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The many uses of robot snakes

Mar 27, 2013
A robot snake -- just like the name suggests -- is a long, segmented metal rig. When you toss it, it automatically wraps around whatever it hits.
Posted In: robots, spying, Tech

Golden Gate Bridge goes to all-electronic tolls

Mar 27, 2013
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is going electronic today. It’s the first time in 76-years, that the iconic bridge will be without a human toll taker.
Posted In: california, San Francisco, Tech

As Dell looks to go private, what's its value?

Mar 22, 2013
Founder Michael Dell looks to take his company private. The deadline for competing bids is today.
Posted In: Dell, Tech

Federal government takes on domestic drone legislation

Mar 22, 2013
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee has been looking into the use of drones in America and how they might affect privacy. The federal government is working on new rules that could expand permits for drones in the coming years.
Posted In: drones, Law, Tech

YouTube hits a billion

Mar 21, 2013
YouTube announced that it’s reached a billion viewers per month, putting in the same league as its parent company Google and Facebook.
Posted In: YouTube, social media, Tech

Photo Op-ed: Digital camera etiquette

Mar 21, 2013
These days, digital cameras are everywhere. In most cases, our phones double as cameras. But when is it right to snap a picture and when is it not? And how do our kids figure in to all of this?
Posted In: family, Tech, cameras, family tech

Retail, Tech, Shipping: Amazon is all in

Mar 21, 2013
The CIA has reportedly recruited Amazon to develop a private cloud for American intelligence gathering. So is there any sector Amazon isn't involved in these days?
Posted In: Amazon, Retail, Tech, cia

Patent race: Patent rules switch from first-to-invent to first-to-file

Mar 18, 2013
Monday is the first day on which patents will be awarded to the first filer of the patent not the first person to come up with an idea. Many worry this will favor applicants with big money behind them.
Posted In: patents, inventions, Tech

A new tech guru for the Grand Old Party

Mar 18, 2013
The Republican party is looking for a chief technology officer as part of an effort to win more state and national elections.
Posted In: Republicans, Silicon Valley, Tech

Better, stronger, faster: How close are we to becoming cyborgs?

Mar 15, 2013
Science fiction loves the merger of the human body and machine. In mid-March 2013, what's the status of the merger? Will Oremus, a writer for Slate who has been working on a series about using tech to build better people, joins Marketplace Tech host David Brancaccio to explain how far we've come and where we are headed.
Posted In: biotech, bionics, Tech, neuroscience

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