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Google's prototype device measures the glucose levels in tears. 
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Google Develops Contact Lens Glucose Monitor

Prototype device measures the amount of glucose in tears.

01/17/2014

California woman was given the same traffic citation as if she was texting or on her cell phone while driving. (Getty Images)

Woman To Testify Against Google Glass Citation

California woman was given ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving.

01/16/2014

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Wash. State Medicaid Expansion Allows Post-Death Estate ‘Payback’ Penalties

Washington State officials are scrambling to change a state rule that allows a “payback” health care bill to be sent to a Medicaid recipient’s estate after their death.

12/16/2013

Microsoft’s top legal counsel is calling recently uncovered government surveillance an “advanced persistent threat alongside sophisticated malware and cyber attacks.” (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Chief Microsoft Lawyer: Government Spying On Par With ‘Cyber Attacks, Sophisticated Malware’

Microsoft’s top legal counsel is calling recently uncovered government surveillance an “advanced persistent threat alongside sophisticated malware and cyber attacks.”

12/05/2013

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11-Year-Old Told She Couldn’t Sell Mistletoe To Raise Money, But Allowed To Beg

An 11-year-old girl was told she was not allowed to sell mistletoe at a market to help pay for her braces, but was allowed to beg to raise money.

12/03/2013

The first Model S fire occurred along a freeway near Seattle. (Getty Images)

U.S. Safety Agency Opens Probe Into Tesla Fires

The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog is investigating whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery.

11/19/2013

Carriers fear a "kill switch" would allow hackers to take over consumers' cell phones. (Getty Images)

Carriers Reject Kill Switch For Stolen Smartphones

The country’s top cellular providers have rejected a “kill switch” to deactivate stolen phones.

11/19/2013

Both sides say a tentative contract deal has been reached with union workers at four Puget Sound grocery store chains. (Getty Images)

Strike averted at Puget Sound-area grocery stores

A tentative agreement has been reached in contract negotiations that brought 21,000 Puget Sound-area grocery store workers to the brink of a strike against four major chains.

10/21/2013

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Microsoft Releasing Windows 8.1, A Year In Making

Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs.

CBS Seattle–10/16/2013

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Microsoft’s Phone Update To Feature Driving Mode

Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving.

CBS Seattle–10/15/2013

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AM1090’s Personal Finance Workshop 2012!

Last Saturday, Seattle’s Progressive Talk AM1090, held our Personal Finance Workshop presented by Umpqua Bank at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle! Hosted by AM1090’s Tina & Drew Show, the workshop gave GREAT […]

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