and even dogs (<i>Star Wars</i> actress Carrie Fisher's, to be exact) gathered.<p>Prior to Obama's customary riffs, guests at Washington's Hilton Hotel ballroom were treated to a …

Google and Fiat Chrysler may team up to build self-driving cars

<i>(Reuters) –</i> Google and Fiat Chrysler are close to agreeing on a partnership that could break boundaries between Silicon Valley and the auto industry in the race to develop self-driving cars, people familiar with the discussions said on Friday.<p>The partnership could be announced soon, three people …

Uber agrees to $225,000 settlement in lawsuit alleging discrimination against the blind

Uber has agreed to pay the National Federation of the Blind $225,000 over three years to settle a lawsuit alleging discrimination against blind riders, the company announced yesterday.<p>Uber will notify drivers that they must provide service to customers with service animals<p>The settlement, which is …

Google Celebrates 100th Birthday of Claude Shannon, the Inventor of the Bit

Charles Babbage, Alan Turing, Bill Gates—names you probably recognize. But today’s Google Doodle (the animation above the search bar on Google.com) …

Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials warned Washington D.C. area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train derailed …

Intel exits the smartphone & tablet market after killing Broxton and SoFIA chips

Android smartphone competition is fierce, but things are a bit different when it comes to the processors that power these smartphones and tablets. Qualcomm and Samsung are leading the bunch, and even CPU manufacturers like NVIDIA and Intel struggle to compete against them, in the mobile industry. …

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