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Life on A Manmade Island

Life on A Manmade Island

May 27
Artists Wayne Adams and Catherine King have constructed a floating island they call Freedom Cove, a multicolored floating refuge tucked away in rugged Clayoquot Sound off the west coast of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.

House OKs Bill Making Nude Photo Sharing in Military A Crime

House OKs Bill Making Nude Photo Sharing in Military A Crime

By Richard Lardner | May 27
The House has unanimously approved legislation that makes it a crime for U.S. service members to distribute intimate photos or videos of people without first getting their consent.

French Designer Shows Off DIY Robot in Public for 1st Time

French Designer Shows Off DIY Robot in Public for 1st Time

May 27
"This is a little bit like Geppetto building Pinocchio. You make a robot and you send it in the world and you see what the others are going to do with it," he said.

China Shuts Some Live Streaming Sites, Punishes Companies

China Shuts Some Live Streaming Sites, Punishes Companies

May 26
Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related to gambling or involved other content deemed unacceptable.

Google Helps Advertisers Track Spending in Physical Stores

Google Helps Advertisers Track Spending in Physical Stores

By Michael Liedtke | May 26
The internet company said Tuesday that a new tool will track how much money people spend in merchants' brick-and-mortar stores after clicking on their digital ads.

Utah Law That Could Send Online Bullies to Jail Criticized

Utah Law That Could Send Online Bullies to Jail Criticized

By Hallie Golden | May 26
Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year.

Chinese Tech Company to Buy Grindr in Full

Chinese Tech Company to Buy Grindr in Full

May 25
A Chinese technology company that previously took stake in the gay dating app Grindr announced it will buy the social media service in full.

Appeals Court Revives Challenge to NSA Surveillance Practice

Appeals Court Revives Challenge to NSA Surveillance Practice

By Alanna Durkin Richer | May 25
A challenge to the government's practice of collecting certain internet communications can move forward, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Microsoft Surface Gets Battery Boost, Better Viewing Angles

Microsoft Surface Gets Battery Boost, Better Viewing Angles

By Anick Jesdanun | May 25
Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors.

Computer Beats Chinese Champion in Ancient Board Game of Go

Computer Beats Chinese Champion in Ancient Board Game of Go

May 24
A computer defeated China's top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday, earning praise that it might have finally surpassed human abilities in one of the last games machines have yet to dominate.

Schools Using Smart Phone Technology Against Sex Assaults

Schools Using Smart Phone Technology Against Sex Assaults

By Robin McDowell | May 24
The same technology that keeps kids glued to their smart phones is being used by some schools as protection against sexual assaults. Using apps, victims and bystanders can alert school officials, police or parents to trouble.

Britain's Favorite Flowers Revealed Ahead of Chelsea Flower Show

Britain's Favorite Flowers Revealed Ahead of Chelsea Flower Show

By EDGE | May 24
The humble garden rose has been revealed as Britain's favorite flower.

Growing Grassroots Movements Confronting School Sex Assault

Growing Grassroots Movements Confronting School Sex Assault

By Justin Pritchard, Gillian Flaccus and Reese Dunklin | May 23
A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed - sexual aggression among classmates.

New Zealand Space Launch Has Nation Reaching for the Stars

New Zealand Space Launch Has Nation Reaching for the Stars

By Nick Perry | May 23
New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States.

Inarritu Debuts Groundbreaking VR Exhibit at Cannes

Inarritu Debuts Groundbreaking VR Exhibit at Cannes

By Jake Coyle | May 22
Much of the power of "Carne y Arena" comes from not just from the virtual reality placement of the viewer amid the immigrants, but of their individual experiences.

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