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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.

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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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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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Pa College: Social Media Blackout Wins Converts

Forty-two percent of students responding to in-house surveys at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology said they supported a weeklong blackout of social...

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AP to Form News Group to Make Money from Mobile

The Associated Press is overseeing the creation of an organization to help newspapers and broadcasters make more money as more people get their news from mobile...

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India ­nveils Prototype of $35 Tablet Computer

It looks like an iPad, only it's 1/14th the cost: India on Thursday (July 22) unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet aimed at students, which...

Internet Addiction Center Opens In ­.s.
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Internet Addiction Center Opens In ­.s.

Ben Alexander spent nearly every waking minute playing the video game "World of Warcraft." As a result, he flunked out of the University of Iowa.Alexander, 19,...

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China Says ­npopular Filtering Software Optional

China appeared to cave in to public pressure Tuesday (June 16) by announcing that computer users are not required to install Internet-filtering software — though...

'smart Grid' Power Lines Move Into the Digital Age
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'smart Grid' Power Lines Move Into the Digital Age

Thomas Alva Edison, meet the Internet. More than a century after Edison invented a reliable light bulb, the nation's electricity distribution system, an aging spider...

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China Defends Web-Filtering Software Requirement

China on Tuesday (June 9) defended a new requirement that personal computers sold in the country carry a software that filters online content, saying the program...
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