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How Ferguson brought live streams into the mainstream

Citizen footage widened the lens of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and it brought live-streaming to popular attention in the US unlike any confrontation has before.

By August 26, 2014

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Vexed in the city: The 'sharing' economy's hidden toll on San Francisco

Under the guise of "sharing," companies like Airbnb and Uber are cashing in. While they're providing services beloved by many, their impact is also causing reverberations on the ground

By August 20, 2014

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For data-driven Oakland A's, the 'IT coach' sets the defense

For eight years, A's coach Tye Waller has been collecting data on opposing players and methodically building an application that gives the team an advantage on defense and on the bases.

By August 17, 2014

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Moneyball hits the NFL via a San Francisco 49ers app

The football team, which plays its first game in its new stadium Sunday, worked with SAP to improve its scouting through the use of data analytics.

By August 16, 2014

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Meet the new, reversible USB

The official design for the next-generation, reversible USB has been finalised, and it can be plugged in upside down.

By August 12, 2014

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Windows 'Threshold' to drop charms, add virtual desktop

Microsoft plans to do more than just reintroduce a Start menu to make Windows 9, aka "Threshold," more appealing to Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 users.

By August 7, 2014

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Woman changes name to L. Skywalker, denied passport

The UK takes a dim view of any name that it deems as being copyrighted or trademarked.

By July 31, 2014

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US judge orders Microsoft to produce emails held abroad

Microsoft had sought to prevent the Justice Department from obtaining emails in Ireland without first getting the country's consent.

By July 31, 2014

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Amazon facing united front of authors in Hachette e-book dispute

Some of the literary world's biggest names sign a letter opposing the e-commerce company's muscle-flexing with book publisher Hachette.

By July 25, 2014

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Batman Day means free comics and more

The Dark Knight turns 75 this week, but shows no signs of slowing down. Celebrate with free capes, masks, and other geek goods.

By July 23, 2014