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How to watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 20:40:00 -0400

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Watch live as two NASA astronauts​ lift off aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon, ushering in a new era for the U.S. space program.

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Trump threatens social media companies after Twitter fact-checks tweets


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 20:36:29 -0400

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Twitter issued a fact check over the president's tweet about mail-in voting on Tuesday.

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Historic SpaceX Crew Dragon launch postponed due to bad weather


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 19:22:03 -0400

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SpaceX was ready to make history with the launch of the first crew aboard a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station. But the weather didn't cooperate, and the launch had to be postponed for Saturday. Mark Strassmann reports.

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Astronauts prepare for historic orbital mission: "We're go for launch"


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 17:02:00 -0400

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The U.S. is less than 24 hours from a series of firsts for the nation's space program: The first manned orbital mission in nearly a decade, and the first using a privately owned and operated spacecraft.

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Elon Musk says SpaceX rocket launch is "a dream come true"


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 17:01:01 -0400

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Wednesday's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch will be the first time a private company will send humans into orbit. SpaceX founder Elon Musk reflects on what this historic moment means to him. Mark Strassmann speaks to Musk and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine ahead of the launch.

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Amazon COVID-19 publicity video airs as news on TV stations


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 15:32:41 -0400

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PR or propaganda? Retailer defends safety efforts amid calls to shut down some warehouses after workers die from COVID-19.

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Twitter flags Trump tweet with fact-checking label


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 13:00:55 -0400

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The label tells users to "get the facts" behind the president's false claims about mail-in voting fraud.

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Apple to reopen 100 stores in the U.S. this week


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 08:00:59 -0400

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Some of the iPhone maker's retail outlets will require both workers and customers to wear masks.

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Twitter won't remove Trump conspiracy tweets about Scarborough


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 07:15:02 -0400

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Widower Timothy Klausutis said the baseless conspiracy theory about Joe Scarborough and his wife's death, pushed by President Trump, has left him "frustrated and grieved."

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Privacy, security concerns as India forces virus-tracing app on millions


Created: Wed, 27 May 2020 05:32:00 -0400

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Privacy and legal experts raise red flags as many are forced to download an app one politician calls a "sophisticated surveillance system."

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Coronavirus crisis shines new light on microbe-blasting UV technology


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 15:08:25 -0400

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UV light has long been known to kill viruses, but it's also dangerous to humans. There is, however, a less "primitive" option.

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The rise of Wikipedia as a source of medical information


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 13:49:27 -0400

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For years the encyclopedic website, written and edited by anybody, was seen to be rife in misinformation; today, thanks to editors and writers at WikiProject Medicine, it is the first place many people check for the latest details about COVD-19

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Weather improves for historic SpaceX astronaut launch


Created: Tue, 26 May 2020 13:45:38 -0400

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After heavy rain Monday, the forecast has improved for Wednesday's launch of American astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft.

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NASA readiness review clears SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft


Created: Mon, 25 May 2020 20:57:44 -0400

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NASA managers are 'go' for launch Wednesday of a SpaceX capsule carrying to astronauts to the space station

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As workers return to jobs, "stakes have never been higher"


Created: Mon, 25 May 2020 09:57:15 -0400

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Managers may be used to decisions that determine the life or death of a company. But the life or death of an employee?

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NASA astronauts conduct trial run before historic launch of SpaceX rocket


Created: Sun, 24 May 2020 13:41:23 -0400

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NASA is counting down to the historic launch of a SpaceX rocket that is scheduled for Wednesday. The rocket, named "Dragon," will carry two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station and mark a new chapter in commercial space flight. Mark Strassmann reports.

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How Wikipedia became a trusted source for COVID-19 information


Created: Sun, 24 May 2020 09:45:26 -0400

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For years the encyclopedic Wikipedia, written and edited by anybody with an internet connection, was viewed as a "Wild West" site rife in misinformation. Today, Wikipedia is regularly the first place many people check for information about everything, in particular the latest medical news on COVD-19, thanks to the editors and writers who are curating WikiProject Medicine. Wired Magazine editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson reports.

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Facebook bans Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan, others over hate speech


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 19:48:55 -0400

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Facebook banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan and Milo Yiannopoulos, citing its policies against "dangerous individuals" on its platforms. Jeff Pegues reports.

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Instagram tests hiding "like" and "share" counts to curb pressure on users


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 19:37:11 -0400

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Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, will be testing a new feature to hide the number of "likes" users get on a post, in an effort to make the platform less competitive. Taylor Lorenz, a staff writer for The Atlantic, joined CBSN to break down what this means for influencers, teens, and extremist accounts.

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Restaurateurs fight delivery apps' high fees


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 19:35:00 -0400

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GrubHub, DoorDash and UberEats have been lifelines for shuttered eateries but can gobble up to 30% of the entire tab.

