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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.

David Meets W/Bear

David Meets W/Bear

| By Robin Gray | Apr 23
There's a new bear app that's taking the community by storm, W | Bear. It's a cross between a dating app and Instagram and we love it!

Kathryn Bigelow on VR after her First Try: 'I Love It'

Kathryn Bigelow on VR after her First Try: 'I Love It'

| By Jake Coyle | Apr 23
As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality.

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

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

| By Egill Bjarnason | Apr 23
Linguistics experts, studying the future of a language spoken by fewer than 400,000 people in an increasingly globalized world, wonder if this is the beginning of the end for the Icelandic tongue.

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.

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.

Google Earth Invites You to 'Get Lost' Exploring the Planet

Google Earth Invites You to 'Get Lost' Exploring the Planet

| By Anick Jesdanun | Apr 22
A central feature in the new Google Earth is Voyager. Google has partnered with such groups as the BBC and NASA to add video clips, photos and text narratives to three-dimensional representations of particular locations.

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.

Watch: Adorable Uber Ad Retells True Story of Gay Crush

Watch: Adorable Uber Ad Retells True Story of Gay Crush

| Apr 21
A new Uber commercial that debuted in the Philippines this week retells a true story about a gay man who finds himself sharing a ride with a crush.

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