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Facebook plucks Pryte for app data plans in emerging markets

The business hasn't officially launched, but Pryte's team has access to wireless operators in emerging markets, which fits with a key Facebook goal.

By June 3, 2014

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NASA to steal boulder from asteroid to test Earth-defense technique

The space agency has just announced plans to fly to an asteroid, snag a boulder, fly back toward Earth and put the rock in orbit around the moon. Because science.

By March 26, 2015

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Apple said to have plucked Levis executive to run US retail

Apple hires former Levis executive Enrique Atienza to help it run its retail operations in the US, according to a new report.

By August 21, 2013

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Instrument 1: A violin, keyboard, guitar and cello in one digital instrument

A crazy gadget that looks like a toy fretboard peripheral for a video game is actually a highly versatile instrument that can be played in many ways.

By March 8, 2015

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3D-printed San Francisco -- the next great tool in city planning

Attention, politicians and real estate developers: a 3D-printed model offers a different take on new buildings, old highway routes, and even sunlight patterns.

By May 29, 2014

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Super-fast robotic arm catches items in midair

Watch this new mechanized arm learn how to field objects thrown its way through a process of trial and error.

By May 12, 2014

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Tech titans join forces to stop the next Heartbleed

The Linux Foundation's new Core Infrastructure Initiative creates a virtual Justice League of the biggest tech firms to ensure that open-source code gets the cryptographic scrutiny that it desperately needs.

By April 24, 2014

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Amazon plucks wholesome publisher to boost original titles

The online retail giant acquires the publishing rights to 3,000 titles from Avalon Books, whose romance, western, and mystery books eschew sex, cursing, and excessive drinking.

By June 4, 2012

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Artist turns suspension bridge into 'human harp'

With a vest that combines digital and mechanical technology, artist Di Mainstone creates music from the cables that support suspension bridges.

By December 16, 2013

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Twitter lets you organize tweets into custom timelines

The new user-defined feeds are for anyone who wants to design tweet timelines around news, events, or topics.

By November 12, 2013