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Report: MIT Didn't Target Swartz; Missed 'Wider Background'

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology released the long-awaited independent review of its involvement leading up to programming genius Aaron Swartz's suicide. It says the university did no wrong but could have done better.

Is The Way To Tech Workers' Loyalty Through Their Stomachs?

Google's extensive and delectable food offerings have long been part of the company's perks. Now startups in other cities are hiring chefs who prepare fresh, creative food to attract and keep top talent.

In The Digital Age, The Family Photo Album Fades Away

For years, it was easy for parents to organize, assemble and pass along the story of their children's lives in photographs. As we've moved to the digital age, there are challenges for this rite of passage. When our digital lives are ephemeral, how do we preserve our kids' childhoods?

With Smarter Cars, The Doors Are Open To Hacking Dangers

Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller have been hacking into products for a long time. But they don't steal stuff or mess with people; instead, their purpose is to pressure companies into making their products more secure. Their recent research on hacking cars has shown just how dangerous these kinds of attacks could be.

What We're Watching As World's Big Hackers Meet In Las Vegas

Each summer, thousands of security researchers, hacktivists, black hats, white hats and feds descend on Las Vegas for Black Hat and Def Con. A look at the stories and trends we're keeping an eye on.

Boys With Autism Or ADHD More Prone To Overuse Video Games

Boys with autism spectrum disorders or ADHD put in twice as much time each day playing video games as do typically developing boys. But researchers say they don't know if the games contribute to behavior issues or if the children's difficulties make video games more alluring.

Group Faults Apple For Labor Violations At China Supplier

New York-based China Labor Watch says violations at three factories in China run by Taiwan-based Pegatron Group "are even worse than those at Foxconn factories." Apple said it will investigate.

A New App Will Let You Share Your Leftovers With Strangers

As part of a bid to reduce wasted food, two former college roommates have come up with Leftover Swap, an app in which you post photos of leftovers for other users to claim.

'Batman' Style: How We Can See With Sound, Too

Echolocation: Birds do it, bats do it, and now even educated people do it. A team of researchers has devised an algorithm that could give the rest of us a way to discover our surroundings without using our eyes.
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New Smartphone Aims To Improve Lives Of Amputees

An industrial design class at Virginia Tech invented a very smart, smartphone designed for people missing a limb.