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Why Government and Tech Can't Agree About Encryption

By Bree Fowler and Tami Abdollah | Nov 28
Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn't totally comfortable with that, because it's also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats.

Streaming Channels, the Gifts That Keep on Giving

By Lynn Elber | Nov 28
Looking for a holiday present that's a perfect fit, procrastinator-friendly and a constant reminder of your generosity? Consider a gift subscription to one of the abundance of streaming choices that range from mainstream to niche.

Urban Students Grow Food at Los Angeles School Garden

By Amy Taxin | Nov 28
Elizabeth Castro had never tasted beets or kumquats before she joined an after-school gardening program at her inner-city Los Angeles high school.

College Programs Turning to Virtual Reality for Recruiting

By John Marshall | Nov 27
College football teams have been using virtual reality as a training tool, putting players in an interactive 360-degree environment without having to be on the field.

Samsung's Gear VR Shows the Promise of VR -- Today

By Anick Jesdanun | Nov 27
Samsung makes history of a sort Friday by launching the first major consumer-oriented virtual-reality headset. And its Gear VR headset is pretty impressive as first-generation devices go.

After Years of Delays, Palestinians Get High-Speed Mobile

By Mohammed Daraghmeh and Daniella Cheslow | Nov 26
Political science lecturer Amjad Abu el-Ez lived in London and Dubai for 17 years before returning home in 2014 to teach in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Lets Female Employees Review Workplaces

Nov 26
The site is being called the Yelp for maternity leave benefits.

College's Holiday Break Starts Early After Social Media Hate Speech

By Dona Gordon Blankinship | Nov 25
After a racist thread on social media sparked outrage on a quiet Washington state campus, college officials sent students home a day early for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Give the Gift of Tech: Built-In Charging Bags & Wallets

By Leane Italie | Nov 25
There are so many ways to charge a cell phone these days, what with all the portable gizmos and cases out there. So why are we still whining?

Give the Gift of Tech Charging Built into Bags, Wallets

By Leanne Italie | Nov 25
This gift-giving season brings a selection of handbags, wallets and backpacks that have charging tech built in. Consider one of these for just the right power-challenged recipient who appreciates a touch of style

Kidney Donor Connection Made After Misplaced Craigslist Ad

Nov 25
A misplaced Craigslist ad has brought together a woman in need of a kidney transplant and a donor who had lost his wife to kidney failure.

From Fake Guitars to Collectible Toys, Gifts for Any Gamer

By Lou Kesten | Nov 24
Video-game players aren't that difficult to shop for. Let's face it: It's an expensive hobby, and most gamers have something on their list that they've set aside in the hopes that Santa might deliver.

Boy Talks with New Voice Box

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 24
Grant Hasse was born with two very rare conditions. Now he's a bundle of energy after three dozen surgeries, including an innovative operation to create a new voice box.

Utilities See Potential in Drones to Inspect Lines, Towers

By Mary Esch | Nov 23
U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous work of inspecting power lines and transmission towers but strict regulations have so far slowed adoption of the technology.

Charges Dropped Against Student Arrested While Taping Police

By Frank Eltman | Nov 23
Criminal charges were dropped Friday against a suburban New York college student arrested while taking a video of two friends being arrested.

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