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A Video Game Meant To Take Us Back To The Physical World

Ingress, an innovative game from a Google startup, is designed to get its players more engaged with each other. And as the game evolves, the writers respond to actions taken by players.
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Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

Servers and bartenders say those addictive glowing screens are changing restaurant experiences, and not for the better. "This is just sort of the new norm," psychology professor Thomas Plante says.
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Dutch Test Glow-In-The-Dark Road Of The Future

Luminescent paint absorbs energy during the daylight hours and then glows green in the dark. If widely adopted, the inventor envisions an energy-saving smart highway.
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Ocean City Bolsters Emergency Response With Two FM Radio Stations

Ocean City is now the proud owner of two new FM radio stations, as part of a FEMA grant intended to improve the coastal city's emergency response.

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A Girl Ages From 0 To 14 Years Old, In 4 Minutes

Lotte turned 14 in October; that led her father, Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester, to make a new "time lapse edit" of the images he has collected since her birth.
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With Crimean Borders In Dispute, Google Maps Has It Both Ways

In most of the world, the region is included in Russia with a dotted line. Viewed in Russia, the line is solid. Guest host Tess Vigeland speaks with John Gravois about the issues with mapping borders.
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Diagnosing And Treating The Internet's Heartbleed Bug

Encryption software meant to protect users online had a giant hole in it. Researchers found the Heartbleed bug Monday but Jordan Robertson from Bloomberg Businessweek tells guest host Tess Vigeland says it's been around for a while.
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Google Maps Displays Crimean Border Differently In Russia, U.S.

In Russia, Google Maps now shows the Crimean Peninsula as part of Russian territory. The service shows a different image on browsers in the U.S.
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Tech Week: Heartbleed, The Latest Bubble And Windows XP Retires

The cybersecurity threat that individuals are largely powerless to fix, Heartbleed, dominated this week's headlines. And is Silicon Valley overvaluing the future?
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NSA Denies It Knew About Heartbleed Bug Before It Was Made Public

Bloomberg reported that the spy agency knew about the critical Internet vulnerability for two years and used it to gather intelligence.

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