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A whole state in India is giving all college students free internet access

Indian state governments are joining technology giants and central government in pushing internet connectivity to more people.  The latest instance of this comes from the eastern Indian state of Bihar, where the government has announced free Wi-Fi access to college and university students.  SEE ALSO: Fumed Indians continue to troll ...

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This formula explains why NYC is great for ride-sharing and Sydney is terrible

The ebb and flow of a city may feel entirely unique, but it turns out there are universal laws that may govern the chaos of your commute. A team from the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created what they call a law of “shareability.” Using ...

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3 reasons to worry about the FBI's facial recognition program

The FBI quietly developed a facial recognition network that allows law enforcement to identify people in the United States without their knowledge. Now lawmakers want to know why the agency didn’t tell people about it.  SEE ALSO: This creepy Facebook stalking app was a hoax—but it should still scare the ...

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Facebook struggles to prevent violence on Facebook Live

Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly said that live video is the future of Facebook, but what if that future is terrifying and full of violence? What happens when one of the largest proponents of live video struggles to manage its darker side? Reports that the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl ...

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This startup wants to send electric planes from London to Paris within 10 years

One ambitious startup is aiming to put passenger planes powered by electricity in the air within the next decade. Or, perhaps more realistically, in the next 20 years — depending on battery technology advancements. Wright Electric, an aircraft manufacturer startup based out of Massachusetts, debuted its idea for a no ...

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LinkedIn tries to make a smarter news feed with 'trending storylines'

LinkedIn is trying to make its home feed more useful. The professional network introduced a new feature Wednesday called “trending storylines,” which surfaces a personalized feed of news stories based on topics you’re likely to be interested in.  SEE ALSO: 4 small things successful people do to see big results ...

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It's time to start thinking about cybersecurity for sharks. Yes, the fish.

In 2015, three scientists sent an anguished note to the journal Conservation Letters.  Anti-shark paranoia was settling over Western Australia, and the state government had issued a controversial kill order. Scientists said the cull’s safety benefits were unproven and could potentially hurt recovering populations of white sharks. Worse, they claimed ...

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Why Apple won't mention (Product) RED or HIV/AIDS in China

Apple’s ruby red iPhone 7 will soon be available around the world. Each Special Edition (Product) RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus shows with its color that the purchase of the phone helps generate funds for the fight against HIV/AIDs. But in China, the picture is fuzzier. SEE ALSO: Forget ...

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Mermaid, vampire and zombie emojis are coming to your iPhone in 2017

Though new emoji won’t hit iPhones until June, Emojipedia has the mock-ups to tide us over. Weirdly, there are elves. New for 2017, this year’s fresh crop of icons will expand its people offerings to include a woman wearing a headscarf, a man with a beard and three gender-inclusive emojis.  ...

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Does AppleCare care about the electronics travel ban? Maybe!

There’s no nice way to say it: The new travel restrictions on electronics suck, and they’re going to make flying more of a pain in the ass for passengers. If you’re flying to the U.S. from the affected Middle East and North African airports, you won’t be able to bring ...

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