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Apps Can Speed The Search For Love, But Nothing Beats A Real Date

Are those hours I spend swiping through Tinder getting me anywhere closer to actual romance? Yes, psychologists say. But chemistry doesn't come in an app, and that's what matters most.
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Q&A: Blocks, Play, Screen Time And The Infant Mind

Studies with wooden blocks show "that children who play with blocks learn language better and have better cognition."
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The 50 Most Effective Ways To Transform The Developing World

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has pinpointed the tools with the greatest impact, from affordable tablets for schoolkids to an electrical grid in a box.
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New Government Agency Designed To Tackle Cyber Threats More Effectively

The Obama administration is creating a new agency to gather and distribute intelligence on cyber threats more quickly. The agency is modeled after the National Counter Terrorism Center, created after Sept. 11 to improve information sharing across the U.S. government.
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'Drone Shoot-Down Bill' Advances In Oklahoma

An Oklahoma Senate panel approved a bill that provides "civil immunity for damage or destruction of a drone on personal property."
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The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

More homeowners are cutting energy costs by installing solar panels, due in part to leasing programs that require no up-front investment. Leasing means less hassle, but may also save you less money.
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Shake, Rattle And Toll: Berkeley's Bells Play Sounds Of Earth

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the bells of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower were programmed to play a score composed in real time by the data from seismic shifts happening under the campus.
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Samsung's Privacy Policy Warns Customers Their Smart TVs Are Listening

Samsung warned its customers that their TVs are sending reports to third parties and that could include sensitive information spoken by the owners. The policy has drawn comparisons to Orwell's 1984.
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Pick Up Your Smartphone Less Often. You Might Think Better.

Our friends at the WNYC podcast New Tech City recently challenged you to put down the smartphone to see what sort of brilliance beckoned. We check in on the results.
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Q&A: Sen. Ed Markey On Protecting Data Our Cars Are Sharing

We've entered the age of Internet-connected cars, and the Massachusetts lawmaker says they're vulnerable to all kinds of data breaches.

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