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Far From Silicon Valley, A Disruptive Startup Hub

In South Africa's townships, entrepreneurs lack the basic necessities of an office, such as electricity and water. Enter Hubspace. "Damn," one of them said on his first visit. "This is a cool space."
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The World According To Xi Jinping (Or At Least His App)

The man sometimes described as China's most powerful ruler since Mao Zedong now has an app that lets you read about Xi's love of soccer and learn all about his "Four Comprehensives."
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Will Smart Clothing Amp Up Your Workout?

Startups are developing clothing with sensors that measure heart rate, breathing and muscle activity. Fitness enthusiasts are the target market. But the garments could be used for health care, too.
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If A Caller Says, 'I Am With The IRS,' He's Not

The IRS says if you are surprised to be getting a call from the agency, it's not them on the line. Don't fall for it! Scammers are trying to trick you into giving up personal information or cash.
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BuzzFeed Writer's Stolen Phone Sparks Chinese Viral Sensation

BuzzFeed writer Matt Stopera tells NPR's Melissa Block about his trip to China to meet "Brother Orange" — the man who bought Stopera's stolen iPhone and started a sensation on Chinese Twitter.
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Searching Online May Make You Think You're Smarter Than You Are

Googling that fact can make insufferable know-it-alls even more sure of their superior abilities, a study finds. The mere act of searching seems to boost faith in one's knowledge.
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Virginia Drone Legislation Puts A Veto In Plain Sight

A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is pushing for more oversight of how Virginia law enforcement uses drone aircraft. But Gov. Terry McAuliffe opposes the latest proposal put forth by the General Assembly.

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Still Need A Lawn Yeti? Good News — SkyMall May Be Cleared For Relaunch

The in-flight catalog went bankrupt earlier this year. But its new owners say SkyMall catalogs might make their way back to airplane seatbacks soon.
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U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

President Obama signed a new executive order that will allow the administration to freeze the assets of any individual or group involved in "malicious" cyberattacks.
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Pew: 'Smartphone-Dependents' Often Have No Backup Plan For Web Access

People who rely most on their smartphones to get online often deal more frequently with service interruptions because of financial hardship and data limits.

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