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Uber, taxis, taxi drivers

Study: Uber Drivers Make More Than Cabbies, Are Also Younger and Less Diverse

The battle between D.C. cabbies and Uber, the company that lets drivers use their own cars and be hailed via a phone app, has been well-documented.

01/26/2015

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Online Service Creates Fake Girlfriend/Boyfriend That Can Text You

It used to be when you created a fake girlfriend or boyfriend for yourself, you met at summer camp, and the proof came from postcards and letters that you did your best not to craft in your own handwriting.

01/26/2015

Microsoft introduces hologram device, HoloLens. (credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Introduces Hologram Device Called ‘HoloLens’

Microsoft introduces the HoloLens headset, which would let users see three-dimensional digital images — or holograms — in daily life.

01/23/2015

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Facebook Announces Way to Report Fake News Stories, Hoaxes

Facebook announced Tuesday that it has added an option for people to report fake news stories that appear on their newsfeeds.

01/21/2015

Stanford University and University of Cambridge researchers say that analysis of a person’s Facebook likes creates an amazingly accurate assessment of one’s personality – more accurate than assessments done by family and friends.  (credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Computers Judge Personality More Accurately Than Human Friends, Family

Researchers found that human — including family and friends — social keenness was a less effective judge of personality than that of artificial intelligence.

01/14/2015

File photo of a person using Facebook. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook Launches Amber Alerts to Help Find Missing Children

Facebook users in the U.S. will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them.

01/13/2015

FBI Sony cyber attack impossible to prevent

Senior Officials: US Did Not ‘Hack Back’ North Korea In Retaliation

The U.S. government was not responsible for sustained electronic attacks that crippled North Korea’s Internet infrastructure last month, just after President Barack Obama promised that his administration would respond to the hacker break-in at Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., two senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

01/09/2015

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Sony: PlayStation Back Online After 3-Day Outage

Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas.

12/28/2014

A new holiday themed video released by the Federal Aviation Administration uses a “Do” and “Don’t” premise to instruct children how to “stay off the naughty list” as they play with unmanned aircraft gifts this year. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Releases ‘Stay Off The Naughty List’ For Holiday Drone Gifts

A new holiday themed video released by the Federal Aviation Administration uses a “Do” and “Don’t” premise to instruct children how to “stay off the naughty list” as they play with unmanned aircraft gifts this year.

12/22/2014

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Driving While Black? App Developers Aim to Help

Though the developers of the soon-to-be released “Driving While Black” smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don’t want users searching for it.

12/11/2014