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Weekly Innovation: A Smart Power Outlet That Can't Shock You

Kids often hurt themselves when they put their fingers into electrical outlets, but the Brio Smart outlet prevents injury by using sensors to differentiate between human touch and an electric plug.
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Watch: Navy Ship Uses Energy Weapon In Arabian Gulf

The U.S. Navy says it made a "historic leap" by deploying a laser weapon system for the first time. A video shows the system, based on the USS Ponce in the Arabian Gulf, taking target practice.
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Making The Human Condition Computable

Technological advances are make it easier for you and your doctor to track your health and to find treatments for complex diseases. But the technology may prove costly and there are privacy pitfalls.
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Uber's Troubles Mount Even As Its Value Grows

The attorneys general of San Francisco and Los Angeles counties are accusing the ride-sharing service of misrepresenting its background checks on drivers. It comes amid a rash of bad news for Uber.
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'Jackie' From 'Rolling Stone' UVA Story Among Latest Doxing Victims

Doxing is the act of distributing personal information about someone online in an effort to embarrass, frighten or intimidate, and has become increasingly common during highly charged news events.
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Feeling Watched? 'God View' Is Geoff Nunberg's Word Of The Year

Uber's "God view" shows a map of the cars in an area and the silhouettes of the people who ordered them. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says Uber-Santa doesn't just know when you've been sleeping, but where.
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After Raid On Its Servers In Sweden, Pirate Bay Goes Offline

Pirate Bay is one of the world's largest file-sharing sites. In the past, it has been targeted by authorities around the world.
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'The Interview,' The Hack, And The Movie Studio Dealing With The Fallout

A cyber attack on Sony may have been done by North Koreans in response to an new comedy about an attempt to kill Kim Jong Un. Huge amounts of personal data and five films have been leaked so far.
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Ireland Softens Under Pressure To Drop Its Corporate 'Duty-Free Zone'

U.S. and European officials are angry about Irish rules that let some firms pay just 2 percent in corporate taxes. Ireland announced some tax code changes, but few think they will change things much.
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NASA Photos Show New Signs Of A Lake On Mars

The water and sediment flow might have been massive enough to build a mountain, NASA researchers say.

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