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Alisa Palson works on a project at HeatSync Labs in Phoenix.

Hackerspaces :: Turning Ideas into Reality

PERSONAL TECH | By Emaun Kashfi | Thursday Aug 28, 2014
The tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things. They are part of a growing global movement of so-called hackerspaces.

Video Games Come of Age as Spectator Sport

VIDEO GAMES | By Barbara Ortutay, Ken Sweet | Aug 28
Twitch is an online network that attracts visitors who watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games-in much the same way that football fans tune in to ESPN. You think that's weird? Twitch has 55 million monthly users.

High School Students Need More Sleep, Study Finds

SCIENCE | Aug 28
A study finds early school start times negatively effect high school students, and may lead to obesity, high-blood pressure and depression. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

California's Early Warning System for Earthquakes

SCIENCE | Aug 28
A new early warning system developed at UC Berkeley provides a heads-up 10 seconds before an earthquake hits. Similar systems are already in place in Japan and Mexico, but the Berkeley team says $80 million is required to send message.

Nick Howell a member of the McLean family who owns Uncle Matt's organic orange juice company, places a vial containing the tamarixia wasp to release in their orange groves in hopes of combating the citrus greening disease.

Invasive Insect Threatens Iconic Florida Citrus

SCIENCE | By Tamara Lush | Aug 27
The $9 billion citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the state's economy and very identity. Blame a mottled brown bug no bigger than a pencil eraser and a disease called "the yellow dragon."

Amazon to Buy Video Game Streaming Platform Twitch

VIDEO GAMES | By Mae Anderson | Aug 27
Amazon is buying video game streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to expand its presence in gaming. As video gaming grows into an online spectator sport, gameplay video feeds are becoming increasingly lucrative.

Luxury Fashion Takes On Fitness Technology

PERSONAL TECH | By Leanne Italie | Aug 27
Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage.

The Data Brokers :: Selling Your Personal Information

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 26
Steve Kroft investigates the multibillion-dollar industry that collects, analyzes and sells the personal information of millions of Americans with virtually no oversight.

TiVo to Make Version for Those Without Cable

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 26
Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters. The TiVo Roamio OTA will cost $50, compared with $200 for the regular model.

Sony Network Hacked, Exec's Flight Diverted

PERSONAL TECH | By David Koenig, Yuri Kageyama | Aug 26
Hackers attacked Sony's PlayStation Network and disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane.

Principal investigaor Nelli Westercamp

Circumcision Doesn't Promote Risky Behavior By African Men

SCIENCE | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 26
Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, found a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.