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Race To Stop 'Revenge Porn' Raises Free Speech Worries

More than a dozen states are considering bills that would criminalize the online posting of sexually explicit photos or videos without the subject's consent. But First Amendment experts urge caution.
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Wake Up And Smell The Bacon

That's the name of Oscar Mayer's new app and iPhone device — limited edition hardware that plugs into the headphone jack. Along with your alarm, you get the signature smell and sizzle.
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Facebook To Restrict Posts About Private Gun Sales

The company says it will take a number of steps to try to curtail illegal gun trafficking online, including removing posts that advertise guns with "no background check required."
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To Clean Drinking Water, All You Need Is A Stick

Removing bacteria and other impurities from water could be done more cheaply thanks to researchers at MIT. They're taking advantage of the way trees move water to filter it.
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Post A Survey On Mechanical Turk And Watch The Results Roll In

Researchers are paying people pennies to take their surveys on MechanicalTurk.com, an Amazon site. Researchers save time and survey-takers earn a few bucks.
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Automakers Eye Laser Lights To Let Drivers See Farther At Night

BMW has started making a car with optional laser headlights, which are brighter and more energy-efficient than even LED lights. Laser technology could also end up in street lights and projectors.
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Hemingway Doesn't Always Live Up To His Code

What happens when Hemingway the writer meets Hemingway the editing app?
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Zello App Gains Popularity With World's Protesters

Linda Wertheimer talks to Patrick Tucker, the technology editor for Defense One, about Zello — a walkie-talkie app. That app is becoming a key tool for protesters in Ukraine and Venezuela.
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Technology May Turn You Into A Bigger Tipper

We're used to rounding up the total on our taxi ride or dropping a buck or two in a jar at the coffee shop. Now, new high-tech ways to pay are nudging us to tip more generously and more often.
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Frustrated Cities Take High-Speed Internet Into Their Own Hands

College Station, Texas, is losing "countless companies" to towns with faster Internet, one councilman says. It's now one of several cities considering a more aggressive approach to securing broadband.

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