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U.S. Concerned Over Russia Blocking Access to LinkedIn
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U.S. Concerned Over Russia Blocking Access to LinkedIn

Internet services analysts say other tech firms, including Facebook and Twitter, could also find access blocked unless they move data onto Russian-based servers.
This Flexible Paper Helmet Just Won the 2016 James Dyson Award
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This Flexible Paper Helmet Just Won the 2016 James Dyson Award

EcoHelmet could be purchased for less than $5 at bike rental locations and recycled after use.
Twitter CEO Apologizes for Allowing White Supremacist Ad
Twitter

Twitter CEO Apologizes for Allowing White Supremacist Ad

The company, which has also been under criticism for not doing enough to thwart cyber bullying, said on Tuesday that it would upgrade some features to curb abusive behavior.
This App Prevents Thrill-Seeking Selfie Takers From Dying (Hopefully)
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This App Prevents Thrill-Seeking Selfie Takers From Dying (Hopefully)

Telling someone it's dangerous when they're already hanging off a skyscraper may not help save many lives.
McDonald's Will Soon Have Self-Serve Kiosks and Mobile Ordering in U.S. Stores
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McDonald's Will Soon Have Self-Serve Kiosks and Mobile Ordering in U.S. Stores

About 500 of McDonald's more than 14,000 restaurants have made the changes with Florida, New York and Southern California the first regions to adopt the new format.
AOL to Cut 500 Jobs, Mostly in Corporate Units
AOL

AOL to Cut 500 Jobs, Mostly in Corporate Units

Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong informed employees about the cuts in an email on Thursday morning.
Snap's Youthful Founders Show No Fear in Race to IPO
Snapchat

Snap's Youthful Founders Show No Fear in Race to IPO

At a time when it is fashionable in Silicon Valley to stay private as long as possible, Snap is planning an initial public offering valuing it at more than $20 billion.
New Balance Suffers a Brand Mangling 'Whitewashing'
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New Balance Suffers a Brand Mangling 'Whitewashing'

Overnight, the shoemaker fell from champion of American manufacturing to a pariah brand endorsed by white supremacists.
Aleks Kang
Mark Cuban Hates on Anti-Hate Twitter Tools
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Mark Cuban Hates on Anti-Hate Twitter Tools

The outspoken Shark took to Twitter to give Jack Dorsey an earful.
Dan Bova
13 Tech Gifts Your Hipster Pal Will Love
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13 Tech Gifts Your Hipster Pal Will Love

Either that or they will silently judge you. Happy holidays!
Marijuana Advocates Wait for Trump's Stance on Legalized Cannabis
Cannabis

Marijuana Advocates Wait for Trump's Stance on Legalized Cannabis

The President-elect said during the campaign that states ought to decide the legal status of cannabis but he is stocking his administration with zealot opponents of legalization,
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Russia Bans LinkedIn After Court Ruling
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Russia Bans LinkedIn After Court Ruling

LinkedIn, which has its headquarters in the United States, is the first major social network to be blocked by Russian authorities.
Google Looks to Help Solve India's Toilet Problem With Restroom Finder
Technology

Google Looks to Help Solve India's Toilet Problem With Restroom Finder

With a reported 70 percent of households not having toilets, Google Maps will show toilets in malls, hospitals and other public places within.
How This Robotics Startup Is Reducing Risk of Work-Related Injuries
Robotics

How This Robotics Startup Is Reducing Risk of Work-Related Injuries

Protect your shoulders, back, and knees with this three-part MAX system.