Elise Hu

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Rick Perry's War On The Blue States

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry's outsized Texas swagger is coming to the heart of blue state America.

As part of his ongoing effort to lure new business to the Lone Star State, next week the conservative Republican governor and former presidential candidate is taking his economic development road show to New ...

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What You Need To Know About Changes Coming From Apple

Monday, June 10, 2013

If you opt for the upgrade, changes are coming to your iPhone experience this fall. And if you want to shell out some cash right away, the latest line of MacBook Air computers boasts a lot more power and battery life, and the machines are available to ship today.

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A Day In The Life Of The Relentlessly Tracked

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Controversy is raging over a court order allowing the FBI and the National Security Agency to seize aggregate information of millions of Verizon customer phone calls. The scale is massive and indiscriminate, and the American Civil Liberties Union said it "could hardly be more alarming." The ...

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What Happens To Spelling Bee Kids? Years Later, The Prize Is Perspective

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

For an academic contest pitting young spellers against the dictionary, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has taken on the intensity of the fiercest athletic events. Feeling the warmth of television lights — not to mention nerves and distractions — all while sports commentators are analyzing your "style" and approach is ...

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Yahoo's Other Billion-Dollar Bets: Where Are They Now?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Yahoo's $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr could be considered a bargain compared with its other big-dollar bets. The company's history is dotted with pricey purchases of once-hot Web properties that had more promise than eventual purpose. A look back:

GeoCities, 1999: $3.7 Billion

When Yahoo! bought GeoCities for ...

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A Mile-High Hack: An App That Could Remotely Hijack Planes

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration continues work on its multibillion-dollar upgrade to the nation's air traffic control system, but it may not be enough to stop hackers from taking control of airplanes with a smartphone.

That's the warning from pilot and IT consultant Hugo Teso, who demonstrated how easy it ...

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Mom Says: 'Learn Chinese'

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

My earliest memory of code switching is at Pizza Hut, back when Pizza Huts were sit-down restaurants with salad bars and garlic bread. (Like any daughter of immigrants, most of my memories involve food.) My mom and dad would speak with the waiters in English, ordering our pan-crust pizzas and ...

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100 Hours On The Supreme Court's Sidewalk: Camping Out For A Seat To History

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Overnight temperatures are dipping below freezing and the forecast calls for snow, but cold, boredom and discomfort haven't stopped more than 30 Supreme Court die-hards from camping out for a seat to history.

"I just really wanted to be part of this moment, so I had been planning ...

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Scientists: 'No Options' To Stop Massive Asteroids On Collision Course

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Without "a few years" warning, humans currently have no capacity to stop an asteroid on a collision course with the planet, scientists told a Senate panel Wednesday.

"Right now we have no options," said former astronaut Ed Lu. "If you dont know where they are, there's nothing you can do."

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Self-Tracking Apps To Help You 'Quantify' Yourself

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Technology has made it easier than ever to track your activity levels, your sleep cycles, how you spend your time, and more. The self-trackers who near-obsessively capture and analyze their own data are part of a growing "Quantified Self" movement.

Interested in giving self-tracking a try? Self-tracker Peter Zandan, ...

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The Most Talked About Tech And Culture Trends At SXSW Interactive

Monday, March 11, 2013

Everywhere you walk in downtown Austin, Texas, new names compete for the attention of the tens of thousands wandering the SXSW Interactive festival. Which of this year's emerging ideas and brands — MakerBot, Leap Motion, Geomagic — will break into mainstream consciousness? Here's a quick rundown of the conversation topics ...

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Spring Break For Geeks: SXSW Interactive Starts Friday

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Every year, the South By Southwest music, film and interactive festival gets larger, and navigating the blur of panels, parties and shows gets more daunting. The girth of it all is enough to keep many SXSW old-timers away from Austin this year.

But the interactive part of ...

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Working From Home: The End Of Productivity Or The Future Of Work?

Monday, February 25, 2013

In its bid to reshape itself for the future, Yahoo is returning to a workplace culture of the tech industry's past. The Internet giant has reportedly notified its employees they'll no longer be allowed to work from home. According to an internal memo leaked to tech site

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The Blizzard 'Nemo' Highlights The Hype Cycle Of Storms

Saturday, February 09, 2013

The hype surrounding major storms follows a predictable pattern — plenty of buildup and panic before it peaks, plateaus and peters out. Could this kind of hype cycle have consequences for storm victims?

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11 Takeaways From Zuckerberg's First Interview Since Facebook's IPO

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In his first interview since Facebook's troubled IPO, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg emphasized the company's mobile-centered future, his commitment to mission over fun and explained why he doesn't code much anymore.

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'Seventeen' Magazine Takes No-Photoshop Pledge After 8th-Grader's Campaign

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Julia Bluhm, 14, rounded up 80,000 signatures with an online petition, and that convinced the magazine to promise not to digitally alter editorial photos of teen models. The editor in...

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Again A Crime Victim

Friday, May 18, 2012

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's Washington home was burglarized in early May, just months after he and his wife were robbed while on vacation in the West Indies.

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Facebook Stock Priced At $38 A Share Ahead Of Friday IPO

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Facebook has priced its much-hyped stock at $38 a share in advance of its initial public offering Friday. It is expected to be one of the largest IPOs in history and the company is expected to raise as much $18 billion.

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