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8 Ways to Transform Your Current Ride Into a Cutting Edge Tech Car 8 Ways to Transform Your Current Ride Into a Cutting Edge Tech Car

The following is an excerpt from Antuan Goodwin | August 20, 2014 | cnet.com | We round up 8 driver aid and infotainment technologies of today and tomorrow that can be added the ride that you already own. Today's cars are pretty advanced collections of technologies. They can help you to drive ... Read More

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How Chinese Tech Billionaires Are Leading The Country’s Ice Bucket Challenge How Chinese Tech Billionaires Are Leading The Country’s Ice Bucket Challenge

The following is an excerpt from Liyan Chen | August 20, 2014 | Forbes.com | The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has now traveled across the Pacific to the Middle Kingdom. On August 18, Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Chinese fast-growing smartphone maker Xiaomi Technology, proudly accepted Russian tech investor Yuri Milner’s nomination in ... Read More

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How Magic Conqered Pop Culture How Magic Conqered Pop Culture

The following is an excerpt from Lev Grossman | August 19, 2014 | Time.com | When I was a kid, in the 1980s, fantasy was not entirely OK. It had, let us say, some unpleasant associations. It was fringey and subcultural and uncool. In my suburban Massachusetts junior high, to be a ... Read More

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Twitter Now Showing You Even More Tweets from People You Don’t Follow Twitter Now Showing You Even More Tweets from People You Don’t Follow

The following is an excerpt from Alyssa Bereznak | August 20, 2014 | Yahoo.com | Your personal Twitter timeline isn’t so personal anymore. Since its humble beginnings in 2006, Twitter’s timeline has shown a stream of 140-character messages from only the people you’ve chosen to follow (and, starting in 2010, promoted tweets from ... Read More

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U.S. Stock Futures Pause After Recent Gains U.S. Stock Futures Pause After Recent Gains

The following is an excerpt from Saumya Vaishampayan | August 20, 2014 | WSJ.com | U.S. stock futures were little changed Wednesday following two consecutive days of gains for the Dow industrials and the S&P 500. Investors are looking ahead to the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest monetary-policy meeting ... Read More

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Why the Media Is Siding With the Protesters Why the Media Is Siding With the Protesters

The following is an excerpt from Josh Voorhees | August 19, 2014 | Slate.com | Anyone tuning in to the nightly coverage of the protests in Ferguson has seen the reporters on the ground becoming part of the story. On Monday night, they could watch (and follow along on Twitter) as CNN’s ... Read More

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Image Overload: Help Us Sort It All Out, NASA Requests Image Overload: Help Us Sort It All Out, NASA Requests

The following is an excerpt from Eliott C. McLaughlin | August 18, 2014 | CNN.com | (CNN) -- NASA is asking for your help. No, you do not get to go to space. You do, however, get to view hundreds of thousands of images taken from space. Via The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of ... Read More

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After 60 years, C-130 Still A ‘Magnificent Machine’ After 60 years, C-130 Still A ‘Magnificent Machine’

The following is an excerpt from Jonathan Serrie | August 19, 2014 | Foxnews.com | ATLANTA – Tim Nguyen regards the C-130 “Hercules” as a “good friend.” The 60-year-old military aircraft has been the focus of his professional career, and quite possibly saved his life. During the 1975 Fall of Saigon, Nguyen ... Read More

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Strong Spring Sales Help Home Depot Beat Estimates Strong Spring Sales Help Home Depot Beat Estimates

The following is an excerpt from reuters.com | August 19, 2014 | (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc (HD.N), the world's largest home improvement chain, reported a better-than-expected 5.8 percent rise in same-store sales as customers spent more on home repairs after a severe North American winter. Shares of the company, which also raised ... Read More

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Group Sues Obama Over Access to Information Group Sues Obama Over Access to Information

The following is an excerpt from Brianna Ehley | August 19, 2014 | Thefiscaltimes.com | What was supposed to be the “most transparent presidency in history” is facing intense scrutiny for blocking reporter requests for information. Cause of Action, a legal organization in DC, is suing President Obama for alleged Freedom of ... Read More

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