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The Math Behind Pennsylvania’s Gerrymandered Map Getting Overturned

Pennsylvania’s congressional map has long been aggressively gerrymandered, silencing Democratic voters. These are the experts who helped change that for...

Google Acquires Xively Platform to Extend Cloud IoT Core Service

Xively says its IoT Platform is designed to help organizations connect almost anything they use to the Internet—from small factory...

Even with over 30 U.S. banks backing Zelle, users are finding out the hard way there’s no fraud protection

Scammers have taken to Zelle, the Venmo alternative backed by U.S. banks, to defraud consumers who believe the service includes...

Walmart Makes Its Mobile App Smarter with Walmart Pay, scanner, store maps, and more

Walmart has added a handful of new and improved features to its namesake mobile app not only to help customers get in and...

Microsoft wants to use blockchain to secure your identity

Microsoft plans to pilot a blockchain-based digital ID platform that would allow users to control access to sensitive online information...

Chrome to start blocking ads on sites that violate Better Ads Standards

Don’t bother with Chrome’s ad blocking ( http://j.mp/2o5dpZE ), just use uBlock Origin ( http://j.mp/2o6zLKv ) or AdBlock Plus (...

‘Grease: 40th Anniversary Edition’ Announced for Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Featuring an explosion of song and dance, as well as star-making performances from John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, Grease made...

Visa will acquire Fraedom to help grow its B2B business

Fraedom works primarily in the business-to-business (B2B) payments space, offering digital-first solutions to financial institutions and corporate clients Source: Visa...

Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million

And state lawmakers have dispensed with commas altogether in the relevant provision of the law. Source: Oxford Comma Dispute Is...

Hackers hijack government websites to mine crypto-cash

A security expert says thousands of sites used visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency. Source: Hackers hijack government websites to mine...