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Best Buy Gets Oculus VR

By Barbara Ortutay | May 6
Best Buy will sell the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headsets at some of its retail stores starting Saturday.

Tech Company Settles Transgender Discrimination Complaint

May 5
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a technology services company working in Minnesota has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle a transgender discrimination complaint.

Dish Techs Now to Fix iPhones

By Anick Jasdanun | May 5
When Dish technicians aren't busy installing satellite TV services in people's homes, they'll be making house calls to replace iPhone batteries and broken screens.

No-Selfie Zone: Not OK in Voting Booth, West Virginia Says

May 5
If you want to share your voting experience on social media, you'll have to find some way other than taking a photo in the voting booth. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant says it's forbidden.

Are You Ready for 'Fintech?'

May 5
Lesley Stahl reports on what's being called the financial technology, or fintech, revolution.

Military Tests Unmanned Ship Designed for Seafaring Missions

By Julie Watson | May 4
The military is starting tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel - a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board.

Seeking A High-Tech Solution to Make Firearms Safer

By Lisa Marie Pane | May 3
Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path.

Mystery Solved? Australian Says He's Bitcoin Founder

By Gregory Katz | May 2
An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, a claim that would end one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world.

Russia's Nuclear Nightmare Flows Down Radioactive River

By Katherine Jacobsen | May 2
At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with radiation-linked diseases.

Three Apps You Can Hookup On and Didn't Know It

By Chris Ayla | May 1
The list of hookup apps is spreading worse than the Macarena craze. But I've noticed a trend in these new up-and-cumming (pun intended) apps where it's becoming more difficult to just do... a... simple... hookup.

Review: Kindle Oasis Aims at Avid Readers, Pricey for Others

By Mae Anderson | May 1
The Kindle Oasis is Amazon's sleekest, lightest e-book reader yet - and at $290, unnecessary unless you're a die-hard reader.

Gov't Launches New Website for Student Loan Borrowers

By Kevin Freking | May 1
The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.

#morethanmean :: Female Sports Reporters Discuss Abusive Tweets, Harassment

May 1
ESPNW's Sarah Spain was tired of abusive online attacks by men towards female reporters so she helped create a PSA where men read mean tweets targeting women.

Social Media Fumble Affects Tunsil's NFL Stock

By David Brandt | Apr 30
Laremy Tunsil tumbled down the NFL draft board Thursday night after a bizarre video of him was posted on his Twitter account minutes before the start of the proceedings, potentially costing the offensive lineman millions of dollars.

In Internet Age, Pirate Radio Arises As Surprising Challenge

By Ben Finley | Apr 30
In the age of podcasts and streaming services, you might think pirate radio is low on the list of concerns of federal lawmakers and broadcasters. You'd be wrong.

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