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Google embeds engineers as university professors

Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the computer science professor

Google, Facebook update contrasting plans to connect world

Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen — from... Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Google selling wireless plans to get more people online

Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight... Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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Life-saving train design is rarely used

Technology that can blunt the tremendous force of a head-on collision appears to have paid off in the remarkably low number of serious injuries suffered when a Southern California commuter train... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Life-saving train design is rarely used

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Clinton says she would push problem-solving if she runs

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that if she decides to seek the White House again she would try to bring Republicans from red states and Democrats in blue states into a "nice, warm, purple... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Reddit, Google crack down on posting nude pics

Reddit and Google are taking a tougher stance against nudity to prevent their services from turning into online peep shows. Read more »

Feb. 24, 2015

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Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; Nissan executive led Japan to US car market

Yutaka Katayama, the auto marketing guru who spearheaded Nissan’s launch into the U.S. car market and the individual credited by many for the rapid acceptance of Japanese autos by American... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Nasdaq gains for eighth straight day, nearing dot-com high

The Nasdaq composite rose for an eighth straight day Friday, pushing the index closer to its all-time closing high. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Lawyer: Teen infected by 'superbug' struggling to survive

An 18-year-old student is struggling to survive after he was infected by a "superbug" outbreak tied to contaminated medical instruments at a Los Angeles hospital, his attorney said. Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes

Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly... Read more »

Feb. 20, 2015

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Sony outlines 3-year recovery plan, targets $4.2B earnings

Money-losing Sony will spin off its video-and-sound business into a separate company and shrink its headquarters as part of a three-year turnaround plan to speed up decision-making and become... Read more »

Feb. 18, 2015

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$50K contest encourages students to become health care innovators

An upcoming contest at the University of Utah will pit the best and brightest young collegiate minds against each other in an effort to find the most creative gaming solutions to very serious... Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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'Modern Family' to air episode that takes place only online

How to keep the "modern" in "Modern Family" in its sixth season? Create an episode that plays out completely on a computer and in the realm of social media. Read more »

Feb. 17, 2015

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Negotiators agree on early draft of UN climate deal

U.N. negotiators on Friday produced an early draft of what eventually should become a landmark climate deal in Paris next December, piling on suggestions to make sure the document reflected every country's wishes. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

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Google asks judge to block Miss. attorney general's inquiry

An Internet giant was scheduled to face off with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Friday. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

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Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to know

Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to find out. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015

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Newsweek Twitter feed briefly hacked

The Newsweek Twitter feed was briefly hacked Tuesday morning, purportedly by a group associated with the Islamic State. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2015

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Flipboard magazines not just for mobile anymore

Smartphones and tablets have been pushing the personal computer aside, thanks in part to popular apps made by mobile-first entrepreneurs like Flipboard CEO Mike McCue. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2015

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Robots replacing human factory workers at faster pace

Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing manufacturing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2015

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Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop

Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2015

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Paul S. Edwards: Wind Map of U.S. patterns blows you away

Our take: Google's new project is a fascinating look at wind patterns. A new project recording the wind patterns across America shows a mesmerizing map that could help predict storms. Wind... Read more »

March 29, 2012

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