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Reliance on smartphones linked to lazy thinking

Our smartphones help us find a phone number quickly, provide us with instant directions and recommend restaurants, but new research indicates that this convenience at our fingertips is making it easy for us to avoid thinking ...

Mar 05, 2015
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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.

Mar 04, 2015
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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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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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