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Boy high-fives with new 3D-printed prosthetic arm
ARLINGTON, Texas – Eight-year-old Garrett Clark is high-fiving his brother and arm-wrestling his mom with a new prosthetic arm that was 3D-printed just for him.It was designed and created at a special...
Serena Williams joins Survey Monkey board
Tennis star and entrepreneur Serena Williams is joining the board of Survey Monkey, along with Intuit CEO and chairman Brad Smith, the online survey company said. Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman...
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone returns to the company as other top staffers flee
Jelly Industries, "a human-powered search and discovery engine" and Stone's latest start-up, was acquired by Pinterest in March. Stone was brought on as a "special advisor" for Pinterest as part of the...
Ev Williams' venture firm goes for the palindrome in new fund raise: $191,919,191
For Ev Williams' first venture capital fund, the Twitter co-founder had some fun with numbers, raising $123,456,789. The second fund is a numeric palindrome. Williams' Obvious Ventures disclosed on Wednesday...
Twitter shares drop after co-founder Evan Williams announces big stock sale
Williams already sold about $4 million worth of Twitter stock Wednesday, according to filings with the SEC. But a spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider that Williams plans to sell up to 30 percent...
Groupon CEO warns young executives to 'beware of the limelight'
Groupon CEO Rich Williams is warning other young companies to "beware of the limelight." "It can be a real distraction, especially when hype is built up around a company," Williams told CNBC in an interview...
HP DreamColor Z27x review: A serious top-end monitor, but no good for gamers
reader comments 24 Share this story Say hello to my chunky friend, the DreamColor Z27x. Andrew Williams Here’s how far you can turn the screen without moving the base at all. Andrew Williams Andrew Williams...
Medium cuts 50 jobs, blames “ad-driven media” for company’s woes
Enlarge / Medium CEO Evan Williams, as seen in 2010.Justin Sullivan / Getty Images News reader comments 5 Share this story Medium, the San Francisco-based online publishing platform founded in 2012, has...
Serena Williams announces engagement via Reddit
Serena Williams wants the world to know that she has said yes to Alexis Ohanian’s proposal.The Reddit co-founder popped the question to the tennis champ during a surprise trip to Rome, Williams recounted...
F1 goes old school with 8-bit season review
EnlargeFormula 1 reader comments 2 Share this story The longest season in Formula 1's 66-year history is now complete. Like so much else in 2016, it wasn't a fantastic year, starting badly with a ridiculous...
How one F1 team uses cybersecurity to keep the crown jewels under lock and key
EnlargeGlenn Dunbar/Williams reader comments 3 Share this story As is the case for so many industries in recent years, Formula 1 has been transformed by data. Each team designs and tests its cars in silico,...
PG&E shakes up leadership with new CEO Geisha Williams
Taking a first step in a company succession plan, PG&E Corp. announced Monday a shakeup in the top level of its leadership, electing a woman, Geisha Williams, as chief executive and president. Williams...
US, Russian Astronauts Return to Earth After 6-Month Space Station Mission
One American astronaut and two Russians landed safely in Kazakhstan early Wednesday after spending nearly six months performing work on the International Space Station. American astronaut Jeff Williams...
Three space station fliers prep for return to Earth
Less than a week after winding up a successful spacewalk, outgoing space station commander Jeff Williams, America’s most experienced astronaut, will join two Russian cosmonauts for a fiery descent to...
Stunning photo shows New York City from space
Feast your eyes on New York City as it appears from the International Space Station, courtesy of this photo tweeted by NASA astronaut and U.S. Army Colonel Jeff Williams. It was taken several weeks ago,...
Astronauts complete smooth spacewalk
Space station commander Jeff Williams and flight engineer Kate Rubins completed a smooth six-hour 48-minute spacewalk Thursday, retracting a spare cooling radiator, installing two high-definition TV cameras...
Astronauts set for Thursday spacewalk
Space station commander Jeff Williams and astronaut Kate Rubins plan to carry out their second spacewalk in two weeks Thursday, venturing back outside to retract a cooling radiator, install a high-definition...
Jeff Williams Breaks US Space Record
American astronaut Jeff Williams has set a new record for most cumulative time in space for a U.S. astronaut. On Wednesday, Williams surpassed 520 days living in space, breaking Scott Kelly’s record set...
NASA astronaut sets new U.S. space record
Space station commander Jeff Williams set a new U.S. space endurance record Wednesday, his 521st day in orbit over four missions, eclipsing the 520-day record set earlier this year by astronaut Scott Kelly...
Jeff Williams will quietly become NASA’s most experienced flier
Enlarge / Jeff Williams works aboard the Space Station in April.NASA reader comments 7 Share this story During his nearly year-long mission aboard the International Space Station, former NASA astronaut...
Predicting Nigeria’s Floods, There’s Now an App for That
A new smartphone app aims to keep Nigerians one step ahead of flooding during the annual rainy season. The “WetIn app” is free to download for Android phones and gives users in three flood-prone Nigerian...
Space station astronauts set for spacewalk
Astronauts Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins plan to venture outside the lab complex Friday for a long-awaited spacewalk to attach a new docking mechanism, the first of two that will be used by U.S. crew...
