50% of parents knowingly text their teens while teens are driving – CNET

Technically Incorrect: A new study reveals some stunning statistics about texting behind the wheel and a parent’s role in making it worse.

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This German youth center helps refugees connect and create – CNET

Freiland Potsdam serves as a gathering place where people of different backgrounds can meet, relax and express their creativity. Here’s a look inside.

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Lexus’ UX Concept is actually pretty scary – Roadshow

Take a good look at that grille before it eats your children.

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Philly to Test Anti-Pee Paint

Seeking to solve complaints of occasional “human waste” on its subway system, Philadelphia is looking to test the impact of a special clear coating that not only resists urine, but repels it, spraying it back onto the guilty party instead of running down the wall. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority spokesman Andrew Busch told mobile news source Billy Penn that the agency would test the superhydrophobic coating this fall.

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Magician’s DEAD is a crazy arcade game that’s actually coming to the US – CNET

Magician’s DEAD is a beat ‘em up game where you use motion controls to burn, slash and shoot your enemies down.

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Teddy Ruxpin is coming back and he’s got emoji-like eyes – CNET

The talking bear from your 1980s dreams (or nightmares) is all spiffed up and will be back for 2017.

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Google’s Project Shield defends free speech from botnet scourge – CNET

The effort is designed to save journalists, activists and others from “botnets” of hacked DVRs and security cameras used to swamp websites with data.

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4th Annual TEDxCharlottesville Announces More Speakers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA As the 4th annual TEDxCharlottesville event prepares for “The Power of One” on Friday, November 11 at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville, Va., an expanded lineup of speakers is now available.

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Small Misunderstandings

When I told my friends and colleagues that I would be writing on nanotechnology for our September Futurography course , a few were bemused. “You mean like tiny robots?” one asked with a smirk.

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Qualcomm reportedly in talks to buy NXP for over $30B – CNET

The Wall Street Journal said a deal could be struck in the next two to three months.

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