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Farmers Use Tech to Squeeze Every Drop from Colorado River

Farmers Use Tech to Squeeze Every Drop from Colorado River

| By Dan Elliott | Aug 14
A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day.

IMDb Updates Birthname Policy to Allow Removal in a Win for Trans Actors

IMDb Updates Birthname Policy to Allow Removal in a Win for Trans Actors

| By Sam Cronin | Aug 13
IMDb has changed its stance on removing birthnames from its database, a victory for trans actors and actresses who claimed the involuntary publication was a form of "deadnaming."

Q&A: Ex-Googler Harris on How Tech 'Downgrades' Humans

Q&A: Ex-Googler Harris on How Tech 'Downgrades' Humans

| By Rachel Lerman | Aug 13
Harris, a former Google design ethicist, first rose to national awareness after a presentation he gave within Google in 2013 spread throughout the industry. In it, he argued that many tech products were designed to be addictive.

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Out of Space for Radioactive Water

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Out of Space for Radioactive Water

| By Mari Yamaguchi | Aug 13
The utility company operating Fukushima's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant said Friday it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in three years.

Verizon Sells Early Social-Media Darling Tumblr

Verizon Sells Early Social-Media Darling Tumblr

| By Tali Arbel | Aug 13
Verizon is selling Tumblr, a darling of early social media, to the owner of blogging platform WordPress.

J.D. Salinger's Books Are Finally Going Digital

J.D. Salinger's Books Are Finally Going Digital

| Aug 12
You'll finally be able to catch the late J.D. Salinger's books in digital format: Longtime Salinger publisher Little, Brown and Company said all four of his works, including "The Catcher in the Rye," will be made available as e-books Tuesday

Amid Protest, Hawaii Astronomers Lose Observation Time

Amid Protest, Hawaii Astronomers Lose Observation Time

| Aug 12
Asteroids, including those that might slam into Earth. Clouds of gas and dust on the verge of forming stars. Planets orbiting stars other than our own. This is some of the research astronomers say they have missed out on.

Expert: Many Wisconsin Elections Clerks Use Outdated Systems

Expert: Many Wisconsin Elections Clerks Use Outdated Systems

| By Todd Richmond | Aug 12
Hundreds of local clerks are using outdated computer systems or aren't installing security patches, leaving Wisconsin's election system vulnerable to potentially devastating cyberattacks, state elections officials fear.

Arizona Man Baffled, Amused by 'Green Shirt Guy' Social Media Status

Arizona Man Baffled, Amused by 'Green Shirt Guy' Social Media Status

| By Terry Tang | Aug 11
His amused reaction to an anti-immigrant protester at a Tucson City Council meeting Tuesday over a proposed "sanctuary city" law has earned him folk hero status on social media.

Russian Media Agency Complains YouTube Facilitates Protests

Russian Media Agency Complains YouTube Facilitates Protests

| Aug 11
Russia's media oversight agency is demanding that Google take actions to stop its YouTube subsidiary from allowing users to send information about unsanctioned demonstrations.

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