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Did you log into Facebook on Monday? So did 999,999,999 other users

Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours 43 min ago

For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day, according to founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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Apple teams up with the Pentagon to make military wearables

Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours 43 min ago

The Pentagon announced the FlexTech Alliance, a group of 162 companies and universities including Apple, Boeing, and Harvard University.

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Iowa begins testing driver's license app for smartphones

Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours 43 min ago

Iowa's new digital driver's license raises privacy concerns as critics question the need to collect residents' personal information all in one place.

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How Usain Bolt was caught at intersection of tech and human error

Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours 43 min ago

The Jamaican Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter had an encounter this week with recent technology. The outcome was probably not what he was expecting.

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Don't be a square: Instagram ditches rigid boundaries

Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours 43 min ago

The photo-sharing app Instagram will, for the first time, allow users to post photographs in a portrait and landscape format.

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Google denies Europe's antitrust accusations

Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours 43 min ago

Google has rejected the European Commission's charges that the company harmed consumers and producers by distorting Internet search results to favor its own shopping service. 

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Meet M, Facebook’s new personal assistant (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours 43 min ago

Select users are testing M, Facebook Messenger's digital assistant service that uses both human and artificial intelligence.

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North Dakota becomes first state to legalize weaponized police drones

Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours 43 min ago

A North Dakota law allows police to outfit drones with 'less-than-lethal' weapons including stun guns and tear gas. The bill's original sponsor says he didn't want weapons of any kind on drones, but that the state law enforcement lobby altered the bill's language.

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How a new device could make your bike smarter

Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours 43 min ago

Backed by a Kickstarter campaign, SmartHalo pairs a device and a smartphone app to allow bikers hands-free navigation and notification alerts. 

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How YouTube plans to get gamers to ditch Twitch

Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours 43 min ago

Google's online video giant launched a new gaming site Wednesday, a year after failing to acquire the streaming video service Twitch.

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Driver blows past Tesla's mileage rating, cruising 452 miles on one charge

Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours 43 min ago

Bjørn Nyland nearly doubled the expected mileage for a Tesla Model S. Mr. Nyland used "hypermiling" techniques, such as driving at slow speeds and coasting to a stop when necessary, to make his Model S as efficient as possible.

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What to look for at Europe's biggest tech show

CBS - 2 hours 56 min ago
The IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin will draw a quarter of a million people and feature the latest digital gadgets
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Kentucky clerk files emergency injunction on same-sex marriage licenses

Reuters - 3 hours 38 sec ago
MOREHEAD, Ky. (Reuters) - Lawyers representing a county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses in defiance of a court order filed an emergency motion on Wednesday asking for an injunction to temporarily block the order while she appeals.
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Report: Some top baby monitors vulnerable to hackers

CBS - 3 hours 4 min ago
Cybersecurity firm finds several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features
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Baltimore judge: Charges against police in Gray case can go forward

Reuters - 3 hours 5 min ago
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday rejected defense motions to drop charges against six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a black man from an injury in custody, clearing the way for scheduled trial next month.









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2015 El Nino Could Be One of Strongest Since the 1950s

Discovery - 3 hours 10 min ago
This year's El Niño is historically powerful, after unprecedented changes related to global warming, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Continue reading →
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Amazing deep sea creatures of Hawaii

CBS - 3 hours 15 min ago
Robotic cameras capture incredible sea life that live as much as 16,000 feet down in a remote part of the Pacific
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Obama secures key vote to protect Iran nuclear deal in U.S. Congress

Reuters - 3 hours 16 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday secured the 34th Senate vote needed to sustain a veto of any congressional resolution disapproving a nuclear deal with Iran, ensuring the accord will not fail in the U.S. Congress.









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Nearly Every Seabird on Earth Is Eating Plastic

National Geographic - 3 hours 17 min ago
Plastic trash is found in 90 percent of seabirds. The rate is growing steadily as global production of plastics increases.
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Wall Street surges as turbulence becomes the norm

Reuters - 3 hours 21 min ago
(Reuters) - Wall Street stocks jumped almost 2 percent on Wednesday in the latest volatile session as investors weighed the impact of a stumbling Chinese economy and global market turmoil on the Federal Reserve's impending decision about when to raise interest rates.









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