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U.S. Blogger Hacked to Death by 'Islamist Radicals'

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 7:53am
Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin, and his wife and fellow blogger, Rafida Ahmed, were attacked on Thursday.

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This Is Why You're Seeing #TheDress as White and Gold

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 3:23am
The Internet broke on Thursday thanks to a dress that had defied the classification of color. Is it white and gold or is it black and blue?

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Filmmakers Focus on Aerospace Guru Burt Rutan

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:44pm
The filmmakers who traced the rise of SpaceShipOne are turning their focus to its designer's next high-flying project, and looking for a little help.

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Injured Student Stays in School... as a Robot

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:37pm
A student in Mercer County, Pennsylvania is using a robot to attend high school while he recovers from injuries suffered in a car accident. WFMJ's Derek Steyer reports.

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Bluetooth-Equipped Umbrella Alerts You If You Forget It

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 7:05pm
Are you in the habit of leaving your umbrella behind at restaurants or in the car?

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Facebook Adds New Gender Option: Fill in the Blank

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 7:00pm
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social network are now being given a 59th option.

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Meet Zipperbot, the Robot Who Zips Zippers

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 6:12pm
This is Zipperbot, the world's only robotic zipper zipper-uper. Zipperbot will zip your zippers for you. And, joking aside, the robot, created at a lab at MIT, will be a big help to people with disabilities.

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How Facebook Is Trying to Prevent Suicides

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:08pm
People struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm often drop hints of those thoughts to friends in conversation, in emails — even on Facebook.

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Facebook Tackles Suicide Prevention

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 4:04pm
University of Washington researchers helped design new feature. Heather Graf reports.

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4 Million Americans Get 'Shout-Out' at Net Neutrality Vote

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:55pm
The Federal Communications Commission votes to prohibit Internet service providers from granting faster access to companies that pay for the privilege.

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FCC Passes Net Neutrality Rules

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:12pm
The FCC passed net neutrality rules, which treat broadband providers as "common carriers" -- like other utilities including gas or electricity.

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Apple to Hold Event March 9, Amid Watch Rumors

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:15pm
Apple will hold an event March 9, the company said Thursday, amid speculation that the launch of the Apple Watch was near.

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Net Neutrality: How Open-Internet Activists Won Big

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:45pm
After protests, millions of letters and and support from the White House, open-Internet activists scored a major victory.
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Cyber Threats Expanding, Says New Intel Assessment

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:05pm
Saboteurs, spies and thieves are expanding their computer attacks against a vulnerable American Internet infrastructure, chipping away at U.S. wealth.

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Elon Musk's Hyperloop Inches Toward Reality

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:00am
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed an agreement with a developer in central California to build a five-mile Hyperloop line.

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Watch Live: FCC Debates Open Internet Rules

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:56am
Federal Communications Commission debates "adopting strong open internet rules."

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FCC to Decide on Net Neutrality: What Does it Mean?

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 4:20am
Federal regulators vote Thursday on whether the Internet should be treated like a public utility.

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Revenge Porn Kingpin Pleads Guilty, Faces Jail

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:03am
Hunter Moore, 28, faces a minimum of two years in prison and up to seven years for his role in a scheme to hack emails and post nude photos online.

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Europol Disrupts Ring That Infected 3 Million PCs

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:09pm
A cybercrime operation that stole banking information by hacking more than 3 million computers has been disrupted by European police.

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Google Ups Free Music Storage to 50,000 Songs

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:04pm
If you're looking for a good way to back up your tunes without spending a dime, Google Music just got a big boost to its free storage limit.
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