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Apple's Carbon Footprint Down in Environment Report

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:58pm
Apple has made strides in slashing its carbon footprint but admits there’s room for improvement.
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Martha Stewart Loves Drones, Apparently

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:53pm
Stewart sent a trio of tweets on Wednesday gushing about a "drone-like" flying camera used to take aerial photos of her farm.

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No Apps: Applebee's Goes Tech-Free One Day a Week

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:25pm
Applebee's wants to set aside one day a week for quiet dining. But the rest of the week, it's going all-out to be tech friendly!

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Science Explains Why Koreans Love Cellphone Bling

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:24am
South Koreans love charms and stickers, while Americans like their phones plain, according to a new study.
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Samsung Supplier Accused of Using Child Labor

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:54am
A new report claims that a Samsung supplier in China hired minors to work 11-hour days.

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Aereo Might Not Be Pulling the Plug

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:58am
It's still a bit fuzzy, but Aereo claims that the Supreme Court ruling that forced it to suspend service may still allow it to operate.

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Kerry: Hackers Didn't Get 'Sensitive Material'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:46am
Kerry is in Beijing, where the U.S. and China are holding discussions about security and economic issues.
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iPhone Lost in Grain Elevator Turns Up 8 Months Later

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 8:56pm
This farmer thought he'd lost his phone forever when it went into a grain elevator. But as it turns out, it's a small world.

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LG's Kizon Smartband Lets Parents Track Their Kids

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 6:12pm
LG has announced a wearable for youngsters, called the Kizon, that keeps track of their location and makes limited phone calls.

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Sigourney Weaver Reprises 'Alien' Role in New Game

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:12pm
The actress who portrayed officer Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" film franchise is reprising her role in "Alien: Isolation," an upcoming video game.

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Google Gives Nonprofits the Gift of Glass

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:52pm
Google announced the winners of its Giving through Glass contest, awarding five nonprofits grants and a pair of the company's Glass headset.

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Germany's Domination of Brazil Sets Twitter Records

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 9:44am
The Twitterverse exploded during Germany's 7-1 defeat of host country Brazil in the World Cup.

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Explore High-Tech Magic Behind 'Planet of the Apes'

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 7:38am
The creatures in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' are more realistic than ever. NBC's Ben Fogle met actor Andy Serkis to find out how they're created.

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Netflix Tagger Shares Reality of Internet Dream Job

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:13pm
Unfortunately, it's not all lying in bed and eating snacks — though the rest of it does sound pretty good.

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David Attenborough to Enter Virtual Reality

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:01pm
Nature documentaries are coming to virtual reality headset near you — with the blessing of one of the biggest names in the industry.

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Russian Accused of Hacking Into U.S. Restaurants

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:39pm
An indictment accuses a Russian man of hacking into computers at hundreds of retail businesses in the U.S.

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Yahoo Researchers Want GPS to Take the Scenic Route

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:24pm
Sure, your GPS can give you the shortest, fastest way to get from A to B. But what if you wanted to take the scenic route?

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Pint-Sized Inventor Wants to Cut Down on Hot Car Deaths

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:53pm
Last year, 12-year-old Andrew Pelham invented the EZ Baby Saver, a reminder for parents who fear leaving their children in hot cars.
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Are Your Tweets Smarter Than a 4th Grader? Test Them

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:24pm
Thirty-three percent of tweets test at a fourth grade reading level. Use the tool to see how yours compare.

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What to Do When Criminals Take Your Computer Hostage?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:55am
Criminals are taking computers hostage with ransomware and threatening to wipe out all files if the victims don’t pay up.

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