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You Can Monitor Your Baby's Vital Signs 24/7, But Should You?

A new generation of baby monitors lets new parents track their child's heartbeat and other vital signs. But they're not health devices, a pediatrician warns, and could give a false sense of security.
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Students Develop App That Has Smartphone Users Looking At People

You use the app, according to the Singapore Straits Times, when you meet someone, you put your phones together — the longer you resist the urge to touch it, an apple tree grows on screen.
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Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices Fails In Senate

The USA Freedom Act had the support of not only the White House and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy but also that of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The House had already approved it.
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FAA Can Regulate Small Drones: NTSB Reverses Judge's Ruling

Overturning a federal judge's ruling that the FAA was wrong to fine a man $10,000 for flying a small drone, the NTSB says the agency can regulate such drones as "aircraft."
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Uber Executive Lashes Out At Journalists After Negative Publicity

In the latest flap involving the ride sharing company Uber, an executive is apologizing after saying the company should spy on unfriendly reporters. Uber is a hit with customers, but has clashed with competitors, regulators and some journalists.
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How A Feud Between Two Russian Companies Fueled A 'Spam Nation'

Brian Krebs' new book tells the story of how two companies groomed spammers, and then destroyed each other. In the process, Krebs got access to documents that illuminated how cybercriminals operate.
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Uber Exec In Hot Water After Suggesting A Journalist Smear Campaign

A senior vice president of the ride-service company has issued an apology after news broke of his comments about digging up info about reporters' personal lives.
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Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.
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University Turns To E-Sports For New Scholarship Opportunities

Robert Morris University is recruiting highly skilled League of Legends players for scholarships. Host Robert Siegel talks to Manoush Zomorodi, host of the WNYC podcast New Tech City.
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Once The Darling Of The Living Room, Plasma Screens Take A Bow

The technology that was once on every videophile's entertainment room wish list is fading to black. Hosts Robert Siegel and Melissa Block remark on the demise of the plasma screen TV.

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