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MakerBot Unveils a Desktop 3-D Scanner for $1,400

MakerBot Unveils a Desktop 3-D Scanner for $1,400

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The Brooklyn-based additive manufacturing company says that it is accepting pre-orders for its MakerBot Digitizer, which will begin shipping in October.
August 23, 2013 in News and Trends
Yahoo Beats Google in Monthly Traffic for First Time Since 2011

Yahoo Beats Google in Monthly Traffic for First Time Since 2011

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Yahoo beat archrival Google in traffic in July even without having Tumblr traffic added to its tally, according to comScore.
August 22, 2013 in News and Trends
Bitcoin Basics: What it Is and How it Works (Motiongraphic)

Bitcoin Basics: What it Is and How it Works (Motiongraphic)

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Virtual currency Bitcoin has been making headlines recently. Don't worry if you still don't know what it's all about. This motiongraphic breaks it down.
August 22, 2013 in News and Trends
With New Organization, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Wants Everyone on the Planet to Be Online

With New Organization, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Wants Everyone on the Planet to Be Online

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He has co-founded a new partnership that aims to provide internet access to the billions of people who are without it.
August 21, 2013 in News and Trends
Co-Founder of Square Wants to Save St. Louis, One Programmer at a Time

Co-Founder of Square Wants to Save St. Louis, One Programmer at a Time

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Jim McKelvey has launched a non-profit mission to get programmers and coders employment-ready in St. Louis.
August 21, 2013 in News and Trends
Elon Musk's Tesla Continues Awards Tear for Model S Electric Car

Elon Musk's Tesla Continues Awards Tear for Model S Electric Car

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The sedan has received the highest safety rating ever from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
August 20, 2013 in News and Trends
Another Site Shuts Down on Government Surveillance Fears

Another Site Shuts Down on Government Surveillance Fears

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Groklaw, generally considered the go-to web community for legal issues related to technology, has abruptly shut down, citing the U.S. government's surveillance of emails.
August 20, 2013 in News and Trends
How 3-D Printing Startups Are Shaping the Future

How 3-D Printing Startups Are Shaping the Future

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A look at three new companies that are pushing their ways to the forefront of 3-D printing.
August 20, 2013 in News and Trends
Zillow Buys Rival StreetEasy to Corner the New York Market

Zillow Buys Rival StreetEasy to Corner the New York Market

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Real-estate information powerhouse Zillow said it will buy StreetEasy for $50 million and also announced a secondary stock offering.
August 20, 2013 in News and Trends
Facebook Wrong in Refusing to Pay Helpful Hacker

Facebook Wrong in Refusing to Pay Helpful Hacker

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A hacker who found a flaw in Facebook reported it to the company but was ignored. When he finally got the company's attention by posting directly on Mark Zuckerberg's wall, he was punished for it.
August 19, 2013 in News and Trends
3 Tech Startups That Are Reinventing K-12 Education

3 Tech Startups That Are Reinventing K-12 Education

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As back-to-school rolls around, teachers are increasingly using technology to help with everything from lesson plans to behavior management to communication with parents.
August 19, 2013 in News and Trends
New Global Conference for Tech Startups Lands in Unexpected U.S. City

New Global Conference for Tech Startups Lands in Unexpected U.S. City

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The three-day Startup Phenomenon conference will focus on how communities can foster entrepreneurship.
August 17, 2013 in News and Trends
Regulators Keep Punishing Square for Doing Nothing Wrong

Regulators Keep Punishing Square for Doing Nothing Wrong

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The mobile-payment processor has been fined by yet another state for operating without a money-transmission license though it doesn't actually transmit money.
August 16, 2013 in News and Trends
Smart Diapers, a Lie Detector in Your Mouth and Elon Musk's Crazy-Fast Way to Travel

Smart Diapers, a Lie Detector in Your Mouth and Elon Musk's Crazy-Fast Way to Travel

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A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
August 16, 2013 in News and Trends
U.S. Regulators Aim to Close 'Wild West' Frontier of Bitcoin

U.S. Regulators Aim to Close 'Wild West' Frontier of Bitcoin

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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have the U.S. government in a tizzy. Here's our deep dive on what recent developments mean for digital currencies.
August 15, 2013 in News and Trends
Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Sets Eye on Apple

Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Sets Eye on Apple

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Carl Icahn took to Twitter on Tuesday to tease his latest target, Apple, which he said was 'extremely undervalued.' He also said he had taken a 'large position' in the company.
August 14, 2013 in News and Trends
Jack Dorsey Makes the Rounds With Square

Jack Dorsey Makes the Rounds With Square

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The co-founder of Twitter and current chief of mobile-payment company Square is traveling across the U.S. and Canada to meet with business owners in the 'Let's Talk' series.
August 13, 2013 in News and Trends
Why California Can't Be Home to the Hyperloop

Why California Can't Be Home to the Hyperloop

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Forget Los Angeles to San Francisco. Given California's brutal regulatory climate, Elon Musk has a much better chance linking Austin to Dallas, writes Ray Hennessey.
August 13, 2013 in News and Trends
Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision: High-Speed Pods in Steel Tubes

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision: High-Speed Pods in Steel Tubes

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The long-awaited plan to link L.A. and San Francisco is finally unveiled. Will it ever be built?
August 13, 2013 in News and Trends
NBC News Snaps Up Tech Startup to Drive Citizen Journalism

NBC News Snaps Up Tech Startup to Drive Citizen Journalism

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With user-generated content becoming increasingly important for TV and digital news operations, NBC News is hoping to add something new: live streaming video.
August 13, 2013 in News and Trends
Bitcoin Companies Subpoenaed Over Regulatory Concerns

Bitcoin Companies Subpoenaed Over Regulatory Concerns

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New York state financial regulators have issued subpoenas asking Bitcoin-related companies for information into whether safeguards are in place to prevent the virtual currency from being used in illegal activities such as money laundering.
August 12, 2013 in News and Trends

In a Win for Apple, ITC Orders Import Ban on Some Samsung Products

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Apple got a boost late Friday when the International Trade Commission ruled that rival Samsung infringed on some of its iPhone-related patents for older Galaxy phones and tablets.
August 10, 2013 in News and Trends
Netscape's 18th Birthday Is Today. Here's Why You Should Care.

Netscape's 18th Birthday Is Today. Here's Why You Should Care.

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Netscape's memory has left a complicated free-market legacy, with some good and bad effects felt nearly two decades down the line.
August 10, 2013 in News and Trends
Amid Surveillance Concerns, Email Services Pull Plug on Themselves

Amid Surveillance Concerns, Email Services Pull Plug on Themselves

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Two prominent secure email services have shut down, apparently under pressure from the federal government.
August 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Groupon's New CEO May Be Its Best Deal Yet

Groupon's New CEO May Be Its Best Deal Yet

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The daily deals site has called off its search for a new head in favor of retaining their temporary CEO permanently.
August 9, 2013 in News and Trends
The World's Newest Lie Detector Could Be a Sensor Implanted in Your Mouth

The World's Newest Lie Detector Could Be a Sensor Implanted in Your Mouth

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No joke, this tech can tell if you've been lying about smoking or eating less.
August 9, 2013 in News and Trends
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