No boyfriend? No problem! Make one up with an app

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:06pm
For $24.99 per month, you can keep prying moms at bay by getting messages and handwritten notes from a made-up significant other
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Startup company Pebble developing new smartwatch

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:30pm
Pebble has announced a new watch on Kickstarter and raised millions of dollars within just a few hours. CNET's Jeff Bakalar joins CBSN with what makes this watch so unique.
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Bionic hands controlled with the brain

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:00pm
Three Austrian men are the first to undergo a new bionic reconstruction process to replace amputated hands. Milorad Marinkovic lost the use of his right hand in a motorbike accident more than a decade ago, but now he can control his bionic hand using nerves and muscles transplanted into his arms from his legs.
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Diverse faces and growing influence of emojis

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:55pm
Apple is the first phone maker to add diversity to emojis amid criticism over a lack of races represented, and soon, you'll be able to say more without words. Some see it as language coming full circle -- a digital return to pictures forming the way we communicate. Vladimir Duthiers reports on how the pictures have changed the face of communication.
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Second spacewalk advances space station upgrades

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:32pm
Astronauts Barry "Butch" Wilmore and Terry Virts ventured back outside ISS Wednesday for the second time in a week
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Apple changes the face of texting with more diversity

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:50am
Reacting to criticism, Apple has created 300 new emojis, some of which highlight different races and professions
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Dutch SIM-maker: NSA "probably" hacked our networks

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:00am
But Gemalto says any breach by U.S. and U.K. intel agencies "could not have" served the alleged purpose
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High-end drone theft caught on camera

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 9:50am
A man in Southern California stole a state-of-the-art drone equipped with a high-end camera and 50 mile-per-hour speed, worth about $3,500. The entire thing was caught on video. Pater Daut of CBS Los Angeles reports.
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Three men receive mind-controlled bionic hands

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:00pm
The robotic prostheses give the men a second chance to do everyday tasks like picking up a ball and pouring a glass of water
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State Department offers $3 million for Russian hacker

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:41pm
Officials say man who goes by "lucky12345" or "slavik" online is the administrator in a scheme responsible for theft of more than $100 million
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How to get a sneak peek at the next Apple update

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:24pm
Look out for more diverse emoji, an improved voice for Siri and your chance to test the new iOS version before it's done
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New study supports positivity behind Pollyanna principle

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:55pm
Researchers went through 100 billion tweets, millions of books, news articles and movies to examine people's emotions behind their prose
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A complete history of space suits

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:38pm
From a modified flight suit to a Mars-ready protoype, the space suit has been the enduring hero in every mission to the outer reaches
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Astronaut takes ultimate selfie while floating in space

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:11pm
During a spacewalk outside ISS, NASA's Barry "Butch" Wilmore snapped an amazing selfie with Earth in the background
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Eiffel Tower going green with two wind turbines

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:37pm
A New York company has installed the turbines on the iconic landmark as part of a project to reduce its carbon footprint
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Google Wallet ramping up competition against Apple Pay

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:28pm
Google is teaming up with some major cell phone carriers in a deal that help it battle Apple in the mobile payment market. CNET's Bridget Carey joins CBSN with more.
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Must watch video: Octopus ambushes crab on beach

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:59pm
Keep your eye on the yellow crab sitting on a rock -- and don't blink
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Google ups the arms race in mobile payments

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:55pm
After Apple Pay stole Google Wallet's (limited) thunder, the search giant had to retool its offering -- and it has in a big way
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In cybersecurity, sharp eyes and speed are the new padlocks

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:34pm
Op-Ed: Old school notions of cybersecurity being like a brick wall are obsolete; adversaries are more about deception and finesse
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Salt and brine road treatment takes toll on cars

CBS Sci-Tech - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:22pm
Roads and highways often get a heavy coating of brine before a storm. It's supposed to melt the ice and keep drivers safe on the road, but the ingredients could wind up costing you. Jeff Pegues reports.
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