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Are driver selfies a step forward for Uber safety?

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

The company says the selfies will make Uber travel more secure, but critics believe real safety calls for greater use of traditional security methods, such as fingerprinting and background checks.

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How drones could transform lives for those who need help in remote areas

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

The Massachusetts drone test represents one of the first forays into how drones could be used to quickly deliver emergency supplies to rural and hard-to-reach areas.

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How LinkedIn wants to do more than just promote your resume

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

Major changes to LinkedIn's look and features shows a shift away from a focus on professional networking to include more tools for career advancement and industry news. 

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Could a massive hack of Yahoo bring down the company?

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

Yahoo recommends that users change their passwords – almost two years after 500 million users had them compromised.

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With LEGO Flybrix, drone tech lands firmly in the mainstream

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

Drones, once thought of as military weapons, have taken on many uses on their ascent to widespread popularity – now, as educational toys. 

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What the Yelp defamation case could mean for internet free speech

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

A California lower court decision could allow business to legally remove negative reviews of their services from review sites, internet advocates say.

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Will Google's Allo chat app spy on you? (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

Google is pushing its AI-powered chat app as an alternative to rivals iMessage and WhatsApp, but users are wary of the platform's encryption settings.

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How Waze plans to fix tunnel blindness (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

When drivers go into tunnels, they lose their GPS signal. Now, Waze has a widget to try to fix that problem. 

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How do Nike's self-lacing sneakers work? (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

Back to the future? Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers are advertised as lacing themselves. Are high-tech clothes becoming more practical?

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Here's what North Korea's websites look like – all 28 of them

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

Researchers have speculated that North Korea's internet is limited in scope, but until a US-based engineer was granted accidental access, no one knew quite how elementary the nation's online presence was.

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How do police remove bombs without hurting anyone?

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

Moving unexploded bombs away from the public can be a tricky operation. New technology has made the process safer.

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Twitter increases character limits – sort of

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

On Monday, Twitter announced their moderately altered character limit, in which photos, quotes, videos and GIFs will no longer count against the 140 characters.

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Federal government releases guidelines for self-driving vehicles

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

The new regulations outline a 15-point safety standard for the development and testing of self-driving vehicles and clarifies what policy issues fall under state and federal government jurisdiction.

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Lyft president says car ownership will 'all but end' by 2025. Why so soon? (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

John Zimmer says private car ownership will nearly disappear within 10 years, as most consumers will get around using driverless cars. 

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Why the director of the FBI says you should cover your webcam with tape

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

The public doesn't trust the modes of communication it constantly uses, and people are starting to take more measures against cybercrime.

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How SpaceX is looking past its failed rocket launch (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

Even as Elon Musk's space company SpaceX  continues to investigate the failed launch of Sept. 1, it's looking ahead to the next in a long backlog of missions.

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Tesla partner splits over safety concerns

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 59 min ago

Worried by the pace of Tesla's progress, an Israeli tech company has parted ways with the auto manufacturer.

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Golfing great Arnold Palmer, who led 'Arnie's Army,' dies at 87

Reuters - September 25, 2016 - 10:25pm
(Reuters) - Arnold Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans known as 'Arnie's Army' and helped propel the game as television was coming of age, died on Sunday at the age 87 due to heart complications, his agent said.
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Charlotte protesters march for sixth night despite shooting video release

Reuters - September 25, 2016 - 9:58pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - A couple hundred demonstrators chanted and marched through Charlotte on Sunday, as protests persisted after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers in North Carolina's largest city.
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New land-speed record for electric car

CBS - September 25, 2016 - 9:41pm
The "Venturi Buckeye Bullet Three" set a new world land-speed record for an electric car this past week. The car topped out at 358 miles per hour. Next year, the team is hoping to hit 400.
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