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Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canada - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- As far as hitchhikers go, this one looks harmless enough. He or she -- it's hard to tell -- is short and friendly, if a little fashion-challenged.<p>Get him talking, however, and he won't shut up.<p>Meet hitchBOT, a talking, tweeting, bucket-bodied Canadian robot that's hitchhiking west from …

Authors Are A**Holes

<i>Image courtesy of arztsamui / FreeDigitalPhotos.net</i><p>Oh, relax. I'm an author, and I adore authors. Most authors aren't a**holes. Really, only a few are, and I suppose it depends on one's definition. I'm usually pretty nice, with only the occasional bossy rant.<p>Rumor has it that Hemingway was an …

NIGHTMARE: Man Claims Dropbox Quietly Deleted More Than 8,000 Of His Personal Files

After using the service for about five years, Čurn has come across one of the most terrifying, stomach-churning scenarios one could imagine when relying on cloud storage.<p>More than 8,000 of his personal files had mysteriously disappeared. To be exact, 8,343 of his files were missing.<p>Čurn detailed …

Sleep sensor breaks through $1m on Kickstarter

<b>A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking kit has cracked $1.3m (£809,000) in its first week on Kickstarter's crowdfunding platform.</b><p>James Proud launched his product, Sense, on 23 July with a goal of raising $100,000 within 30 days.<p>But it passed the $1m-mark on Sunday, and has been …

U.S. lawmaker takes soda tax battle to Capitol Hill | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Connecticut lawmaker on Wednesday launched the first national effort in years to tax soda drinks, the latest bid by regulators and politicians to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.<p>Cans of soda are displayed in a case at Kwik …