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In this March 23, 2012 file photo, surveyor Alan-Jon Zupan shows a copy of an 18th century survey used to find the North Carolina-South Carolina state line in his presentation to the Joint Boundary Commission in Rock Hill, S.C.

Altered State: Border Redraw Moves 19 Homes in the Carolinas

Dee Martin may wake up on Jan. 1 and find herself in a whole different state. South Carolina and North Carolina have redrawn the border between the two states with GPS technology that allows them to confirm the boundary lines established under an English king in the 18th century down to the centimeter...


  • Coming Soon to Twitter: More Room to Tweet

    Twitter is giving users more room to express themselves. In coming months, photos, videos and other media won't count against what is now a 140-character limit. That means more wordy tweets are on the way...

  • Facebook Makes Changes to 'Trending Topics' after Review

    Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a "trending topic" on the giant social network following a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views...

  • U of M Students Use Their Brains and Hearts to Make Hands

    Spring semester has just wrapped up at the University of Minnesota.  Some engineering students are going home with prosthetic hands they made themselves.  The students took us behind the scenes to see how they make them...

  • Uber Testing Self-driving Car in Pittsburgh

    Uber is testing a self-driving car on public streets in Pittsburgh. Uber says it has outfitted a Ford Fusion hybrid with radars, laser scanners and high-resolution cameras. It's using the car to test self-driving capability and collect mapping data...

  • Smart-home Speaker, Chat Service at Google Conference

    Google is showing off a new smart-home speaker and a chat service called Allo during its annual conference that serves as a launching pad for its latest products and innovations. Later, the company is expected to dive deeper into virtual reality and artificial intelligence. More than 7,000 people are attending the showcase...

     

     

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Meets with Conservatives

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with conservatives, including radio host Glenn Beck, to discuss claims that its "trending topics" feature is biased against their viewpoints...

  • Does Minnesota Need a Massive Cybersecurity Upgrade? 1 Lawmaker is Skeptical

    Guess how many times per day hackers try to access Minnesota's state government computers: 10 times a day? 100? 1,000? Actually that's not even close...

  • Google Payment Service Android Pay Expands to UK

    Google's mobile payment service, Android Pay, is coming to the U.K., marking its first expansion outside the U.S. On Wednesday, Google joins Apple Pay, which launched in the U.K. nearly a year ago...
      

  • Is it Time for Twitter to Ditch the 140 Character Limit

    Many Twitter users - and more importantly, the billions more who don't use Twitter - feel constrained by the company's somewhat archaic 140- Whoops! That's what happens when you hit the character limit imposed by Twitter. Is it time to ditch it as Twitter searches for ways to grow its stagnant user base?

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Facebook CEO to Meet with Glenn Beck, Other Conservatives

    Radio host Glenn Beck and American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks are some of the conservative leaders Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to meet with this week...

  • Alberta Government Releases Fire Damage Surveillance App

    Alberta's provincial government has released an app that will give residents of wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray a good look at their properties...

  • In this Thursday, May 12, 2016, photo, early morning sun shines on the Zumwalt at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. US Navy Poised to Take Ownership of its Largest Warship

    The U.S. Navy is ready to take ownership of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer...

  • This photo provided by Google shows a demonstration of YouTube's messaging feature in its smartphone app YouTube Tests Messaging Feature to Keep People in its App

    YouTube is testing a messaging feature in its smartphone app so people can share and discuss videos without resorting to other ways to connect with their friends and family...

  • Google Wants New Emojis to Represent Professional Women

    Google wants professional women to be better represented in emoji form. In a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, which controls specifications for emojis, Google says it wants to create a new set "with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women's careers and empowering girls everywhere." The proposal says women - and those under 30 in particular - are the most frequent users of emojis...

  • What You Get from Dish and Sony Online TV Channels

    Dish's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue both offer ways to watch traditional TV channels over the Internet without a cable box or satellite dish. Both also offer recent episodes of TV shows on demand. Vue also offers a digital video recorder that lets you save TV shows that aren't available on demand. Vue is more robust than Sling as an alternative to cable, but Sling has better prices and works with a greater range of mobile and streaming TV devices. Each service comes in two flavors...

     

     








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