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Beijing Tracks the Elderly As They Take Buses, Go Shopping

By Louise Watt | May 30
These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country's rapidly growing elderly population.

Facebook and Microsoft Team Up for Underwater Cable

May 30
Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to build an underwater cable that will run across the Atlantic Ocean.

Microsoft Bans Bad Passwords

May 30
Microsoft has compiled a list of passwords that you won't be able to use.

Does Facebook Have Better Technology Than the FBI?

May 29
Facebook says they can accurately identify a person 98 percent of the time, while the FBI identifies the correct person only 85 percent of the time.

Hot New Trend in Cuban ID Photos: Digital Suits and Blouses

By Michael Wasserstein | May 28
It wasn't yet 10 a.m. but Juan Carlos Espinosa was sweating when he exited his Soviet-era Lada sedan in front of a photo studio in the middle-class Havana neighborhood of 10 de Octubre.

11 States Could Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports By Year's End

By Wayne Perry | May 28
As many as 11 states may adopt regulations permitting and regulating daily fantasy sports by the end of the year, according to an analyst who closely tracks the issue.

App Helps Iowa Man Get Drunken Driving Conviction Tossed

By Ryan J. Foley | May 27
An Iowa man's use of a smartphone application to get legal help in the middle of the night proved key in getting his drunken driving conviction overturned.

Best New Theme Park Rides: Virtual Reality, Interactivity

By Terrance Harris | May 27
You're flying alongside Superman, seeing the world as the Man of Steel views it, thanks to virtual reality headsets on a roller coaster at Six Flags New England.

How Silicon Valley is Taking on News and Media

May 27
The public battle between tech billionaire Peter Thiel and Gawker Media is intensifying.

Gay Billionaire is Unlikely Hulk Hogan Ally in Gawker Fight

By Tam | May 27
Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has an unlikely ally in his corner for his courtroom cage match with Gawker - a high-tech billionaire with a long-standing grudge against the news-and-gossip site.

AGs: Pelvic Mesh Implants Caused Dire Complications

By Gene Johnson | May 26
Dawna Hankins was scheduled to have a partial hysterectomy in 2008 when her doctor suggested implanting a vaginal mesh device at the same time to deal with minor incontinence.

Man Pleads Guilty in Pennsylvania in Celebrity Hacking Case

May 26
A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Tuesday to hacking into the email and online accounts of several female celebrities and stealing private information, including nude photos and videos.

PopUps: 'Twilight' Star Kellan Lutz Reportedly Uses Fake Name On Celeb Dating App

May 26
Hollywood hunk Kellan Lutz is lookin' for love...under a fake name, according to a report from Page Six.

Microsoft Opens Wallet to Extend Internet in Remote Areas

By Brandon Bailey | May 26
Microsoft has joined other tech giants working to deliver the Internet in remote parts of the world, although it's taking a smaller-scale approach than some of its rivals.

New NYC Buses Have Wi-Fi but No Tech to Avoid Those on Foot

By Deepti Hajela | May 25
There are some nifty features on New York City's sleek new fleet of more than 2,000 buses, the first of which began hitting the streets this past week.

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