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This App Will Flag Your Offensive Tweets Before Your Future Employer Sees Them

Ethan Czahor’s dreams collapsed on the national stage earlier this year. The 31-year-old age digital whiz had spent years positioning himself to work …

14 things you didn't know your iPhone headphones could do

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Drones could be the future of UN peacekeeping

A United Nations panel on technological development has called for peacekeeping missions to be equipped with unmanned drones to survey conflict …

Google is pursuing the development of next-gen battery technology

While it seems as though current lithium-ion batteries in the tech world are slowly improving, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for companies to build high-end devices that won’t waste precious battery life. A number of research labs and universities are trying to solve this battery …

Lasers quickly load thousands of cells with nano-sized cargo

Doctors dream of injecting cells with large nanoscopic cargo to treat or study illnesses. The existing approach to this is extremely slow, however. At one cell per minute, it would take ages to get a meaningful payload. That won't be a problem if UCLA scientists have their way, though -- they've …

Where Android's little green robot mascot came from

"So the robot [is] starting to show up," one person who worked on the Android team years ago told Business Insider. "Some engineer, somebody created it. I don't even know who. And then they probably showed it to Andy [Rubin], and he said 'that's cool,' and he took that robot and he open sourced it."<p>…

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How drones are battling animal poachers in Africa

A combination of drone technology and complex math is the latest weapon in the battle against animal poaching.<p>A group of professors from the University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) have created predictive analysis algorithms that can determine when and where a …

The PC market is shrinking again as companies stop upgrading

It's not a good time to be a PC maker... especially if you cater to the corporate crowd. Both Gartner and IDC estimate that the computer market shrank between 5.2 to 6.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015, in part because many companies stopped upgrading from Windows XP. Simply put, many of the …

Thousands could launch Sony-style cyber attack, says ex-hacker

The chances of another company suffering the devastating effects of a cyberattack like the one perpetrated on Sony last year are not as remote as we would like to believe, security researchers say.<p>Given the current security levels for most companies, 90 percent of them would be vulnerable to such …

Now you can build your own DIY smartphone using Raspberry Pi

Walking into a store or going online to buy a smartphone is, like, so totally 2014. Why not just build your own?<p>Developer Tyler Spadgenske has been tinkering away at a basic DIY smartphone that runs on Raspberry Pi for more than a year now, and he’s posted an updated set of directions over at …

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How It Works: Project Loon's Global Internet

Google wants to bring 4G signals to even the most remote locales<p>Pervasive as the Internet seems, less than half of the world’s population has access to it, leaving some four billion people unconnected. This spring, engineers at Google’s Project Loon will shift to the next phase in a grand plan to …

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