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Wireless auction was a 'disaster' for consumers, T-Mobile chief says

John Legere, leader of the third-largest wireless carrier in the US, is now calling on the US to change the way the auction is run.

By February 18, 2015

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Drones' newest mission? Disaster relief

First it was video, then it was packages. Now a new trend is emerging with drone use: humanitarian relief.

By March 19, 2015

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Airbnb gets White House nod for disaster housing initiative

The peer-to-peer home rental service works with hosts in San Francisco and Portland, Ore., to provide emergency housing.

By July 29, 2014

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Pancake printer is our wacky, delicious future (Tomorrow Daily 142)

Regardless of where you stand in the pancakes vs. waffles war, you can't deny the PancakeBot is a neat gadget. Trace out designs, cartoons or whatever else you can think of, and this little machine will help you make it a buttermilk reality.

By March 11, 2015

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BBC News suffers spectacular, entertaining camera disaster

One minute you're watching the presenter, the next she begins to disappear.

By February 24, 2014

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​Uber vows to keep surge price promise in New York blizzard

The on-demand car service last year said it will cap fares during natural disasters. With a huge snowstorm hitting the East Coast, Uber has the chance to put its money where its mouth is.

By January 26, 2015

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​Microsoft puts some pizzazz into panoramic photos

The company's ICE software now can stitch video frames into panoramic images and fill in inevitable gaps. It shows the field of computational photography is still in its early days.

By February 5, 2015

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Drones for Good offers a cool million to lifesaving, forest-replanting, landmine-hunting UAVs

An international competition will reward people with ideas for unmanned aerial vehicles that make the world a better place.

By January 26, 2015

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Robots learn to cook by watching YouTube

When it comes to learning how to cook, it turns out that robots may not be so different from humans after all... or are they?

By January 20, 2015

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Uber's roadmap: 50,000 new jobs in Europe

The ride-sharing company has its sights set on Europe, where it wants to expand its UberPool service and reduce the number of cars on the road.

By January 18, 2015