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Have a backup plan for your backups

By all means, make copies of your photos and documents — just don’t count on those backups being permanent.

A Boston Dynamics employee kicked Spot, but the robot stayed upright.

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Boston Dynamics’ new robot has a stunning sense of balance

Spot is a 160-pound robot that can jog along with its minder and clamber up and down a slope with the grace of a mountain goat.

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‘House of Cards’ dealt Netflix a winning hand

Even if it never wins another award, “House of Cards” already ranks among the most influential series in television history.

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US stock indexes drift mostly lower as oil prices sink

A deepening slump in oil prices and falling energy stocks pushed the Dow lower.

Former Obama press secretary takes post at Amazon.com

Jay Carney, who resigned as the president’s chief spokesman last spring, is joining Amazon as senior vice president for global corporate affairs.

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With the battle still ongoing, a huge team of Syrian planners plots the restoration of Aleppo and beyond.

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