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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.

3-D printing gives 'cutting-edge' opportunities to WSU business students

Students at John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at Weber State are learning firsthand how to use 3-D printing technology to bring their creative product ideas to life. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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NFL picks Twitter to stream Thursday night games

The NFL has picked Twitter to stream its Thursday night games. Read more »

April 5, 2016

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Salt Lake City's Nelson Labs acquired by Illinois-based medical technology company

Salt Lake City-based Nelson Laboratories Inc. announced Monday that the privately held company was acquired by Sterigenics International LLC, a global provider of contract sterilization, gamma... Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Data of nearly 50 million Turks allegedly leaked online

Hackers have posted a database online that seems to contain the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens in what is one of the largest public leaks of its kind. Read more »

April 4, 2016

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Utah’s Internet speed is fastest in the West, 8th worldwide

When it comes to the Internet, Utah has maintained its top spot as the fastest state in the West, and ranks 8th worldwide for fastest average speeds, according to a report from Akamai, a content... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Will Apple's FBI tussle take a bite out of the brand?

The revelation that the FBI was able to break into a secured iPhone without Apple's help won't take a bite out of Apple's brand reputation, but consumers will be looking for security improvements... Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Apple still strong at 40, but are best years behind it?

Apple turned 40 on Friday, and it's a very different company from the audacious startup that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched in a Silicon Valley garage in 1976. Read more »

April 1, 2016

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Hundreds line up to reserve Tesla Model 3 at Salt Lake showroom

Hundreds lined up at Salt Lake City's Tesla showroom for a chance to put down a deposit on a car they've never seen. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Affordable Model 3 is Tesla's biggest test yet

The promise of an affordable electric car from Tesla Motors had hundreds of people lining up to reserve one. Read more »

March 31, 2016

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Resolution in FBI-Apple case prolongs larger legal battle

The FBI's victory in breaking into a San Bernardino killer's iPhone without Apple's help merely prolongs a battle over how far the government can go to examine private messages, photos and other... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that they can't keep the government out of even an encrypted device that... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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BYU mobile app winner makes keeping a journal easier than ever

BYU's Micah Wilson has created an app that allows people to write in their journal every day without ever writing a single word. The app landed Wilson the $1,650 top prize from the Marriott School... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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Study illuminates big performance gap for car headlights

There may be a reason why people have trouble seeing while driving at night, and it's not their eyesight. A new rating of the headlights of more than 30 midsized car models gave only one model a... Read more »

March 30, 2016

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SoundCloud expands into mainstream with paid streaming plan

SoundCloud is entering paid music streaming, hoping to turn its huge community of cover singers, dubstep remixers and wannabe stars into a bigger source of revenue. Read more »

March 29, 2016

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US hacks iPhone, ends legal battle but questions linger

The extraordinary legal fight pitting the Obama administration against technology giant Apple Inc. ended unexpectedly after the FBI said it used a mysterious method without Apple's help to hack... Read more »

March 29, 2016

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FBI probing virus behind outage at MedStar Health facilities

Hackers crippled computer systems Monday at a major hospital chain, MedStar Health Inc., forcing records systems offline for thousands of patients and doctors. The FBI said it was investigating... Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Oculus Rift begins shipping; reviews suggest waiting is OK

The first consumer-ready Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset was delivered to a real person over the weekend, and reviewers got their first taste. The initial feedback: It's a beautiful, wonderful... Read more »

March 28, 2016

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Apple releases small new iPhone, iPad for business use

Apple unveiled a small new iPhone, a new iPad tablet for business use and price cuts for its Apple Watch at a product event Monday. The announcements, which were largely expected, aim to keep up... Read more »

March 27, 2016

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Concerns over 'distracted walking' grow as injuries mount

Jared Schumacher is among the hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who routinely use electronic devices to text, listen to music or do other tasks as they walk outdoors. Read more »

March 26, 2016

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Dogs may be the best line of defense against subway attacks

Even in an era of high-tech crime-fighting, the best line of defense against a Brussels-style attack on airports and subways has four legs and a tail. Read more »

March 25, 2016

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For first time, drone delivers package to residential area

A drone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a small Nevada town in what its maker and the governor of the state said Friday was the first fully autonomous urban drone... Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Google Fiber retail store to open at Trolley Square

Salt Lake City’s newest technology hub will be located in a Google Fiber store at Trolley Square. Read more »

March 25, 2016

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US indicts 7 hackers in effort to send a message to Iran

The seven Iranian hackers charged with attacking dozens of banks and a small dam near New York City may never see the inside of a courtroom, but U.S. officials hope their "name and shame" tactic... Read more »

March 25, 2016

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Census: Epicenter of Utah population growth shifting to Utah County

Utah County could soon be gaining a larger number of people each year than Salt Lake County thanks to a thriving tech industry and overall economic opportunity that are bringing in a steady stream... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Wheels to Watch: Honda, Toyota, Buick show new vehicles

