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Why Government and Tech Can't Agree About Encryption

PERSONAL TECH | 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

PERSONAL TECH | 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

PERSONAL TECH | 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

PERSONAL TECH | 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.

The Future of Money

SAVING | Nov 27
A "mobile money" revolution has swept Kenya, where people can send and receive money on their cell phones. It's improved commerce and brought basic necessities to poorer areas.

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

PERSONAL TECH | 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.

Nevada Issues Health Guidelines for Cryotherapy

SCIENCE | By Sally Ho | Nov 26
Nevada has created health guidelines for cryotherapy after a Las Vegas spa worker was found dead in a tank that subjects users to subzero temperatures.

After Years of Delays, Palestinians Get High-Speed Mobile

PERSONAL TECH | 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

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

Reusable Rocket: In A First, Booster Returns Safely to Earth

SCIENCE | By Malcolm Ritter | Nov 25
A private space company announced Tuesday that it had landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.

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