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High technology: How IT is fueling the budding cannabis industry

The goal is to track every plant, product and person associated with the production and sale of marijuana and maintain legal compliance.

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Mall developer insisting on tech for merchant tenants

The Westfield World Trade Center mall in lower Manhattan, which opened on Aug. 16, requires that all tenants demonstrate that their stores will overflow with mobile and interactive features. I hate to embrace a dictatorial approach,...

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Meet the first Apple CareKit app for mental health treatment

Start app helps people suffering from depression identify effective medication treatments significantly faster than existing methods achieve.

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The CVS go-it-alone app suffers from the pharma payment pain

Few retailers have as complicated and painful payment systems as do drugstores. CVS is struggling to do the best it can.

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Eddie Bauer is latest retailer to be hit by point-of-sale malware

Sportswear retailer Eddie Bauer informed customers that point-of-sale systems at its stores were hit by malware, enabling the theft of payment card information.

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The NSA's hoard of cyber weapons makes some experts nervous

The disclosure this week of a cache of files supposedly stolen from the National Security Agency has put a spotlight on secret cyber weapons the NSA has been holding -- and whether they should be disclosed.

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How your contact lenses could talk to your phone

A new technology called interscatter communication would allow small devices, such as contact lenses, implantable sensors and credit cards, to communicate with everyday devices, like smartphones and smart watches.

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Alleged NSA data dump contains hacking tools rarely seen

A stolen cache of files that may belong to the National Security Agency contains genuine hacking tools that not only work, but show a level of sophistication rarely seen.

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NASA to send spacecraft on 1.2B-mile journey to asteroid

NASA next month will launching a spacecraft designed to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth for the first time.

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NASA $1M contest intent on sending robots to Mars

NASA engineers want humanoid robots to help astronauts living and working on Mars to help build habitats, grow food and make potable water.

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Kinvey and Redox want to help healthcare vendors innovate

The health sector is one where digital innovation can fuel massive benefits to consumers. But sometimes the barriers are just too big.

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How 3 fintech startups are shaking up security

Over the years, the financial industry has invested heavily in staff, processes and technology to improve security. But some startups are taking a more innovative approach.

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Brain-controlled robotics help paraplegics regain mobility

Eight people have regained some voluntary muscle control and sensation after using brain-controlled robotics.

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NSA hacked? Top cyber weapons allegedly go up for auction

An anonymous group claims to have stolen hacking tools that might belong to the NSA and is auctioning them off to the highest bidder.

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The last throes of the financial printing typesetter

Pronounced all but dead since the advent of SEC self-filing software solutions, their proprietary skill sets suitable only to an industry in decline, financial typesetters still working are bucking the odds. But for how much longer?

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All-digital customer service is not perfect

Consider Jack in the Box, which a year ago shut down all of its customer call centers, pushing customer service online.

Walmart's Jet move: Is IT magic enough on its own to take on Amazon?

When Walmart said that it was buying Jet.com for $3 billion, it was widely interpreted as it getting serious about competing with Amazon. That's not what is happening.

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Yodlee to boost financial transactions with contextual data

There was a reason for that acquisition, and it was all about data. Envestnet leverages Yodlee's breadth.

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