During bombings, robots played key role for Austin police

On the morning of March 21, a white Austin police bomb squad truck pulled out of an obscure city facility near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and rolled North, toward Pflugerville. The truck had been used a handful times in the previous...

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During bombings, robots played key role for Austin police

On the morning of March 21, a white Austin police bomb squad truck pulled out of an obscure city facility near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and rolled north, toward Pflugerville. The truck had been used a handful times in the previous weeks...

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How Russian bots, trolls tried to make hay with Austin bombings

As fear of a serial bomber gripped the Austin metro area last week, Russia-affiliated social media accounts began to push false narratives online and cause discord. Russian bots were helping push false narratives that the bombings weren’t...

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Russian bots and the Austin bombings: Can fact-checking offset division, misinformation?    

As fear of a serial bomber gripped the Austin metro area last week, Russia-affiliated social media accounts began to push false narratives online and cause discord. The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan nonprofit that monitors 600 Twitter...

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Report: Whole Foods stores with Amazon lockers are seeing more quick-trip shoppers 

More shoppers are making short stops at Whole Foods Market stores that have installed Amazon lockers, according to a report by Reuters news service. Whole Foods has seen an 11 percent increase in quick trips at stores with the Amazon lockers since...

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Monday Tech Crawl: Zuckerberg apologizes in full-page ad, and Waymo CEO responds to fatal Uber crash 

Facebook continues to respond to the Cambridge Analytica scandal  Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, said in a full-page advertisement that ran in several major newspapers in the U.S. and London on Sunday that his company is “sorry we didn’t do more”...

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Dell-controlled Pivotal Software files for IPO; move could raise capital for Round Rock tech giant

Pivotal Software, a California-based cloud computing company whose majority owner is Dell Technologies, on Friday filed for an initial public offering of up to $100 million.  Plans for a Pivotal Software IPO come just weeks after Round-Rock based...

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Report: Some Whole Foods execs, managers leaving in wake of Amazon merger

As Whole Foods Market has integrated with Amazon, the organic grocer is seeing some turnover among its executives, according to a new report.  More than a dozen executives and senior managers have opted to leave or been forced out since the Austin-based...

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AMD fights back against chip security claims, calls them ‘grossly exaggerated’ 

Advanced Micro Devices had been riding high lately.  Even though AMD’s chips were among those found to have security flaws by researchers in January, rival chipmaker Intel faced most of the heat because its chips had been the ones mostly affected...

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Report: Whole Foods set to host summit for its suppliers to discuss policy changes

Ever since Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced their $13.7 billion merger deal last June, there has been speculation -- and concern -- about changes that might come to the organic grocery chain.  Some of that worry has come from Whole Foods’ own...

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