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Mozilla Developing Geolocation Data Service For Public ­se
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Mozilla Developing Geolocation Data Service For Public ­se

Mozilla plans to offer developers a more privacy-aware geolocation service using cell towers and Wi-Fi signals.

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The Wild World of Wearable Computers

The technology associated with wearable computers is growing quickly and could become a priority in the near future.

Ieee Fellow: Don't Expect Nfc Payments to Have a Major Mobile Impact
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Ieee Fellow: Don't Expect Nfc Payments to Have a Major Mobile Impact

Although many companies are hoping that mobile payments enabled by near-field communications technology will catch on among consumers, the technology's impact will...

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How to Get Your Kid Into an Elite Computer Science Program

Robotics competitions, programming skills tip the scales for college applicants; being a girl helps.

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Go for It on Fourth Down? Ask Coach Watson

If humans can't beat a computer at "Jeopardy!" why should we trust them to make the right call on fourth down in the Super Bowl? That was the fundamental question...

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Can the Iphone Save Higher Education?

Abilene Christian University's Mobile Learning project seeks to evaluate the potential of personal digital devices and social networks to transform teaching and...

Obama Cyber Czar Choice Worries About Smartphones, Social Networking
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Obama Cyber Czar Choice Worries About Smartphones, Social Networking

Howard Schmidt, U.S. President Obama's choice for cybersecurity czar, has previously worked in both the public and private security sectors and also has written...

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How Emerging Wireless Techs Are Transforming Healthcare

Heath care technology researchers are taking advantage of faster wireless networks and developing new "telehealth" sensors and devices as part of a booming new...
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