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China mocks hapless 'iPhone armour' smuggler

A man nabbed for attempting to smuggle 94 smartphones into China by strapping them to his body was mocked by amused netizens Tuesday after pictures of his "iPhone armour" went viral.

Jan 13, 2015
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The enduring appeal of analogue in a digital world

Everyday objects with network connections that can collect and share data or be remotely controlled – the Internet of Things (IoT) – promise to transform the way we interact with the world around us by ...

Jan 12, 2015
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Social equity in urban transportation planning

During the 20th century, urban transportation planning in North America was mainly concerned with easing traffic congestion, improving safety and saving time for motorists. These days, most cities' transportation ...

Jan 07, 2015
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Report: US agency should abandon plans to buy new drones

The U.S. Homeland Security Department's border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far ...

Jan 06, 2015
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Divers try to reach suspected AirAsia wreck site

Divers were grappling with light rain and rolling waves Sunday as they tried to reach what is believed to be the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501, thick sediment on the sea floor leaving them with zero visibility.

Jan 04, 2015
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Las Vegas airport preps for tech-savvy travelers

While the gadgets of the future are only just arriving in Las Vegas for the annual International CES show, officials at the city's main airport are updating a decades-old terminal to cater to legions of tech-savvy ...

Jan 04, 2015
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