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Top Major for Women at Stanford? Try Computer Science

Human biology, which had been the most popular major for women, slipped to second place.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:05:19 GMT
Drone Maker Reinvents the Selfie Stick With the Osmo

DJI, a company best known for its popular Phantom line of drones, is branching out in an unexpected direction: selfie sticks.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:38:44 GMT
Dow Jones Hack Exposes Card Info of 3,500 Customers

The publisher of The Wall Street Journal joins a growing list of U.S. companies who have recently reported data breaches.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:09:45 GMT
Calif. Cops Now Need a Warrant to Search Your Phone

Privacy advocates say the new law highlights the need for similar protections at the national level.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:14:14 GMT
How Airplane Boarding Passes Can Expose Personal Info

Traveling this holiday season? You might want to think twice before throwing your boarding pass away after a flight.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:45:31 GMT
Apple Some Apps from Store Over Security Concerns

The company expressed concerns that the security of some users' personal data could be compromised in certain circumstances.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:31:01 GMT
Apple Is 'Graveyard' of Failed Tesla Employees: Elon Musk

Apple is the "Tesla graveyard" where failed employees go to work, the electric carmaker's boss has said in fiery comments.

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:13:17 GMT
Apple Pay Is Coming to Starbucks, KFC and Chili's

Starbucks coffee shops will begin accepting Apple's mobile payment system in a pilot program starting this year.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:32:35 GMT
Want a Better Photo? Combine 16 Cameras Into One

A new point-and-shoot combines the power of 16 cameras to take DSLR-quality photos.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:56:51 GMT
NY, Facebook Team Up to Fight Online Sex Trafficking

The goal is to develop algorithms that sift through online ads and identify patterns or characteristics linked to human trafficking.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:31:41 GMT
'Streams and Lakes' in Crater Tell Story of a Wet Mars

The Red Planet's past may have been more blue than we think. A new study suggests Gale Crater may once have been an enormous lake fed by streams.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:25:31 GMT
Sony Drops PlayStation 4 Price to $350 With Bundled Game

Sony announced a long-awaited price drop for the PlayStation 4, dropping it from $400 to $350.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:25:40 GMT
Netflix Hikes Price of Standard Plan to $9.99 a Month

The price hike will only immediately affect new customers. Existing customers will continue paying $8.99 a month until October 2016.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:48:39 GMT
Views of Home: Earth Shines in Apollo Mission Photos

Thousands of Apollo mission photos, many never seen before, were posted last week on Flickr by an archivist.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:54:05 GMT
How USGS Is Using Twitter to Detect Earthquakes

Drop, cover and tweet. As that becomes common procedure after a tremor, the U.S. Geological Survey is using Twitter to detect earthquakes.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:08:14 GMT
Amazon Goes Etsy: 'Handmade' Store Sells Artisan Goods

Amazon is getting crafty. The online retail giant is launching Handmade at Amazon, a virtual storefront where artisans can sell handcrafted wares.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:10:25 GMT
'Harry Potter' E-Books Come to Life in New Apple Edition

The seven books are getting a makeover with more than 200 new illustrations in enhanced e-books made for Apple devices.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:02:27 GMT
Facebook Goes Beyond 'Like' With 6 'Reaction' Buttons

The 'Like' button could be getting some company. Facebook is testing out six new 'Reactions' that would let users express other emotions.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:41:50 GMT
What's Still a Mystery to Stephen Hawking? Women

Back in July, the famous theoretical physicist began taking questions for his first-ever Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:56:26 GMT
Google Buys Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com

Google has bought the alphabet.

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:38:15 GMT
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