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Sail away! The latest in cruise ship design


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 19:15:04 -0400

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Martha Teichner checks out how continuous innovations in ship design have made cruises a booming industry, and steps aboard Celebrity Cruises' latest ship, the $1 billion Celebrity Edge, which redefines travel on the high seas.

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Safecracking: The right combination


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 19:14:22 -0400

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Safecrackers have been around as long as safes have. And while safecracking in real life may not be as dramatic as it appears in the movies, for the pros an uncracked safe is a challenge to be savored. David Pogue talked to some experts on manipulating open safes for whatever possible treasures await inside.

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Silicon Valley insider sounds alarm on how tech is "downgrading humans"


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 19:02:18 -0400

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Former Google insider Tristan Harris says urgent action is needed to address the dark side of technology. Harris was among the first in Silicon Valley to share his concerns about people's dependence on technology when he spoke with "60 Minutes" in 2017. Now the former Google design ethicist is pushing for a new agenda for tech companies to stop what he calls the "downgrading" of humans. Harris, co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the action that needs to be taken.

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Trump weighs in on Facebook's ban of extremist figures


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:59:56 -0400

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After Facebook banned several accounts of extremist figures and conspiracy theorists, President Trump tweeted that he is continuing to monitor what he called the censorship of Americans on social media. CBS News contributor and Wired editor-in-chief Nick Thompson joins CBSN with more.

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Uber loses an average of 58 cents per ride


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:56:56 -0400

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The pioneering ride-sharing company is valued at $80-90 billion but has yet to turn a profit.

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Pioneering drone program is helping diagnose patients faster


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:41:36 -0400

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A North Carolina hospital is pioneering the use of drones to speed up the delivery of critical medical samples across its campus. The drones carry blood and other lab samples for the WakeMed Hospital. Its history-making partnership with UPS is giving a glimpse at how drone deliveries could help save lives. Kris Van Cleave reports.

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Former Google ethicist on tech's "race to the bottom of the brain stem"


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:37:14 -0400

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Former Google insider Tristan Harris says not enough is being done to combat the harm technology and social media are doing in society. Harris, the co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, joins CBSN to discuss why it's a race to the bottom and how social media companies have the power to change the future.

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Uber and Lyft drivers strike over low wages, benefits ahead of Uber IPO


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:20:44 -0400

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Uber and Lyft drivers are on strike in cities around the world. The protest comes ahead of Uber's expected initial public offering that could value the company at more than $90 billion. Jamie Yuccas reports.

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Uber and Lyft drivers strike for higher pay ahead of Uber's IPO


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:19:23 -0400

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Uber and Lyft drivers across the country are shutting off their ride-sharing apps today to protest low wages and a lack of access to full-time employment benefits. Michael Reich, professor at UC Berkeley and co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, joins CBSN to discuss.

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Uber drivers go on strike, demanding better pay and benefits


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 18:09:38 -0400

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Uber and Lyft drivers went on strike in several cities across the country. They want better pay and benefits as corporate owners cash in. John Blackstone explains.

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Jeff Bezos unveils Blue Origin's lunar lander Blue Moon


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 17:42:04 -0400

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We’re getting a clearer look at the spacecraft that could one day bring people to the moon. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday showed off Blue Moon, a lunar lander developed by Bezos' spaceflight company Blue Origin. Its reveal comes nearly two months after the White House announced its goal of returning to the moon. Mark Strassmann reports.

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Facebook co-founder: Mark Zuckerberg is a good person – and he's too powerful


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 17:41:27 -0400

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One of Facebook's creators is calling on the government to break up the social media giant. Chris Hughes helped Mark Zuckerberg found Facebook in their Harvard dorm room in 2004. Hughes left Facebook in 2007. In a New York Times opinion piece posted Thursday, Hughes writes he's angry that, in his view, Zuckerberg's "focus on growth led him to sacrifice security and civility for clicks." He calls Zuckerberg's power "unprecedented and un-American." The company has more than 6 billion monthly active users across its platforms, which also include WhatsApp and Instagram. Hughes joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why he chose to speak out about his concerns.

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Bumble CEO talks new initiative and how it's making dating online safer for women


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 17:40:46 -0400

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The CEO and founder of Bumble is expanding her mission to empower women. Whitney Wolfe Herd created the dating app in 2014 and since then, it has grown to more than 55 million users in 150 countries. Wolfe Herd joins "CBS This Morning" to reveal a new initiative called "Moves Making Impact," where users pick a cause to support and then Bumble donates to women making a difference in their community.

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TikTok reigns as most-downloaded app, passing Facebook, Instagram


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 17:40:03 -0400

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TikTok has taken over the social media charts, taking the crown as the most-downloaded app. But the new ranking has many people asking what TikTok is. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBSN to explain the new trend and why it's taken off.

