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Using A Smartphone to Sound Out Sign of Kids' Ear Infections

Using A Smartphone to Sound Out Sign of Kids' Ear Infections

| By Lauran Neergaard | May 17
Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to "hear" a warning sign of ear infections — fluid buildup behind the eardrum.

For Trans People, Gender-Swap Photo Filters Are No Mere Game

For Trans People, Gender-Swap Photo Filters Are No Mere Game

| By Jeff McMillan | May 17
The gender-bending selfies accompanied by flip or sarcastic comments are flooding social feeds since Snapchat introduced a filter this month allowing users to swap gender appearances with the tap of a finger

Free Video Streaming Offers Some Gems - If You Can Find Them

Free Video Streaming Offers Some Gems - If You Can Find Them

| By Tali Arbel | May 16
Free services let you watch thousands of movies and TV shows online, but using them feels like wandering through a low-rent, digital version of Blockbuster (RIP).

Due to Increasing Tensions, US Forcing Chinese Company to Sell Grindr By 2020

Due to Increasing Tensions, US Forcing Chinese Company to Sell Grindr By 2020

| May 16
The U.S. government is forcing a Chinese company it doesn't trust to sell the gay dating app Grindr by 2020, according to a report from CNN.

U.S. Seeks New Tools to Counter Unrelenting Wave of Robocalls

U.S. Seeks New Tools to Counter Unrelenting Wave of Robocalls

| May 16
The rising volume of calls in the last few years has created pressure on Congress, regulators and phone companies to act.

$10M XPRIZE for Software that Teaches Illiterate to Read

$10M XPRIZE for Software that Teaches Illiterate to Read

| By John Rogers | May 16
The challenge was to develop software that could easily be downloaded onto tablets that poor children around the world could use to teach themselves to read, write and do simple arithmetic. The incentive was $10 million for the winner.

Disney Takes over Hulu from Comcast as Stream Wars Heat Up

Disney Takes over Hulu from Comcast as Stream Wars Heat Up

| By Tali Arbel | May 16
Disney is taking full control of Hulu from Comcast, as both companies prepare to launch their own streaming services in response to declining audiences for traditional TV.

Help Coming on Blocking Scam Calls for Robocall-Plagued US

Help Coming on Blocking Scam Calls for Robocall-Plagued US

| By Tali Arbel | May 15
New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S.

Google Opens German Center to Improve Data Privacy

Google Opens German Center to Improve Data Privacy

| May 15
Google says it's opening a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, in its latest move to beef up its data protection credentials.

Facebook Limits Livestreaming Ahead of Tech Summit in Paris

Facebook Limits Livestreaming Ahead of Tech Summit in Paris

| By Sylvie Corbet and Masha MacPherson | May 15
Facebook toughened its livestreaming policies Wednesday as it prepared to huddle with world leaders and other tech CEOs in Paris to find ways to keep social media from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast terror attacks.

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