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Teachers track student behavior with swipes and clicks

Teachers track student behavior with swipes and clicks

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Parents once relied on parent-teacher conferences or a call from the principal to learn about their children’s conduct in class. Grades record…

Yahoo makes emailing a priest as secure as the confessional

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | Good news for Americans worried their private email messages will be stolen by Russian hackers or scooped up by employees at the National Security Agency:

Self-folding origami robots assemble themselves

By Julie Borg
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Science | Inspired by origami, the Japanese paper-folding art form, researchers from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a…

Light eater

Light eater

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | A new material can make anything coated with it appear featureless

Generation distraction

Generation distraction

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Culture | With digital technology, we are able to insulate ourselves from what makes us human

Midday Roundup: Russian gang commits worldwide email hack

Midday Roundup: Russian gang commits worldwide email hack

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Security breach. A Russian cyber gang has hacked email accounts around the world. Experts say the Russian crime ring has hacked almost one-third of the…

A movie masquerading as a video game

By Ben Cogan
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Technology | The Last of Us Remastered offers gamers a cinematic experience but suffers from extremely mature content

Personal taxi services confound regulators

By Michael Cochrane
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Economy | As the marketplace gives birth to the peer-to-peer, or sharing, economy, app-driven personal taxi services are feeling the labor pains. The ride-sharing…

Skip the socket

Skip the socket

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Emerging technology will enable device users to unplug but still recharge

Web Reads: Can Vladimir Putin survive? Will the Bee Gees be forgotten?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Survival of the fittest? Can Vladimir Putin Survive? Stratfor CEO George Friedman asks whether Putin will remain Russia’s prime oligarch, given that the…

Latest blockbuster video game questions our techno-dependence

By Ben Cogan
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Technology | Watch Dogs offers a startling look at technological over-reach but suffers from unoriginal gameplay and very mature content

Home improvements coming your way

Home improvements coming your way

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Government | There is a children’s book titled Big Nate: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? As you might expect, it concerns a ne’re-do-well tyke with great ideas that somehow…

 
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