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My digital neighborhood

My digital neighborhood

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | A slow-growing social network wants you to get online and meet your neighbors

Cellphone dead? Get a latte and bring it back to life.

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Starbucks is working on a plan to give its customers not only a caffeine fix, but also a battery boost for their cellphones. The company’s investment in…

Google has your browsing history, now it wants your medical history

By Mark Russell
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Health | Google is the latest technology powerhouse to throw its hat into the personal health arena. Google Fit, unveiled Wednesday, is the company’s version of a…

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

Study halls

Study halls

By Susan Olasky
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Lifestyle | The best Web Reads for a summer full of learning

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…

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

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

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…

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