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Economist: We'll help you survive an elevator ride with Eric Schmidt

Would you be worried if you got into an elevator with Google's executive chairman? That's the question asked by a new ad featuring Google's executive chairman.

By November 7, 2014

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Google, Garmin, SpaceX win The Economist's Innovation Awards

Google, Garmin and great big space planes are among the winners of The Economist's Innovation Awards 2012.

By November 15, 2012

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Grumpy cat made $100 million last year? Oh, no

It's got a deformity. That's why it's grumpy. Humanity can't get enough of staring at it. But did this cat really make $100 million? It seems not.

By December 8, 2014

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Apple's iPod antitrust class action suit: All you need to know (FAQ)

Some consumers accused Apple of unfairly boosting iPod prices because it banned music from services other than the iTunes store. They're asking for $350 million, and even Steve Jobs will make an appearance in court, via taped deposition.

By December 1, 2014

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Selfie sticks: Have they gone too far?

A walk down a sunny November street turns into an avoidance maneuver, as four people with a very long stick decide to film themselves. Is this the future of the promenade?

By November 11, 2014

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There's a virus that makes you stupid, scientists say

Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Nebraska say that the algae virus affects human cognitive functions.

By November 10, 2014

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Video captures pilot landing plane sideways in fierce winds

Footage of a plane landing in high winds at Chicago's O'Hare airport shows a landing that, to the average passenger, must have seemed unusual, if not scary.

By November 9, 2014

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Woman killed by train; man allegedly steals her phone

Surveillance video from moments after a woman is killed by a Boston Red Line train shows a man put his foot on her phone, before picking it up and walking away with it. Today, he has turned himself in.

By November 8, 2014

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Vexed in the city: Tech's fraught transformation of San Francisco 2014

The city once known for the summer of love is now dealing with a different kind of emotion. An influx of thousands of techies is feeding an unprecedented economic boom -- and generating a whole lot of angst.

By August 20, 2014

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Qualcomm faces new criticism from China

The chipmaker is chided for its involvement with a Chinese antitrust expert, who has been dismissed as a government adviser for helping a consulting firm write a report for Qualcomm.

By August 14, 2014