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Technology & Science
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Facebook Tool Helps Track Nepal Quake Survivors

Safety Check, which it rolled out last year, asks users in an area affected by disaster or tragedy if they are safe.






Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:38:09 GMT
Silicon Valley Is Finding it Harder to Ignore the Blind

As companies like Netflix and Uber go from start-ups to tech giants, they are finding it harder to ignore people with disabilities, especially the blind.






Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:08:32 GMT
Astell & Kern Unveils Flashy New High-End Audio Player

Astell & Kern, makers of luxury audio players, will soon have a flashy new device on the market: the highly pocketable AK Jr.






Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:47:25 GMT
Tiny Robots Carry Loads Over 100 Times Their Weight

Inventors at Stanford have created a handful of tiny robots that can carry objects many times their weight, like robotic ants.






Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:58:51 GMT
Computer Takes on Poker Pros at Texas Hold 'Em

Computers may have proven their superiority at chess, but what about poker, where mind games are as much a part of the game as the cards themselves?






Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:05:34 GMT
Here's Why Your Boss Is Pumped About the Apple Watch

If you thought your smartphone had you tethered to your job, just wait until you're wearing an Apple Watch.






Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:55:52 GMT
Will Consumers Learn To Love the Apple Watch?

The first customers to sign up for the new Apple Watch will begin receiving their devices today. NBC's Mark Barger and Julianne Pepitone report.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:02:58 GMT
Latest Acer Notebooks Blaze With Color

If you're looking for a cheap Windows notebook and want something with a little flair, Acer has you covered.






Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:30:44 GMT
New Turing Phone is Extra Strong, Extra Secure

The Turing Phone is a one-off product from a new company that aims to one-up the competition with a unique body and extra security software.






Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:27:50 GMT
Emoji Use Around the World

A company called SwiftKey has analyzed over one billion pieces of emoji data from speakers of 16 different languages around the world.






Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:09:56 GMT
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