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Your ‘Do Not Track’ tool might be helping websites track you, study says

Millions of people are using “Do Not Track” tools which do nothing, according to a recent study done by Forrester Research. The “Do Not Track” features embedded in popular browsers are being ignored, opening up the possibility of consumers having their browsing information picked up by specific ads on the web. In the research, picked up by Gizmodo, […]

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How Apps Are Helping State Inspectors Save Time And Taxpayer Dollars

By Jenni Bergal Apps are old news, and more than three-quarters of American adults now own a smartphone. But state inspectors only recently have turned to mobile apps, which are saving some of them hours a day and millions of taxpayer dollars. In New York, horticultural inspectors visiting plant nurseries had to lug thick, heavy […]

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Wiz Khalifa is giving his 5-year-old son an early start on fame by helping him launch a YouTube channel called 'Bash's World'

Bash’s World/YouTube Rapper Wiz Khalifa made a YouTube channel for his five-year-old son Sebastian called “Bash’s World.” The first video launched Tuesday and documents Khalifa helping Sebastian get ready for his first day of kindergarten. The video gained nearly 19,000 views in a few hours and the channel had over 3,000 subscribers by Tuesday afternoon. […]

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How One Woman Is Helping Vulnerable Communities Through Digital Identities

When blockchain technology was first introduced in 2008, it was designed as a secure public database where you could trade digital currency. But over the past couple years, the tech community has discovered new ways to harness the technology to help vulnerable communities around the globe. One of the most impactful developments has been the […]

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There’s a new use for the failed Google Glass: Helping kids with autism

For all intents and purposes, Google Glass has joined the ranks of the LaserDisc or Nintendo Power Glove among the once-promising gadgets which failed to catch on with consumers. After we had written them off as old news, however, Google’s ill-fated smart glasses may have finally found their ideal use case: Helping kids with autism […]

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This insane golden chamber contains water so pure it can dissolve metal, and is helping scientists detect dying stars

Kamioka Observatory, ICRR (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research), The University of TokyoThe neutrino detector Super-Kamiokande. The Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector is a physics experiment the size of a 15-storey building, buried under a mountain in Japan. Neutrinos are sub-atomic particles that pass through us all the time, and studying them can tell us about supernovas and […]