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Why Amazon Really Bought Twitch

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:23am
Amazon is buying Twitch for more than $1.1 billion, including $970 million in cash. What does it get for all that dough?






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Can a Nail Polish Protect Against Date Rape Drugs?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:54am
Students at North Carolina State University are developing a nail polish that can detect so-called date rape drugs by changing colors when it comes into contact with them.
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Satellite Shows Stunning Views of China From Above

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:49pm
China's first satellite with high-resolution imaging equipment has taken some spectacular shots of the country.






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Smart Tennis Sensor Tracks Your On-Court Performance

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 7:21pm
What to get the tennis player who has everything? How about a techie racket that relays data for every swing (and miss) they make on the court?






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California Requires Smartphone 'Kill Switch' for Thefts

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:56pm
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring all smartphones sold in the state to come with a "kill switch" to render them inoperable if stolen.






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Amazon to Buy Live-Streaming Game Site Twitch

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:42pm
Amazon has agreed to buy live-streaming gaming network Twitch for just under $1 billion, the companies said Monday.






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Royal Caribbean's New Ship Features Robot Bartenders

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:00pm
Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, will have a “Bionic Bar” staffed with robot bartenders.






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Click-Bait Crackdown: Facebook Weeding Out Spammy Posts

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:56pm
You can TOTALLY guess what might happen to their Facebook reach next!






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Anomaly Spoils Army's Hypersonic Missile Test

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:54pm
The latest test of a hypersonic weapon had to be terminated shortly after Monday's liftoff due to a "flight anomaly," the Defense Department said.






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Fitness Tracker Reveals Who Was Awake After Napa Quake

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:28am
According to Jawbone, the earthquake woke 93 percent of the device's sleep-tracking wearers in four cities close to the epicenter.






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Forget Passwords: This is the Future of Logging In

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:17am
Researchers across the world are working on a whole raft of solutions to make a password-less future a reality.






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What's Up with WhatsApp? 600 Million Active Users

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:15am
It looks like WhatsApp might have been worth the $19 billion Facebook paid for it after all.
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What's Up with WhatsApp? 600 Million Active Users

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:15am
It looks like WhatsApp might have been worth the $19 billion Facebook paid for it after all.
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'Rubble Bucket Challenge' Takes Off in Devastated Gaza

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 9:12am
"It came to my mind that it's good idea to show the whole picture - how Gaza looks now, rubble, destruction, cement with sand, small rocks."






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SpaceX Test Flight Explodes Over Texas Town

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:15pm
A SpaceX prototype rocket automatically detonated Friday after a problem during a flight over McGregor, Texas, the company told NBC News Friday night.






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FBI Shreds Millions of Files, Goes All-Digital

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:51pm
The FBI has done away with millions upon millions of paper files, stashed in rows of cabinets, as it moves to an all-digital records system.






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Security Breach Hit 25,000 Federal Workers

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:18pm
A recent computer breach at a government contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security workers.






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Google's Self-Driving Cars to Get Steering Wheels

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:04pm
California rules for testing of autonomous vehicles require that a driver be able to take “immediate physical control” in case something goes wrong.






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Most People Download Zero Apps a Month

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:52am
Download overload! It turns out most people are happy with the few apps that they have.






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Zoo Design Envisions Habitats Without Humans

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:21am
A new plan for the Givskud Zoo in Denmark gives animals more freedom in captivity while effectively placing humans inside protective barriers.






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