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SantaCon is back to make you regret moving to the city

It's the most wonderful time of the year.  That's right, cities around the globe are celebrating that most modern of holidays on Saturday: SantaCon. The annual gathering of revelers dressed as Santa Claus may have originated in San Francisco as
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50 years ago, Douglas Engelbart's ‘Mother of All Demos’ changed personal technology forever

Imagine someone demonstrating a jet plane 15 years before Kitty Hawk. Imagine someone demonstrating a smartphone 15 years before the first cellular networks were even launched. Imagine someone demonstrating a controlled nuclear chain reaction 15
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'Smart' e-scooter thinks it can fix flaws with scooter-sharing

An e-scooter is an e-scooter is an e-scooter. Right? That's what it feels like, at least. But as the scooter-share industry stays upright longer, it's becoming clear that the motorized devices we're riding around on are increasingly important. Thus
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Amazon's checkout-free experiment could come to larger grocery stores

Amazon's cashier-less shopping tech could come to a full supermarket. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the tech giant is experimenting with its Amazon Go technology at a larger store. SEE ALSO: What it's like to shop at Amazon Go At the
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With Paid Leave Laws Expanding, You Need to Update Your Attendance Policies

Minnesota might not stand out as a trendsetter (plaid shirts aside), but three cities have recently jumped on the national trend of paid sick leave laws. Last May, Duluth joined its counterparts Minneapolis and St. Paul in passing an ordinance...
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Indiegogo CEO: We want to reach more Chinese inventors

Ten years ago, Indiegogo launched the modern era of crowdfunding by creating a place where anyone could pitch their idea, product, or creative endeavor to the entire world, asking for the funds to make it reality. Today there are no shortage of
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This self-driving billboard and vending machine is so dystopian

 If San Francisco's robot security guards faced backlash for simply standing around, an autonomous tech company's latest self-driving idea doesn't stand a chance.This week PerceptIn, a Chinese robotics company with Silicon Valley offices,
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Shop online, change the world: Shop For Good Sunday helps you find gifts that give back

Trivia time: Which is bigger? 1. The amount of money the U.S. government spent on K-12 education in 2017 or.... 2. The amount of money Americans spent on holiday shopping in 2017 Prepare to let out a big, fat "yikes." In 2017, the U.S. budget for
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This visual history of video game hardware quite literally pulls your favorite consoles apart

Are you the type of person who just wants to rip the cover off your dear, sweet 2001 Xbox and see how it all ticks? Ever wanted to smash open a Game Boy? Lift the lid on an Atari 2600? Shot by photographer and lifelong gamer Evan Amos, The Game
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'The Cleaners' shows the terrors human content moderators face at work

"Out of sight, out of mind" doesn't work when cleaning out the darkest corners of social media platforms.  That's what the documentary The Cleaners, which airs Monday night on PBS, reveals about content moderators in the Philippines who are

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