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The Smart Grid Will Transform the Way Your City Works

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Urban populations grow larger every day. Researchers predict that nearly 75% of the world’s population will live in cities by the year 2050. As a result of this continued growth, there’s a need — and a demand — for cities to build smarter infrastructures to ensure reliable operations and provide consistent, sustainable energy. In the […]

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Tech and Global Activism Will Collide at Social Good Summit 2014

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The Social Good Summit brings together world leaders, grassroots activists and global citizens to discuss digital solutions to the the greatest challenges of our time. We’re excited to announce that the Social Good Summit is back for a fifth year on Sept. 21-22, 2014. This year, we’re continuing the theme #2030Now. Speakers will analyze how […]

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Internet Defense League Lighting ‘Catsignal’ for Web Freedom

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The Internet Defense League (IDL), a collection of organizations and individuals promoting Internet freedom across the world, wants to make its mid-July launch something special. The plan? Collect $19,000 to fund at least five giant “catsignals” that will light up the night sky in cities around the world in a geeky nod toward Internet culture’s […]

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FCC Approves Wireless Signal Boosters, With Caveats

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Rejoice, oh sufferers of terrible wireless connections: The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the regulated use of signal boosters to extend the range of wireless networks. The Commission’s decision, however, comes with several conditions: First, carriers can individually determine whether they will allow their customers to use signal boosters. All four major […]

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Does Microsoft Help the NSA Hack Your Computer?

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Earlier this month, a Bloomberg News investigative piece revealed that Microsoft, anti-virus software maker McAfee and numerous other American technology firms shared advance information about vulnerabilities in their software with the U.S. government. Such knowledge, Bloomberg reported, could be weaponized, giving the United States a tool to break into the computer systems of adversaries — […]

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3 Tech Issues We’re Hoping Come Up at Tonight’s Debate

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Wednesday’s presidential debate, the first of three, will focus primarily on domestic policy. Questions on economic growth, job creation and social policies are sure to be discussed — but what, if any, technology issues will arise? Technology policy hasn’t by any means been at the heart of this election. However, as the Internet plays an […]

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In Severe Weather, Experts Look to You for Ground Truth

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Amy Freeze is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist for WABC-TV in New York City. After a forecast is delivered on TV, all you can do is wait. The confidence for a forecast grows when there is confirmation — when someone provides proof that the atmosphere is behaving as expected. Meteorologists traditionally wait for storm-spotters outside the […]

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NYC Startups Offer Each Other Power, Internet After Sandy

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Following Hurricane Sandy, members of the New York startup community have extended offers of help fellow entrepreneurs and other residents of the tri-state area caught without power and Internet by the storm. Social discovery startup Mirror Media, based out of Lower Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood, opened its offices Wednesday to entrepreneurs seeking power, Internet and workspace. […]

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Mashable Weekend Recap: 67 Stories You Might Have Missed

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The fallout from Apple’s Maps debacle was among the top headlines this past weekend. Mashable brought you those stories, as well as other tech and social media news while you were out of the office. Our staff kept tabs on all the latest happenings, so don’t worry if you missed a few articles. Check out […]

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In Virginia, McAuliffe Crawls Personal Data to Win Undecided Votes

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Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was at the forefront of data-driven campaigns about a decade ago, when, as the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, he spearheaded the creation of a database full of 170 million potential Democratic voters nationwide. Now he finds himself in the same spot. This time, he’s the first candidate […]

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Special Olympics Athlete Responds to Ann Coulter’s Controversial Tweet

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After outspoken and often controversial conservative commentator Ann Coulter called Barack Obama a “retard” via Twitter Monday evening, she invited a barrage of instant criticism from across the political spectrum. On Tuesday, Special Olympics athlete and champion of disabled people’s rights John Franklin Stephens joined the chorus of those speaking out against Coluter’s tweet. “Come […]

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Feds Bust Massive Child-Porn Ring

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (left) and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite Jr. (right) look on as U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Thomas S. Winkowski speaks during a news conference on the results of an international operation involving an underground child-pornography website on March 18, 2014 in Washington. Image: Evan Vucci/Associated […]

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Paul Ryan the ‘Brown Noser’: Wikipedia Edit Wars Begin

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In high school, Paul Ryan’s classmates voted him as his class’s “biggest ‘brown noser.’” This tidbit will likely delight the political opponents of the Wisconsin representative-turned-Romney-running mate; his supporters will likely see this small fact of Ryan’s life as an irrelevant piece of youthful trivia. And that tension will likely play out, repeatedly, upon the […]

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Genome Hunters Go After Martian DNA

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Two high-profile entrepreneurs say they want to put a DNA sequencing machine on the surface of Mars in a bid to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. In what could become a race for the first extraterrestrial genome, researcher J. Craig Venter said Tuesday that his Maryland academic institute and company, Sythentic Genomics, would develop […]

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Report: GOP used dummy Twitter accounts to skirt campaign finance laws

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Image: Mashable composite. Wikimedia Commons Republicans and pro-GOP funding groups used dummy Twitter accounts to share internal polling data, something that might run afoul of campaign finance laws, according to a report by CNN. The accounts allegedly posted seemingly gibberish tweets such as “CA-40/43-44/49-44/44-50/36-44/49-10/16/14-52—>49/476-10s,” which actually represented polling data on House races. While parties can […]

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Presidents’ Dogs

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Being president is tough, so it makes sense that most of our nation’s leaders have done the job with dogs by their side. A new infographic shows that canines have been guiding and comforting U.S. presidents for more than 200 years, a true testament to the benefits of owning furry friends. From George Washington’s American […]

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Satirical Post About Santorum and Grindr Fools the Web

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Did Rick Santorum really claim that he thought Grindr, a gay dating app for the iPhone, was instead an app for finding the nearest coffee shop? Absolutely not. The confusion stemmed from an article titled “Santorum Claims He Thought Grindr Was a Coffee App,” which was published by The Daily Currant on Tuesday. The Daily […]

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Skype Interview Interrupted by Gaza Bomb Blast

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A Skype interview between CNN’s Isha Sesay, Israeli citizen and Ashkelon resident Nissim Nahoom, and Mohammed Sulaiman, a Palestinian resident of Gaza, was suddenly interrupted by repeated bomb blasts. The two interviewees live on the two sides of the Israeli, Gaza strip border, separated only by a 15 minute drive, the CNN anchor notes. After […]

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