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People check out Samsung's new Galaxy S4 during its unveiling on March 14, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  The slim, feature-rich Galaxy S4 was introduced as Samsung's  new champion in the fiercely competitive smartphone arena, scheduled to roll out in 155 countries in late April.     (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Mom Develops App That Locks Phone If Kids Ignore Texts

A Texas mother tired of her child not responding to her text messages has created an app that would allow parents to lock their kid’s phone if their calls are ignored.

08/18/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook Tests Out New ‘Satire’ Tag in News Feed

Facebook has begun testing the addition of the word “[SATIRE]” in their related articles list under news postings, presumably for those who can’t tell the difference.

08/18/2014

Police advance on demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police shot smoke and tear gas into the crowd of several hundred as they advanced near the police command center which has been set up in a shopping mall parking lot. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Could Cops Use Phone ‘Kill Switch’ To Shut Down Ferguson-Style Protests?

Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign a California bill into law requiring all new phones to have a shutdown feature known as a “kill switch,” but protests in Ferguson, Missouri have sparked a last-ditch effort to stop the bill.

08/18/2014

NFL player Trent Richardson attends EA SPORTS Madden Bowl XIX at the Bud Light Hotel on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Bud Light)

NFL Players Learning To Keep An Eye On Player Rater For Madden Video Game

Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. He’s not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions of fans — can’t wait to see what he has to say.

08/18/2014

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Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey, Missouri Native, Joins Ferguson Protest

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and a Missouri native, has joined demonstrators in Ferguson and has been documenting the ongoing protests with a stream of posts and video tweets.

08/17/2014

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SF Company Shows Off Advanced Motorcycle Helmet With Heads-up Display

A San Francisco company has produced a high-tech motorcyle helmet featuring rear-view camera and GPS with a heads-up display.

08/16/2014

2013 Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Tesla Motors)

Tesla Extends Drive-Unit Warranty On Model S To 8 Years, Says Electric Motors Are More Reliable

Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it has extended the drive-unit warranty for its Model S sedan to make it good for eight years and unlimited miles.

08/15/2014

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Facebook Defends Decision To Donate $10K To Anti-Gay Utah Politician’s Campaign

Facebook donated $10,000 to the re-election campaign of a Utah politician who’s fighting to keep gay marriage out of his state.

08/15/2014

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You May Soon Be Able To Charge Your Phone Using A Tattoo

A tattoo developed by researchers at University of California, San Diego and presented this week at a major conference in San Francisco may just be the phone charger of the future.

08/14/2014

Vatican City as seen from Satellite (Lockheed Martin)

Latest Generation Of Satellites Will Be Able To Spot Your Car From Space

It appears Google and other private companies that utilize satellite imagery will soon be getting such detailed pictures from space that give much more detail about the view of the world from above, including your private property.

08/14/2014

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