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New Smartphone Aims To Improve Lives Of Amputees

An industrial design class at Virginia Tech invented a very smart, smartphone designed for people missing a limb.

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Tech Week That Was: Facebook Triumphs, Chromecast Launches

A look at the debate over whether Chromecast is speeding up cord cutting, highlights of our reporting on All Tech and on the air, and some of our favorite links from elsewhere.
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New Details On The Scope Of NSA Surveillance

The National Security Agency's surveillance network can tap into about 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic. New details on how the program operates and its reach into the communications of ordinary Americans.

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Report: Feds Have Asked Web Firms For Users' Passwords

Sources tell CNET News that government investigators have asked for such data. Whether any company has turned the information over isn't clear. The report is the latest in a string of stories in recent weeks about steps that the National Security Agency and FBI are reportedly taking.
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The Reply To Email Overload? Prioritize — Or Turn It Off

In this age of digital overload, we're forced to pay "continuous partial attention" to the world around us. The problem of too much email is so prevalent that a Wall Street titan is using it as his legal defense. Experts offer tips on dealing with the email onslaught.
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Russian Hackers Stole More Than 160 Million Credit Cards

Five men living in Russia and the Ukraine targeted more than a dozen companies in a data breach that prosecutors describe as one of the largest ever uncovered. The scheme, in which the men allegedly stole credit card numbers and customers' log-in credentials and then sold them on the black market, resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, according to the indictment.
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What's In A Domain Name? A Lot, Countries Say

The worlds of politics and commerce collide as several countries seek to block proposed top-level domain names. Reasons include everything from religious sensibilities to geographic similarities.
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Hackers Track Their Vital Signs. Sounds Cool, But TMI?

Christopher Hopkins has a headache — and the data to prove it. He and other computer programmers are exploring ways to turn heaps of personal health stats into something shareable and easy on the eyes.
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Book Buying In The Digital Age

Can an algorithm ever really replicate the serendipity of stumbling across a new author in a book store?

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Finland-Based Startup Will Let You 'Pay With Your Face'

Uniqul is testing out an innovation that uses military grade algorithms to match your photo to your payment account in the database. It promises to shorten transaction time to five seconds.

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