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Photo Project Aims to Preserve Time in 3D
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Photo Project Aims to Preserve Time in 3D

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology researchers have developed a method to preserve the world's treasures in three-dimensional life-like models using...

Web Giants Get Bigger, Location Takes Off
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Web Giants Get Bigger, Location Takes Off

The easiest way to sum up the Web in 2010 is that it was a year of growth. The big got bigger and smaller companies came out of the woodwork with new plays on...

Apple to Tap Intel's Graphics For Future Macbooks
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Apple to Tap Intel's Graphics For Future Macbooks

Apple has decided to use Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge processors in its MacBook line, a transition that will occur in 2011, squeezing out Nvidia's graphics processors...

Wikileaks Armors Itself to Survive Cyberattacks
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Wikileaks Armors Itself to Survive Cyberattacks

As its operations have come under increasing financial and political pressure, WikiLeaks has quietly bolstered its electronic defenses in an attempt to become...

­.s. Chip Manufacturing in the Age of the Ipad
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­.s. Chip Manufacturing in the Age of the Ipad

Behind the fly-off-the-shelf popularity of products like Apple's iPad and iPhone are hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs—mostly overseas. Is it possible...

Fcc Chief Previews Proposed Net Neutrality Rules
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Fcc Chief Previews Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski recently previewed new Net neutrality rules designed to preserve the Web "as a platform...

Ibm Chips: Let There Be Light Signals
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Ibm Chips: Let There Be Light Signals

IBM has achieved a major milestone in making the dream of silicon photonics, in which computer chips send signals of light rather than electricity, into reality...

Wikileaks Files Detail ­.s. Electronic Surveillance
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Wikileaks Files Detail ­.s. Electronic Surveillance

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered clandestine surveillance of United Nations leadership, including obtaining "security measures, passwords, personalWikiLeaks...

Windows at 25: A Tech King with Growing Competition
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Windows at 25: A Tech King with Growing Competition

When the first Windows operating system was introduced by Microsoft, Ronald Reagan was in the White House, John Hughes was introducing touching teen stereotypes...

AT&T ­ps the Ante in Speech Recognition
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AT&T ­ps the Ante in Speech Recognition

AT&T says it has devised technologies to boost the accuracy of speech and language recognition technology as well as extend voice activation to other modes of communication...

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Forcing Browsers to ­se Encryption

The Internet Engineering Task Force has developed a security mechanism to mitigate the threat from browser add-ons that allow attackers to easily capture the cookies...

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Survey of Women, Men in IT Shows Differing Views

A recent Technisource survey of men and women in information technology found differences in opinion in areas such as compensation and career challenges. Fewer...

Web Developers Tackle Advanced Font Controls
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Web Developers Tackle Advanced Font Controls

The Cascading Style Sheets Web formatting standard is benefiting from new font technology, which is enabling developers to increasingly use a more polished look...

At&t Prepares For the End to Iphone Exclusivity
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At&t Prepares For the End to Iphone Exclusivity

The end of 2010 is close and it looks like AT&T is beefing up its device portfolio and app offerings for a day when it isn't the only U.S. operator offering the...

Will the It Guy Learn to Love Apple?
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Will the It Guy Learn to Love Apple?

It's likely you've got an Apple product plugged into your ears when you're listening to music. Making a phone call? One out of every five people buying a smartphone...

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W3c Seeks Help, Patience With Html5 Tests

The technology industry should focus more on helping the W3C improve its tests for HTML5 rather than trying to draw conclusions from the tests or from the results...

Intel's Andy Grove on Manufacturing in America
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Intel's Andy Grove on Manufacturing in America

Among the scores of fabless chip companies and product design houses in Silicon Valley, Intel is a standout. It's an American high-tech company that not only...

Long-Range Undersea Robot Does Its Own Research
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Long-Range Undersea Robot Does Its Own Research

A new breed of undersea robot promises to give oceanographers a deeper understanding of ocean life by going faster, farther, and longer than its predecessors—and...

Catching ­p with Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han
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Catching ­p with Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han

When it comes to the future of technology, Jeff Han literally has his finger on the pulse.

Ncsa Director: Gpu Is Future of Supercomputing
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Ncsa Director: Gpu Is Future of Supercomputing

The director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications has seen the future of supercomputing and it can be summed up in three letters: GPU.
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