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Verizon brings back limited offer to pay $300 for your old phone     – CNET
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Trade in your old phone at Verizon and get up to $300 toward a new phone or your phone bill.

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CVS app sends your location to outside servers, researchers say     – CNET
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Privacy experts say the pharmacy has been inadvertently sending users’ whereabouts to more than 40 web servers, including ones owned by Google, Twitter and Facebook.

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Driving the new American century
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 The World Economic Forum, the Detroit Auto Show and CES all occurred recently, and each has driven a great deal of discussion around self-driving cars. The expectation is that within a decade we will begin to see autonomous vehicles on the streets and a correlated reduction in accidents, traffic congestion and demand for parking. Read […]

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Walmart is opening its own tech incubator in Silicon Valley
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Like Target and Amazon, Walmart is trying to figure out what the future of retail looks like. The company already bought up startups like Jet.com and clothing store ModCloth to better compete online, but Walmart's next move will invest some of its si…

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China Arrests 1,500 People For Sending Spam Messages From Fake Mobile Bases
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concertina226 (2447056) writes “Chinese authorities have detained a total of 1,530 suspects in a crackdown on spam SMS text messages being sent out by illegal telecoms equipment, according to Chinese news agency ECNS. Over 2,600 fake mobile base stations were seized and 24 sites manufacturing illegal telecoms equipment shut down as part of a massive […]

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This Chinese KFC lets you put your money where your mouth is     – CNET
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A KFC concept restaurant is using facial recognition technology so that diners can bypass cash and plastic.

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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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'Star Wars: Episode IX' director Colin Trevorrow steps down     – CNET
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Another big change hits the Star Wars galaxy, this one involving the final film in the saga.

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MPN Live | Tourism and Technology How Toronto is on the Leading Edge.mp4
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David Whitaker of Tourism Toronto, host city for WPC 2012, tells how his business is being transformed by social media and cloud computing. Discussed: increa…

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