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Crowdsourcing Ideas For A Better School

Crowdsourcing tools are slowly working their way into the education policy world, designed to give teachers and school district employees more say on big decisions that affect their school environment. One site called for employees to submit ideas that could help improve the safety of students and staff at school.
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London Puts Stop To Sidewalk Bins That Track Cellphones

The Renew company has been asked to cease tracking the cellphones of pedestrians who pass its recycling bins, which also double as kiosks showing video advertisements. The bins logged data about any Wi-Fi-enabled device that passed within range.
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After Much Hype, Elon Musk Unveils His High-Speed 'Hyperloop'

There hasn't been this much hype for a new technological advancement since the Segway was unveiled in 2001. Musk says his vehicle could make a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes.
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Are D.C. Police Spying On Protesters?

D.C. activists have long suspected that police were infiltrating their meetings. Now, lawyers for an anti-sweatshop say they have evidence, courtesy of social media.

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The Future Of Television

Higher costs, new technology and alternative TV programming options are leading many viewers to cut the cord to cable.

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Food Delivery Hits The Web, But Restaurants Pay The Price

If you're a takeout or delivery customer, websites like Seamless and Grubhub are a marvel. Just type, click your order and the food is on its way. But if you're a restaurant, this shift to the web may not sit so well with you.
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Reactor Powered Up On First 'Made in India' Nuclear Sub

The INS Arihant is believed to be the first nuclear-powered submarine to be built outside of the Cold War "nuclear club," of the United States, U.K., France, Russia and China.
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At Libraries Across America, It's Game On

In the 1800s, British libraries used gaming rooms to lure patrons away from pubs. Now, across the country, libraries are using video games to attract millennials — and the goal isn't always educational.
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The Tricky Business Of Predicting Where Media Will Go Next

One of journalism's most recognizable mastheads, The Washington Post, is entering a new era with a new owner. In 1992, the paper's managing editor urged it to get at the forefront of the upcoming digital revolution, but it so far has fallen short in a world of fast-paced BuzzFeeds.
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Technology's Role In Romance Dates To The Telegraph

Modern technology has enabled people to find love without the old fashioned rituals like meeting in person or talking on the phone. And the anonymity of social networks has also opened up opportunities for fraudsters and fakes. The movie and TV show Catfish have told versions of this story. But when tech journalist Clive Thompson recently rediscovered a novel from 1879, he found that people have been finding love and anonymity through technology at least as far back as the telegraph.

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