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Russian Space Chief Claims Space Failures May Be Sabotage
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Russian Space Chief Claims Space Failures May Be Sabotage

Some recent failures of Russian satellites may have been the result of sabotage by foreign forces, Russia's space chief said in comments apparently aimed at the...

Intel's Newest Project: Helping Stephen Hawking Speak
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Intel's Newest Project: Helping Stephen Hawking Speak

Intel is looking for ways to help famed British physicist Stephen Hawking reverse the slowing of his speech, according to a senior executive with the American...

Mexico's Cartels Build Own National Radio System
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Mexico's Cartels Build Own National Radio System

When convoys of soldiers or federal police move through the scrubland of northern Mexico, the Zetas drug cartel knows they are coming.

­niversity Studies Crowdsourcing For Intelligence
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­niversity Studies Crowdsourcing For Intelligence

The U.S. intelligence community is studying how to tap the power of crowdsourcing through a multi-university effort. 

Paralyzed Man Uses Brain-Powered Robot Arm to Touch
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Paralyzed Man Uses Brain-Powered Robot Arm to Touch

Giving a high-five. Rubbing his girlfriend's hand. Such ordinary acts—but a milestone for a paralyzed man. True, a robotic arm parked next to his wheelchair did...

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Airline Pilots Forgetting How to Fly? Computer Controls Blamed

Are airline pilots forgetting how to fly? As planes become ever more reliant on automation to navigate crowded skies, safety officials worry there will be more...

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Your Smartphone: A New Frontier For Hackers

Last week, security researchers uncovered yet another strain of malicious software aimed at smartphones that run Google's popular Android operating system. The...

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Internet Braces For New Addresses Beyond '.com,' Including '.bank,' '.eco' and '.canon.'

The organization that oversees the Internet address system is preparing to open the floodgates to a nearly limitless selection of new Web-site suffixes, including...

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Wireless Advances Could Mean No More Cell Towers

As cell phones have spread, so have large cell towers—those unsightly stalks of steel topped by transmitters and other electronics that sprouted across the country...

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Fifa to Test 10 Goal-Line Technology Systems

The FIFA rule-making panel will study the results from 10 different goal-line technology systems being tested to help referees make decisions.

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Iran Seeks to Boost Corps of Web Watchers

Iran's top police chief envisions a new beat for his forces: patrolling cyberspace.

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Intel's Truce with Nvidia Shows Industry's Shifts

Intel Corp.'s decision to pay Nvidia Corp. $1.5 billion for the right to its patents highlights the seismic shifts the semiconductor industry is undergoing.

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In Ages 25 to 29, Half in ­.s. Have a Cell Phone, but No Landline

In a first for any age group, more than half of Americans who are 25 to 29 years old live in households with cell phones but no traditional landline telephones...

Iphone Games: Kids ­nknowingly Spend Real Money in 'smurf's Village'
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Iphone Games: Kids ­nknowingly Spend Real Money in 'smurf's Village'

"The Smurfs' Village," a game for the iPhone and other Apple gadgets, was released a month ago and quickly became the highest-grossing application in the iTunes...

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Japan Promises High-Tech 2022 World Cup

Japan promises to dazzle fans with technology if it hosts the 2022 World Cup, allowing them to experience matches as though they are in the actual stadium, even...

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In Class, Texting Is the New Doodling

Top classroom distraction surpasses doodling, daydreaming and note-passing.

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Air Force Manual Describes Shadowy Cyberwar World

A new Air Force manual for cyberwarfare describes a shadowy, fast-changing world where anonymous enemies can carry out devastating attacks in seconds and where...

For Deaf, Wireless Devices a New Portal to World
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For Deaf, Wireless Devices a New Portal to World

Quietly over the last decade, phones that make text messaging easy have changed life profoundly for millions of deaf people.

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Survey, Personal Stories Show How Quickly Tv Time Shifting Has Established Itself


Project Puts 1M Books Online for Blind, Dyslexic
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Project Puts 1M Books Online for Blind, Dyslexic

The nonprofit Internet Archive announced a new effort to more than double the number of books in its digital database that can be used by the visually impaired. ...
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