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"The 21st Century": Autos and All That Traffic (1969)


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 17:20:36 -0400

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Steam-powered cars? Steering wheels that monitor your heart rate? Some automotive innovations predicted 50 years ago haven't come to fruition (yet), but among those explored by host Walter Cronkite that did, in one manner or another, are air bags, crash test dummies, electric cars, anti-lock brakes, computer aids for drivers, and dashboard navigation. Originally broadcast on April 20, 1969.

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San Francisco considers facial recognition technology ban over bias


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:48:43 -0400

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More law enforcement agencies are relying on facial recognition technology to help fight crime. But there's growing public fear over the technology -- and San Francisco is considering a ban. Jonathan Vigliotti explains.

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San Francisco to vote on banning facial recognition technology


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:40:48 -0400

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San Francisco could become the first city in the country to ban the use of facial recognition technology. Local lawmakers will vote on a bill that would prohibit the use of the technology in all city departments, including police body cameras. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

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Big companies join initiative to curb plastic production


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:37:04 -0400

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The World Wildlife Fund announced a new partnership with six of the world's biggest companies to curb the production of plastic. WWF Deputy Director of Sustainability Research and Development Alix Grabowski joined CBSN AM to explain the partnership and how big corporations impact plastic recycling

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PrivacyWatch: Phones of WhatsApp users hacked using missed calls glitch


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:36:45 -0400

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A flaw in WhatsApp allowed hackers to infiltrate users' phones. Several activist lawyers and journalists were reportedly targeted. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joied CBSN to explain the severity of the attack and the technology behind it.

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Facebook sets restrictions on livestreaming following deadly New Zealand attacks


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:12:46 -0400

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Facebook announced new restrictions on live video streaming exactly two months after the Christchurch massacre. Meanwhile, international leaders are holding a summit on curbing online hate speech and threats. CBSN contributor and Wired editor-in-chief Nick Thompson joins CBSN to discuss the potential impact of the new Facebook Live policy.

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Ransomware attacks on the rise, targeting both individuals and organizations


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:08:29 -0400

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According to the Department of Homeland Security, ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat, targeting both individuals and organizations. Senior technology reporter for ProPublica, Renee Dudley, joins CBSN to talk about how some data recovery firms pay hackers' ransoms -- often without telling their clients.

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FCC announces new steps to block robocalls


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 16:01:20 -0400

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The Federal Communications Commission announced new steps aimed at blocking annoying robocalls. Last month alone, nearly 5 billion robocalls were made in the U.S. Mola Lenghi explains.

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Trump signs executive order banning tech posing a security risk


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 15:56:50 -0400

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President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday banning the purchase or use of technology that poses a national security risk. The order did not specifically mention any countries or companies, but it would especially affect the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei.

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International operation takes down cybercrime network


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 15:50:50 -0400

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A global cybercrime network is accused of stealing nearly $100 million from about 41,000 victims. The GozNym network is suspected of using malware to obtain login access to bank accounts across the world. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN to explain how the attack worked and what the U.S. is doing about it.

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MoneyWatch: Uber unveils "quiet mode" to tell driver not to talk


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 15:48:03 -0400

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Uber unveiled new features for Uber Black riders, including the option for passengers to tell drivers they don't want to talk. And more women are leading Fortune 500 companies. CBSN has today's MoneyWatch update.

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Lyft co-founder on why your car is expendable


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 05:10:59 -0400

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Self-driving cars may reshape more than our streets. In this web exclusive, correspondent David Pogue talks to John Zimmer, co-founder and president of the Lyft ride-sharing service, about the future of transportation, and what will change as new technologies make us less and less dependent on owning a car. Don't miss Pogue's report on autonomous vehicles on "No Exit!," a "CBS Sunday Morning" primetime special, Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Gridlock: Seeking new solutions to an age-old problem


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 05:00:05 -0400

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As Americans spend an estimated 97 hours a year stuck in traffic, costing tens of billions in lost productivity, answers to our traffic nightmares are being explored, both high-tech and old-school – from the Virgin Hyperloop One magnetic transportation system reaching speeds of hundreds of miles per hour, to gondola rides above congested city streets in Mexico. Lee Cowan reports.

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Self-driving cars


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 04:59:44 -0400

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There have been many headlines about the future of self-driving vehicles – cars that would never get drowsy, never get impaired by alcohol, and never be distracted by cell phones. Well, that future is closer than you think, as David Pogue finds out when he surveys a landscape that features the Tesla Autopilot, and Lyft's self-driving taxis. Pogue also talks with Jason Torchinsky, author of "Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving."

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Flying cars are finally taking off


Created: Fri, 22 May 2020 04:57:43 -0400

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After decades of promises, flying cars are becoming real. Richard Schlesinger looks at vehicles that will soon be hitting the road (or rather, hovering a couple thousand feet above), which look more like helicopters than what "The Jetsons" promised.

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NYC will test ultraviolet light to kill virus on subways


Created: Wed, 20 May 2020 16:04:00 -0400

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One scientist says UV light will be "very efficient" in eliminating the coronavirus.

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