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Amazon Appeals Pentagon's Choice Of Microsoft For $10 Billion Cloud Contract

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Amazon cited "unmistakable bias" as it prepares to challenge its loss in federal court. This starts a new chapter in the contentious battle over the biggest U.S. cloud-computing contract, called JEDI.

VIDEO: The Military Discovered A Way To Boost Soldiers' Memories, And We Tried It

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Researchers have found that giving your brain an electrical stimulation while you sleep can lead to quicker learning and improved memory. Future You's episode 6 explores what this will mean in 2050.

A Soccer Team In Denmark Is Using Facial Recognition To Stop Unruly Fans

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Past matches between archrivals Brondby and Copenhagen have resulted in mayhem and arrests. So the Brondby team has begun screening fans to make sure banned spectators aren't allowed in the stadium.

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New Game 'Death Stranding' Is A Compelling Mess

The latest game from visionary game designer Hideo Kojima is marred by moments of frustrating gameplay and bad dialogue. That doesn't mean it isn't interesting.

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Instagram Will Test Hiding 'Likes' On Some U.S. Accounts Starting Next Week

"The idea is to try to 'depressurize' Instagram, make it less of a competition," the company's CEO Adam Mosseri announced on Friday.

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Feds Say Self-Driving Uber SUV Did Not Recognize Jaywalking Pedestrian In Fatal Crash

The death of a pedestrian struck by the self-driving vehicle in Arizona last year highlights safety concerns and calls for regulating the testing of such vehicles.

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The Doctor Will Skype You Now: Virtual Checkups Reach Bangladesh's Isolated Islands

As residents of "char" islands grapple with poverty and climate change, they are often cut off from medical services. A new service could help.

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In 2020, Some Americans Will Vote On Their Phones. Is That The Future?

Despite unanswered questions about security and transparency, mobile voting pilots aimed at overseas and military voters move forward in a number of states.

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'The Mysterious Affair At Olivetti' Attempts To Find A Cold War Conspiracy

Biographer Meryle Secrest chases a theory that two key Olivetti computer visonaries' deaths did not happen as officially recorded. While a gripping read at times, there's not a lot of solid ground.

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2 Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying For Saudi Arabia

One of the accused accessed more than 6,000 Twitter accounts allegedly looking for information about critics of the Saudi government, according to court documents.

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China Introduces Restrictions On Video Games For Minors

Under new rules, late night gaming sessions and multi-hour binges are no more. Officials say these rules aim to reduce video game addiction in minors.

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California Attorney General Seeks Court Order To Force Facebook To Turn Over Records

The attorney general's office filed a subpoena earlier this year as part of an investigation into allegations that the company misused user data.

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Social Media Sites Under Pressure To Prep For Census Trolls And Interference

Civil rights groups and lawmakers are pushing tech companies to prepare for an onslaught of disinformation that could turn people off from the 2020 census, especially among communities of color.