Struggling Groupon opens 27% higher; CEO outlines growth plans
Groupon CEO Rich Williams said Thursday the daily deals company is fighting for customers but not for its very survival. While surging about 27 percent at the open on encouraging quarterly results and...
Police officer threatens five-year-old girl
LaNaydra Williams was shocked when a police officer she didn’t know randomly threatened her daughter on Facebook. A KANSAS police officer has been fired for threatening a five-year-old girl on Facebook....
Jeff Williams enters an inflatable room in space, lives to tell the tale
Jeff Williams floats into the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module on Monday morning.NASAA little more than a week after NASA astronaut Jeff Williams successfully expanded a new module on the International...
Federal agency making waves in battery storage, energy tech innovation
Whenever the military sets up operations in isolated and hostile locations like Iraq or Afghanistan, one of the biggest challenges is ensuring troops get reliable power. Until now, that often has meant...
Rancher Rolls Out Docker Container Management Platform
The open-source effort hits general availability, enabling developers to manage and deploy containers. Rancher Labs today announced the general availability of its namesake platform Rancher 1.0, which...
Next space station crew set for Friday launch
With Scott Kelly back on Earth after a record-setting voyage, his NASA backup, three-flight veteran Jeffrey Williams, is poised for launch from Kazakhstan Friday to kick off a six-month stay aboard the...
In the name of free speech, Adblock serves up ads, just for a day
Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, in an Amnesty International ad that will be distributed by Adblock. Amnesty International via MashableUsers of the Adblock browser extension may see something today...
Can Medium bring civility to the web?
On an internet full of hurried, scruffy ballpoints, Medium is the web's fountain pen. We're told our attention spans are short. That we cannot focus on anything beyond 140 characters, or without lists...
Let's quit the blockchain magic talk
"I haven't seen anything as hyped in such a short period of time as blockchain ... The answer to every question seems to be 'blockchain'," said Peter Williams, chief edge officer at Deloitte's Centre...
On the grid: 2016 Formula One season preview
It's almost time for the 2016 Formula One season to kick off in Australia, which means we are about to see the results of what the 11 teams have been frantically working on. So, what should you expect...
Ketogenic diet’s reputed anticancer credentials put to test
Andrew Scarborough was diagnosed with cancer aged 27Dave Stock for New ScientistTHE late morning train was packed. Andrew Scarborough had been feeling odd recently – headaches would come and go, leaving...
Ransomware threat highlighted by Los Angeles hospital payout
Bitcoin is making it easier for cybercriminals to profit from their attacksMario Anzuoni/ReutersExtortion is bigger business than ever, and now it doesn’t have to rely on people depositing bags stuffed...
Apple names company vet Williams COO
A man walks into one of Apple's authorised premium resellers' outlets on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Singapore. Apple will open its first retail store in Singapore, which will also be Southeast Asia's first...
Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke will appeal “Blurred Lines” copyright ruling
Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. in the video for "Blurred Lines."The copyright dispute between “Blurred Lines” song creators Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, and the family of Marvin Gaye,...
Tech Five: Yahoo rising off report of sale
Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.(Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez, Associated Press) Big changes may be in store for media company Yahoo, while cloud storage company Box prepares quarterly earnings after...
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams gives shares to family foundation
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone applaud as Twitter rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange while...
These 3 judges hold the fate of the Internet in their hands
The E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse, which houses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Next week, a federal appeals court in Washington will hear one of its biggest...
Two new Star Wars: The Force Awakens clips focus on Rey
The hype train forÂ Star Wars: The Force AwakensÂ continues with the first actual clip from the movie and a brand new TV spot both seeing release, a little under a month from the film's final release....
Tech entrepreneur, diversity advocate Hank Williams dies at 50
Hank Williams, founder of Platform(Photo: CNN) Supporters of increasing diversity in the technology industry are mourning the loss of a veteran entrepreneur at the forefront of the issue. Hank Williams,...
Groupon Names Rich Williams CEO In Mixed Earnings Report
The deal service Groupon on Tuesday announced CEO and co-founder Eric Lefkofsky would step down, and Rich Williams would take over the company immediately. The company said Lefkofsky would return...
Williams F1 team in technology race
When your closest sporting rivals are running a business with an annual team budget worth more than three times your own, then you need to be innovative in sustaining a challenge. And when it is in a cutting...
Star Wars composer John Williams to get AFI Life Achievement Award
Enlarge Image29 Jul 1983 -- Composer John Williams is joined on stage at the San Francisco Symphony's Pops concert by two Ewoks. Roger Ressmeyer/CORBIS As the man behind the music of "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial,"...
Twitter co-founder Ev Williams makes peace with new CEO Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey (left) and Evan Williams (right) at the New York Stock Exchange for Twitter's IPO in 2013. Williams says the two are getting along. LAN/Corbis Ev Williams is smoothing things over with fellow...
SF Fed chief Williams says short-term rate should go up this year
With the labor market nearing full employment, the “next appropriate step” for the Fed is to start raising short-term interest rates sometime this year, San Francisco Federal Reserve chief John Williams...
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