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New US weather satellite launched from California

An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California

Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US…

Negotiators worked through the night on the technical details of the Paris climate accord before two weeks of global talks on climate change finally ended in Bonn

Tesla unveils Semi truck, EA makes changes to…

In this week's wrap-up, Tesla boss Elon Musk proudly introduces the world to its all-electric commercial truck. Meanwhile, Electronic Arts removes microtransactions from its new Star Wars game to mitigate a big backlash.

'3D audio' coming to a smartphone near you?

With every new smartphone announcement there's a camera upgrade, making your home videos look better and better. But the sound of those recordings hasn't seen much improvement until now.

Y Combinator Quietly Dissolved Its Partnership…

Thiel's high-profile support of then-candidate Donald Trump sparked controversy in Silicon Valley.

China Is Watching Us, or at Least Chinese Cameras Are

It may not be a household name in the US, but many Americans have surely come under the gaze of a product made by the Chinese company Hikvision. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Hikvision is the No. 2 seller of surveillance equipment in the US and is No. 1...

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Maybe Letting Delivery Drivers Into Home Isn't…

A recent survey of US adults found 68% weren't comfortable giving delivery drivers access to their homes to leave packages inside, as happens with Amazon's new service, the Seattle Times reports. That number may soon go up even further. A security research firm tells CBS News a "really simple" hack...

Are Amazon's 'Last Mile' Drivers 'Utterly…

Amazon has an open secret that few pay heed to: a "nearly invisible workforce" that works to get consumers their packages on demand, per Gizmodo . Bryan Menegus dives into the company's Flex program, responsible for the firm's "last-mile" service, which involves getting ordered goods to a customer from the last...

How to clean your oven without harsh chemicals

All you need is simple household items to rid of the mess inside your oven.

Creepy humanoid robots can now do back-flips

Boston Dynamics, the company known for its terrifying-looking robots, has released a new video of its humanoid robot, Atlas, jumping from block to block and eventually doing a back-flip.

Tesla's New Semitruck Might Be Playing Catch-Up

Several companies have already announced plans for their own electric trucks.

Germany bans children's smart watches with listening app

German regulators have issued a ban on certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, which they say run afoul of the country's surveillance restrictions and have been used, among other things, to listen in on classrooms

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to…

Tesla says it will electrify trucking with 500-mile-range semi due out in 2019

Federal "extreme vetting" plan castigated by tech…

Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial-intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants

Apple's visitor center opens to the public

CNET takes you inside Apple Park with its new Apple Store, cafe, and more.

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Rare pic of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett surfaces

A grainy 19-century photo of Billy the Kid and his killer Pat Garrett, bought at a flea market for $10, could potentially be worth millions of dollars.

UN panel agrees to move ahead with debate on 'killer robots'

A U.N. panel is moving ahead with efforts to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, but not as quickly as some human rights groups and other opponents think is necessary to keep up with technological advances

FCC relaxes limits on owning newspapers, TV…

Federal regulators vote to loosening rules meant to support independent local media

Apple delays HomePod until 2018

Apple's smart speaker HomePod won't be released in time for the holidays. Here's why.

Rural Americans say everyday life hurt by slow…

State officials are looking for a solution after Verizon declined $140 million in federal help.

VW to spend $40B on electric cars, technology through 2022

Volkswagen says it plans to spend more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) over the next five years on developing electric cars, autonomous driving and other new technologies

Wireless earphones for phones without a jack

These wireless and Bluetooth earbuds can do more than just play your music.

Conservatives lose verified status under new…

Patrice Lee Onwuka weighs in on 'Fox & Friends First.'

Nebraska to build wind farm to power Facebook data center

Utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern Nebraska will provide 200 megawatts of power a planned Facebook data center

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Shop on Amazon without ruining the holidays

See how to keep your holiday shopping secret by setting up an Amazon Household and prevent prying eyes from seeing presents in your order history.

Fox Firepower: Making munitions safe

Fox Firepower: Allison Barrie discusses new technology being used to create 'insensitive munitions' that will only detonate when they reach the intended target.

Twitter, Google, Facebook and others join trusted…

Today's major tech stories include Twitter, Google, Facebook and others joining a trusted sources group, Amazon Key's first substantial exploit and Facebook's launch of a Creator app.