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Google balloons can serve 4G to a whole state Ars Technica reports: “A single 'Project Loon' balloon can now remain in the air for more than six months and provide 4G LTE cellular service to an area the size of Rhode Island, according to Google. Company officials have taken to calling Loon balloons 'cell towers in the sky.'”

Thousands have already signed up for Apple's ResearchKit. "Stanford University researchers were stunned when they awoke Tuesday to find that 11,000 people had signed up for a cardiovascular study using Apple Inc.’s ResearchKit, less than 24 hours after the iPhone tool was introduced,” according to Bloomberg.

Why the Apple Watch should get dumber. "Peering at your smartwatch may be incrementally less obtrusive than whipping out your phone," the Post writes. "But it doesn't do much to actually break the culture of distraction that plagues us all.”

AP sues State Department, seeking access to Clinton records. "The legal action follows repeated requests filed under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act that have gone unfulfilled," according to the Associated Press. "They include one request the AP made five years ago and others pending since the summer of 2013.”

Twitter updates its rules to specifically ban 'revenge porn.' "Twitter will now take down 'intimate' photos and videos posted without consent as a matter of policy,” writes the Post.

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