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Apple Confirms $1 Million Reward For Anyone Who Can Hack An iPhone
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Apple Confirms $1 Million Reward For Anyone Who Can Hack An iPhone

Apple will offer hackers up to $1 million for finding vulnerabilities in iPhones and Macs. That's the highest bug bounty on offer from any major tech company.

Pearson Ditches Print Textbooks in Digital-First Strategy
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Pearson Ditches Print Textbooks in Digital-First Strategy

Textbook publishing giant Pearson is ending regular revisions of all print textbooks in its higher-education category and will focus instead on updating its digital...

Twitter Is Eroding Your Intelligence, Study Says
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Twitter Is Eroding Your Intelligence, Study Says

Twitter not only fails to enhance intellectual attainment but substantially undermines it, according to researchers at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart...

For People With Disabilities, Accessibility Tech's Still Not All It Could Be
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For People With Disabilities, Accessibility Tech's Still Not All It Could Be

More tech companies are stepping up efforts to make their products and services accessible for people with disabilities. But there's still more work to be done....

Veterinary Students' AR App Sparks New Level of Learning
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Veterinary Students' AR App Sparks New Level of Learning

An augmented reality app developed for Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine projects 3D images of horse limbs that students can examine through an iPad.

How WhatsApp, FaceTime and Other Encryption Apps Shaped the Outcome of the Mueller Report
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How WhatsApp, FaceTime and Other Encryption Apps Shaped the Outcome of the Mueller Report

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III detailed multiple contacts among Russian operatives and associates of President Trump in the report made public Thursday....

Social Media Has Small Impact on Americans' Beliefs, Researcher Says
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Social Media Has Small Impact on Americans' Beliefs, Researcher Says

Social media had only a small influence on how much people believed falsehoods about candidates and issues in the last two presidential elections, according to...

Censorship Pays: China's State Newspaper Expands Lucrative Online Scrubbing Business
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Censorship Pays: China's State Newspaper Expands Lucrative Online Scrubbing Business

People.cn, the online unit of China's influential People's Daily, is boosting its numbers of human internet censors backed by artificial intelligence to help firms...

Videogame Skills Score With Employers
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Videogame Skills Score With Employers

Once associated with antisocial behavior or immaturity, gaming savvy now translates into welcome workplace capabilities.

Limiting Your Digital Footprints in a Surveillance State
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Limiting Your Digital Footprints in a Surveillance State

What are your most important tech tools for reporting in Shanghai, especially with a government known for surveillance?

Pew: Phone Polling in Crisis Again
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Pew: Phone Polling in Crisis Again

The percentage of Americans willing to participate in telephone polls has hit a new low, according to a new report, raising doubts about the continued viability...

Smartphone App Tests Lumber Stiffness
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Smartphone App Tests Lumber Stiffness

A smartphone app created by scientists at Mississippi State University uses soundwaves or vibrations to measure the stiffness of lumber for contractors, architects...

The Real Reason America Is Scared of Huawei: Internet-Connected Everything
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The Real Reason America Is Scared of Huawei: Internet-Connected Everything

There was a time when the world's two great superpowers were obsessed with nuclear weapons technology.

Crowd-Sourced Apps Help Planners Design Better Paths for Cyclists
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Crowd-Sourced Apps Help Planners Design Better Paths for Cyclists

Crowd-sourced data from bicyclists can be a useful tool for traffic planners as they decide where to build roads and bike paths, University of Florida research...

Technology Sends Texts to Warn When Partner Is In Argumentative Mood
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Technology Sends Texts to Warn When Partner Is In Argumentative Mood

Sensors worn by couples can predict an impending quarrel and try to stop it, scientists say.

Collaborative Video Games Could Increase Office Productivity
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Collaborative Video Games Could Increase Office Productivity

A study by four information systems professors at Brigham Young University found that newly-formed work teams experienced a 20 percent increase in productivity...

'The Goal Is to Automate ­s': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism
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'The Goal Is to Automate ­s': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

We're living through the most profound transformation in our information environment since Johannes Gutenberg's invention of printing in circa 1439.

The MOOC Pivot
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The MOOC Pivot

After promising a reordering of higher education, the massive open online course (MOOC) field is instead coalescing around a different, much older business model...

To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat
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To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Li Yuan, a technology columnist in Hong Kong, discussed the tech she's...

In Memory of Lawrence Roberts
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In Memory of Lawrence Roberts

Beeeeeeep.
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