Tech News Today

Jul 14th 2017

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Google's Sterile Mosquitos
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The Washington Post says border agents don't have the right to look at your social media accounts. According to a letter obtained by journalists, Customs and Border Patrol are not allowed to search through any data that's stored only in the cloud and that includes social media data. Border agents ARE allowed to inspect anything "physically resident on an electronic device transported by an international traveler."

TechCrunch reports that Google's Life Science division is testing a unique new way to get rid of mosquitoes. More mosquitoes. DeBug Fresno is Alphabet-owned Verily's first foray into solving the global health impact of disease-carrying mosquitoes. The 20 million mosquitoes they plan to release in Fresno carry a bacteria, and they're also sterile males. When they mate with females the eggs won't hatch.

You can now pay nearly $3000 for an Android Smart Watch made by Louis Vuitton, but Business Insider says you'll have to call Louis Vuitton on the telephone if you want one. The Tambour Horizon runs Android 2.0 and with built-in flight tracking and city guide features. Its designed for global travelers.

Plus, Star Wars Land is coming to Disney Land and Disney World in 2019. How one museum is teaching people art through text messages, and Lauren Hockenson from the Nothing Matters podcast is here to talk about the latest news from Nintendo.

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