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Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry
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Facebook's Moments app uses facial recognition technology to group photos based on the friends who are in them. Amid privacy concerns in Europe and Canada, the versions launched in those regions excluded the facial recognition feature. Facebook hide caption

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Too Much Technology Can Spoil Your Warhol Experience
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W. H. Richards and A.H. Reffell built Eric in 1928. The Science Museum estimates it will take expert roboticist Giles Walker three months to reconstruct him. Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images hide caption

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London Museum Hopes To Reboot Eric, Britain's First Robot
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'Embodiment Of Grit': How Children Of Farm Workers Became Tech Professionals
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Software coders (from left) William Stevens, Michael Harrison and Brack Quillen work at the Bit Source office in Pikeville, Ky., in February. The year-old firm has trained laid-off coal workers to become software coders. Sam Owens/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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From Coal To Code: A New Path For Laid-Off Miners In Kentucky
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Jesse Vega checks out a vehicle at an Uber "Work On Demand" recruitment event March 10 in South Los Angeles. The company is researching ways to get rid of its surge pricing, a feature that drivers like but that can make costs unpredictable for consumers. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It
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Intel announced last month that it is laying off 11 percent of its workforce. As sales of personal computers decline, the company plans to shift its business to cloud computing. Laura Rauch/AP hide caption

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Left Behind In The Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles To Innovate
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Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco on Nov. 2, 2015. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Biotech's Theranos Offers A Cautionary Tale For Silicon Valley
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