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Free Voice-Control Software Helps Tiny Start-Ups Build Big Ideas

Apple, Google and Amazon are all racing against each other to create services that you can control with your voice. But they're facing competition from a surprising place — small entrepreneurs using free software to create products on the cutting edge.
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'Shirtstorm' Leads To Apology From European Space Scientist

As the Rosetta mission made history by putting a lander on a comet, one of its leading scientists drew wide criticism for wearing a shirt featuring lingerie-clad women.
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This Week On Metro Connection: D.C. Tech

Washington may be known as a government town — but plenty of people say it's becoming a major hub for technology, as well.
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D.C.'s Homeless Struggle to Bridge Digital Divide

Most Americans own their own computers and can access the Internet at home — not so for our nation's homeless.
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Facebook Rolls Out New, Simpler Privacy Policy

The new privacy guidelines are one-third their previous length. But experts say it doesn't change how much data the company will continue to gather from users.
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Looking For Work? Cybersecurity Firms Are Hiring

When it comes to jobs in cybersecurity, the Washington region is the hottest part of the country.

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Is D.C. Transforming From A Government Town Into A Tech Hub?

Washington, D.C. is generating all sorts of buzz for its growing tech sector. Just don't try to compare it to Silicon Valley.

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Women Welcome: D.C.'s Tech Sector Bests Silicon Valley At Addressing Gender Gap

Women who work in D.C.'s tech sector say they have an easier go of breaking into the traditionally male-dominated business in the nation's capital than Silicon Valley.

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Inside The Lab Of A Nobel Prize Winner

Eric Betzig just won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. We'll find out what he's working on now.
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Show-And-Tell For The Hacker Crowd

Once a month, folks in the local tech scene gather for Hack and Tell, a monthly tech meetup in the District.

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