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'Her' Got Us Thinking. Can You Love -- Like, Really Love -- Your Technology?

'Her' Got Us Thinking. Can You Love -- Like, Really Love -- Your Technology?

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Joaquin Phoenix stars in a movie about a man who falls in love with an operating system that has an oh-so-tantalizing voice.
December 21, 2013 in News and Trends
Hulu Aims for $1 Billion in Revenue Despite Rocky 2013

Hulu Aims for $1 Billion in Revenue Despite Rocky 2013

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The media-streaming service has had an interesting year, but its eyes are on the prize.
December 20, 2013 in News and Trends
Elance and oDesk Announce Merger That Would Create Freelancing Giant

Elance and oDesk Announce Merger That Would Create Freelancing Giant

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Two of the leading platforms for freelance work have signed an agreement to merge, furthering the advance of the freelance economy.
December 20, 2013 in News and Trends
Have 1,000 Followers? You're in the 96th Percentile of Twitter Users.

Have 1,000 Followers? You're in the 96th Percentile of Twitter Users.

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A data journalist's deep dive into the Twitterverse revealed that the median Twitter account has just one follower.
December 20, 2013 in News and Trends
Zuckerberg Selling Facebook Shares to Pay Off Hefty Tax Bill

Zuckerberg Selling Facebook Shares to Pay Off Hefty Tax Bill

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To exercise an option on 60 million Facebook shares, Mark Zuckerberg needs to raise $2.3 billion just to pay the IRS.
December 19, 2013 in News and Trends
Attack Drones, a Smelly Smartphone App and a Smart Paper Airplane-Jet

Attack Drones, a Smelly Smartphone App and a Smart Paper Airplane-Jet

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A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
December 19, 2013 in News and Trends
Bitcoin Price Plummets After Chinese Exchange Bans Yuan Deposits

Bitcoin Price Plummets After Chinese Exchange Bans Yuan Deposits

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China is cracking down on Bitcoin, and that means the price bubble is finally bursting.
December 19, 2013 in News and Trends
Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

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The latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award program is Garageio, a device that allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone.
December 18, 2013 in News and Trends
Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013

Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013

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From tips on staying focused to advice on improving your writing, here are the stories that struck a chord with our readers this year.
December 18, 2013 in News and Trends
Tim Bucher Wants to Build a 'Master Database of Your Life Memories'

Tim Bucher Wants to Build a 'Master Database of Your Life Memories'

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The serial entrepreneur who has worked for Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Michael Dell has a new startup, and it's about to come out of stealth mode.
December 18, 2013 in News and Trends
Marissa Mayer, Tim Cook & Other Tech Titans Meet With Obama on Health Care, Surveillance

Marissa Mayer, Tim Cook & Other Tech Titans Meet With Obama on Health Care, Surveillance

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Executives of the largest U.S. technology companies are meeting at the White House to talk Healthcare.gov and issues of national security.
December 17, 2013 in News and Trends
Google Snaps Up Company Whose Robots Remind People of 'Terminator' Movies

Google Snaps Up Company Whose Robots Remind People of 'Terminator' Movies

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The Silicon Valley tech giant has acquired eight robotics companies in the past six months. And it isn't done yet.
December 17, 2013 in News and Trends
The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

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Uber can charge what it likes, and that has some people muttering that the car-service company is to blame for all our economic ills. Humbug.
December 16, 2013 in News and Trends
Actually...Bitcoin's Recognition is Pretty Darn High

Actually...Bitcoin's Recognition is Pretty Darn High

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A poll meant to show how few people know what Bitcoin is demonstrates just how widely Bitcoin is recognized.
December 14, 2013 in News and Trends
We're a Country of Binge-Watchers, and We Feel Pretty Good About It

We're a Country of Binge-Watchers, and We Feel Pretty Good About It

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Half of Netflix users watch an entire season in a week, according to a new survey.
December 14, 2013 in News and Trends
Entrepreneur's Top 10 Technology Articles in 2013

Entrepreneur's Top 10 Technology Articles in 2013

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From Snapchat turning down billions of dollars to the battle between Apple and Samsung, a look at the biggest stories of the year.
December 13, 2013 in News and Trends
The Next Startup Frontier: Mars?

The Next Startup Frontier: Mars?

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In a matter of years, perhaps your next startup company will be located on the red planet.
December 13, 2013 in News and Trends
This Wacky Technology Could Possibly Clean Up the Developing World

This Wacky Technology Could Possibly Clean Up the Developing World

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In places where access to electricity and other infrastructure is far from guaranteed, this system aims to sterilize the grimy bits.
December 13, 2013 in News and Trends
SecondMarket CEO: Wall Street Will Put 'Hundreds of Millions' Into Bitcoin

SecondMarket CEO: Wall Street Will Put 'Hundreds of Millions' Into Bitcoin

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The founder of the Bitcoin Investment Trust has been meeting with Wall Street players whom he says are preparing to pour vast amounts of money into the digital currency.
December 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Other Currencies

Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Other Currencies

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Judging by the properties a currency needs to thrive, Bitcoin stacks up well against its rivals.
December 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Weird But True: Microsoft Is Developing a Stress-Monitoring Bra

Weird But True: Microsoft Is Developing a Stress-Monitoring Bra

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The tech giant tried to do something similar for men but it just didn't work out.
December 10, 2013 in News and Trends
The Maker of a Swallowable Pill That Takes Pictures Sells for $860 Million

The Maker of a Swallowable Pill That Takes Pictures Sells for $860 Million

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Health-care products maker Covidien has snatched up Israel-headquartered Given Imaging in an all-cash deal.
December 10, 2013 in News and Trends
These Famous People Have Tickets for Richard Branson's Space Flights

These Famous People Have Tickets for Richard Branson's Space Flights

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As Richard Branson prepares to launch the first-ever commercial space flights, here's a look at the famous faces who will be on board.
December 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance

Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance

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Amid NSA snooping, the biggest American Internet companies are taking a list of demands to Washington.
December 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Get This: Drones That Attack and Take Over Other Drones

Get This: Drones That Attack and Take Over Other Drones

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So much for the future of product delivery. A serial hacker has created a device that can hack into and seize control of other drones.
December 6, 2013 in News and Trends
Bitcoin Gets Slammed by China as BofA Touts its Potential

Bitcoin Gets Slammed by China as BofA Touts its Potential

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On the same day that China decided to forbid financial companies from processing Bitcoin-related transactions, Bank of America gave the virtual currency some love.
December 6, 2013 in News and Trends
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