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Facebook Plans Its Own Currency For 2 Billion-Plus Users

Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.
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Sleeping With The TV On May Make You Gain Weight

Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests.
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International Space Station

Long-Distance Trip: NASA Opening Space Station To Visitors

You've heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit?
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Google's Challenge To Game Consoles To Kick Off In November

Google will start its Stadia streaming service to challenge the video game industry in November — but initially only as part of a $130 bundle that includes hardware and a pass for a friend.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple Previews New Software As It Diversifies Beyond iPhones

Apple, beset by falling iPhone sales, announced upcoming changes to its phone and computer software intended to highlight its new digital services and to further position it as a defender of personal privacy.
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In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie Bezos arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Mackenzie Bezos Pledges Half Her Fortune To Charity

The ex-wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos finalized her divorce in April 2019 and reportedly got a stake in the online shopping giant worth over $35 billion.
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Rotten Tomatoes To Link Audience Ratings To Ticket Purchases

Rotten Tomatoes is taking another step to verify that users posting a rating of a movie have actually seen it.
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In this Sept. 4, 2017, file photo, actor Woody Harrelson poses for photographers at the photo call for the film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/

NYPD Used Woody Harrelson Photo To Find Lookalike Beer Thief

A report says the New York Police Department used a photo of Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor.
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Peter Stern, Apple Vice President of Services

Apple Revamps TV App For Direct Subscriptions To Channels

Apple users will be able to subscribe to HBO, Showtime and a handful of other channels directly through Apple's new TV app, bypassing the need to download or launch a separate app.
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Used plastic bottles for recycling.

Local Researchers Develop a 100 Percent Recyclable Plastic

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a plastic can be recycled an infinite amount of times.
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