How Apple promises to safeguard your workout data

One of the new iPhones unveiled Sept. 9.

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    NASA to award space contract to Boeing and SpaceX

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    The Switchboard: The FBI’s new facial recognition system is now fully operational

    The Switchboard: The FBI’s new facial recognition system is now fully operational

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    A walkway for slowpokes staring at their smartphones?

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    What 1.3 million tiny balls can do for your washing machine

    What 1.3 million tiny balls can do for your washing machine

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    Why a thinly sourced, unverified report about Comcast has the Web in an uproar

    Why a thinly sourced, unverified report about Comcast has the Web in an uproar

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    Civil liberties advocates split over NSA reform bill

    Civil liberties advocates split over NSA reform bill

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    Can an American be investigated for terrorism merely for expressing support for it? The government isn’t saying.

    Can an American be investigated for terrorism merely for expressing support for it? The government isn’t saying.

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    The FCC has now received 3 million net neutrality comments

    The FCC has now received 3 million net neutrality comments

    The official count is now more than double what it was just a week ago.

    You think you’ve got bills? Government could have fined Yahoo trillions of dollars

    You think you’ve got bills? Government could have fined Yahoo trillions of dollars

    Proposed Justice Department fines could have bankrupted the company within a few months.

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    Running a 4-minute mile with a jetpack

    Running a 4-minute mile with a jetpack

    A student researcher from Arizona State University has developed a jetpack to help soldiers run faster on the battlefield.

    AT&T’s fascinating third-way proposal on net neutrality

    AT&T’s fascinating third-way proposal on net neutrality

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    Why the U.S. might just need a Federal Commission on Robots

    Why the U.S. might just need a Federal Commission on Robots

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    How to photograph fighter jets

    How to photograph fighter jets

    Meet the woman behind the slick photos of Lockheed Martin military planes as they fly high in the sky.

    When footsteps are turned into power

    When footsteps are turned into power

    A British company is selling floor tiles that generate power.

    What is Minecraft and why did Microsoft just spend $2.5 billion on it?

    What is Minecraft and why did Microsoft just spend $2.5 billion on it?

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    United Way to begin accepting donations in Bitcoin for Innovation Fund

    United Way to begin accepting donations in Bitcoin for Innovation Fund

    United Way Worldwide said Monday that it will begin accepting donations in Bitcoin.

    A $23 million venture fund for the government tech set

    A $23 million venture fund for the government tech set

    Funder Ron Bouganim wants to back companies intent on upgrading “the technology infrastructure that runs the day-to-day of government.“

    Apple: Four million iPhones sold in the first 24 hours

    Apple: Four million iPhones sold in the first 24 hours

    Apple says the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have set a new pre-sale record.

    This is where the slick photos of military jets come from

    This is where the slick photos of military jets come from

    Fighter jet manufacturers often have teams of photographers and videographers to record images of the planes it produces.

    The Switchboard: Facebook’s real name policy cause clashes with some gay and transgender users

    The Switchboard: Facebook’s real name policy cause clashes with some gay and transgender users

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    How big companies can thrive with the cloud

    How big companies can thrive with the cloud

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    ‘Internet of Things’ revolution hits K Street

    ‘Internet of Things’ revolution hits K Street

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    Tech groups welcome Megan Smith’s appointment as CTO

    Tech groups welcome Megan Smith’s appointment as CTO

    Former Google executive could spur government to adopt new technology, trade groups say.

    Capital One, Navy Federal to partner on Apple Pay

    Capital One, Navy Federal to partner on Apple Pay

    Apple Pay, which debuts next month, will allow users to pay for purchases using iPhones and Apple Watches.