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Copyright Ruling Rings With Echo of Betamax
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Copyright Ruling Rings With Echo of Betamax

Before Napster and LimeWire, before Megauploads and the Pirate Bay, media companies' epic struggle against copying, piracy and generally losing control over their...

A Strange Computer Promises Great Speed
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A Strange Computer Promises Great Speed


Domestic Drones Stir Imaginations, and Concerns
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Domestic Drones Stir Imaginations, and Concerns

On the pilot's computer screen, planted at ground level a few yards from the airport runway here, the data streaming across the display tracked an airplane at 1...

Google Concedes That Drive-By Prying Violated Privacy
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Google Concedes That Drive-By Prying Violated Privacy

Google on Tuesday acknowledged to state officials that it had violated people's privacy during its Street View mapping project when it casually scooped up passwords...

Next, 4d Printers?
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Next, 4d Printers?

Now that the promise of 3D printing has landed on the national agenda, researchers want to increase the stakes—with so-called 4D printing.

Connecting the Neural Dots
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Connecting the Neural Dots

In setting the nation on a course to map the active human brain, President Obama may have picked a challenge even more daunting than ending the war in Afghanistan...

And Now, From I.b.m., Chef Watson
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And Now, From I.b.m., Chef Watson

I.B.M.'s Watson beat "Jeopardy" champions two years ago. But can it whip up something tasty in the kitchen?

After M.t.a. Setbacks, No-Swipe Fare Cards Are Still Stuck in the Future
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After M.t.a. Setbacks, No-Swipe Fare Cards Are Still Stuck in the Future

For nearly 50 years, coins were the currency in New York’s subway and bus system. Tokens carried the next 40 years, until the MetroCard first slid into riders’...

The Next Frontier Is Inside Your Brain
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The Next Frontier Is Inside Your Brain

The Obama administration is planning a multiyear research effort to produce an "activity map" that would show in unprecedented detail the workings of the human,...

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...

Rat-Size Ancestor Said to Link Man and Beast
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Rat-Size Ancestor Said to Link Man and Beast

Humankind's common ancestor with other mammals may have been a roughly rat-size animal that weighed no more than a half a pound, had a long furry tail and lived...

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.

Broad Powers Seen For Obama in Cyberstrikes
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Broad Powers Seen For Obama in Cyberstrikes

A secret legal review on the use of America's growing arsenal of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has the broad power to order a pre-emptive strike...

Once Blackberry Focused, a Campus Widens Its View
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Once Blackberry Focused, a Campus Widens Its View

The University of Waterloo, in a city that people outside Canada would struggle to find on a map, is one of the world’s best technology schools.

Hackers in China Attacked The Times For Last 4 Months
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Hackers in China Attacked The Times For Last 4 Months

For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters...

A Digital Paradise By the Dashboard Light
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A Digital Paradise By the Dashboard Light

The driver of the first Corvette, in 1953, was welcomed by a lovely fan of numbers—a sweeping, eye-catching speedometer denominated in 10-mile-per-hour intervals...

Two Science Projects to Receive Award of 1 Billion Euros
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Two Science Projects to Receive Award of 1 Billion Euros

Projects to imitate the brain and to develop new materials for information technology have won awards of about 1 billion euros (U.S. $1.34 billion) each were announced...

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

Facebook made a potentially game-changing announcement.
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