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Ibm Expects Holographic Phone Calls, Air-Powered Batteries By 2015
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Ibm Expects Holographic Phone Calls, Air-Powered Batteries By 2015

By 2015, your mobile phone will project a 3D image of anyone who calls and your laptop will be powered by kinetic energy. At least that’s what International Business...

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Microsoft Said to Be ­nveiling Windows For Arm Chips

Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, will announce a version of its Windows computer operating system that runs on ARM Holdings Plc technology...

Cameras to Catch Terrorists Triple in New York With Bomb Plots
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Cameras to Catch Terrorists Triple in New York With Bomb Plots

New York City is almost halfway to its goal of installing 3,000 cameras as part of a network to monitor signs of terrorism, about triple the number it had in...

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Why There Are So Few Women in Tech

Women with engineering or computer science degrees face a tricky career path at technology companies and often leave their jobs just as they near their career peaks...

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Outsourcing No Longer 'dirty Word' as Tech Spending Rises

First-time customers seeking to simplify back-office operations or upgrade rickety computer systems are helping information technology services companies grow faster...

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China's Leap in Supercomputer Rankings

When a list of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers is released on Nov. 15, some industry experts believe that China will be ranked first. "There's a great belief...

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Cloud Computing Method Greatly Increases Gene Analysis

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed new software that uses cloud computing to greatly improve the speed at which...

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Wto Backs ­.s., Japan Complaint Over Eu Import Duties on Electronic Goods

The European Union broke global trade laws by imposing import duties on $11 billion of high-tech electronic goods such as computer monitors, the World Trade Organization...

Tire Tags Reveal Driver Whereabouts
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Tire Tags Reveal Driver Whereabouts

Researchers at Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina have found that wireless signals between new cars and their tires can be intercepted or forged...

Consumer Electronics Can Help Improve Patient Health
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Consumer Electronics Can Help Improve Patient Health

Electronic tools and technology applications for consumers can help improve health care processes, such as adherence to medication and clinical outcomes like smoking...

Google's Global Policy Head Said to Join Obama Administration
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Google's Global Policy Head Said to Join Obama Administration

Andrew McLaughlin is leaving his post as head of Google's global public policy division to become deputy technology officer for the Obama administration. McLaughlin...
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