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Can new tech boost safety in Uber cars, taxis?

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After a slew of alleged assaults by drivers for taxi companies and ride-hailing services, firms like AsterRide and Shuddle are looking to increase passenger safety.> 



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Why Bill Nye Calls Evolution 'Undeniable' and Creationism 'Inane'

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The theory is central to life on Earth, says the Science Guy, and helps explain our place in the universe. 



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Mars Rover Opportunity Marks 11-Year Anniversary with Stunning Photo

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NASA's Opportunity rover celebrated 11 years on Mars Saturday (Jan. 24), and the robot's handlers are marking the occasion with a gorgeous panoramic photo that Opportunity took of its Red Planet home. Opportunity landed on Mars on the night of Jan. 24, 2004, a few weeks...(more) 



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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week

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Weaponized insulin, a virtual river tour and a super water repellent material are all some of our favorite photos in Science this week. 



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Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

a shared story    4 hours 30 minutes ago
Has Microsoft suddenly pushed us into the age of "Star Trek" and "Minority Report"? For those confused about what's actually going on with the company's new head-mounted gadget, here's the rundown.> 



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VIDEO: Icy mystery: Pluto ready for close-up

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The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world. 



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HTC gets involved in e-sports, foreshadowing move into home entertainment

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HTC doesn't want to be known as just a smartphone maker anymore, and one of its first moves to update its brand image in 2015 has been to sponsor three prominent e-sports teams. Cloud9, Team Liquid, and Team SoloMid have all warmly welcomed HTC into the...(more) 



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A Good Night's Rest: The Best Sleep Apps

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Many apps offer sleep tracking, and some have "smart alarms" that aim to wake you up gently, when you're sleeping lightly. We tried out some of the top sleep apps, and here are our picks for the best of the bunch. 



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​Google leaves most Android users exposed to hackers

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An executive confirms Google has no plans to fix a security hole in the default browser for older versions of Android, which are relied on by around 60 percent of all Android users.> 



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Walmart goes after Chromecast with $25 Vudu Spark

a shared story    7 hours 30 minutes ago
Walmart thinks it can out-price the Google Chromecast, Roku Streaming Stick, and Amazon Fire TV Stick. The mega retailer has quietly put out its very own streaming device, called the Vudu Spark, and it costs just a meagre $24.95, a Walmart representative tells Gigaom. In fact,...(more) 



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Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter

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Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by. 



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Microsoft's answer to Google Glass: HoloLens

a shared story    8 hours 30 minutes ago
Google Glass may have flopped in the marketplace, but Microsoft is pushing its own version of computer eyewear, Microsoft HoloLens. 



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