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Relief by the volt

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | Implantable medical devices for chronic pain are shrinking in size and growing in popularity

Supreme Court nixes warrantless cellphone searches

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | In a sweeping decision Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court said law enforcement officials cannot, in most cases, search personal cellphones unless they first…

Midday Roundup: Facebook outage causes near worldwide panic

Midday Roundup: Facebook outage causes near worldwide panic

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Down and out. Facebook users in the Eastern Hemisphere (and some Americans who were pulling all-nighters) held their breath as the site experienced a…

Supreme Court: ‘Abstract’ ideas cannot be patented

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court said software companies may not claim patent protection for abstract ideas transcribed into computer code. The court struck…

Midday Roundup: Feds sack Redskins trademarks

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | The Washington Disparagers. In what patent experts are calling a landmark ruling, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six trademarks held by the…

Words on paper

Words on paper

By Janie B. Cheaney
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2014 Books Issue | Three reasons for pessimism, and three more for optimism, about the future of printed books

Autonomous autos

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | Google and carmakers want to bring self-driving cars to a road near you

Web Reads: Flush for life

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | The importance of toilets. Could there be something in Muslim and Hindu religious codes that makes Muslims in India more likely to use toilets than Hindus? A…

Will Japan turn its elderly over to robotic companions?

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, who says robots should be tender, has unveiled a cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions. Son’s…

Child of Light invites gamers into a captivating fairy tale

By Ben Cogan
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Technology | Child of Light is a shining beacon of hope in the sea of recent mature-themed video game releases. It offers a colorful tapestry of gorgeous visuals and…

Fake followers

Fake followers

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | Twitter is awash in fake accounts, undermining its credibility as a social status gauge

Loop de loop

Loop de loop

By Angela Lu
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Technology | Quick quiz: Do the names Nash Grier and Cameron Dallas ring a bell? Does the phrase “Dat backflip, doe” mean anything to you? Are you despairing over the…

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