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Apple Upgrade Tracks Customers Even When Marketing Apps Are Off

Apple's Bluetooth-based customer tracking system, iBeacon, just got better, if you ask marketers. But privacy researchers aren't so sure.
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Teen Sexting Not So Bad?

Many parents probably hope their teens will never share explicit cellphone messages or photos. But some researchers and parents now say sexting might just be a normal part of teen development.
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A Small Tablet Company Brings High-Tech Hopes To Haiti

A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.
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Ooops! US Airways Accidentally Includes Lewd Photo In Tweet

Airlines commonly use Twitter to address the concerns of customers. When US Airways did that Monday, its response included a graphic picture of a naked woman.
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A Video Game Meant To Take Us Back To The Physical World

Ingress, an innovative game from a Google startup, is designed to get its players more engaged with each other. And as the game evolves, the writers respond to actions taken by players.
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Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

Servers and bartenders say those addictive glowing screens are changing restaurant experiences, and not for the better. "This is just sort of the new norm," psychology professor Thomas Plante says.
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Dutch Test Glow-In-The-Dark Road Of The Future

Luminescent paint absorbs energy during the daylight hours and then glows green in the dark. If widely adopted, the inventor envisions an energy-saving smart highway.
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Ocean City Bolsters Emergency Response With Two FM Radio Stations

Ocean City is now the proud owner of two new FM radio stations, as part of a FEMA grant intended to improve the coastal city's emergency response.

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A Girl Ages From 0 To 14 Years Old, In 4 Minutes

Lotte turned 14 in October; that led her father, Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester, to make a new "time lapse edit" of the images he has collected since her birth.
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With Crimean Borders In Dispute, Google Maps Has It Both Ways

In most of the world, the region is included in Russia with a dotted line. Viewed in Russia, the line is solid. Guest host Tess Vigeland speaks with John Gravois about the issues with mapping borders.

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