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Google News to close up shop in Spain in response to new law

The so-called "Google tax" requires aggregators to pay a fee for posting links and excerpts of news articles. Google says it can't afford the expense.

By December 10, 2014

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Uber hits more roadblocks -- this time in Thailand, Spain

Transportation official in Thailand says the ride-sharing service does not use licensed vehicles, while a judge in Spain says Uber drivers lack official authorization.

By December 9, 2014

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Gran of steel: Meet Superman's family in 'Krypton' TV show

SyFy is reported to be going back even further than "Smallville" to meet Kal-El's grandfather on the planet Krypton.

By December 9, 2014

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Martian meteorite may contain evidence of extraterrestrial life

A meteorite from Mars that landed on Earth in 2011 contains a carbon compound that is biological in origin.

By December 2, 2014

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Marvel reveals 'Doctor Strange' date, but stays mum on casting

Marvel Studios announces a release date and a director for "Doctor Strange." But still no word on whether Benedict Cumberbatch, rumored to star, has been cast.

By October 28, 2014

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Marvel gives fans first look at 'Black Panther,' plus official movie dates

Marvel Studios announces release dates for sequels to its Captain America, Thor, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy films, plus first details on upcoming films for Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange and the Inhumans.

By October 28, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,569: ApplePay double-charging, Hendo hoverboard, Breaking Bad toys (podcast)

Bridget Carey returns to the show to talk about ApplePay double-charging some Bank of America customers, a new Kickstarter for a company that created a working hoverboard and the recent controversy over Toys R Us selling Breaking Bad action figures.

By October 22, 2014

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Pioneering procedure helps paralyzed man walk again

Cells harvested from a patient's nose helped return function to a damaged spinal cord. Now he is able to walk with help from ropes and guide bars.

By October 22, 2014

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Stephen Hawking makes it clear: There is no God

The physicist explains that science now offers more convincing explanations for existence. He is therefore an atheist.

By September 26, 2014

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Facebook nixes click-bait headlines in users' newsfeeds

Likely bringing a collective sigh of relief, the social network announces it's changing its algorithm to ensure click-bait articles aren't so prominently featured.

By August 25, 2014