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How One App Might Be A Step Toward Internet Everywhere

FireChat connects users without a cellular network or the Internet. It uses technology, known as mesh networking, that could be scaled up to provide Internet access to disaster zones and remote areas.

Tech News Site Re/code Creates Buzz In Silicon Valley

Re/code is a new tech site that doesn't charge its readers or expect to make much from ads. Instead, it has a successful conference business. Other media also see potential profits in conferences.

Keeping Robots In Line With The Law

Attendees at the annual We Robot conference are peering into the future, pondering questions like, do robots have rights? What kinds of laws do we need to regulate unmanned drones?

A Spicy Gold Rush: Turmeric's Rise To Superfood

There's a gold rush going on, but it has nothing to do with metal. co-founder Carlos Watson says the yellow Indian spice, with its healing properties, is seeing growing popularity in the U.S.

Tech Week: Amazon Fire, The Mozilla Debate, Nest's Recall

How Amazon's moving into your living room, why the Nest smoke detector got recalled and the big debate that erupted over Mozilla's CEO — all in this week's tech headlines.

It's Complicated: When A CEO's Personal Position Becomes Public

The new CEO of Mozilla was forced to step down amid controversy over his anti-gay-marriage donation in 2008. How much should the public judge chief executives for their private views?
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Personal Banking Technology

A new report says half of all Americans haven't set foot inside a bank branch in the last month. Tech Tuesday considers the changing tools that allow customers to conduct their banking business on their own terms.


Nest Halts Sales Of Smoke Detector, Disables 'Wave' Feature

The Google owned company discovered users could unintentionally disable the device by waving their hands in front of the detector.

New Web Addresses Provide Alternatives To Crowded Domains

We all know .com and .edu, but now hundreds of new Internet domain names like .fish and .xyz are available. If all these new domains take off, what will become of .com?

Twitch Boosts A New Pro Category: Video Game Player

Watching a great gamer is like watching a tennis or baseball pro: "If they're really good then you can watch and learn," says Megu Kobayashi, who watches gamers on a site called Twitch.