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Virtual Reality Holds Promise for Reducing Phobias in Autism

Virtual Reality Holds Promise for Reducing Phobias in Autism

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In a new pilot study, adults with autism showed real-life, functional improvements following a virtual reality treatment approach in which they were gradually exposed to their...
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What Is HoloLens? Microsoft Workers Ask Bosses To Drop Military Contract: 'Did Not Sign Up To Develop Weapons'

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"It will be deployed on the battlefield, and works by turning warfare into a simulated 'video game'," Microsoft workers have warned of the tech giant's HoloLens technology.
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Woman, 47, fatally shot on West Side

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CHICAGO - A 47-year-old woman was shot to death in Austin early Saturday morning, police say. Officers responded to gunfire detected by ShotSpotter technology at 12:25 a.m...
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America in Race Against China to Control Future of Tech

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Newt Gingrich , FOX News China and the West are locked in a struggle for control of the future of communication technology. If America doesn't take decisive action soon, we'll...
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New refillable batteries could fuel an electric car revolution

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New technology promises an end to motorists' 'range anxiety.'
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Microsoft staff protest over Pentagon contract for augmented reality tech ‘designed to kill people'

Microsoft staff protest over Pentagon contract for augmented reality tech ‘designed to kill people'

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Dozens of Microsoft employees have demanded the company pull out of a contract with the US military to provide augmented reality technology, stating that they refuse to be...
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Between Trump and the left, 2020 is looking dire

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It would take not just a single tweet, but maybe 1,000 or 10,000 to sum up President Trump's craziness, but then you look at the Democrats, at the Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...
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Microsoft workers demand it drop $480 million U.S. Army contract

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Several Microsoft Corp employees on Friday demanded that the company cancel a $480 million hardware contract with the U.S. Army and stop developing "any and all weapons...
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When Is Technology Too Dangerous to Release to the Public?

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Last week, the nonprofit research group OpenAI revealed that it had developed a new text-generation model that can write coherent, versatile prose given a certain subject...
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Microsoft workers protest use of HoloLens headsets for war

1 day ago   |     |   4 articles

A group of Microsoft workers is demanding the company cancel a contract supplying the U.S. Army with HoloLens headsets that they say would turn real-world battlefields into a...
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Two killed in plane crash in Massachusetts, police say

Two killed in plane crash in Massachusetts, police say

The FAA says the Cessna 172 aircraft had two people on board. Read more ...

Prosecutors say Manafort's 'criminal actions were bold' in redacted...

Prosecutors say Manafort's 'criminal actions were bold' in redacted sentencing memo

The sentencing memorandum filed Friday night is the last major requisite court filing in Robert Mueller's longest running case. Read more ...

Louisiana police find suspect in gorilla suit hiding under bed, officials say

Louisiana police find suspect in gorilla suit hiding under bed, officials say

A man wearing a gorilla suit broke into a Louisiana home and hid under a mattress but officers found and arrested him anyway, officials said. Read more ...

R. Kelly Due In Court After Turning Himself In To Police

R. Kelly Due In Court After Turning Himself In To Police

R. Kelly turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday, hours after Illinois prosecutors announced he had been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Read more ...

Stevens scores 25 to lead Penn State past Illinois 83-76

Stevens scores 25 to lead Penn State past Illinois 83-76

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lamar Stevens scored 25 points and Mike Watkins got his 26th career double-double as Penn State beat Illinois 83-76 on Saturday. Read more ...

Top Catholic cardinal admits church destroyed documents on clergy sexual abuse

Top Catholic cardinal admits church destroyed documents on clergy sexual abuse

The stunning admission came on the third day of a historic Vatican summit focused on combating clergy sexual abuse. Read more ...

Cowan scores 19, No. 24 Maryland beats Ohio State 72-62

Cowan scores 19, No. 24 Maryland beats Ohio State 72-62

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 19 points, Bruno Fernando had 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 24 Maryland defeated Ohio State 72-62 Saturday to remain unbeaten... Read more ...

Seven bouts official for UFC 236, including Anders vs. Rountree, Krylov vs...

Seven bouts official for UFC 236, including Anders vs. Rountree, Krylov vs. Saint Preux

UFC 236, the promotion's first card to feature multiple interim title bouts, received some official bouts Saturday. As UFC on ESPN+ 3 unfolded in Prague, the promotion... Read more ...

Confederate rally at ‘Ole Miss' begins with prayer of thanks to plantation...

Confederate rally at ‘Ole Miss' begins with prayer of thanks to plantation owners

A pro-Confederate rally Saturday at the University of Mississippi, or “Ole Miss,” in the town of Oxford, claimed to be a defense of Southern heritage instead of racism. It also... Read more ...

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim receives standing ovation days after fatal car accident

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim receives standing ovation days after fatal car accident

Boeheim was the driver in a fatal car accident Wednesday and was emotional ahead of the upcoming matchup with No. 1 Duke. Read more ...