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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.
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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.
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After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.
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Company's Secret Weapon To Make Videos Go Viral

Videos don't always go viral just because they're clever or show a cat prancing on a skateboard. Often a company finds the video, promotes it and sells its licensing rights to media buyers.
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What Does It Take To Feel Secure?

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier says there's a big difference between feeling secure and being secure. He explains why we worry about unlikely dangers while ignoring more probable risks.
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Bloomberg Terminals Go Dark For Hours, Sending Ripples Through Markets

The financial "screens" went dark for several hours during trading in London and Asia causing, among other disruptions, a delay in a British government debt issue.
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Boston Marathon Surveillance Raises Privacy Concerns Long After Bombing

Boston jurors in the marathon bombing trial watched a nine-minute video pieced together from different surveillance cameras — some with surprisingly high resolution.
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WikiLeaks Makes It Easy To Access Hacked Sony Pictures Information

Sony reacted angrily to the news that the leaked emails and private documents are now available in a searchable archive. WikiLeaks says they belong in the public domain.
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The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket, And Why You Can't Use It

Most smartphones have a built-in FM chip. But whether or not it's activated is in the hands of the mobile carriers, who profit when you stream radio. The broadcast industry is pushing to change this.
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Experts Divided Over Iran's Cyberactivity Since Start Of Nuclear Talks

The U.S. government and cybersecurity companies agree that Iran has greatly improved its cyberattack capability over the past two years.

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