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High-Tech Farmer Deploys Drone to Spray Crops

1 hour 33 min ago
A Chinese farmer uses a drone to spray pesticide on his crops in Bozhou, Anhui province, on Tuesday.China's economy expanded 7.4 percent year-on-year in the first three months of the year, the government said Wednesday, marking a further slowing in the world's second-largest economy.






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Google Glass: Is It Worth the $1500 Cost?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:53pm

For one day only on Tuesday, anyone could buy Google Glass – for a mere $1500.








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'Hi David': Mulder-Scully Tweet Exchange Excites X-Philes

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:06pm
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'Hi David': Mulder-Scully Tweet Exchange Excites X-Philes

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:20pm
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Cellular Industry Backs New Anti-Theft Technology on Phones

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:20pm

The announcement of a voluntary commitment comes as several states and municipalities are considering mandatory "kill-switch" laws.








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Yahoo's Growth Anemic as Turnaround Chugs Along

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:04pm
Yahoo Inc. barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer.But its shares jumped 8 percent on strong results from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.






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Got $1,500? Google Glass on Sale for One Day Only in U.S.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:33pm
The most talked about product of the nascent wearable era is available to the general consumer — but only today.Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that lets users take photos and video, search the Web, and use apps. It responds to voice commands.






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Google Applies for Patent on Contact Lens Camera

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:33pm
Google's research department is cranking out ideas for eye-worn electronics. Just a few months ago saw the company's patent application for a glucose sensor in a contact lens — now it is looking at integrating a full-on camera.






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Got $1,500? Google Glass on Sale for One Day Only in US

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:46pm
The most talked about product of the nascent wearable era is available to the general consumer — but only today.Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that lets users take photos and video, search the Web, and use apps. It responds to voice commands.






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5 Reasons Graphene Will Change Your Gadgets Forever

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:46pm
The future of technology could hinge on a single material. The industry is buzzing over the potential of graphene, which is the strongest, slimmest and most malleable material in known existence.






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Amazon's New Six-Camera Phone Purportedly Revealed in Leaked Photos

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:29pm
Pictures acquired by tech blog BGR allegedly show Amazon's much-rumored mobile phone — complete with its also much-rumored six cameras.It has been suggested for years that Amazon might be working on its own smartphone, and perhaps its own cellular service.






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Banksy's Tech-Inspired Graffiti Evokes Stock Photos, 'X-Files' Fan Art

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:11pm
It look less than 24 hours for the scavenger hunters of street art to track down the latest work by the infamous graffiti artist known as "Banksy" ... lovers embracing in a doorway, their faces illuminated by the smartphones which capture their loving gaze.






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Banksy's New Tech-Inspired Graffiti Evokes Stock Photos, 'X-Files'

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:55pm
It look less than 24 hours for the scavenger hunters of street art to track down the latest work by the infamous graffiti artist known as "Banksy" ... lovers embracing in a doorway, their faces illuminated by the smartphones which capture their loving gaze.






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Amazon's Fire TV Lets You Search for Videos by Voice

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:23pm

Ditch the keyboard. Amazon Fire TV has a microphone-equipped remote control that recognizes your voice and allows you to search through videos.








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Teardown Shows Samsung's Galaxy S5 Costs About $256 to Build

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:23pm

The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, costs about $256 to build according to a teardown analysis by market research firm IHS.








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Google Spells Out Email Scanning Practices in New Terms of Service

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:08pm
Google updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads.






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Sucking Carbon From Sky May Be Necessary to Cool Planet, UN Says

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:51pm
International efforts to combat global warming are so broken that it's come to this: hoovering massive amounts of carbon dioxide out of the sky.






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'Sharknado 2' Needs Your $50,000 for Chainsaws, Shark Rescue

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:33pm
Chainsaws ain't cheap, kids! So if you want to ensure peak power-tool action used against CGI sharks, you're going to have to pay up — $50,000, to be exact.






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Google Buys Drone-Making Company That Facebook Previously Eyed

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:18pm
Google is buying the drone-making company that Facebook had previously sought to purchase, as both companies pursue projects to expand global connectivity.In a press release, Titan Aerospace, a start-up maker of high-altitude drones, said it was joining Google.






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Why Google Wants a Titan in the Drone Business

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:18pm
Google is officially in the drone business. On Monday, the search giant agreed to buy Titan Aerospace, a company that makes solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles.
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