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You May Now Kiss the Computer Screen
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You May Now Kiss the Computer Screen

With a red embroidered veil draped over her dark hair, Punam Chowdhury held her breath last month as her fiancé said the words that would make them husband and...

Nielsen Adjusts Its Ratings to Add Web-Linked Tvs
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Nielsen Adjusts Its Ratings to Add Web-Linked Tvs

For media executives, there may be nothing worse than a viewer or listener who is not counted.

Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.s.
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Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.s.

On the outskirts of Shanghai, in a run-down neighborhood dominated by a 12-story white office tower, sits a People's Liberation Army base for China’s growing corps...

Obama Order Gives Firms Cyberthreat Information
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Obama Order Gives Firms Cyberthreat Information

President Obama signed an executive order on Tuesday that promotes increased information sharing about cyberthreats between the government and private companies...

A Tiny Computer Attracts a Million Tinkerers
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A Tiny Computer Attracts a Million Tinkerers

Raspberry Pi may sound like the name of a math-based dessert. But it is actually one of the hottest and cheapest little computers in the world right now.

Facebook's Other Big Disruption
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Facebook's Other Big Disruption

Facebook made a potentially game-changing announcement.

Their Apps Track You. Will Congress Track Them?
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Their Apps Track You. Will Congress Track Them?

There are three things that matter in consumer data collection: location, location, location.

Mobile Apps Drive Rapid Change in Searches
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Mobile Apps Drive Rapid Change in Searches

When the Federal Trade Commission decided last week to close its antitrust investigation of Google without charges, one important factor, though hardly mentioned...

All the World's a Game, and Business Is a Player
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All the World's a Game, and Business Is a Player

Congratulations. Reading the first paragraph of this article has earned you a badge.

Outmaneuvered at Their Own Game, Antivirus Makers Struggle to Adapt
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Outmaneuvered at Their Own Game, Antivirus Makers Struggle to Adapt

The antivirus industry has a dirty little secret: its products are often not very good at stopping viruses.

Real and Virtual Firearms Nurture a Marketing Link
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Real and Virtual Firearms Nurture a Marketing Link

As Electronic Arts prepared to market Medal of Honor Warfighter, the latest version of its top-selling video game released in October, it created a Web site that...

Robotic Gadgets For Household Chores
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Robotic Gadgets For Household Chores

Joseph Schlesinger, an engineer living near Boston, thinks robotic toys are too expensive, the result of extravagant designs, expensive components and a poor understanding...

A Brooklyn Protester Pleads Guilty After His Twitter Posts Sink His Case
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A Brooklyn Protester Pleads Guilty After His Twitter Posts Sink His Case

In the end, the tweets told the tale.

Learning to Accept, and Master, a $110,000 Mechanical Arm
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Learning to Accept, and Master, a $110,000 Mechanical Arm

After the explosion, Cpl. Sebastian Gallegos awoke to see the October sun glinting through the water, an image so lovely he thought he was dreaming.

Planning His Legacy, Cisco Chief Maps an Expansion
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Planning His Legacy, Cisco Chief Maps an Expansion

John T. Chambers has readied his last great act as the leader of Cisco Systems, fearing major changes in the technology business that could doom his company.

Silencing the Voices of Militants on Twitter
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Silencing the Voices of Militants on Twitter

Twitter, perhaps more than any other social media outlet, has become one of the most powerful tools to promote democracy in the Middle East.

Courts Divided Over Searches of Cellphones
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Courts Divided Over Searches of Cellphones

Judges and lawmakers across the country are wrangling over whether and when law enforcement authorities can peer into suspects' cellphones, and the cornucopia of...

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Cyber Attacks From Iran and Gaza on Israel More Threatening Than Anonymous’s Efforts

Anonymous, the loose coalition of hackers waging war on Israeli Web sites, is the least of Israel's cyber problems.

College of Future Could Be Come One, Come All
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College of Future Could Be Come One, Come All

Teaching Introduction to Sociology is almost second nature to Mitchell Duneier, a professor at Princeton: he has taught it 30 times, and a textbook he co-wrote...

As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living
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As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living

Shawn and Stephanie Grimes spent much of the last two years pursuing their dream of doing research and development for Apple, the world’s most successful corporation...
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