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CVS Pulls Apple Pay, And Many See A Fight Over Mobile Wallets

Rite Aid took the same step, leading many observers to note that the two companies are part of a group of retailers that's developing its own payment system, called CurrentC.
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The Red Cross Is Using Text Messaging To Take Down Ebola

Working with the government, the Red Cross sends 2 million texts a month to people in Sierra Leone, reminding them to wash their hands, take their temperature and protect themselves from Ebola.
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Minority Report In Maryland? Hagerstown Implements Predictive Policing

Can police predict crime using algorithms and computer models? Police in Hagerstown, Maryland, are already using the technology, despite criticism from groups like the ACLU.

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With 'Dorothy' App, Clicks Of The Heel Command Your Phone

The new app Dorothy will allow you to control your smartphone with a click of your heels. A small device called Ruby slips into your shoe and communicates with your phone to make it do things like ring or text.
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From Brain To Computer: Helping 'Locked-In' Patient Get His Thoughts Out

"When I first saw him he had a little bit of eye movement and that was really the only way he could communicate," says Eric Sellers, who helped a patient use a brain-computer interface to communicate.
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Mac Sales Continue To Soar For Apple, But Who's Buying?

Apple just set an all-time record for Mac computer sales. Who is buying and why? NPR's Arun Rath talks to tech culture reporter Omar Gallaga from the Austin American-Statesman.
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Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community

The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone's.
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Tech Week: Voice Mail Hang-Ups, Apple Pay And Zuckerberg's Chinese

In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.
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New Facebook App A Throwback To Old Chatrooms

Facebook's new app, Rooms, harkens back to the days of 1990s anonymous chat rooms. New York Times tech reporter, Mike Isaac, talks about why having secret identities online is a good thing.
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Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

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