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Google's Nest Hub Has a Microphone it Forgot to Mention

Google's Nest Hub Has a Microphone it Forgot to Mention

By Rachel Lerman | Feb 21
Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest privacy flub by one of the tech industry's leading collectors of personal information.

Millennials Would Do Just About Anything for Their Dream Job

Millennials Would Do Just About Anything for Their Dream Job

Feb 20
Nearly half of millennials would swear off Instagram forever, and one in four would actually go to jail for a week, if it meant they could own their dream home, according to new research.

Dog DNA Testing Takes Off, and Generates Debate

Dog DNA Testing Takes Off, and Generates Debate

By Jennifer Peltz | Feb 11
As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope, too. More than a million dogs have been tested in little over a decade.

Retailers are Shopping for Ways to Get Rid of Checkout Lines

Retailers are Shopping for Ways to Get Rid of Checkout Lines

By Michael Liedtke, Joseph Pisani | Feb 10
A year after Amazon opened its first cashier-less store, startups and retailers are racing to get similar technology in stores throughout the world, letting shoppers buy groceries without waiting in line.

Most Americans Give Their Partner a Failing Grade for Valentine's Day

Most Americans Give Their Partner a Failing Grade for Valentine's Day

Feb 7
A new survey finds nearly 60 percent of people give their partner an F grade when it comes to bringing the romance on February 14.

Statue of Limitations? Facebook Draws Line over Museum Nudes

Statue of Limitations? Facebook Draws Line over Museum Nudes

By Jamey Keaten | Feb 5
A Geneva art museum says Facebook prohibited it from promoting an upcoming exhibit with images of two statues — a half-naked Venus and a nude, kneeling man.

New App Lets Dog Lovers Swipe Right for Perfect Pet Match

New App Lets Dog Lovers Swipe Right for Perfect Pet Match

By Liudas Dapkus | Feb 5
Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match up dogs in local shelters with new owners. Called GetPet, the app was launched last month and is getting hundreds of new users daily.

Barbara Ehrenreich Tweets About Marie Kondo Widely Condemned

Barbara Ehrenreich Tweets About Marie Kondo Widely Condemned

Feb 5
An online takedown of Marie Kondo by author-journalist Barbara Ehrenreich has been widely condemned as racist and xenophobic. Ehrenreich says it was a joke gone wrong.

WERSTARS: A No-So-Social Network To Save The Moments Of Your Life

WERSTARS: A No-So-Social Network To Save The Moments Of Your Life

Feb 1
It's a not-so-social digital platform where you can save the important moments of your life but there's no central feed. That means users are able to save the story of their life without being judged based on likes.

Where's My Robot Lawn Mower? Roomba Maker Now Has An Answer

Where's My Robot Lawn Mower? Roomba Maker Now Has An Answer

By Matt O'Brien | Jan 30
For more than a decade, iRobot, the company behind the Roomba vacuumbot, has been working — and working — on robotic lawn mowers. Now it finally has something to show for the effort, though it's come at a cost.

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