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Assembly Passes Softer Data Breach Bill Requiring Businesses To Protect Customers

The original legislation was tougher on businesses by setting data-protection standards and holding them liable if they did not comply. The lawmakers dropped those provisions after strong opposition from retailers.

08/25/2014

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Amazon Agrees To Buy Twitch Video Game Streaming Platform

Twitch is a multi-channel online network built for a generation of people who not only enjoy playing video games, but find it entertaining to watch others who might impart tricks and tips for excelling at their favorite games.

08/25/2014

Scientists say search terms entered into search engines like Google Trends might allow them to make predictions about things like the stock markets. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Study: Google Searches Could Predict Next Financial Crisis

Scientists say by monitoring search terms, they can predict the behavior of stock markets.

07/30/2014

File photo of a Delta II rocket launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

California Launch Of NASA Carbon-Monitoring Satellite Delayed Until 3 P.M. Wednesday

A failure in ground equipment has postponed the launch of a NASA satellite designed to study atmospheric carbon dioxide, the main driver of climate change.

07/01/2014

A saucer-shaped test vehicle holding equipment for landing large payloads on Mars is shown in the Missile Assembly Building at the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kaua‘i, Hawaii. (NASA/JPL/CalTech)

NASA Uses Balloon To Launch ‘Flying Saucer’

Engineers are testing the technology that may one day put humans on Mars.

06/28/2014

A new survey shows more teens are using Facebook than they did last year. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Teens Using Facebook More

A new survey shows more teens are using Facebook than they did last year.

06/25/2014

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New iPhone, Mac Features Revealed At Developers Conference

Apple’s Mac operating system is getting a new design and better ways to exchange files, while new features in the software for iPhones and iPads include one for keeping tabs on your health.

06/02/2014

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduces SpaceX's Dragon V2 spacecraft. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Elon Musk Unveils Spacecraft To Ferry Astronauts

SpaceX founder says the cone-headed spaceship called the Dragon V2 is a huge leap forward in technology.

05/29/2014

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Google Building Car With No Steering Wheel

Google will build a car without a steering wheel with hopes of having 100 prototypes on public roads in a year.

05/28/2014

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DMV Lays Out Rules Governing Self-Driving Car Tests

The Department of Motor Vehicles announced Tuesday it has created rules governing how self-driving cars are tested by manufacturers on California roads. These new rules could open the door for more vehicles hitting the roads in local neighborhoods.

05/20/2014

California's DMV is considering rules of the road for self-driving cars. (Getty Images)

California Pushes To Finish Driverless Car Rules

DMV considering how to regulate cars that rely on computers to do the driving.

03/11/2014

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Tesla, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie At Odds Over Proposal To Force Automaker To Sell Through Dealers

Tesla is lashing out at New Jersey governor Chris Christie for backing a proposal that would force the automaker to sell its electric cars through dealers in the state instead of directly to the consumer.

03/11/2014

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Space X Launch To Space Station

Early Saturday morning, a private company is set to make history by launching a supply ship to the International Space Station. Here’s a look at the mission preps and what Space X and NASA expect the mission to look like.

A page focusing on the love for Allah and the Islamic faith. Interactions: 568,446 (credit: Facebook)

By The Numbers: Most Engaging Facebook Pages

There are Facebook pages and then there are Facebook pages! Here is a look at the Top 20 Most Engaging Facebook pages on Feb. 6, 2012 according to All Facebook. The ranking is based on the number of time followers interact with the Facebook page.

Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian

Space Shuttle Discovery’s Final Flight

The Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final flight aboard a 747 carrier aircraft from Florida to Washington D.C. where it will be displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Take the top tennis players in the world and focus just on their cleavage. That was the premises of the "Adult Tennis Boobs" app. Apple said no thanks. (credit: Overdamped)

Banned: Most Controversial iPhone Apps

Apple now has strict policies on which applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are approved for their App Store. But some risque or offensive apps have made it through the approval process, while others were rejected before getting to market. Here’s a look at a few of the most controversial apps.

A humanoid robot for educational purpose is unveiled by Japan’s Nippon Institute of Technology associate professor Yuichi Nakazato at the college’s campus at Miyashiro town in Saitama prefecture on Dec. 19, 2009. The robot has been developed with Japanese robot venture ZMP for use as an assistant for teachers utilizing a mobile projector on its head. (credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Robots

Back in the 1970s, it was easy for the “Six Million Dollar Man,” Steve Austin, to spot a robotic person — or a fembot as the hip sci-fi show called them. In 2010, Japanese robotics makers have taken careful notes and are creating some of the most life-like robots ever — so life-like they can even be used for medical training. It seems the future is indeed now.

Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Opens New Ward

The Rise Of Bionics

The term “bionic” denotes an effort to use biological design principles to create mechanical substitutes for extension of biological organs. Basically, it’s the replenishment or enhancement of body parts by mechanical versions.

An internet user looks at a Facebook page dedicated to Anna Chapman in Paris on July 23, 2010. Two weeks after 10 Russian spies flew back from the United States to Moscow, the buzz of interest around the ring's most photogenic member, the feisty redhead Anna Chapman, shows no signs of receding. While Chapman remains in an unknown location since her arrival in Moscow, reportedly being debriefed, she has apparently found time to write enigmatic Facebook updates and negotiate with journalists on her first interview. (Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

The Rise Of Facebook

Facebook, populated by at least 500 million users, has been both a source of innovation, controversy and fascination.

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