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The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees

The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees

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One might wonder how a scientist would go about attaching anything to a tiny, buzzing insect. The answer might surprise you.
January 28, 2014 in News and Trends
TiVo Takes a Look at America's Viewing Habits

TiVo Takes a Look at America's Viewing Habits

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While 69 percent of people say they surf the internet while the TV is on, 76 percent said their primary focus is actually watching what's on TV, according to a new survey.
January 25, 2014 in News and Trends
8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life

8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life

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From scheduling oil changes to monitoring you baby's health, new sensors will make your life easier to track in the next few years.
January 24, 2014 in News and Trends
South Korea Is Building What Could Be the Future Standard in Wireless Speed

South Korea Is Building What Could Be the Future Standard in Wireless Speed

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The country is investing $1.5 billion to make 5G wireless internet nationally available by the end of the decade.
January 23, 2014 in News and Trends
Cable Wars: Intel Builds a Web TV Service, Sells It to Verizon

Cable Wars: Intel Builds a Web TV Service, Sells It to Verizon

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With this deal, Verizon might be looking to take on cable rival Comcast.
January 22, 2014 in News and Trends
Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH

Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH

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A cafe in New Zealand is using a pneumatic tube system to deliver burgers to customers at an astounding speed.
January 21, 2014 in News and Trends
Bottle of Macallan Whisky Sells for Record-Shattering $628,205

Bottle of Macallan Whisky Sells for Record-Shattering $628,205

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A six-liter bottle of rare Macallan 'M' whisky became the most expensive bottle ever sold at an auction.
January 21, 2014 in News and Trends
Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

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Hoping to improve its artist relations, Spotify is letting musicians sell merchandise through their profile pages without taking a commission.
January 21, 2014 in News and Trends
Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka

Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka

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A multi-year agreement between a 3-D printing tech company and a global leader in chocolate could bring sweet results.
January 21, 2014 in News and Trends
Amazon Could Ship Your Next Purchase Before You Even Order It

Amazon Could Ship Your Next Purchase Before You Even Order It

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The online retailer patents 'anticipatory shipping' technology, which uses your order history to predict what you'll buy next.
January 21, 2014 in News and Trends
How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999

How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999

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Long before Bitcoin ever existed, the notion was proposed by the U.S.'s most famous free-market economist.
January 20, 2014 in News and Trends
Why You Should Revolt Against the 'Robot Uprising'

Why You Should Revolt Against the 'Robot Uprising'

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Machines have the potential to wipe out 47 percent of the U.S. workforce -- unless small business can help stop them.
January 20, 2014 in News and Trends
Not Fun and Games: Weak Wii U Sales Leads Nintendo to Lower Forecast

Not Fun and Games: Weak Wii U Sales Leads Nintendo to Lower Forecast

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Japanese gaming company expects to see an operating loss at the end of fiscal year.
January 18, 2014 in News and Trends
Google's Next Crazy Project: Smart Contact Lenses

Google's Next Crazy Project: Smart Contact Lenses

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The tech company's latest 'smart' project aims to have serious health benefits.
January 17, 2014 in News and Trends
Tired of Coffee? Try This Spray-On Caffeine Instead

Tired of Coffee? Try This Spray-On Caffeine Instead

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The inventors claim that topically applied caffeine offers a consistent level of energy without the jolting buzz-then-crash that comes with drinking caffeinated drinks.
January 16, 2014 in News and Trends
A Possible Perk for Coffee Addicts: Better Long-Term Memory

A Possible Perk for Coffee Addicts: Better Long-Term Memory

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Researchers have provided another reason to embrace our coffee addictions, with a new study suggesting caffeine may improve long-term memory.
January 16, 2014 in News and Trends
The Weather Channel Gets Unseasonably Dumped by DirecTV Amid Carriage Disputes

The Weather Channel Gets Unseasonably Dumped by DirecTV Amid Carriage Disputes

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DirecTV dropped The Weather Channel from the screens of its roughly 20 million customers early Tuesday morning after the two couldn't come to terms on carriage fees.
January 15, 2014 in News and Trends
GameStop Shares Plummet on Weak Outlook

GameStop Shares Plummet on Weak Outlook

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GameStop lowered its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings guidance after suffering declines in video-game sales during the holiday period.
January 15, 2014 in News and Trends
U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality

U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality

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In a ruling published Tuesday, a Washington D.C. court struck down portions of the Federal Communications Commission's rules.
January 15, 2014 in News and Trends
Groupon Scoops Up Fashion Flash-Sale Site Ideeli for a Cool $43 Million

Groupon Scoops Up Fashion Flash-Sale Site Ideeli for a Cool $43 Million

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The Chicago-based daily deal giant takes another step in its quest to become your go-to destination for doing or buying 'anything, anytime, anywhere.'
January 15, 2014 in News and Trends
Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

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Facebook has snapped up Branch for a reported $15 million and appointed the Branch team to run its new Conversations group in New York.
January 14, 2014 in News and Trends
Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance

Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance

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Members of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress and activists at large will mobilize on Feb. 11 to protest the NSA's surveillance tactics.
January 14, 2014 in News and Trends
Angry Protesters Attack Uber Car in France

Angry Protesters Attack Uber Car in France

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Be glad you weren't in this Uber car when French taxi drivers turned violent.
January 14, 2014 in News and Trends
Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process

Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process

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The payment processing company has moved to a simpler 'in-context' checkout system.
January 14, 2014 in News and Trends
GoDaddy Teams Up With Microsoft to Offer Small Businesses Office 365

GoDaddy Teams Up With Microsoft to Offer Small Businesses Office 365

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The domain registrar will now offer its small business customers the latest productivity and management tools, courtesy of Microsoft.
January 13, 2014 in News and Trends
Uber Deepens Discounts on Its UberX Service

Uber Deepens Discounts on Its UberX Service

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The venture-funded startup will reduce prices of its UberX service by 15 to 34 percent in many of the cities where it is currently available.
January 11, 2014 in News and Trends
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