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What New York's free Wi-Fi kiosks mean to the city's homeless

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

New York City has set up hundreds of free Wi-Fi kiosks around the city, giving internet access to everyone - including the city's homeless.

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Will Amazon offer cut-rate music streaming for Echo? (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

Amazon is said to be planning a $5-per-month music service exclusively for Echo owners. 

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XMM-Newton Announcement of Opportunity (AO-16)

ESA - 38 min 14 sec ago
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the sixteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-16, issued 23 August 2016. This AO covers the period May 2017 to April 2018 and is open to proposers from all over the world.
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Facebook launches 'Lifestage' app for teens: Can they win back young people?

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

Lifestage, a new video-centric app by Facebook, only allows members ages 21 and younger. 

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Why tech giants are ganging up on robocalls

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

The FCC is calling for an industry 'strike force' to tackle the rise of the robocalls. The 33 companies set an Oct. 19 deadline to produce solutions. 

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How Twitter became a key player in the fight against ISIS

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

In the past six months, the social media platform has suspended 235,000 accounts for violating the site's policy against the promotion of terrorism.

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Uber set to make semi-autonomous rides a reality in Pittsburgh

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

The ride-sharing company will begin testing semi-autonomous vehicles this month, part of a long-term goal to replace human drivers with robotic ones, according to a new report. 

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Why Uber is suing over London's English skills requirement for drivers

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

The ride-hailing firm said it would challenge rules by London's transport authority that mandate English testing for drivers and other strictures on its operations.

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Look ma, no hands – or feet! Is Ford winning the autonomous car race?

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

Ford plans to put fully driverless cars on the road by 2021, but will current and future regulations slow them down? 

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Ford, Chinese search giant invest $150 million for self-driving car

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

California-based Velodyne, which makes the sensors that can act as a self-driving car's 'eyes' on the road, announcing the funding on Tuesday.

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In an increasingly competitive market, China's 'Apple' stumbles

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

Xiaomi, once the undisputed leader in Chinese cell phones, has lost considerable market share and been overtaken by Huawei Technologies.

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Did 'Shadow Brokers' steal NSA cyberweapons?

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

A mysterious group calling itself the 'Shadow Brokers' claims to have stolen – and to be auctioning off – NSA-linked cyberweapons.

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Gaia's second anniversary marked by successes and challenges

ESA - 38 min 14 sec ago
Operating in the depths of space, far beyond the Moon's orbit, ESA's Gaia spacecraft has now completed two years of a planned five-year survey of the sky. Despite a series of unexpected technical challenges, the mission is on track to complete the most detailed and complex mapping of the heavens ever undertaken.
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Google Fiber's plan: disrupt telecom's hold on broadband

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

Though the fastest internet connections today arrive on wire lines, Google is looking to change that – and shake up the marketplace in the process.

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What Tim Cook says about Apple's future

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

The Apple chief executive reiterated the company's mission while also acknowledging his foray into social issues, in an interview with The Washington Post.

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Hackers steal guests' credit card information at 20 US hotels

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

The operator of Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott, and Westin hotels says that it has been targeted by hackers, who for months collected customers credit card information.

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Airlander 10 delay: Why the rebirth of dirigibles was put on pause

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

On Sunday, Hybrid Air Vehicles delayed the first test flight of the Airlander 10, a 300-foot airship, due to a 'slight technical issue.' 

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Penn State researchers create self-mending clothing (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have found a way to not only help parents everywhere, but also protect individuals who work with chemicals or other harmful substances. 

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Tattoo tech: Why put a circuit board on your body?

Christian Science Monitor - 38 min 14 sec ago

These temporary tattoos, printed on gold leaf, could be the next big thing in both fashion and wearable technology. 

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Cosmic explosions: the first ESA–Ars Electronica residency

ESA - 38 min 14 sec ago
Aoife van Linden Tol, an artist working primarily with explosive media, is the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency, organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA.
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