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Autocorrect gets woman a blind girl on birthday cake

Technically Incorrect: She wanted a blond girl on top of her daughter's cake. Marie Seggie sent a text to say so. Sometimes, though, autocorrect thinks it knows better.

By August 18, 2015

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Apple Pay said to hit roadblocks gaining support in Australia

Australian banks are balking at giving Apple a chunk of the fees they earn from merchants and some say they don't want Apple as the middleman between them and their customers.

By August 17, 2015

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Force is strong today: Disneyland to get huge 'Star Wars' expansion, details of films emerge

The Disney fan expo D23 yields big news for the Jedi-addicted: Disneyland and Disney World are both getting 14-acre "lands" based on the "Star Wars" film franchise. Also: Details of upcoming flicks are revealed.

By August 15, 2015

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Cells with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads?

Researchers from the University of St. Andrews figure out a way to attach laser lights to cells to make them easier to keep track of. Because they don't make name tags that tiny.

By July 25, 2015

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Apple Pay lands in the UK, some major banks missing

Apple's mobile payments service, available in the US since October, has expanded across the pond -- but some of the announced partners aren't on board.

By July 14, 2015

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Apple Pay set to launch outside the US tomorrow, UK bank lets slip

A UK bank's hastily deleted tweet appears to confirm that the iPhone mobile payment system will this week make its first foray outside of the US.

By July 13, 2015

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Wind-powered motorcycle for a Mad Max world

Forget the guzzoline. This motorcycle collects and stores wind and sun power for a time when fossil fuels will be scarce.

By June 25, 2015

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100-foot-tall horse head sculptures unveiled in Scotland

Towering over the Forth and Clyde canal, The Kelpies are a tribute to Scotland's horse-powered history.

By November 28, 2013

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Watch 'Black Angel' short originally shown with 'Empire Strikes Back'

A short medieval fantasy film was part of the experience theatergoers got when they went to see the "Star Wars" sequel. Then "Black Angel" disappeared, but now you can watch it on YouTube.

By May 14, 2015

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iPhone 5S shines in National Geographic's shots of Scotland

National Geographic veteran Jim Richardson was tasked with shooting a trip across Scotland using the iPhone 5S. After some initial problems, he loved it.

By October 8, 2013