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The 404 Show 1,535: The future is backscatter, burgerbot, the loneliest tweets (podcast)

Allow us to introduce you to backscatter, the stuff that might be able to power devices without electricity. We'll also chat about the impending death of fast food jobs and a new site celebrating the world's loneliest tweets.

By August 11, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,535: The future is backscatter, burgerbot, the loneliest tweets

Allow us to introduce you to backscatter, the stuff that might be able to power devices without electricity. We'll also chat about the impending death of fast food jobs and a new site celebrating the world's loneliest tweets.

By August 11, 2014

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New devices run on Wi-Fi signals alone

Engineers at University of Washington are working on a new type of tech called "Wi-Fi backscatter" that only needs a signal from a router to power up and communicate.

By August 7, 2014

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How tech protects the world's busiest border crossing

Thousands cross daily between Mexico and the U.S. at the San Ysidro port of entry. Most are law-abiding, but many are smugglers. CNET Road Trip 2012 checked out the tech used to stop them.

By July 18, 2012

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How the Border Patrol uses tech to combat smugglers

Every day, hundreds of people cross the border illegally into the Arizona desert. In Tucson, the Border Patrol uses a wide mesh of technology to try to stop them. CNET Road Trip checks it out.

By July 5, 2012

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TSA hopes scanner upgrades reduce privacy worries

A software upgrade to address privacy concerns will be rolled out more broadly but is unlikely to eliminate health and other concerns related to so-called pornoscanners.

By July 21, 2011

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Appeals court: TSA must rethink airport body scans

Judges say TSA did not have the authority to install controversial full-body scanners in airports without following proper procedures.

By July 15, 2011

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What Japan's nuclear crisis means for public health (Q&A)

Tiny amounts of radiation from the stricken nuclear power plant have spread across the Pacific. An expert from Columbia's Center for Radiological Research assesses the health risks.

By April 15, 2011

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Professors: TSA scanners simple to dupe

Two professors at the University of California, San Francisco say the TSA's body scanners do not detect large, irregularly shaped objects because they could be confused with normal anatomy.

By December 14, 2010

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TSA-blocking briefs keep your privates private

Men and women can both wear these undies with crotch-positioned shields that supposedly protect their special parts from the TSA's eyes--and radiation.

By November 22, 2010