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Air Force Drone Pilots Are Bummed Out, Overworked: Report

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:11am
A new report from the Government Accountability Office says the U.S.






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Crowdfund Your Artistic Dreams

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:04am

Short Cuts: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian talks about Patreon, a crowdfunding site that lets fans make monthly contributions to help artists.








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'Titanfall' Top Video Game, but Xbox One Sales Still Lag Behind PS4

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:49pm
The next-generation console wars continue, with Sony firmly in the lead despite a chart-topping debut by Microsoft's much-anticipated mech-based multiplayer shooter "Titanfall." The score so far? Xbox One, 5 million — PlayStation 4, 7 million.






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Apple's iPhone-like Dashboard Interface 'CarPlay' Demoed by Volvo

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:03pm
In-car touchscreen systems aren't known for their great usability, but a new one modeled on Apple's iOS may prove a more worthwhile platform. CarPlay, designed by Apple in concert with car makers, was shown off by Volvo this week at the New York International Auto Show.






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Who Needs Keys? This Siri Hack can Unlock Your Car

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 7:32pm
Apple’s Siri is handy for checking weather and making appointments with voice commands, but what if she were smart enough to turn the lights on or unlock your car?






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Michaels Stores Says Up To 3 Million Cards Affected in Data Breach

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:15pm
Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million customer credit and debit cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.






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Lady Gaga is Going on Tour with a Hologram

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:27pm
Meet Hatsune Miku, a 16-year-old performer with a string of hits in Japan and her own devoted following. She is opening for Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Ball tour in May and she would probably be excited about it if she was a living, breathing human being.






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China's Twitter-Like Weibo Site Debuts on Nasdaq

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:11pm
China's Twitter-like platform Weibo went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday under the symbol "WB" and opened just below the expected $17 price but started trading 2 percent higher soon afterward.The stock was expected to open Thursday morning, but was delayed until closer to noon.






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This Just In! 80 Years of Newsreels Now Free To Watch on YouTube

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:11pm
Before YouTube, before the Internet, before even TV, the way people got their news presented visually was through newsreels shown at movie theaters. Now British Pathe, the premier archive of these newsreels, has brought things full circle by putting its 80-year collection online for free.






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New Feature Lets Your Facebook Friends Know When You're Nearby

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:38pm
You “Like” the photos of your friends’ babies, comment on their status updates and tag yourself in their photos. Now you can find out where they are IRL (in real life, duh) with “Nearby Friends,” launched on Thursday by Facebook.






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All the Joe You Can Drink for $45/Month; There's an App for That

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:07pm
New Yorkers can get a subscription for their caffeine addiction — and for now, it’s free.A startup and app called "CUPS" gives subscribers unlimited coffee or tea for $45 a month at dozens of independent coffee shops in Manhattan and around the boroughs.






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New App Lets You Control Desktop with Your Phone

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:05pm
Forget your files at home? Google has come up with nifty solution to that problem with the Chrome Remote Desktop app.It gives you remote access to your laptop or desktop through your Android phone or tablet.






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Hipster Showdown: Redditors Call 'First' on Everything

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:47am
Oh, you look at websites? Yeah, I have been doing that since the Netscape days, while riding a fixed gear bike and growing a mustache before anybody even knew what those things were.On Reddit, users have been boasting about their hipster cred in a thread called, “What was your hipster moment?






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Landfill on the High Seas: Why's the Ocean Full of Trash?

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:47am
The search for flight MH370 that has now entered its second month and covered tremendous swaths of ocean has brought attention to a pressing environmental issue: the tons of trash floating in the sea.Searchers have found hundreds of objects floating in the remote waters.






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Twitter Unveils Its Version of Facebook's Big Money-Maker

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:46am

Twitter's newest bid to make even more money — “app install” ads, a newish format that has been a giant hit for Facebook.








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Pay With Your Hand: Technology Offers New Checkout Option

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:44am

NBC’s Keir Simmons reports on new technology being developed at Lund University in Sweden that lets you pay for items with a simple scan of your palm print.








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New Jersey Teens Who Shared 'Sexts' Accused of Child Porn

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:35am

Police urge parents to explain to their children that sending, taking and sharing of naked photos of juveniles is a crime.








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Where's My Flying Car? Survey Sizes Up How We See the Future

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:28am
A newly published survey suggests that Americans expect the next 50 years to bring innovations of science-fiction proportions — including old standbys like flying cars and "Star Trek" teleportation.






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Google Adds SLR-Like Lens Blur To New Camera App

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:24pm
Yet another feature once only found in expensive SLR cameras is making its way to smartphones: the buttery background blur caused by wide-aperture lenses. Google is bringing a simulated version of this blur to Android phones worldwide.






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Google Adds SLR-Like Lens Blur to Smartphone Cameras

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:53pm
Yet another feature once only found in expensive SLR cameras is making its way to smartphones: the buttery background blur caused by wide-aperture lenses. Google is bringing a simulated version of this blur to Android phones worldwide.






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