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56 min ago Good News Pandas: Survey Shows Population Growing
According to a census by China's State Forestry Administration, the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since 2003.






10 hours ago Drone Researchers Find a New Frontier in Alaska
Compared to the continental U.S., where busy skies and streets make safety a huge issue, Alaska has become a key research and development field.






Yesterday Uber Data Breach Leaked Info on 50,000 Drivers
Uber suffered a breach to an internal database in 2014 that exposed data on about 50,000 drivers, the car service company announced.






Yesterday Facebook Cares About Your Mental Health
Facebook has launched a feature that will allow users to help friends who they think are in need. By signaling that a post might be exhibiting harmful tendencies, Facebook hopes people will help their friends get help.






Yesterday Google Unveils Plans for Futuristic New Headquarters
Google's design presents a bucolic vision of movable structures to be built under curving and translucent canopies.






Yesterday These Internet-Connected Dolls Can Record Your Kids
New interactive toys interact with kids by recording and storing conversations. NBC's Mark Barger and NBC News senior tech writer Julianne Pepitone report.






Yesterday Google Buys .App Web Domain for $25 Million
The Internet's naming system is expanding beyond the traditional domains like .com and .org -- and this week Google paid $25 million for ".app" in an auction.
Yesterday Spies in the Toy Box? Internet-Connected Dolls Record Your Kids
New interactive toys interact with kids by recording and storing conversations. NBC's Mark Barger and NBC News senior tech writer Julianne Pepitone report.






Yesterday Johnnie Walker Shows Off 'Smart' Whiskey Bottle
The art of distilling whiskey is centuries old, but that doesn't mean 21st-century tech can't enter the equation somewhere.






Feb 27, 2015 Watch Drones Peer Inside a Live Volcano
Sam Cossman, an explorer and filmmaker, gave up his Silicon Valley job to go on an adventure that brought him to the lip of a live volcano.
Feb 27, 2015 Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Battery Will Last All Day
How long will the Apple Watch's battery last? An entire day, according to The Telegraph, who recently interviewed Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Feb 27, 2015 Spies in the Toy Box?
New interactive toys remember past conversations and can interact with children by recording conversations and collecting data while being played with. NBC's Mark Barger reports.






Feb 27, 2015 U.S. Blogger Hacked to Death by 'Islamist Radicals'
Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin, and his wife and fellow blogger, Rafida Ahmed, were attacked on Thursday.






Feb 27, 2015 This Is Why You're Seeing #TheDress as White and Gold
The Internet broke on Thursday thanks to a dress that had defied the classification of color. Is it white and gold or is it black and blue?






Feb 26, 2015 Injured Student Stays in School... as a Robot
A student in Mercer County, Pennsylvania is using a robot to attend high school while he recovers from injuries suffered in a car accident. WFMJ's Derek Steyer reports.






Feb 26, 2015 Filmmakers Focus on Aerospace Guru Burt Rutan
The filmmakers who traced the rise of SpaceShipOne are turning their focus to its designer's next high-flying project, and looking for a little help.






Feb 26, 2015 Net Neutrality: How Open-Internet Activists Won Big
After protests, millions of letters and and support from the White House, open-Internet activists scored a major victory.
Feb 26, 2015 Meet Zipperbot, the Robot Who Zips Zippers
This is Zipperbot, the world's only robotic zipper zipper-uper. Zipperbot will zip your zippers for you. And, joking aside, the robot, created at a lab at MIT, will be a big help to people with disabilities.






Feb 26, 2015 Facebook Adds New Gender Option: Fill in the Blank
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social network are now being given a 59th option.






Feb 26, 2015 Bluetooth-Equipped Umbrella Alerts You If You Forget It
Are you in the habit of leaving your umbrella behind at restaurants or in the car?






Feb 26, 2015 4 Million Americans Get 'Shout-Out' at Net Neutrality Vote
The Federal Communications Commission votes to prohibit Internet service providers from granting faster access to companies that pay for the privilege.






Feb 26, 2015 Facebook Tackles Suicide Prevention
University of Washington researchers helped design new feature. Heather Graf reports.






Feb 26, 2015 How Facebook Is Trying to Prevent Suicides
People struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm often drop hints of those thoughts to friends in conversation, in emails — even on Facebook.






Feb 26, 2015 Cyber Threats Expanding, Says New Intel Assessment
Saboteurs, spies and thieves are expanding their computer attacks against a vulnerable American Internet infrastructure, chipping away at U.S. wealth.






Feb 26, 2015 Apple to Hold Event March 9, Amid Watch Rumors
Apple will hold an event March 9, the company said Thursday, amid speculation that the launch of the Apple Watch was near.






Feb 26, 2015 FCC Passes Net Neutrality Rules
The FCC passed net neutrality rules, which treat broadband providers as "common carriers" -- like other utilities including gas or electricity.






Feb 26, 2015 Watch Live: FCC Debates Open Internet Rules
Federal Communications Commission debates "adopting strong open internet rules."






Feb 26, 2015 Elon Musk's Hyperloop Inches Toward Reality
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed an agreement with a developer in central California to build a five-mile Hyperloop line.






Feb 26, 2015 FCC to Decide on Net Neutrality: What Does it Mean?
Federal regulators vote Thursday on whether the Internet should be treated like a public utility.






Feb 26, 2015 Revenge Porn Kingpin Pleads Guilty, Faces Jail
Hunter Moore, 28, faces a minimum of two years in prison and up to seven years for his role in a scheme to hack emails and post nude photos online.