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80s Flashback: See What It Was Like When Computers Were Introduced to Schools

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 11:36am
In this episode of "Tech Rewound", children and school staff from the 1980s react to the introduction of computers to the classroom.









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Apple Makes Progress on Gender, Racial Diversity

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:52am
Jan 19- Apple Inc has made progress on boosting gender and racial diversity in its U.S. workforce, a regulatory document filed by the iPhone maker showed. Black employees formed 8.7 percent of the total U.S. workforce as of August, rising slightly from 8 percent in the previous period. About 30 percent of Apple' s U.S. employees were females as of August, compared with...









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Your Job Might Be 1 of 5 Million Replaced by Robots by 2020

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 4:39am
Brace yourselves for another industrial revolution. Robots could replace an estimated 5 million jobs in the next four years, a new report claims.









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Drones Fly Through an Obstacle Course Without a Ding

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 8:08pm
Researchers from MIT presented new methods for small craft to identify and avoid obstacles this week, showing them off in an impressive video.









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Microsoft to Donate $1B in Cloud Services to Nonprofits

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 7:45pm
CEO Satya Nadella says the move is part of the company's commitment to ensuring the cloud can serve the public good.









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DARPA Wants to Develop Brain-Translating Device

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 6:42pm
The federal government really does want to read your mind.









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Microsoft Announces 'Minecraft' Edition for the Classroom

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 6:15pm
Microsoft has announced a classroom-focused version of "Minecraft," the phenomenally popular open-world building game the company purchased in 2014









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Stolen Uber Accounts Worth More Than Credit Cards

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 5:27pm
Stolen Uber account information on underground marketplaces sells for an average of $3.78 per account.









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Worst Passwords of 2015: 'Star Wars' Terms Make the Cut

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:28pm
Apparently a lot of folks don't realize that The Force won't be able to protect your data.









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Don't Miss Your Chance to See 5 Planets All at Once

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:18pm
5 planets will be in view early every morning for the next month.









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Child Labor Used to Make Smartphone Batteries: Report

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 4:11pm
Major tech companies aren't doing enough to make sure the cobalt in their products wasn't mined by child labor, a new report says.









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Hawking: New Technologies Could Threaten Human Survival

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 3:42pm
The renowned physicist says humanity faces threats from progress made in science and technology.









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Brazilian City Tries Fighting Viruses With GMO Mosquitoes

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 1:47pm
One small city in Brazil thinks genetically modified mosquitoes may be the answer to fighting viruses such as Zika and dengue.









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Trump Says He Would Make Apple Build Computers in U.S.

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:45pm
Donald Trump wants Apple products to be made in the United States of America.









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Save Songs You Hear at Starbucks on Spotify

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:13pm
Ever hear a song while waiting in line for your latte and think, 'I wish I knew what that song was?'









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Can Virtual Reality Save the Porn Industry?

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:24am
The porn industry, after years of challenges from free online content (legally obtained or not), may finally be on a path to growing again this year.









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People Complain on Twitter About Widespread Outages

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:12am
Twitter users didn't even have 140 characters or less on Tuesday morning as the service went down.









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Uber, Lyft Credited as Drunk-Driving Deaths Dip

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 9:34am
The growth in popularity of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft coincides with a dramatic decrease in alcohol-related accidents.









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Facebook Cracks Down on Extremist Posts in Europe

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 5:10pm
The move comes after German politicians in particular raised concerns about a rise in xenophobic comments linked to an influx of refugees.









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Ice May Have Caused Spectacular SpaceX Explosion

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:44pm
The rocket had descended with pinpoint accuracy onto a drone ship before a landing leg buckled, causing the booster to tip over and explode.









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