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Driverless Vehicles Could Appear On D.C. Streets

The District of Columbia is considering allowing driverless vehicles on the city's streets.  D.C. would follow three other states in allowing this new technology.

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Apple Announces Smaller, Cheaper Version Of iPad

The "iPad mini" will directly compete with similar tablets made by Amazon and Google. It is the first new product released under the leadership of Tim Cook.
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Microsoft, An Empire Under Siege, Makes Its Next Moves

This week, Microsoft will roll out the largest upgrade of its Windows software in more than a decade. And for the first time, it's marketing a tablet, called Surface. Microsoft still commands a formidable computing empire, but it's an empire under siege.
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America's Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong

Young Americans are reading more than just status updates and 140-character tweets. A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that among 16- to 29-year-olds, 8 in 10 have read a book in the past year. That's compared with 7 in 10 among adults in general.
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The Afterlife Of A TV Episode: It's Complicated

These days, there are many ways to catch a TV show, even if it's no longer on the air. Often, the trick is finding out which service — Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. — has the episodes you want to watch. And if the show is in reruns, it can get complicated.
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How Much Is A 'Like' On Facebook Worth For A Company's Share Price?

Companies that provide financial data are increasingly interested in our "likes" and tweets. A Ph.D. student recently studied how positive social media mentions are linked to stock market performance, and came up with some interesting results.

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