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'Resistance is futile': Streaming TV is the future -- now

Fifty years ago, watching TV on public transportation felt like a sci-fi dream; now, I watch sci-fi on the train every day. And that's progress, baby.

By August 7, 2015

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Project Mosul to restore destroyed antiquities using 3D modelling

The priceless pieces of history destroyed by ISIS at the Mosul Museum may one day live again -- through 3D printing and one dedicated team.

By March 16, 2015

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Buy a name for yourself -- on a Martian crater

A project called Uwingu has begun selling naming rights to 500,000 craters on Mars to try to raise $10 million for science research and education.

By February 26, 2014

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Facebook expands gender options for user profiles

With the help of LGBT activist groups, the social network makes its gender labels more inclusive so people can be their "authentic self."

By February 13, 2014

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Mom crowdsources baby name for $5,000

In conjunction with Web site Belly Ballot, a Los Angeles mom is asking random strangers to choose what her baby will be called. How about "Troubled?"

By February 28, 2013

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What is SurfCast and can it spoil Microsoft's Windows 8 party?

SurfCast is a fresh face in patent litigation that's targeting Redmond's new Tiles concept. But the outfit is familiar to Microsoft, which cited it 47 times in its own patent applications.

By November 1, 2012

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Authorities in Boston bombing helped, hindered by social media

Boston Police have asked for help via Twitter in tracking down the remaining bombing suspect, while also telling tweeps not to give too much away.

By April 19, 2013

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At Y Combinator Demo Day, many echoes of Kickstarter

Startups hoping to leverage Kickstarter's success were everywhere during the semi-annual graduation showcase, looking to get in on the crowdfunding action.

By March 27, 2013

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HTC: Low-end smartphones would spoil our brand

When all else fails, hit the burgeoning emerging markets with low-end smartphones to bump the figures. With one exception: struggling smartphone maker HTC thinks that would be beneath it.

By June 13, 2012

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Amazing Media: Poised to lead the next British music invasion

If you're a music lover who hasn't heard of Paul Campbell's music service quite yet, don't worry. You'll soon be using it.

By June 2, 2012