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Japan Creates Google Street View Just for Cats

2 hours 57 min ago
Google's most popular mapping features is now available for everyone's favorite furry felines.









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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 7,800 SUVs Over Hacking Concerns

5 hours 35 min ago
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 7,810 sport utility vehicles in the United States to update software for radios to prevent hacking.









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Samsung's Sleep Tracker Tells Your Smart Home You're Awake

5 hours 44 min ago
Sleep tracking gadgets are a sign of the growing "smart home" trend, and Samsung has just put out one of its own.









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Spotify Rolls Out 'Plain Language' Privacy Policy

8 hours 9 min ago
Spotify promised last month to revamp an update to its privacy policy after the new terms sparked backlash, and that update-to-the-update is now here.









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Toyota Spends $50M on Self-Driving Car Research Centers

8 hours 19 min ago
Toyota is spending $50 million on a pair of research centers that will develop technology for self-driving cars, in partnership with Stanford and MIT.









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Latvian Pleads Guilty in Massive Computer Hacking Scheme

8 hours 59 min ago
A Latvian man pleaded guilty to engaging in a scheme to transmit a computer virus that infected more than a million computers worldwide.









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Modern Libraries Go Way Past Books, With 3-D Printers and Laser Cutters

12 hours 16 min ago
Your library card may soon give you access to 3-D printers, laser cutters and other high tech devices. NBC's Mark Barger reports.









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Feds Impose New Limits on Cell Phone Trackers

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 5:11pm
The little-known devices, sometimes called Stingrays, emit the same kind of radio signal as cellular telephone phone towers, tricking phones into relaying their electronic signatures.









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Australia Deploys Robots to Kill Reef-Eating Starfish

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:42pm
The Great Barrier Reef is under attack from hungry hordes of Crown-of-Thorns starfish, but Australia has an answer: killer robots.









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Ex-Tesla Employee Charged With Posting Confidential Info

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:31pm
A former Tesla engineer is accused of accessing his manager's email account and posting confidential information online.









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Google App Lets You Create 360-Degree Street View

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:30pm
Google is releasing a new Street View app -- a tool people can use to create their own 360-degree panoramas.









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Star Wars BB-8 Droid Will Be the Gift All Young Jedi Crave

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:57pm
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is sure to be one of the biggest blockbusters in years, and it's coming out on December 18 — perfect timing for kids to









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Ready to Waste Your Day? Google 'Fun Facts'

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:46am
We have all been there, randomly Googling terms or browsing Wikipedia in a futile effort to entertain ourselves.









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Motorola Launches New Version of Smartwatch

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:36am
The new Moto 360 collection has two models—a regular and a "Sport" version.









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Judge OKs $415m Settlement in Tech Worker Lawsuit

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:42am
A judge granted final approval to a $415m settlement that ends a lawsuit in which workers accused companies of conspiring to hold down salaries.









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This Is the First Item Ever Sold on eBay

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:34am
As the online marketplace celebrates its 20th anniversary, a look back at the unlikely item that helped launch the brand.









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Sony Settles Lawsuit Filed by Workers Over 'Interview' Hack

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:49pm
Sony Pictures has settled with nine former employees who had filed a lawsuit claiming that their personal data was stolen in a 2014 hack.









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Next Thing Your Phone May Detect: Boredom

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:04pm
In addition to collecting location, bandwidth use, steps taken, altitude, and ten other metrics, your phone may soon also track when you're bored.









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Tesla's Model 3 to Cost $35K, Preorders Start in March

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 6:43pm
Tesla's long-awaited mass-market car, the Model 3, now has a price and debut plan courtesy of the company's founder, Elon Musk.









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Sony's Z5 Smartphone Series Revamps Cameras and Goes 4K

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:24pm
A week ahead of the expected arrival of the latest iPhones, Sony has announced its new flagship smartphones: the Z5, Z5 Premium, and Z5 Compact.









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