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Researchers Tap Web Chatter To Figure Out Who's Sick

With the help of online data, doctors and public health officials are tracking the spread of illnesses and predicting where they might strike next. The analyses also provide clues for prevention.
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Domino's Becomes A Tech Company That Happens To Make Pizza

Advancements in online and mobile orders have become key ingredients for the company's recent success. Domino's innovations include an online pizza tracker and a voice-ordering app.
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The App That Helps The Chinese Masses Mobilize Online

China's popular messaging app, WeChat, has some 300 million users and has become a way for Chinese to rally around a cause, something that's difficult in a country with strict government controls.
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China Says It's Developed A Laser To Bring Down Drones

The laser, China said, can destroy small-scale drones flying at a low altitude. The U.S. tested a similar system, last year. It put it aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf.
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Questions Raised About Sharing Of Telephone Data Across Five Virginia Cities

Five Virginia cities have been gathering and sharing personal telephone data as part of criminal investigations, a practice that has raised concerns with the ACLU.

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Apple's Siri Helps Autistic Teen With Communication Skills

We hear from author Judith Newman, a mother with an autistic son, who wrote in The New York Times about how Siri, the voice from her iPhone, touched her autistic son.
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From Silicon Valley To White House, New U.S. Tech Chief Makes Change

Former Google X top executive Megan Smith started this month as the U.S. chief technology officer. She's only the third person to have the job.
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Army Eyes 3-D Printed Food for Soldiers

The Army has long used high-tech tools to make meals for our troops. Now, military scientists are turning away from pots and pans, and looking to 3-D printers to make nutritious food.
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'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch: Show's Last Season 'Really Freudian'

The BBC has just released a new deluxe DVD box set with all three seasons of Sherlock, and star Benedict Cumberbatch says the show's last season was its most revealing yet.
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Picking The Locks: Redefining Copyright Law In The Digital Age

In his new book, Cory Doctorow shows creators how to survive in the digital age. He says the problem with copyright law is tech platforms have more control over content than the people who make it.

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