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Facebook Adds New Gender Option For Users: Fill in the Blank

By Mark Mendoza | Feb 26
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.

Smartphones Could Tell Consumers What's In Food

PERSONAL TECH | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Mar 3
In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smartphone.

Google Selling Wireless Plans to Get More People Online

PERSONAL TECH | By Joseph Wilson, Michael Liedtke | Mar 3
Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it.

Will Apple "Spring Forward" with Smart Watch

Apple announced it will release new details about its smart watch in an upcoming event dubbed "spring."

DNA Tool Helping Biologists Find Elusive or Invasive Species

SCIENCE | By Phuong Le | Mar 3
Biologists are using new tools to help look for reclusive or rare imperiled species, monitor unwanted creatures or gauge the overall biodiversity of a lake or stream.

Samsung Ditches Design, Adds Mobile Pay to New Phone

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Mar 3
Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.