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Microsoft Wants To Mine Data Like A Social Network

Microsoft is going social. With more than a billion people using Office, the company hopes to gather data and create social tools to help users be more productive in their workplaces and lives.

A Smartphone Gadget Pumps Up Breast-Milk Banks

Access to breast-milk banks is a problem in the developing world. A smartphone accessory could save lives by allowing health workers to set up mini milk banks anywhere.

Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Asks FCC To Regulate Internet

President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to craft the "strongest possible rules" to protect the principle of "net neutrality".
NPR's Tech Improvements Mean You Can Now Window Shop

After a launch that failed last fall, the administration is hoping this year's open enrollment period goes more smoothly, by letting customers browse first.

More Than 800,000 Postal Service Employees Victims Of Data Breach

USPS customers were affected as well. The FBI is leading an investigation into the hack, but it's unclear who might be responsible for it.

The White House Is Backing Strong Open Internet Rules

President Obama is calling on rule-makers to reclassify broadband as a public utility. It would give the FCC much broader authority to stop "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" to the Internet.

Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

A real-life Willy Wonka invites scientists, designers, composers, artists and chefs to collaborate on novel foods and other cultural confections.

Die-Hard Users Are Still Dialing Up The Internet On AOL

Despite broadband, AOL is still going strong. Around 2 million people still subscribe to the company's dial-up service, ringing in the '90s one modem at a time.

WATCH: The Robotic Baby Penguin That Spies For Scientists

The emperor penguins of Antarctica are adorable. They're also pretty skittish when humans come around to collect data. Researchers at the University of Strasbourg have a solution: a penguin rover.

Hello 'Car Talk,' I Need A Good Car To Get Around Africa

It's not just American drivers who are mourning the death of Car Talk co-host Tom Magliozzi. He reached a global audience as well.