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Five stunners from the Geneva car show

Forget driverless cars, electric power or even green technology. There is no doubt what visitors are coming to see at the glamorous Geneva motor show: supercars.

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Cash could be phased out within a decade, says expert

The rise of electronic currency will lead to the phasing out of physical cash in Australia within a decade, according to Professor Rabee Tourky, Director of the Australian National University (ANU) Research ...

Mar 03, 2015
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Don't count ATMs out just yet

The automated teller machine might be an old and clunky piece of banking technology. But don't count it out just yet.

Feb 19, 2015
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Toy museum announces hall of fame for video games

The museum that houses the National Toy Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the creation of the World Video Game Hall of Fame to recognize the impact games like "Pong" and "Grand Theft Auto" have on culture and society.

Feb 17, 2015
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Argentine youth long for pricey high-tech gadgets

Ten-year-old Cloe Barrios spent a year saving for an iPod, a struggle shared by many Argentine youth scrambling to keep up with technology despite economic woes that make such gadgets exorbitantly pricey.

Feb 13, 2015
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London workshop teaches nuts and bolts behind tech

For children who have become increasingly savvy consumers of sophisticated technology, a London workshop is offering something different—a chance to get back to basics and build their own computers.

Feb 13, 2015
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Parenting tech keeps tabs on children

American parents may not have the resources of the National Security Agency, but it's not that hard for them to snoop on their smartphone-addicted kids.

Feb 12, 2015
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US hopes EU will pool airline passenger data

The United States wants the European Union to pool data on airline passengers to bolster security and prevent Islamist extremists from staging attacks on the West, US officials told lawmakers Wednesday.

Feb 11, 2015
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Fear of missing out drives net addiction in Japan

For Japanese teenager Sumire, chatting with friends while she sits in the bath or even on the toilet is nothing out of the ordinary. An ever-present smartphone means she, like much of her generation, is plugged ...

Feb 11, 2015
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Social media lends hand to US-bound migrants

A migrant shelter outside Mexico City collects donations of clothes thanks to a smartphone app. Online reviews warn migrants about abusive employers. A website pinpoints US police checkpoints.

Feb 11, 2015
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Shaping up our 'soundscapes' can improve our lives

We live in an increasingly noisy world. Since even low-level noise can affect quality of life, new tools to deal with noise are welcome. "Auralisation", the audio equivalent of visualisation, is now helping ...

Feb 10, 2015
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Pentagon No. 2 sounds alarm over tech erosion

The Pentagon's second-ranking official sounded alarm bells Tuesday about an erosion of America's military technological edge, warning that a return to automatic budget cuts would be an "unmitigated disaster" for the Pentagon.

Feb 10, 2015
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Smartphones change teenagers' digital media use patterns

Teenagers who own smartphones spend more time online - also during the night, which may affect their sleep. A new University of Basel study on more than 300 students reports that teenagers' digital media use during the night ...

Feb 02, 2015
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Aircraft set for minute-by-minute tracking

All commercial flights worldwide could soon send out an automated signal every minute in times of distress to help rescuers find downed aircraft more easily.

Jan 31, 2015
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2011 vehicle models with highest and lowest death rates

The Insurance Institute for Highway safety examined fatalities involving 2011 model year vehicles, looking at how many driver fatalities occurred in a particular model over the course of a year of operation, expressed as ...

Jan 29, 2015
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