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Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones
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Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones

In a sweeping victory for privacy rights in the digital age, the Supreme Court on Wednesdayunanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones...

Losing the Key
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Losing the Key

In this age of rapid transformation, the house key has been surprisingly resistant to change.

Jonathan Ive on Apple's Design Process and Product Philosophy
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Jonathan Ive on Apple's Design Process and Product Philosophy

When Steven P. Jobs led Apple, he created a core principle for the company's designers and engineers: stay fully focused on making great products.

Tackling the Limits of Touch Screens
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Tackling the Limits of Touch Screens

Touch screens are ubiquitous on tablets and smartphones, but their flat glass surfaces can hinder close reading and accurate typing.

After European Court Decision, Google Works on a Link Removal Tool
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After European Court Decision, Google Works on a Link Removal Tool

Google will announce by the end of the month a mechanism for consumers to request that links to information about them be removed from the company’s search engine...

Some Predictions About the Internet of Things and Wearable Tech From Pew Research
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Some Predictions About the Internet of Things and Wearable Tech From Pew Research

Remember the prediction that one day your oven would be connected to the Internet and have the ability to talk to your car?

Devices That Know How We Really Feel
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Devices That Know How We Really Feel

Admit it: Sometimes you just want to punch your PC, or slap your smartphone, or knock your notebook.

Friends, and Influence, for Sale Online
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Friends, and Influence, for Sale Online

Whoever said, "Money can't buy you friends," clearly hasn’t been on the Internet recently.

Justices Appear Divided on Cellphone Warrants
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Justices Appear Divided on Cellphone Warrants

The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed torn as it considered a pair of cases about whether the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest.

Few Consumers Are Buying Premise of Mobile Wallets
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Few Consumers Are Buying Premise of Mobile Wallets

Millions of Americans use smartphones for tasks like hailing a taxi or checking in for a flight. But for buying something in a store?

Conjuring Images of a Bionic Future
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Conjuring Images of a Bionic Future

Dick Loizeaux recently found himself meandering through a noisy New York nightclub.

­p Close on Baseball's Borders
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­p Close on Baseball's Borders

Steve Rushin of Sports Illustrated has called the line running through Connecticut that separates Yankee fans and Red Sox fans the Munson-Nixon line.

Americans Predict a Future Like Science Fiction
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Americans Predict a Future Like Science Fiction

Given the fast-paced changes that happen in technology, predicting the future has become more fun than guessing who will win the Super Bowl or "Dancing With the...

Russia Displays a New Military Prowess in ­kraine's East
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Russia Displays a New Military Prowess in ­kraine's East

Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Russia of behaving in a "19th-century fashion" because of its annexation of Crimea.

N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat
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N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat

American officials have long considered Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, a security threat, blocking it from business deals in the United States for...

Satya Nadella, Chief of Microsoft, on His New Role
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Satya Nadella, Chief of Microsoft, on His New Role

Q. What leadership lessons have you learned from your predecessor, Steve Ballmer?

Capturing Football's Snaps, Crackles, and Pops in Madden Nfl
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Capturing Football's Snaps, Crackles, and Pops in Madden Nfl

The football players strutted down a 40-yard strip of synthetic turf, yelling, jumping and flailing their arms to whip the fans into a frenzy.

Another Super Bowl Ad Fest, This Time on the Cellphone
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Another Super Bowl Ad Fest, This Time on the Cellphone

Want to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy that goes to the Super Bowl winner? Take a left in 15 feet.

N.s.a. Choice Is Navy Expert on Cyberwar
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N.s.a. Choice Is Navy Expert on Cyberwar

In nominating Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers as the new director of the National Security Agency on Thursday, President Obama chose a recognized expert in the new...

Spy Agencies Tap Data Streaming From Phone Apps
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Spy Agencies Tap Data Streaming From Phone Apps

When a smartphone user opens Angry Birds, the popular game application, and starts slinging birds at chortling green pigs, spies could be lurking in the background...
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