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Next Week, You, Too, Can Buy Google Glass

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:33pm
Get your credit card ready. On Tuesday, April 15, after the pain of filing your taxes has subsided, you'll be able to buy Google Glass — for a limited time.Google was hoping to keep it a secret for a wee bit longer, but documents leaked to The Verge caused the company to make the announcement early.






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Teen 'Sexting' Ring Discovered on Instagram

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 1:44pm
In what sounds like a parent’s worst nightmare, more than 100 teens were implicated in a “sexting” ring in Virginia involving images of nude and semi-nude minors shared on social media.






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TinkerBots Wants to Help Kids Make Colorful Robots That Learn

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:57pm

TinkerBots is one of a bunch of new smart toys that challenge kids (or adults, too) to think creatively and build systems that actually do something.








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Welcome to Silicon Valley: Give Right or Get Out!

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:11pm
Activists who campaigned for the ouster of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich over a $1,000 anti-gay marriage donation made in 2008 got their wish, but may also have inadvertently opened a Pandora’s Box in Silicon Valley, where Birkenstocks and kale smoothies don’t always mean liberal political views.






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Facebook Wants to be Your Messenger For Everything

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:53am

The company plans to remove the messaging feature from its main Facebook app in the near future.








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Washio: Uber for Your Laundry

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:32am

Short Cuts: Yael Cohen shares her new favorite app, Washio, that’s making her busy life just a little bit easier by taking the hassle out of doing laundry. A must have app for anyone with a demanding professional schedule like Cohen.








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Shy? Mingleton App Lets You Chat Up Others in the Same Room

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 7:14pm
If you've been checking out the person down the bar for a while now but don't want to be rude or presumptuous, this app may help. Mingleton acts like a hyper-local Tinder, letting people in the same room check each other out anonymously and see whether a chat or a dance might be welcome.






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High-Tech Tools Search for Flight MH 370

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:57pm

The fleet of pinger-locators and automated submarines is getting closer to identifying the remains of missing flight MH 370.








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Holy Smokes! BATMAN Tests Google Glass for the U.S. Military

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:26pm
BATMAN is working for the U.S. Air Force and could make Google Glass a regular wartime accessory.No, Bruce Wayne has not enlisted. BATMAN stands for Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided (K)nowledge, a research program based at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.






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Want to Message on Facebook? Soon You'll Need a Separate App

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:10pm
Facebook confirmed Wednesday that it plans to remove messaging capability from its mobile app, and offer the function only via the separate Facebook Messenger app.






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Facebook Ads to Grow in Size - But Shrink in Number

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:21pm
Facebook has announced changes to the ever-present sidebar ads on its website: They're getting bigger. But on the other hand, there won't be as many of them.






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'Heartbleed' Bug: What Can You Do to Protect Your Data?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:17pm
A serious security flaw called "Heartbleed" could expose credit card numbers, passwords and other personal data for users of popular online services -- but there's not a lot consumers can do until the sites fix the problem on their end.






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Canada Halts Tax E-Filing Due to Heartbleed Bug; IRS Studying

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:47pm
Right in the heart of tax-filing season, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) shut down access to online tax services on Wednesday because of an Internet bug that has made data on many of the world's major websites vulnerable to theft by hackers.






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Ellen's Oscar Selfie: Worth $1 Billion?

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:47pm
Can a single selfie really be worth between $800 million and $1 billion?That is what Maurice Levy, CEO of advertising firm Publicis, said that Ellen DeGeneres' infamous Oscar selfie was worth to its client Samsung.






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Most Mobile Game Players Quit After One Day

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:31pm

Easy to download, hard to love. A new study shows that gamers give up pretty easily.








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Here's the Real Score: Big Data Knows Everything About You!

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:31pm
Your life is an open book.Unless you live off the grid, big data companies know all about you. They constantly collect information about the things you buy and the websites you visit, plus thousands of other bits of personal information gathered from public records and your social media activity.






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Sheryl Sandberg: No, I'm Not Running for Office

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:16pm

The Facebook executive who taught thousands of working women how to “lean in” to their careers, dismissed rumors that she plans to run for political office.








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Sheryl Sandberg: I have 'ruled out' running for office

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:01pm

The Facebook executive who taught thousands of working women how to “lean in” to their careers, dismissed rumors that she plans to run for political office.








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Solar Impulse Unveils Fuel-Free Plane for Round-the-World Flight

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:01pm
The Swiss team that flew a solar-powered airplane across America has unveiled the even bigger plane that they plan to take around the world a year from now.






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Researchers Suggest It's Time to Downsize Power Grid

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:18pm
In the story of the three bears, Goldilocks repeatedly finds the happy medium that's "just right" — and researchers say there's a happy medium for electrical power grids as well. The problem is, their calculations suggest the U.S. power grid isn't just right.






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