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Mini robots that play soccer and more: Highlights from tech show

How about using the charge in your fingers to clean your teeth? Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom hopping into theme parks

For his next trick, Shigeru Miyamoto is working in reality, not virtual reality. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that

On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber

French taxi drivers smashed up livery cars, set tires ablaze and blocked traffic across the country on Thursday in a nationwide strike aimed at Uber after weeks of rising, sometimes violent... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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EBay bans sales of Confederate flag on its site

Calling it a "contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism," eBay said Tuesday that it will ban the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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As it closes AOL deal, Verizon teases new video service

Verizon is launching a mobile video service this summer that would show sports, concerts and other types of content. Read more »

June 23, 2015

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Smithsonian to open 1st wing on innovation, business history

A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney's cotton gin and Thomas Edison's light bulb to the early Google servers and Apple's iPhone have been brought together to tell a broad story of American... Read more »

June 22, 2015

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Google cracks down on 'revenge porn' under new nudity policy

Google plans to censor unauthorized nude photos from its influential Internet search engine in a policy change aimed at cracking down on a malicious practice known as "revenge porn." Read more »

June 19, 2015

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Hits at Paris Air Show: Vertical lift-off, tiny satellites

Planes you can park in your garage. Satellites that fit in your backpack. Read more »

June 19, 2015

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FBI: Surveillance flights by-the-book, rarely track phones

The FBI assured Congress in an unusual, confidential briefing that its plane surveillance program is a by-the-books operation short on high-definition cameras — with some planes equipped with... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Loss of government contract "major blow" to Colt Defense

The bankruptcy being sought by Colt Defense was fueled by missteps with gun owners, a misreading of the police firearms market and a fall in gun sales to the public after an initial spike several... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Cuban govt is expanding Wi-Fi access, making it cheaper

Cuba says it's expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online. Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Timeline: Roughly 4 weeks pass before gov't reveals hacking

The White House waited roughly four weeks before telling the public that hackers had stolen the personal information of millions of people associated with the federal government, two people... Read more »

June 18, 2015

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Tech tips: Stay safe by reducing reliance on passwords

So many online accounts, so many passwords. No wonder it's tempting to turn to apps and services that promise to keep track of your passwords. Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Are insurers prepared for self-driving cars?

Auto insurers are unprepared for the changes self-driving vehicles will create for their business and most don’t think the technology will have a significant impact for at least a decade,... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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AT&T hit with $100M fine, company vows to fight

AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a record $100 million fine for offering consumers "unlimited" data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount. The... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Senator probes retailers on dubious 'brain' supplements

A senior Senate Democrat is probing retailers and online companies about sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it's coming

Online retail giant Amazon says it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising concerns about safety,... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Balcony collapse victims having fun before college, careers

A group of young Irish and Irish-American men and women were enjoying their last summer of freedom in California before cracking down with college and careers, a rite of passage tens of thousands... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Tips to help small businesses make the transition to chip cards

Small business owners: If you haven't prepared for the transition to chip-embedded credit and debit cards, you don't have long. Here are some tips to help you meet the Oct. 1 deadline to get new... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Twitter's lame-duck CEO 'over the moon' about changes ahead

Twitter's lame-duck CEO Dick Costolo says he is leaving the company stocked with new features that will boost revenue and help make the short-messaging service useful to more people. Read more »

June 16, 2015

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Clinton confidant testifies before House Benghazi panel

The chairman of a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, complained Tuesday that his committee should have received emails between Democratic presidential candidate... Read more »

June 16, 2015

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German Parliament to wipe part of IT system amid hack attack

The speaker of Germany's Parliament said Thursday that parts of its information technology system will need to be wiped and reinstalled to deal with an ongoing hacking attack on the network used by... Read more »

June 11, 2015

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In with the old: Apple restores former bank for new store

To create the newest Apple store to sell iPhones, smartwatches and other modern gadgetry, Apple took a look back at the 1920s. Read more »

June 11, 2015

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