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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Value of used iPhones rising as new ones hit market

In many cases, the value could cover the full cost of one of the new iPhone 6 models.

OREGONLIVE

Larry Ellison drops CEO role at Oracle

He will become chairman and chief technology officer, but the move signals more changing of the guard at top U.S. tech firms.

BLOOMBERG.COM

Is telepathy finally possible?

Brain-to-brain communication works. Sort of. Here's a look at what this new development means.

VOX

The future of net neutrality

What is net neutrality? And why does it matter? NPR's Elsie Hu explains.

KUOW-FM

A few reservations about self-driving cars

The idea of autonomous vehicles is exciting in theory — but will they be as hackable as cell phones?

THE ATLANTIC CITYLAB

CenturyLink trying to block municipal broadband?

Ansel Herz writes, "Last week, however, the powerful industry association USTelecom began lobbying against Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler's drive to get rid of state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina — laws that the telecoms lobbied for — which block cities from expanding their municipal broadband programs. CenturyLink, along with AT&T and Verizon, are members of the group."

THE STRANGER

Celebrity picture leaks: Is the cloud secure?

With official investigations just starting, it's unclear how the large batch of photos from various celebrities leaked out.

LOS ANGELES TIMES

4 geniuses struggle to save world from progress

Some dangers worrying cosmologist Martin Rees and friends are immediate; some other threats, like Artificial Intelligence run amok, could be just 20 years away.

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

UW researcher may be on to something: Charging your phone with Wifi

Shyam Gollakota, a researcher at the UW, is working on a way to capture the "persistent signals" all around us and use them to power our devices. 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

Gamers are helping UW with ebola research

Months before the recent Ebola outbreak erupted in Western Africa scientists at the UW's Institute for Protein Design asked thousands of computer game enthusiasts worldwide to tackle an Ebola puzzle.

SEATTLE TIMES
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