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Robots Are Really Bad At Folding Towels

Machines are surprisingly bad at doing things an average 8-year-old can do with ease.
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As Congress Haggles Over Patriot Act, We Answer 6 Basic Questions

If you haven't been paying attention, here's a primer on the changes Congress is considering making to U.S. surveillance practices.

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FBI Probes Hacker's Claim He Took Over Plane's Engine Controls

The FBI is investigating security expert Chris Roberts' claims that he hacked inflight entertainment systems to briefly take control of the aircraft. He says he's hacked Boeing and Airbus planes.
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The Tech Behind Traffic Apps: How (Well) Do They Work?

A host of apps aim to take the guesswork out of navigating traffic. We put their accuracy to the test in a daily commute. As varied as the options are, the future of mobile GPS may be more precise.
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Cheap And Fast, Online Voter Registration Catches On

Twenty states have implemented online voter registration and seven are expected to follow. It has Republican and Democratic support, but some still worry about cyberthreats.
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Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs

The machines have long been used in manufacturing, but Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots, says they're now poised to replace humans as teachers, lawyers and even journalists.
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President Gets His Own Twitter Account: 'It's Barack. Really'

Obama's bio on @POTUS says he is "Dad, husband and 44th President of the United States."
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'Mad Men' Finale: A Love Letter To Fans Filled With Mostly Happy Endings

AMC's Mad Men ended its seven-season run on Sunday. Fans may have loved how characters' stories were resolved, but critics may question how writers got them there.
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Often Employees, Rarely CEOs: Challenges Asian-Americans Face In Tech

A new study shows that Asians and Asian-Americans are underrepresented at executive levels in five large tech companies. Four tech professionals weigh in with their experiences and perspectives.
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Rental Rules In California Raise Questions About Who's Using Airbnb

Santa Monica, Calif., approved a law that would outlaw most short-term rentals in the city. Some say many listings are by big companies. Others say such laws hurt homeowners trying to make ends meet.

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