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Risky Rescue for Crippled Air Force Satellite
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Risky Rescue for Crippled Air Force Satellite

It was an epic space rescue that, in audacity and risk, echoed NASA's campaign to save the astronauts aboard the doomed Apollo 13 moon mission.

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First Siri, Now Threat Detection: Inside Sri's Amazing R&d

Who invented Siri?

Occupy Geeks Are Building a Facebook For the 99%
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Occupy Geeks Are Building a Facebook For the 99%

As part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, a team of Web and mobile application developers is redesigning social networking for the era of global protests.

Amazon Builds World's Fastest Nonexistent Supercomputer
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Amazon Builds World's Fastest Nonexistent Supercomputer

The 42nd fastest supercomputer on earth doesn’t exist.

Mystery Men Forge Servers For Giants of Internet
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Mystery Men Forge Servers For Giants of Internet

If you drive down highway 880 from Oakland, Calif., take an exit about 30 miles south, and snake past a long line of car dealerships, you’ll find an ordinary...

Can Cornell Build a Silicon Valley Culture in New York City?
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Can Cornell Build a Silicon Valley Culture in New York City?

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that Cornell University and its partner Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have been approved to build a...

Warning to Gossipy Grunts: Darpa's Eyeing Your Email
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Warning to Gossipy Grunts: Darpa's Eyeing Your Email

The Pentagon's intent on weeding out "insider threats"—troops or other military personnel who might be disgruntled enough to (Wiki)leak some documents or mentally...

Facebook Auditions Kid Hackers with All-Night Codefest
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Facebook Auditions Kid Hackers with All-Night Codefest

"Yes! We have elegance!" says a student from the University of Waterloo. Then he pauses, and his shoulders slump.

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How Technical Glitches Foiled the Russian Sleeper Spies

Spying for Russia can be a hard life. The feds are on your trail, always trying to find out who you’re meeting with and talking to.

Ice Cream Sandwich: A Deep-Dive Tour With Android
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Ice Cream Sandwich: A Deep-Dive Tour With Android

There are few things in this world I despise more than software updates. Downloading hundreds of files, waiting for the progress bar to fill, restarting the device—it’s...

Meet Arm's Cortex A15: The Future of the Ipad, and Possibly the Macbook Air
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Meet Arm's Cortex A15: The Future of the Ipad, and Possibly the Macbook Air

In addition to unveiling its Cortex A7 processor last Wednesday, the press event was also a sort of second debut for the Cortex A15. The A15 will go into ARM...

Microsoft Embraces Elephant of Open Source
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Microsoft Embraces Elephant of Open Source

It took more than three years, but Microsoft has finally learned to stop worrying and love Hadoop.

Air Force Insists: Drone Cockpit Virus Just a 'nuisance'
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Air Force Insists: Drone Cockpit Virus Just a 'nuisance'

The U.S. Air Force revealed new details Wednesday about the virus that’s been infecting the remote cockpits of its drone fleet—and insisted, despite reports from...

Computer Virus Hits U.s. Drone Fleet
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Computer Virus Hits U.s. Drone Fleet

A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots' every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan...

Idaho Lab in a Race to Shore Up Critical Infrastructure Systems
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Idaho Lab in a Race to Shore Up Critical Infrastructure Systems

All it took was one click of a mouse from the CEO of the ACME Chemical company.

Which Telecoms Store Your Data the Longest? Secret Memo Tells All
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Which Telecoms Store Your Data the Longest? Secret Memo Tells All

The nation’s major mobile-phone providers are keeping a treasure trove of sensitive data on their customers, according to newly released Justice Department internal...

Net Neutrality Rules Published, Lawsuits Soon to Follow
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Net Neutrality Rules Published, Lawsuits Soon to Follow

The FCC has finally officially published long-delayed rules prohibiting cable, DSL, and wireless internet companies from blocking Web sites and requiring them...

Astronomers Plead For Space Telescope's Life
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Astronomers Plead For Space Telescope's Life

NASA officials and leading astronomers say the James Webb Space Telescope, successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, should still fly despite mounting criticism...

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Reading my RSS and Twitter feeds Tuesday night, I turned to a tech writer friend and said, "the Wintel Era just ended, and half of these people are fighting over...

10 Jobs That Barely Existed on 9/10/01, From Robot Squadmate to Warplane Whisperer
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10 Jobs That Barely Existed on 9/10/01, From Robot Squadmate to Warplane Whisperer

The terror attacks on New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001, changed the lives of all Americans—few more so than the millions who have participated in the...
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