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Icelandic Language at Risk; Robots, Computers Can't Grasp It

Icelandic Language at Risk; Robots, Computers Can't Grasp It

By Egill Bjarnason | Apr 25
When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."

Crime Victims: Alabama is Wrong to Post Personal Info Online

Crime Victims: Alabama is Wrong to Post Personal Info Online

By Jeff Martin | Apr 25
The state's online site for court records - Alacourt.com - often doesn't edit out personal information that might appear in court documents.

Match for Mutts? New Website Helps People Adopt the Best Dog

Match for Mutts? New Website Helps People Adopt the Best Dog

By Mark Pratt | Apr 24
People looking for the perfect family pet tend to choose a dog based on appearance or breed - but that's barking up the wrong tree.

Trump's Cybersecurity Review Misses Deadline

Trump's Cybersecurity Review Misses Deadline

By Jonathan Lemire | Apr 23
After a receiving a U.S. intelligence assessment on Russian's interference in last year's elections, President Donald Trump vowed that he would have a team present him with a review of America's cybersecurity efforts within 90 days of taking office.

Gunfire Sensors Credited with Quick Arrest in Fresno Rampage

Gunfire Sensors Credited with Quick Arrest in Fresno Rampage

By Scott Smith | Apr 23
Acoustic sensors mounted on lampposts and telephone poles picked up the crack of gunfire and rapidly enabled police to zero in on where it was coming from. Within minutes, the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage was under arrest.

As Orbit Becomes More Crowded, Risk from Space Debris Grows

As Orbit Becomes More Crowded, Risk from Space Debris Grows

By Frank Jordans | Apr 22
Decades' worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth's orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications.

Monaco Flying Car Set to Take Off

Monaco Flying Car Set to Take Off

By Milos Krivokapic and Angela Charlton | Apr 22
A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller.

Merriam-Webster's Successful Adaptation to the Digital Age

Merriam-Webster's Successful Adaptation to the Digital Age

Apr 22
Merriam-Webster, the dictionary publisher, has been making a major impact on social media, especially with its popular Twitter account. Peter Sokolowski, the company's editor-at-large, joins CBSN to discuss the adaptation to the digital age.

Buying Drinks for a Band: The Birth of Payment Service Venmo

Buying Drinks for a Band: The Birth of Payment Service Venmo

Apr 22
It only took a few drinks - and a much-younger Iqram Magdon-Ismail forgetting his wallet at home one night - for him and his friends to come up with one of the most popular ways of splitting a bill: Venmo.

Facebook Wants to Augment Your Reality

Facebook Wants to Augment Your Reality

By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay | Apr 22
Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Or use your smartphone's camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually.

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