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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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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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In 2025, our lovers will be robots

A new Pew Report examines the world in the near future. It'll be one in which robots aren't confined to machine-like tasks.

By August 15, 2014

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Smart glasses for the blind and mosquito tracker compete for Google backing

Ten contenders enter the Google Impact Challenge, proposing new technology that will help people around the world.

By July 31, 2014

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LinkedIn making app to help job seekers on the go

Business-networking giant says it's helping a large and growing number of people who are using their mobile phones to search for a job.

By June 19, 2014

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Europe lavishes $3.8 billion on robotics research program

To automate manufacturing instead of watch it move elsewhere, European Commission unveils new robotics funds.

By June 3, 2014

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Step aside, selfies, Sweden's snapping 'wefies'

Selfies are so 2013. Sweden's Social Democratic Youth League is bumping noggins for #wefie2014, a campaign aimed at bringing a sense of "we" to Swedish society.

By February 28, 2014

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Will Nadella appointment weigh on debate over tech visas?

In what some might call an advertisement for the classic story of an immigrant pursuing the American dream, Redmond's new boss, Satya Nadella, was born in Hyderabad, India. Now he's running Microsoft.

By February 6, 2014

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It's not the bus, stupid. It's the system

The tech backlash is getting out of hand, and too many people are looking in all the wrong places for a villain to blame.

By January 25, 2014

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From Croatia to CES: The story of Teddy the Guardian's unlikely Las Vegas debut

Sometimes it's the deceptively simple solutions to complex problems that show the most potential. Sometimes those solutions come from unexpected places. And, sometimes, you can find true innovation on the CES show floor. This is the story of one of those times.

By January 18, 2014