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More Than 1/3 of Americans Leave Phones Unlocked

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:31am
It turns out that Americans are not great at protecting their privacy.






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Taylor Swift Among Those Buying Up .Porn Suffixes

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:02am
The singer Taylor Swift, Microsoft Corp. and Harvard University are among those buying up .porn and .adult Web suffixes as a pre-emptive move.






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Drones Are Helping Save Rhinos From Extinction

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 6:54am
University students in Spain are developing drone technology that helps identify poachers in an effort to save rhinos from extinction.






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Encrypted Data: Simple Idea, Complex Math

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 6:39pm
Protecting your data may require complex math, but the process is surprisingly simple.






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Internet Providers Sue FCC Over Net Neutrality Rules

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 6:22pm
The court filings by US Telecom and Alamo Broadband mark the first of several anticipated legal challenges to the new FCC rules.






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FTC Sets Up New Emerging Tech Watchdog Office

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:34pm
The Federal Trade Commission is expanding a special unit dedicated to fraud detection and consumer protection.






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Supergirls Conquer Obama at White House Science Fair

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:01pm
President Barack Obama got into waves and robots at the White House Science Fair, but it was the elementary-school Supergirls who captured his heart.






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Liquor 2.0: There Is Now an App for Your Vodka Bottle

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:26pm
The California-based spirit company Medea Vodka is rolling out an app for its vodka.






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Ex-Twitter Engineer Sues Company for Sex Discrimination

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:47am
A former Twitter engineer filed a gender-discrimination lawsuit last week, alleging the company's promotion policies unfairly favor men.
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Steve Jobs Almost Fired Now-Famed Apple Designer

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:35am
Apple's Jony Ive is now revered for his beautifully sparse product designs, but back in 1997 he was preparing to get the axe.






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Ranger Drone Could Help Fight Against Rhino Poaching

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:20am
The idea emerged as a way of dealing with an alarming increase in rhino poaching in South Africa in recent years.






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Zingy and Other Apps Make Life Easier for Pet Owners

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 9:56am
Many dog owners feel like Fido is part of the family. The downside? Like with your own kids, you can't just leave them alone for days.






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White House Science Fair Puts Whiz Kids in Spotlight

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 1:17pm
President Barack Obama has a blast at the White House Science Fair, one of his "favorite things" — but Monday's event isn't just fun and games.






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Take a Virtual Trip to the Museum With This Robot

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:07pm
The Seattle Art Museum has a high-tech solution for people who'd like to visit but can't: a remote-controlled telepresence robot.






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