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Airbnb Hikes Paris Rental Housing Market Prices

The city of Berlin just banned Airbnb because it was swallowing up long-term rentals and driving up prices. Paris is now struggling to temper the explosion of the rental site for the same reasons.
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Verizon Transforms To Contend In Silicon Valley

After acquiring Yahoo, Verizon ranks third in digital advertising and is a major player in media and tech. It wants to play in the Silicon Valley sandbox — but don't expect a full transformation yet.
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He's Brilliant, She's Lovely: Teaching Computers To Be Less Sexist

Algorithms teach computers how to process language. But because they draw on human writing, they have some biases. Researchers are trying to weed out those problematic associations.
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Computer Love: Their 1960s-Era Dating Strategy? Modern Technology!

Back in the early '60s a computer dating service decided these two people were compatible. That calculation was right. John and Carol Matlock will celebrate 52 years of marriage in December.
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Summer Camps Struggle To Enforce Bans On Screen Time

Summer sleep-away camps say it's getting harder to enforce cell phone bans, and millennials say it's tough going cold turkey. But they all say it's more important than ever to learn how to unplug.
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Robot-Like Machines Helped People With Spinal Injuries Regain Function

Eight people with serious spinal injuries who practiced hours of interaction with wearable machines for months regained lost feeling and some ability to move.
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Social Security Data Errors Can Turn People Into The Living Dead

The government keeps track of who is alive and who is dead. But there can be errors. And when you're mistakenly ruled dead, it can be remarkably tough to convince people you're still among the living.
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Cyberattack Halts Australia's First Online Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics says no data was stolen. Users faced error messages after the system was overpowered by what the government said was multiple denial-of-service attacks.
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Why The Airline Industry Could Keep Suffering System Failures Like Delta's

Delta's massive outage wasn't the first malfunction to wreak havoc on an airline. The industry's systems are complex and require high security, which can make them more prone to shutdowns.
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Researchers Study Effects Of Social Media On Young Minds

Teens showed an image that was deemed to have lots of "likes" tended to also like the image. Seeing popular pictures also produced greater activation in the reward centers of the brain.

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