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This App Uses The Power Of You To Report The Weather

A new smartphone app allows users to document falling precipitation in their location. The mPING app aims to help weather officials program radar to determine exactly what's falling near you. For example, is it hail or mixed rain?
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Debate Over The Use Of Domestic Drones

Government agencies and private companies foresee many good reasons to use unmanned remote controlled aircraft in the our skies here at home, but some say adequate safeguards need to be established.

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In Cyberwar, Software Flaws Are A Hot Commodity

In the past, security researchers who stumbled on a software flaw would typically report the flaw to the software's manufacturer. But that changed when cyberweapon designers started looking at these flaws as vulnerabilities that could serve as a back door into a computer network.
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Gavin Newsom: "Citizenville: How To Take The Town Square Digital And Reinvent Government"

California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been on the cutting edge of technology and social issues. The former mayor of San Francisco on making government better in the digital age.

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Video Game Violence: Why Do We Like It, And What's It Doing To Us?

As the gun-violence debate ratchets up to include mental health and violent pop culture, video games have become frequent targets of concern. But do violent games influence their players? Experts aren't clear, but violent games remain remarkably popular.
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"Love in the Time of Algorithims"

We explore the history of dating technology, how it works and its broader effect on our social dynamics.

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Dot Com v. MD: Health Advice & Resources Online

We look at how Americans are using online health resources and how they're changing the doctor-patient relationship.

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