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Get Buzzed! Yakima Aeromodelers Host R.C. Plane Event This Weekend
Approximately 40 to 60 pilots and nearly 200 remote control aircraft of all types have descended upon the valley to participate in the Yakima Valley Aeromodelers 27th annual Spring Opener. The event kicks off today and continues all weekend just outside of Zillah. It is free to attend and open to th…
Forum to Focus on Cybersecurity Needs in US and Canada
BOSTON (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are planning to hold a forum on ways the United States and Canada can toughen their online defenses.
The discussion will focus on the growing number of lone wolf and foreign government-sponsored cyber-attacks that harm national security and commerce in both c…
Google April Fool’s Prank Boomerangs
NEW YORK (AP) — Google is acknowledging that it pranked itself after an April Fool's Day Gmail tweak angered some people who use Google's email for work.
The company added a button to its email service that allowed users to fire out a minion GIF, a character from the animated film "Despicable Me…
FBI Able to Hack iPhone, Without Apple’s Help
WASHINGTON (AP) — In legal circles, it's known as a case being made moot — and that's what's happened with the pitched legal battle between the Obama administration and Apple. The FBI says it has been able to hack into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters …
Twitter Turns 10
NEW YORK (AP) — Happy Birthday, Twitter.
The social media site famous for hashtags and a 140-character "tweet" limit turned 10 years old Monday, having evolved from what was originally billed as a "microblogging" site into one of the Internet's most infl…
Google Details Federal Fix for Self-driving Car
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google wants Congress to create new federal powers that would let the tech giant receive special, expedited permission to bring to market a self-driving car that has no steering wheel or pedals.
Google laid out the proposal in a recent letter to federal transportation officia…
Microsoft Windows 10
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Have you gotten around to upgrading your computer to Windows 10? If the answer is no, it might soon be yes, whether you want it to be or not. Microsoft is stepping up its efforts to deploy the new version of the operating system to your computer. And...
‘Citizen Sciencists’ Use Drones to Map El Nino Flooding
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An environmental group in California is recruiting drone hobbyists and smartphone users to map flooding and coastal damage after El Nino storms with the idea that the images will help predict what the future coastline will look like as sea levels rise from global warm…

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