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Report: Target Missed Its Chance To Prevent Data Breach

The giant retailer was hit by a massive breach that exposed tens of millions of customer credit cards to cyberthieves. A Bloomberg Businessweek investigation found that Target missed early warnings.

SXSW Interactive Wrap-Up: So Much Fest, So Little Time

A look back at some of the bigger conversations and interesting ideas that emerged from the tech ideas fest and marketing bonanza.

Electronic Headband Prevents Migraines With Tiny Jolts

The battery-powered device sends electrical pulses through the skin of the forehead. People who used the headband in a study had fewer migraines and took less headache medicine.

With 3-D Printing, Affordable Prosthetics Are In Reach

Dan Carsen of WBHM reports how 3-D printers are changing manufacturing. They're cheap, and their results can be impressive. In Alabama, a team is working to create affordable prosthetics for kids.

Google's Flu Tracker Suffers From Sniffles

It sounds like a good idea: anticipating flu's spread by monitoring a region's online searches. But sometimes a sneeze is just a cold.

Forget Speed-Reading. Here's Speed-Writing

With apps like Spritz and Spreeder, speed-reading is all the rage. But maybe the solution is writing faster: Decide important things. Write those. Understand?

App Connects Military Families

Military families face unique challenges in finding aid for veterans. Now there's an app to help. A member of the National Military Family Association tells us how.

Foul Weather Begets Foul Moods Online

Bad moods — and good ones — can infect social networks at the speed of a keyboard click, according to researchers who gauged the effect of a rainy day on the emotional spin of Facebook posts.

'Bodies Went Flying' As Car Tore Through Crowd At SXSW

Two people were killed and at least 23 more were injured early Thursday when a vehicle sped through one of Austin's crowded streets. Police say the man behind the wheel fled a drunken-driving stop.
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Smartphone Owners Beware: Retailers Are Watching You With Wi-Fi

Lawmakers in Maryland have approved a bill that would force retailers to notify customers when in-store Wi-Fi is being used to track them through a store.