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Surveillance Program Raises Questions About Tech, Privacy

By Juliet Linderman | Aug 30
Unbeknownst to the mayor, state's attorney or other city officials, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis agreed to let Persistent Surveillance Systems try out its time-traveling technology over Baltimore.

Goodbye, Herring? Biotech Bait Gives Lobstermen Alternative

By Patrick Whittle | Aug 29
With about $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, a small company has developed "OrganoBait," a hockey puck-shaped product packed with an artificial attractant crabs and lobsters love.

Study Finds Most Teens Vaping Fruity Flavors, Not Nicotine

By Mike Stobbe | Aug 29
New research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all, but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum.

Amazon Starts Car Research and Review Site

By Mae Anderson | Aug 29
Amazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars.

Jones Website Hack Reveals Stars' Tricky Cyber Landscape

By Sandy Cohen | Aug 28
The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones' personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content.

Yosemite, and President Obama, Head Into Virtual Reality

By Anick Jasdanun | Aug 28
In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality - in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park.

Activist Discovers iPhone Spyware, Sparking Security Update

By Raphael Satter, Jon Gambrell, and Daniella Cheslow | Aug 27
Hidden behind a link in a text message was a highly targeted form of spyware crafted to take advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple's mobile operating system.

Reward Your Ears: 5 Gadgets to Liven Up Your Music

By Ron Harris | Aug 27
Consider quality Bluetooth speakers, finely crafted headphones and even a portable turntable for vinyl on the go, if analog is your thing. Here's a look at some nice gear to consider.

Trump Unveils 'America First' Mobile App

Aug 26
Donald Trump's presidential campaign now has its own mobile app.

Out Real Estate Entrepreneur Avantika Shahi Launches Haus

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 26
Real estate entrepreneur Avantika Shahi had trouble finding the perfect home. So she created Haus, the website that matches you with the ideal property for your needs.

Celebrate National Dog Day With Life-Saving Tech

By EDGE | Aug 26
August 26 is National Dog Day, and PetPace, the provider of an innovative health-monitoring smart collar, wants dog owners to learn more about their pet's health.

Meet Octobot, A Robot That's A Real Softie, and Cheap

By Seth Borenstein | Aug 26
The latest revolutionary robot isn't the metallic, costly machine you'd expect: It's squishy like Silly Putty, wireless, battery-less and made for pennies by a 3-D printer.

China Sets Sights on New Global Export: Nuclear Energy

By Joe McDonald | Aug 26
On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.

Uber Buys Big Rig Company in Self-Driving Tech Push

Aug 26
Uber is putting self-driving on the fast track of its business model. The on-demand car pioneer recently bought Otto, a company that's designing autonomous big rigs.

Wi-Fi? Why Not? Homeless Are Avid Users of Free Web Kiosks

By Karen Matthews | Aug 25
An effort to replace obsolete pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city.

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