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Capsule full of space station junk makes fiery re-entry

A capsule filled with space station trash bit the cosmic dust Wednesday.

US Navy poised to take ownership of its largest warship

The U.S. Navy is ready to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Anti-counterfeiting group suspends Alibaba

An anti-counterfeiting group said Friday it was suspending Alibaba's membership following an uproar by some companies that view the Chinese e-commerce giant as the world's largest marketplace for... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Why Apple plunked $1 billion into Chinese ride-hailing

Apple new $1 billion investment in the Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing is as much about currying favor with regulators as directly expanding its own business, analysts said. Apple might... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Facebook delivers the scoop on how it delivers the news

Will "Trending topics" become a "trending" topic on Facebook? Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Hyperloop 1 shows off super-speed propulsion technology

A low-profile block of aluminum zipped across a short stretch of what looked like railroad tracks Wednesday before crashing into a tuft of sand and sending a small cloud into the clear skies of the... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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President signs Hatch bill to better protect company trade secrets

Utah businesses are lauding bipartisan legislation President Barack Obama signed into law Wednesday designed to combat the theft of trade secrets. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Jordan Water district to propose rate hike

The Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District is set to submit a plan that includes an average rate increase of about 4 percent for the majority of its wholesale customers and around 3.8 percent for... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Insider Q&A: Keeping an eye on the Fed

The Federal Reserve chose recently not to raise the benchmark interest rate and made it clear it isn't in a big hurry to make the next move higher. After the global economy shuddered earlier this... Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Hillary Clinton aide interviewed in email investigation

The FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton, as part of a federal investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, a person familiar with... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Salt Lake City's GREENbike program adding more stations, new bicycles

The popularity of Salt Lake City’s bicycle share program continues to grow, and GREENbike SLC is growing along with it. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Bitcoin's self-proclaimed founder backtracks

The man who claimed to be the mysterious founder of bitcoin appears to be stepping back into the shadows, leaving numerous questions in his wake. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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FDA brings e-cigarettes under federal authority

Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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US Judge: Clinton may be ordered to testify in records case

A federal judge said Wednesday he may order Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to testify under oath about whether she used a private email server as secretary of state to evade... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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I-215 reconstruction set to begin

The Utah Department of Transportation announced Monday that construction on the agency’s top project is scheduled to begin as early as Tuesday night. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Mystery solved? Australian says he's Bitcoin founder

An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, apparently ending one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Apple reports iPhone sales down, 1st revenue drop since 2003

Apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That's putting more pressure on the world's most valuable public company... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Yahoo CEO could get $55M in severance pay in potential sale

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Oculus Rift delays flatten virtual-reality fan fervor

Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn't immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many — possibly most — of whom are still... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Fiat Chrysler, Google in partnership talks

Fiat Chrysler and Google's self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Cruz taps Fiorina to serve as running mate

The Associated Press has learned that Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz has tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina to run as his vice presidential nominee. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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FBI says it won't disclose how it accessed locked iPhone

The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to break into a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, noting the agency lacks enough... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Fewer breezes led to less wind power generation in West last year

Wind power generation had its smallest increase in 16 years due to less intense wind speeds in Utah and eight other Western states in the country. Even though wind generation capacity jumped by 13... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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U. students, doctor develop device to make intubation easier on patients

University of Utah students are helping to develop a new medical device that would make intubation procedures safer for patients. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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How to watch baseball online in 2016

Here's what the playing field looks like from your phone or computer these days. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Utah is the place for bioengineering; new devices are changing lives

A biotechnology company in Utah markets an electrode that can be used in a variety of clinical settings, helping people with epilepsy to reanimating a quadriplegic man in Ohio. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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UTA receives grant to purchase electric buses

The Utah Transit Authority has received a $5.4 million low- or no-emission vehicle deployment grant from the Federal Transit Administration for the purchase of five electric buses, the agency... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Comcast customers won't need cable box with upcoming apps

