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This App Could Beat Groupon and Yelp at the Going-Out Game

San Francisco start-up Sosh delivers the best restaurants, events, and activities to your phone. But can it succeed where daily-deals sites have failed?

How Helsinki Became the Most Successful Open-Data City in the World

Helsinki has always had a top-notch statistics bureau. Now, it's bringing that data online, and making it regional.

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What Running Out of Power in a Tesla on the Side of a Highway Taught Me About the Road Trip of Tomorrow

A lesson in range anxiety on the country's emerging Supercharger network.

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Will Global Warming Produce More Tornadoes?

In the wake of a devastating series of twister strikes, here's what the latest science has to say.

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Who Is at Fault When a Driverless Car Gets in an Accident?

It may seem odd, but we already have the laws we need for dealing with this inevitable situation.

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The First Look at How Google's Self-Driving Car Handles City Streets

The vehicle has now moved beyond highways to its next phase: roaming the roads of Mountain View.

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A Chinese Company Managed to 3D-Print 10 Buildings in One Day

Each cost less than $5,000.

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The Site of a 1950s Plane Crash Just Became a National Landmark

But the Park Service won't tell you how to get there.

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How This Chicago Restaurant Produced Zero Waste

Going green all the way.

Drought Now Covers 100 Percent of California

And the snowpack is melting quickly, too.

The App-Filled Future of Luxury Is Avoiding People

Services like Silvercar, Uber, and pay-to-play airline VIP programs help keep the new aristocracy away from the rabble.

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This Guy Knows Why People 'Unfriend' You on Facebook

It's probably either because you're an opinionated loudmouth or just boring.

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So Helpful: A Map of Housing Prices at Every London Tube Stop

People can figure out what it'd cost to live at different points of their commute. Your city needs something like this. 

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Google Maps Now Lets You Time Travel Through Its Street View Archives

From 2007 to today.

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Uber's Usage Maps Are a Handy Tool for Finding the World's Rich, Young People

A stark pattern repeated around the world.

The High-Tech Shoes That 'Tickle' You Directions

Wearable technology continues to get weirder with these GPS-guided "vibrotactile" sneakers.

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Now You Can Hire a Prostitute Like You Hire an Uber

In Germany, at least.

The NYPD Just Figured Out How to Publicize Its Own Worst Moments on Twitter

Hashtag fail.