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Scientists invent glass that can turn from clear to opaque in less than a second – CNET
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The glass, developed at Harvard, can transition between transparent, translucent and opaque with the application of an electric current.

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If at first you don't succeed, try the new wireless USB
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A standards group is trying a second time to popularize a wireless version of the successful data-transfer technology.

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Rumor has it Adele's new album won't hit Apple Music or Spotify
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Adele's latest album, 25, is due to release on Friday — but it's going to skip streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, The New York Times reports. Adele's previous records, 21 and 19, remain available to stream, as do the new singles from…

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Jaybird Freedom 2 with SpeedFit Release Date, Price and Specs     – CNET
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The second-generation Freedom’s tips and cord-management system have been revamped, significantly improving the headphone.

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Epigenetics: New technology fights cancer
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Robert Gould, Epizyme CEO, explains the new technology of epigenetics, which is a system of gene regulation that controls gene expression.

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Survey: School Districts Squeezed for Money, Time in Implementing …
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Sixty-eight percent of district technology officials plan to delay or defer maintenance upgrades of technology and contracts, a survey by the Consortium for School Networking shows.

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Technology and wellbeing: Mental health needs its place on campus
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Launched at the annual Technology and Wellbeing conference in Dublin this month and organised by Reachout. com, the study concludes that more than half of students find online mental health information can often be unreliable. “If you do go online …

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American Computer Scientists Grace Hopper, Margaret Hamilton Receive Presidential Medals of Freedom
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from FedScoop: President Barack Obama awarded Presidential Medals of Freedom to two storied women in tech — one posthumously to Grace Hopper, known as the “first lady of software,” and one to programmer Margaret Hamilton. Hopper worked on the Harvard Mark I computer, and invented the first compiler. “At […]

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Snowden Puts His Mind to Designing Spy-Proof Smartphone Cases
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NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden and noted hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang on Thursday published a paper on their collaboration to design a smartphone case that will protect user privacy. The pair developed a prototype compatible with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, as it’s “driven primarily by what we understand to be the current preferences and tastes of […]

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