Comcast says later this year you won't need a cable box to watch cable as the company follows its rivals in offering TV-watching apps. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Sara Bareilles writes an original turn-off-your-phone song

Sara Bareilles' songwriting skills are all over the new Broadway musical "Waitress" — even down to the cellphone warning. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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EU expands battle with Google with Android antitrust probe

The European Union is broadening its battle with Google, alleging that the technology giant rigs the global market for mobile apps by making its Android operating system give preferential treatment... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Yahoo's deterioration accelerates ahead of a possible sale

Yahoo may have hung out a "for sale" sign, but it hasn't done much to improve its curb appeal. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Intel to cut 12,000 jobs as it confronts decline in PCs

Intel says it will cut 12,000 jobs — about 11 percent of its workforce — as it reorganizes to confront a decline in sales of personal computers. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Airbnb adds new recommendations features

Airbnb is adding recommendations to its online accommodations service, building on its knowledge of travelers' preferences, coupled with tips from locals. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Bill Campbell, mentor to Steve Jobs, other tech CEOs, dies

Bill Campbell, a former Ivy League football coach who became a management guru for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley luminaries, has died. He was 75. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Oculus reacts to virtual reality privacy questions

An executive from virtual reality company Oculus says consumers shouldn't be concerned about an invasion of their privacy when using the Oculus Rift. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Tracking Utah’s elusive unicorns and what it means for the future

The Beehive State is home to operations of six billion-dollar firms, Domo Technologies, InsideSales.com, Pluralsight, Qualtrics — all Utah based, as well as JET.com and Thumbtack —... Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Governor trumpets entrepreneurism to local business leaders

When your state is among the most economically prosperous in the country, all you want to do is maintain the course that has helped you reach such lofty heights. That was the message Friday from... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Obama touts robots, US ingenuity at White House Science Fair

They came with eco-glue and Lego launchers. Their tag board displays were filled with charts, graphs and research on pollution. There were no little kids with plaster volcanoes in this crowd. But... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to headline Utah Technology Council event

Apple president and CEO Tim Cook will be the keynote speaker at the Utah Technology Council's Hall of Fame celebration in September. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Amazon's latest Kindle mostly wants to disappear

Will loyal fans of e-books be willing to pay tablet prices for dedicated e-readers? Amazon is about to find out. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Facebook shows new ways to chat, stream video

Facebook says people who use its Messenger chat service will soon be able to order flowers, request news articles and talk with businesses by sending them direct text messages. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Investigators visit Panama Papers law firm's office

Panamanian prosecutors have visited the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm to look into its allegations that a computer hacker was behind the leak of a trove of financial documents about tax... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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UK's Daily Mail in early talks over bid for Yahoo

The owner of Britain's Daily Mail newspaper and media group is in early talks over a bid for the ailing U.S. internet company Yahoo. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Brooklyn case takes front seat in Apple encryption fight

The Justice Department said Friday it will continue trying to force Apple to reveal an iPhone's data in a New York drug case, putting the Brooklyn case at the center of a fight over whether a... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Experts caution self-driving cars aren't ready for roads

Self-driving cars are more likely to hurt than help public safety because of unsolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the government Friday, countering a push by innovators to... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Kennecott eyeing ground movement at Bingham Canyon Mine

Kennecott Utah Copper has eyes all over its massive Bingham Canyon Mine looking for any potentially dangerous movement of the earth. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Ex-BYU and NFL player focuses new career on concussions

A former BYU football star whose NFL career was cut short partly by concussions has now decided to devote himself to helping others with similar injuries. Late last month, Austin Collie quit his... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Space station getting inflatable room, a cosmic 1st

Forget blowup air mattresses. Space station astronauts are getting their first inflatable room. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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FBI continues to debate sharing iPhone hack with Apple

The FBI has not decided whether to share with Apple Inc. details about how the bureau hacked into an iPhone linked to a California terrorism investigation, the bureau's director says. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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