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Technology gave rise to cyberbullying. Can it also stop it?

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 26 min ago

Twitter announced policy changes aimed at promoting safe discourse for users of the social network. The updates are the latest in efforts by social media companies, researchers, and others to end online abuse and harassment using innovation and technology.

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Imitation game: Chinese firm Xiaomi offers a cheaper Apple (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 26 min ago

Xiaomi, the 'Apple of China,' has begun knocking on America’s door.

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Companies scramble as Google prioritizes 'mobile-friendly' websites (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 26 min ago

Beginning Tuesday, Google will promote "mobile-friendly" sites at the top of search results for individuals who use smart phones or tablets when surfing the Web.

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Huawei CEO questions China's cybersecurity policies

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 26 min ago

In a rare move for a Chinese company, the CEO of Huawei, Eric Xu, said that if China wants the best information security, it must keep its markets open to foreign technology.

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Live streaming apps connect celebrities and fans

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 26 min ago

Thanks to video streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat, fans can now feel closer than ever to celebrities such as Tyra Banks to Al Roker.

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Google's 'Mobilegeddon' shows tech's focus on forced progress

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 26 min ago

Google's latest update to its search algorithm could hurt businesses that aren't tech-savvy. It highlights how Silicon Valley insists on dragging us all into the future.

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IBM teaches Jeopardy! champ Watson to write recipes, discuss art

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 26 min ago

Watson, the famous IBM robot that appeared on Jeopardy! in 2011, can do more than beat its human counterparts at trivia now.

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Google partners with Real Change for digital subscription app

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 26 min ago

Beginning Thursday, the Seattle publication Real Change will accept digital payments through street vendors using a smart phone app developed by Google.

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Android Wear 2.0 snips the Bluetooth tether that held back smart watches

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 26 min ago

Google announced an update to the Android Wear smart watch platform that adds gestures, Wi-Fi, and custom emoji.

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Bucking cable tradition, Verizon offers custom TV bundles (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 26 min ago

Verizon announced FiOS Custom TV, which lets customers pick a basic package of 35 channels and two genre-specific packages of additional channels for $55 per month.

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Share a cab? Uber's carpool option, uberPOOL, has now served 'millions'

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 26 min ago

Last August, Uber introduced its cab-sharing service uberPOOL, which it claims has been popular and environmentally friendly.

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WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony Pictures documents (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 26 min ago

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says the database includes more than 170,000 emails and 30,000 other documents from the studio and a subsidiary.

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Jawbone Up4 fitness wristband doubles as an AmEx card

Christian Science Monitor - 1 hour 26 min ago

Jawbone introduced the Up4, a $200 fitness tracker that allows users to pay with their American Express credit card by tapping their wrists on a special terminal. The Up4 also tracks a user's heart rate, steps, and sleep patterns.

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Devastating Nepal quake kills over 1,300, some in Everest avalanche

Reuters - 1 hour 37 min ago
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing more than 1,300 people, touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest and toppling a 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu.






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How LED lights are changing architecture

CBS - 1 hour 45 min ago
LEDS are environmentally friendly lights that are turning up everywhere these days. David Begnaud reports from a company that’s come up with a creative use of this technology in architecture.
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Dot Earth Blog: Long-Predicted Death Toll in Nepal Earthquake Reflects Wider Himalayan Seismic Risk

NY Times - 1 hour 48 min ago
The major earthquake that has shattered buildings across Katmandu and killed hundreds will likely produce a vast toll.






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Volkswagen Chairman Piech resigns after failing to oust CEO

Reuters - 1 hour 57 min ago
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ferdinand Piech, a towering figure at Volkswagen for more than two decades, resigned as its chairman on Saturday after losing a showdown with Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn.






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Experts long feared Nepal buildings couldn't survive big quake

LA Times - 2 hours 8 min ago
The magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake the killed more than 1,100 people Saturday occurred in a seismically dangerous region with a history of catastrophic temblors made all the more destructive by weak building codes.
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Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists trade accusations as Minsk deal frays

Reuters - 2 hours 11 min ago
KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine traded accusations on Saturday, reviving concerns that a peace deal signed in Minsk in February may collapse, although monitors said the violations were still relatively limited.
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Hundreds Dead After Massive Earthquake Hits Nepal

Discovery - 2 hours 13 min ago
International aid groups rushed to respond Saturday to a massive earthquake in Nepal that claimed more than 1,000 lives as aftershocks and severed communications hampered rescue efforts.
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