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'PigeonBot' Brings Robots Closer To Birdlike Flight

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Birds change the shape of their wings far more than planes. The complexities of bird flight have posed a major design challenge for scientists trying to translate the way birds fly into robots.

Boeing Employees Mocked FAA In Internal Messages Before 737 Max Disasters

NPR

Employees bragged about getting approval for the jets without having to give pilots much new training. One employee says, "This airplane is designed by clowns who ... are supervised by monkeys."

After Bend Cyberattack, Victims Were The Last To Know

OPB

More than two months passed before Bend utilities customers learned their credit card information had been compromised. 

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Election | Technology

Despite Election Security Fears, Iowa Caucuses Will Use New Smartphone App

The Iowa Democratic Party confirmed to Iowa Public Radio and NPR that it plans to use an internet-based app to transmit results, but it declined to provide any more specifics or security details.

Technology | Business

Study: Tinder, Grindr And Other Apps Share Sensitive Personal Data With Advertisers

Researchers in Norway say the data-sharing appears to violate European data privacy laws. In the U.S., groups are asking state and federal regulators to investigate whether the practices are illegal.

Technology | Nation

U.S. Driver's License Network Goes Down, Slowing DMV Offices Across The Nation

The network that motor vehicle agencies across the U.S. use to verify critical information went down Monday morning. It took roughly 4 hours to fix the problem.

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Oregon Coastal Town Takes On Facebook Over Company's Undersea Cable

A battle playing out in Oregon is pitting residents of a tiny coastal town with no stoplights or cellphone service against one of the world's biggest tech companies.

Music | Technology

The Past Year, And Decade, In Music Listening: Video Rules, The Boy's Club Remains

Two reports released recently shine a light on the decade-long trends shaping our relationships to listening, from the dominance of video to the vinyl "boom" that isn't quite.

Election | Technology | Nation

FEC Commissioner Rips Facebook Over Political Ad Policy: 'This Will Not Do'

Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub says Facebook's "weak plan suggests the company has no idea how seriously it is hurting democracy."

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Chinese Tech Giant Tencent Wants A Piece Of The World's Most Successful Record Label

On Jan. 31, French media company Vivendi announced it would be selling a 10% stake in Universal Music to Tencent, underscoring the labyrinthine nature of global media in the digital age.

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The Emoji Designer Who's Bringing African Culture To Smartphone Keyboards

O'Plerou Grebet, a graphic design student from Ivory Coast, created over 360 emojis depicting different facets of African life, from the djembe drum to a henna-dyed hand.

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Malware Attack Potentially Exposes Bend Utility Rate Payers' Credit Card Info

City of Bend utility customers were notified Tuesday of a data breach that may have compromised credit card information last fall. 

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What's Next In Tech? We Dodged Robots At CES To Find Out

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the gadgets range from big-screen TVs and 5G networks to futuristic health care devices and toilet-paper-toting robots.