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Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing, Study Finds

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Social Network Nextdoor Moves To Block Racial Profiling Online

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In Mariachi Music, A Distinctive Yell Speaks To The Soul

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Uber Competitor In NYC Promises Drivers Benefits, Even Employee Status

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On Six Flags' Virtual Reality Coaster, The Ride Is Just Half The Thrill

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The Last Razor Repairman In Paris

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Hopping On Hashtag Bandwagon, Host Rachel Martin Recounts Her #FirstSevenJobs

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After DNC Hack, Cybersecurity Experts Worry About Old Machines, Vote Tampering

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Kubo is swept up by origami wings in the new film, Kubo and the Two Strings, an action-adventure, stop-motion animation by Laika studios. Laika/Focus Features hide caption

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A Samurai's Son Makes Stop-Motion Magic With Music And Origami

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In Leak Of Democratic Emails, Questions About Russia's Role

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Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing service has been dealt a legal setback in its effort to settle a multi-million dollar claim by drivers who say they should be reclassified as employees, not independent contractors. On Thursday, a federal judge rejected Uber's $100 million settlement offer. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Ride-booking company Uber plans to offer customers self-driving cars in Pittsburgh soon. The vehicles will come with human backup drivers. Jared Wickerham/AP hide caption

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Uber To Roll Out Self-Driving Cars In Pittsburgh

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