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Brazil blocks WhatsApp

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A regional judge on Monday ordered all telephone operators in Brazil to block WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Facebook, for failing to turn over data as part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation.

Starting about 2 p.m., the app ce...

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Why Periscope hired an editor in chief

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Periscope, the live video app owned by Twitter, is hiring an editor in chief.

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Three Earth-like planets discovered orbiting dwarf star

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For the first time, researchers have discovered three potentially habitable, Earth-like worlds orbiting an ultracool dwarf star 40 light-years away in another star system, according to a study published in the journal Nature.

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Amazon is making an amazing comeback

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It looks like Wall Street's love affair with Amazon has been re-Kindle-d.

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Delta implementing new luggage tracking system

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What if tiny radio waves from your luggage could communicate its location to baggage handlers?

Airlines could use that technology to track your bags and prevent them from getting lost or misdirected.

That's the idea behind Delta Air Lines' new progra...

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Lawyers target Snapchat for potential car crash suits

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Personal injury lawyers across the country have been asking people if they've been in a car accident that may have involved Snapchat.

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SpaceX releases 360-degree video of rocket landing on barge

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SpaceX just released a 360-degree barge-level video showing the historic landing of its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform.

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The dark side of livestreaming: Periscoping a rape

The dark side of livestreaming

The misuse of technology continues to get more disturbing, from revenge porn to cyberbullying to livestreaming rape.

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Google patent reveals screens you can rip

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Digital screens can already be bent and rolled. But Google seems to want to make them tearable too.

In a patent filing published Thursday, inventors detailed a new kind of device that people can rip and then put back together. When the screen is modif...

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NASA releases cool Aurora Borealis, Aurora Australis video

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NASA has released a video shot in space of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis phenomena and it is, quite frankly, phenomenal.

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On Camera: Robot 'Pepper' can read your emotions

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Japanese telecom company Softbank has created a robot named ‘Pepper’ designed to recognize human emotions and show its own ‘feelings.’ Softbank envisions ‘Pepper’ as a companion for the elderly, a teacher or an office and retail shop assistant.

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Various realities on display at conference

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From the latest smart glasses to a 360-degree camera you can fit in your pocket, virtual and augmented reality were on display at the Augmented World Expo inhabits in Santa Clara, California.

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Rare Apple I computer found in trash

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An Apple I computer, believed to be worth $200,000, was found in the trash.

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Train tech may have prevented crash

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CNN'S Tom Foreman takes a look at a safety system known as Positive Train Control and explains how it works.

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NASA tests electronic aircraft propeller

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NASA technicians took to the desert in Bakersfield, California to test a multi-rotor electronic flying wing to be used in a future commuter vehicle, experts said.

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Texas + emojis = TexMojis

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Rocksauce Studios in East Austin, Texas, is developing a series of Texas-based computer emoticons, or emojis, so Texans can text with special pride.

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Robot puts one foot in front of the other

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Oregon State University researchers are taking big steps to revolutionize robotic disaster response.

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NASA develops its own car of the future

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NASA unveiled its new fleet of extraterrestrial vehicles Wednesday. One vehicle, the Modular Robotic Vehicle, gives newer self-driving cars from Google, Audi, Mercedes and Nissan a run for their money.

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What rocket explosion means for private sector

Rocket explosion and private sector

Tuesday’s rocket explosion will have little effect on the private sector working with NASA to get Americans into space.

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