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Hotel's $500-fine policy for bad reviews gets low marks

The Union Street Guest House in New York faces Internet fury after its policy to fine wedding parties $500 for each bad review goes viral.

By August 4, 2014

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Instagram grows in China, despite ban on parent Facebook

While Facebook itself is blocked by the Chinese government, Facebook-owned Instagram is growing fast in that country.

By June 11, 2014

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Phone chargers for Africa and 3D-printing in space win Branson backing

Solar-powered phone chargers for the developing world, 3D-printed satellites and bespoke shoes for the masses have won the backing of Sir Richard Branson.

By March 13, 2014

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Wearable device punishes inactivity

A wearable set of sensors can tell when you stop moving or thinking and prods you back into activity with a series of unpleasant sensations.

By December 9, 2013

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Academia.edu raises funds to build a Facebook for scientists

Startup hopes to overhaul how researchers publish papers, making them freely available to all and substituting social-network success for the traditional peer-review process.

By September 26, 2013

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Tiny crystal flowers bloom in a beaker

Scientists at Harvard have coaxed beautiful microscopic crystal flowers to form in a beaker of chemical fluid.

By May 22, 2013

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Panasonic highlights its ambitions beyond TVs at CES 2013

Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga talked up the company's extensive business at this year's CES. And he showed the future of TVs and touted tablets with 4K resolution screens.

By January 8, 2013

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Gaming expo in China bans booth babes

In a blow to entrenched thinking, the organizers of ChinaJoy 2012 decide they can no longer corrupt impressionable teen gamers.

By August 2, 2012

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Pet sitter finding service DogVacay gets more funding

Startup gets additional funding to expand its service that matches dogs whose owners are away with people willing to board them.

By June 28, 2012

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Navy tests railgun that can shoot up to 100 miles

The Office of Naval Research is evaluating railgun prototypes from BAE Systems and General Atomics. One test has just been completed, and another will take place in April.

By February 29, 2012