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Drones Approved: FAA Gives OK To First Commercial Use Over Land

Under a waiver, energy giant BP will use a drone to conduct surveys over large oil fields in Alaska. FAA regulations ban the commercial use of drones in America's skies.
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Microsoft And Sony Kick Off E3 With Dueling Announcements

Every year, gamers turn their eyes to Los Angeles for E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. It's the annual video game industry convention.
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Project Eavesdrop: An Experiment At Monitoring My Home Office

NPR's Steve Henn, along with two tech experts, allowed Internet traffic through his laptop and cellphone to be monitored. If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would they find out?
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Apple Jacks The Headphone Port

Industry folks and Apple fanatics are upset about the company's plan to lose the standard 3.5mm connector in favor of a Lightning port. But the decision might be good for consumers in the long run.
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Human Or Machine? AI Experts Reportedly Pass The 'Turing Test'

A program by two Russian artificial intelligence experts is said to have passed the iconic test by fooling a group of judges into thinking they were talking to a 13-year-old boy.
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In A Landmark First, An AI Program Fools The Turing Test

In an artificial intelligence breakthrough, a computer program has become the first to pass the Turing Test, according to scholars in England. Designed by Alan Turing, the test is meant to distinguish machines from humans in a series of natural language conversations. This program fooled humans into believing it was a 13-year-old boy.
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Reach For The Sky, YouTube: Music Service In Standoff

For more than a year, YouTube has been trying to launch a music streaming service. It has reached licensing agreements with the major labels, but has put independents on notice.
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'Digital Deadly Sins': The Morality Of Our Digital Obsessions

Envy, pride, lust and the rest ... a new interactive explores the shifting morality of our always-connected lives.
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HealthCare.gov's Next Version Is In The Hands Of Young Techies

David Greene talks to Wired magazine's Steven Levy about his story on Healthcare.gov 2.0 and the "tech surge" team that's parachuted in to build it. The next generation launches on Nov. 15.
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Stuck In The Machine Zone: Your Sweet Tooth For 'Candy Crush'

The mobile game, with its flow of moving candies, has reeled us in. The endless repetition — without a plot or character development — can be mesmerizing. Psychologically, why can't we stay away?

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