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Pop-Up Ad Man 'Fesses To An Internet 'Sin' — But Hopes To Fix It

Ethan Zuckerman recently confessed to "the Internet's original sin," saying he helped create pop-up ads in the medium's early days. The director of MIT's Center for Civic Media tells Robert Siegel that it's not to late to repent, and to build a better Web — without ads.
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A Video Game Tribute To Robin Williams

Robin Williams' love of video games was well known in the gaming community. After his death, gamers started a petition asking World of Warcraft to memorialize the actor in the game.
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A Night At The Museum ... With Robots

For five nights at London's Tate Britain museum, four robots are roving through the halls controlled by people around the world.
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'You're Not Alone': Dads Who Blog Redefine Modern Fatherhood

The time fathers spend with their kids has nearly tripled in a generation. No surprise, then, that hundreds of dads are now blogging about parenting — and challenging stereotypes about fathers.
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Virtual Assistance

A proliferation of apps, online services, gadgets and tools are now available to act as our virtual personal assistants. We find out how these existing technologies help us cross off items ranging from grocery shopping to waiting for the cable guy off our to-do list and learn about devices bringing us closer to the promise of the 'Internet of Things.'

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While Films And TV Shows Miss Latinos, A YouTube Outlet Grows

Since it was created in 2012, the MiTú network has been rapidly expanding to meet demand for Latino Web content. Now, it's partnering with Televisa, a Spanish-language media company.
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Do Not Fear This Giant Robot Swarm

Researchers created a swarm of 1,024 tiny robots to do their bidding. So far, the only job they're given is to arrange themselves into a shape. But future versions could perform all sorts of tasks.
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In Hashtag Protest, 'Black Twitter' Shows Its Strength

Following the shooting of an unarmed black teen, the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown caught fire on Twitter. The response demonstrated the scope of what's informally known as Black Twitter.
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Secrets Spawned Of Machismo, Matchmaking And MySpace

What does it take to be a man? In writer Matt de la Peña's family, it's meeting your woman in a traditionally macho way. Until now, he hasn't told them how he really met his wife eight years ago.
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With New Parenting Apps, More Dads Are Phoning It In

Move over, parenting books: Apps are one of the newest ways that dads can learn how to be dads. Dave Burton, creator of the app Quick Tips for New Dads, explains.

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