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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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Your Pill Is Printing: FDA Approves First 3-D-Printed Drug

The company that makes Spritam says the 3-D-printed pill dissolves quickly, even at the highest doses.
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Did Beijing's Olympics Song Lift Parts Of 'Let It Go'?

Does a Chinese song cross the line between inspiration and imitation? Many commenters online are saying yes.
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President Obama Announces New Limits On Power Plant Carbon Emissions

President Barack Obama announced the first ever federal regulations that would sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants. Campaigns to block the rules are already underway. We look at what’s in the new rules and the legal and political battles ahead.

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So You Flunked A Racism Test. Now What?

Scientists are working on ways to train our brains away from deeply held prejudices — including hacking your subconscious while you sleep.
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Forget The 117 Steps: 3-D Video Makes Fallingwater Accessible To All

A filmmaker has created a way to make Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece home, Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, accessible to those with physical limitations.
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How Cellphone Use Can Help Determine A Person's Creditworthiness

In the developing world, where many people lack bank accounts or credit cards, banks may hesitate to loan them money. But researchers say cellphones can help determine people's creditworthiness.
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New National Guard Cyber Units May Help Retain Troops

As the Pentagon gives the Guard a new mission to defend government systems from cyberattacks, the Guard hopes these new units will help keep troops with IT skills from leaving the service.
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Hope Or Hype: The Revolution In Africa Will Be Wireless

Young entrepreneurs in Africa say they're leading a tech movement from the ground up. They think technology can solve social ills. But critics wonder if digital fixes can make a dent.
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HitchBOT: When Bad Things Happen To Good Robots

HitchBOT, the robot that hitchhiked across Canada and Europe, was found vandalized beyond repair in Philadelphia on Saturday. Its makers hope people remember "all the joy" it brought.

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