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What You Should Know Before You Test The Holiday's 'Flyest' Gift

Drones are expected to be one of the most popular gifts this holiday season. As regulations play catch-up with the tech, here are a few rules new owners should know before flying their new devices.
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Why Anti-Terror Technology Has Its Limits

Hany Farid co-developed the technology that tracks child pornography. He tells NPR's Scott Simon that similar software could be used to track terror content if tech companies were willing to use it.
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New Drone Study Finds 327 'Close Encounters' With Manned Aircraft

The study found 51 close encounters came within of 50 feet or less of a manned aircraft. There were 28 instances, where a pilot had to maneuver to avoid a collision with a drone.
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A Kids' Coding Expert Says We're Making Computer Class Way Too Boring

This week, thousands of events around the world are encouraging computer-coding literacy. "Coding is really about creative self-expression and storytelling," says Mitchel Resnick of MIT's Media Lab.
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Hoverboards Put On No-Fly List, As Airlines Cite Fire Concerns

The bans come as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says it's looking into at least 10 reports of the self-balancing electric scooters bursting in flames.
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Wal-Mart To Launch New Mobile Pay System In 2016

There's already Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Prepare for Wal-Mart Pay: a feature in Wal-Mart's app that will allow shoppers to check out with their smartphones.
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Air Force Unveils Plan To Improve Conditions For Drone Operators

The Air Force's corps of drone operators is in bad shape from years of overwork, so service officials want to put it on a path to more sustainable, normal operations.
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Despite Emphasis On Big Hacks, Small Breaches Of Medical Privacy Do More Harm

Millions of private medical records have been hacked at large insurance companies like Anthem. What appears to be causing more damage are smaller violations of medical privacy.
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Volkswagen Promises To Compensate Diesel Car Owners For Lost Resale Value

Volkswagen's top two executives faced reporters Thursday and explained what they had learned about the emissions scandal that looms over the company. They said the investigation revealed that no member of VW's two boards were involved, and that misconduct was limited to a small number of employees.
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Disease Sleuths Analyze Google Searches To Stop Infections

Google is sharing detailed search data with academic and public health researchers to help them fight the spread of infectious diseases. Will it work?

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