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The Drones Can Stay as Long as They Deliver Our Beer

Inside one German man's obsession with building a booze-delivering UAV.

Where the Road Ends: A Travel Video Shot With Google Street View

We "drove" thousands of miles to find these beautiful, remote places.

Lenny Ignelzi/AP

The First Google Glass Moving Violation Case Got Dropped

But it's still unclear whether wearing the device is truly legal while driving.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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My Face, Digitally Recognized

The age of practical facial recognition has begun, and it's only going to get more precise.

Reuters

How iPhones Are Forcing Banks to Rethink Brick-and-Mortar Branches

Customers now use mobile phones to do everything from depositing checks to paying bills.

J.C. Nifong

Of Course Scientists Are Attaching Cameras to Alligators

Meet the "Crittercam."

Flickr/Paul Sableman

The Weird Stuff That Happens When You Sign Up for Food Stamps

"We started getting these letters."

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One Day, Your Phone Could Be Powered by 'Micro Windmills'

The nano-turbines are so small that hundreds could fit inconspicously on a phone's sleeve.

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The Rise and Fall and Eventual Rise Again of the 'Smart City'

A conversation with Smart Cities author Anthony Townsend.

Artwork by Dan Saunders

Get Ready for the Glowing Plants Craze

Soon, you'll be able to get one for your apartment. And in a couple of years, they could be used to light our streets.

Associated Press

The One Thing Young Americans Won't Give Up

Hint: It's not cars.

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Scientists May Have Decoded Your Social Circle

Researchers studying the shape of our social networks make some startling findings.

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5 Remote Sites We Can Now See, Thanks to China's Version of Google 'Street View'

China's most comprehensive on-the-ground photography yet.

And Now There's Facial Recognition for the People in Your Pupils

You know how sometimes you can see yourself in the eyes of another person? Others can see you, too.

Reuters

Tonight's Uber Surge Pricing Nightmare Doesn't Have to Happen Next New Year's Eve

2 ideas for the company's busiest times.

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Facebook Is Using Your Profile to Track Global Urban Migration Trends

Which cities attract the most people, and what kinds of communities are losing them.

Shutterstock.com/Matthew Benoit

Most Americans Don't Realize Incandescent Light Bulbs Are About to Disappear

And many of those who do are planning to stock up on 40 and 60 watt bulbs.

Our Favorite Maps of 2013

These impressed us for both what they illustrated and how they did it.