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Will the New Internet Live in Facebook? Media Giants Make Historic Deal

May 20
Stories from publishers like the New York Times and National Geographic now appear directly on Facebook's news feed. Nine media companies announced the deal Wednesday, bringing some of their content to the world's largest online social network.

Toyota Promises to Help Find Cause of Takata Airbag Defects

PERSONAL TECH | By Yuri Kageyama | May 25
Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved.

How Smart Is Your Liquor Bottle?

PERSONAL TECH | May 25
The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you'll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle.

Paralyzed Man Uses His Thoughts to Control a Robotic Arm

SCIENCE | By Alicia Chang | May 25
A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported.

Smart Booze? Bottles Speak to Buyers (Even Before Imbibing)

PERSONAL TECH | By Michelle Locke | May 25
Bluetooth technology is changing the way drinkers - and barkeeps - are interacting with their bottles. The idea is to give packaging a speaking role in an increasingly interactive marketplace.

CareFirst Says Data Breach Affects About 1.1M People

PERSONAL TECH | May 22
In the latest disclosure of a cyberattack against a health insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield says that attackers gained access to a database that included the names of 1.1 million people.