From hot-selling SUVs to cool new small cars to electric vehicles and hybrids, the 2016 New York International Auto Show features a diverse lineup of new vehicles. The show officially opens to the... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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How the FBI might hack into an iPhone without Apple's help

For more than a month, federal investigators have insisted they have no alternative but to force Apple to help them open up a phone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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FBI might have way to unlock attacker's iPhone without Apple

In a stunning disclosure, federal authorities said Monday that they may not need Apple Inc.'s help after all to unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Navy's largest destroyer heads out to sea for trials

The nation's largest and most expensive destroyer headed out to sea Monday for final builder trials before being presented to the Navy for inspection. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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APNewsBreak: Elon Musk's wife files to divorce billionaire

Billionaire Elon Musk and actress Talulah Riley are making another attempt to end their second marriage. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Facebook's Zuckerberg meets China's propaganda chief

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a rare meeting Saturday with China's propaganda chief, at a time when Chinese authorities are tightening control over their cyberspace. Read more »

March 19, 2016

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Tiny Vermont brings food industry to its knees on GMO labels

The announcement by General Mills that it will start labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients shows the industry might be giving up its fight against state efforts to require... Read more »

March 19, 2016

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SLCC student selected to participate in NASA project

Salt Lake Community College student Katlynne Bills has been selected to travel to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Center this spring to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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NuSkin embraces March Madness, says it actually helps productivity

Trying to get work done during the opening days of March Madness can be challenging in many workplaces. But some companies that embrace March Madness say they can use it as a way to boost morale... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Homeland Security begins sharing cyberthreats with business

The Homeland Security Department on Thursday formally began sharing details of new digital threats with private business and other government agencies, a culmination of a longtime effort to improve... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Emails: Clinton sought secure smartphone, rebuffed by NSA

Newly released emails show a 2009 request to issue a secure government smartphone to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was denied by the National Security Agency. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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FDA advisers back first dissolving heart stent

Federal health advisers overwhelmingly backed the safety and effectiveness of an experimental medical implant that dissolves into the body after doing its job. Read more »

March 16, 2016

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PlayStation VR to debut in October for less than Rift, Vive

Sony's version of virtual reality will cost a few hundred dollars less than competitors when its headset is released in October. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Robotics expert: Self-driving cars not ready for deployment

Self-driving cars are "absolutely not" ready for widespread deployment despite a rush to put them to put them on the road, a robotics expert warned Tuesday. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Germanwings crash: New rules needed for pilot health issues

Aviation agencies around the world should draw up new rules requiring medical workers to warn authorities when a pilot's mental health could threaten public safety, French investigators recommended... Read more »

March 13, 2016

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15-year-old pilot from England wins Dubai's World Drone Prix

A team led by a 15-year-old pilot from England took first place Saturday in the World Drone Prix, a new contest hoping to take flight both in this Mideast country fascinated by the technology and... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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FDA: No significant impact from test of modified mosquitoes

A field trial releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys would not harm humans or the environment, according to documents released Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Sticky lawsuit: $400M dispute lingers over Post-it inventor (+video)

Alan Amron has invented a battery-powered squirt gun, a digital photo frame, even a laser system that may someday provide a visible first-down line for fans inside NFL stadiums. He holds 40 U.S.... Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Yahoo snubs activist shareholder with 2 new directors

Yahoo set up a battle for control of its board by appointing two directors likely to further agitate an activist shareholder threatening to lead an investor mutiny aimed at ousting CEO Marissa... Read more »

March 10, 2016

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Utah lawmakers pass controversial bill on noncompete contracts

State lawmakers late Wednesday passed another reworked version of a controversial bill to regulate the use of noncompete employment contracts in Utah. Read more »

March 9, 2016

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APNewsBreak: Video shows Google self-driving car hit bus

Newly released video shows the moment a Google self-driving car learned the hard way not to tussle with a public bus. Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Clinton emails: GOP sues, senators press attorney general

Republican senators pressed for more information Wednesday about an FBI investigation into the potential mishandling of sensitive information that passed through former Secretary of State Hillary... Read more »

March 9, 2016

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Congress again seeks testimony of staffer who set up Clinton's server

Senate lawmakers are renewing their request to question the State Department staffer who helped set up Hillary Clinton's private email server following revelations that he has been granted immunity... Read more »

March 7, 2016

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Patient-first approach leads to new tool for asthma

Doctors and researchers are recognizing a disconnect with patients. Now they're wondering whether the key to better health care requires closing that gap. Read more »

March 5, 2016

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Employee noncompete bill stirs hornet's nest in Utah business community

An attempt to legislate the use of noncompete employment contracts in Utah has stirred up a hornet's nest in the state's business community. Read more »

March 4, 2016

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As Utah coal slumps, solar energy booms

The sun is becoming big business in Utah. More and more homeowners are taking the plunge and betting that solar energy will pay off for them in the future. Utah's solar industry now employs... Read more »

March 2, 2016

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