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Uber Wants You To Know It's Tired Of Sharing Data With Regulators

The ride-hailing company released its first transparency report, using the opportunity to criticize the large swaths of data it is required to share with regulators.

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Lost In Translation: Study Finds Interpretation Of Emojis Can Vary Widely

That sweaty smiley face emoji may be positive to some of your friends and negative to others. And depending on who you're texting it may appear entirely different on their device.
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IRS Head Says Cybersecurity Problems Leave Taxpayers Vulnerable

With taxes on the minds of many Americans this week, a Senate committee looks at how vulnerable taxpayers' information is to cyber theft. The head of the IRS testifies on Capitol Hill.
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Can Silly Patents Help Fight Frivolous Lawsuits?

Critics of the patent system say it's too easy for people to save a slew of semi-realistic ideas, then sue when a firm separately tries to make something similar. A new website fights fire with fire.
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A Real-Life Tax Scam: This Is What IRS Phone Fraud Sounds Like

It's tax season, which also means it's tax scam season. People around the country are getting phone calls from criminals pretending to be tax collectors. Here is one of them.
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College Student Uses 3-D Printer To Fix His Crooked Teeth

A college student in New Jersey figured out how to straighten his crooked teeth using his school's 3-D printer.
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Just Like Human Skin, This Plastic Sheet Can Sense And Heal

Human skin has properties that are hard to mimic, but a Stanford engineer is working to create a type of artificial skin that can sense, heal and generate its own power.
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A Fitbit Saved His Life? Well, Maybe

A man shows up in the emergency room with a speedy, irregular heartbeat, but can't say when it first went awry. No problem. The ER doctors just checked the phone records of his fitness tracker.
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With Hollywood's Advanced Digital Face-Lifting, Do We Even Need Actors?

You can now digitally replace just about anything on an actor's body — including the actor himself. Journalist Logan Hill explains this practice of often invisible digital retouching in media.
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The Newest Public Transportation In Town: Uber

Altamonte Springs, Fla., is the first U.S. city to subsidize Uber fares. It's a public-private partnership, with local businesses helping foot the bill. Officials hope it will help reduce traffic.

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