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Tracking Voters' Clicks Online to Try to Sway Them
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Tracking Voters' Clicks Online to Try to Sway Them

A few weeks ago, Thomas Goddard, a community college student in Santa Clara, Calif., and a devoted supporter of President Obama, clicked on mittromney.com to check...

In Mobile World, Tech Giants Scramble to Get ­p to Speed
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In Mobile World, Tech Giants Scramble to Get ­p to Speed

Intel made its fortune on the chips that power personal computers, and Microsoft on the software that goes inside. Google’s secret sauce is that it finds what you...

Devices Go Nose to Nose With Bomb-Sniffer Dogs
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Devices Go Nose to Nose With Bomb-Sniffer Dogs

Denis Spitzer wants to beat dogs at their own game.

Graphene Could ­sher in Flexible, ­ltra-Slim Gadgets
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Graphene Could ­sher in Flexible, ­ltra-Slim Gadgets

You've probably never heard of graphene, a carbon-based material, but it might be stuffed into your pocket or wrapped around your wrist in the not-too-distant future...

The Future, as Imagined by Google
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The Future, as Imagined by Google

In Eric E. Schmidt's future, his life will be a lot easier.

Where's the Discussion of Trojan Horses?
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Where's the Discussion of Trojan Horses?

The Mykonos Vase, discovered in 1961 in the Cyclades, is one of the earliest accounts of the Trojan Horse, used as a subterfuge by the Greeks to enter the city...

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In Europe, Speed Cameras Meet Their Technological Match

When Marc Guerin, a software salesman, drives the 38 kilometers from his home west of Paris to Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, he seeks out the fastest route...

Sites That Pay the Shopper For Being a Seller
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Sites That Pay the Shopper For Being a Seller

Julie Medeiros thinks her taste in fashion is worth something. Turns out it is: about $50 a month.

Google Leapfrogs Microsoft in Market Value
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Google Leapfrogs Microsoft in Market Value

For Microsoft, it was bad enough when Apple's stock market value surpassed its own in 2010. Now Google, a company that didn't even exist 15 years ago, just did...

Power, Pollution, and the Internet
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Power, Pollution, and the Internet

Jeff Rothschild's machines at Facebook had a problem he knew he had to solve immediately. They were about to melt.

On Waterfront, Rise of the Machines
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On Waterfront, Rise of the Machines

In the rising light of a mid-September morning, the CSAV Pyrenees, a blue-water freighter sailing out of Suape Port in Brazil, was lashed to its lines at BerthPort...

Why Wi-Fi Is Often So Slow
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Why Wi-Fi Is Often So Slow

A number of Internet service providers, including Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc., have recently upped the maximum speeds of broadband they offer...

A Robot With a Reassuring Touch
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A Robot With a Reassuring Touch

If you grab the hand of a two-armed robot named Baxter, it will turn its head and a pair of cartoon eyes—displayed on a tablet-size computer-screen "face"—will...

New Breed of Robotics Aims to Help People Walk Again
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New Breed of Robotics Aims to Help People Walk Again

When Joey Abicca pokes a metal crutch into the ground with his right arm, tiny motors start whirling around his left leg, lifting it and moving it forward.

Tech's New Wave, Driven by Data
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Tech's New Wave, Driven by Data

Technology tends to cascade into the marketplace in waves. Think of personal computers in the 1980s, the Internet in the 1990s, and smartphones in the last five...

Active in Cloud, Amazon Reshapes Computing
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Active in Cloud, Amazon Reshapes Computing

Within a few years, Amazon.com's creative destruction of both traditional book publishing and retailing may be footnotes to the company’s larger and more secretive...

A Hardware Renaissance in Silicon Valley
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A Hardware Renaissance in Silicon Valley

In recent years, Silicon Valley seems to have forgotten about silicon. It’s been about dot-coms, Web advertising, social networking, and apps for smartphones.

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Secrets Learned in Apple-Samsung Trial

When companies go to trial, as Apple and Samsung have learned, the public gets to hear corporate secrets. Among those revealed:

In Apple’s Patent Case, Tech Shifts May Follow
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In Apple’s Patent Case, Tech Shifts May Follow

This week, nine jurors are expected to hunker down in a federal courthouse here to decide a case that could change how the world's smartphones and tablet computers...

New Wave of Adept Robots Is Changing Global Industry
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New Wave of Adept Robots Is Changing Global Industry

At the Philips Electronics factory on the coast of China, hundreds of workers use their hands and specialized tools to assemble electric shavers. That is the old...
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