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U.s. Patent Awards Up 31 Percent in 2010
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U.s. Patent Awards Up 31 Percent in 2010

The number of U.S. patent awards rose 31 percent in 2010, with the U.S. Patent Office issuing a record 219,614 patents. "The number of grants continues to grow...

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Intel's Truce with Nvidia Shows Industry's Shifts

Intel Corp.'s decision to pay Nvidia Corp. $1.5 billion for the right to its patents highlights the seismic shifts the semiconductor industry is undergoing.

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NFL Fighting Head Injuries with Technology

The NFL is turning to technology to both measure and mitigate pro football's effect on players' brains, pushing into unexplored territory as officials try to...

Algorithms Take Control of Wall Street
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Algorithms Take Control of Wall Street

Last spring, Dow Jones launched a new service called Lexicon, which sends real-time financial news to professional investors. This in itself is not surprising...

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1986 Privacy Law Is Outrun By the Web

Rising use of the Internet has overtaken the main statute governing communication privacy, according to many Web companies and consumer proponents, who say they...

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Fcc Challenges App Makers to Protect Open Internet

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has launched the Open Internet Challenge, which calls on software developers to create applications that will help Internet...

How New COMPETES Science Law Broadens NSF Education Programs
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How New COMPETES Science Law Broadens NSF Education Programs

The reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act outlines program changes designed to guarantee that all the elements of the U.S. National Science Foundation are...

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Hackers Find New Way to Cheat on Wall Street

High-frequency trading networks, which complete stock market transactions in microseconds, are vulnerable to manipulation by hackers who can inject tiny amounts...

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The New Speed of Money, Reshaping Markets

A substantial part of all stock trading in the United States takes place in a warehouse in a nondescript business park just off the New Jersey Turnpike.

Utah's $1.5 Billion Cyber-Security Center Under Way
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Utah's $1.5 Billion Cyber-Security Center Under Way

Today's groundbreaking for a $1.5 billion National Security Agency data center is being billed as important in the short term for construction jobs and important...

The American Wikileaks Hacker
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The American Wikileaks Hacker

Jacob Appelbaum fights repressive regimes around the world—including his own.

Don't Track Me, Bro
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Don't Track Me, Bro

Here is how Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, describes the current state of affairs on the Internet: "Say I’m walking through a mall...

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Computers That See You and Keep Watch Over You

Hundreds of correctional officers from prisons across America descended last spring on a shuttered penitentiary in West Virginia for annual training exercises...

Report Strengthens Suspicions That Stuxnet Sabotaged Iran
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Report Strengthens Suspicions That Stuxnet Sabotaged Iran

A new report appears to add fuel to suspicions that the Stuxnet superworm was responsible for sabotaging centrifuges at a uranium-enrichment plant in Iran.

FCC Approves Net-Neutrality Rules
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FCC Approves Net-Neutrality Rules

The U.S. FCC passed net neutrality regulations that require Internet service providers to treat all Web content equally. However, they do not extend to wireless...

India's Elephantine Effort
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India's Elephantine Effort

An ambitious biometric ID project in the world's second most populous nation aims to relieve poverty, but faces many hurdles.

The Touchy Subject of Haptics
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The Touchy Subject of Haptics

After more than 20 years of research and development, are haptic interfaces finally getting ready to enter the computing mainstream?

Web Giants Get Bigger, Location Takes Off
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Web Giants Get Bigger, Location Takes Off

The easiest way to sum up the Web in 2010 is that it was a year of growth. The big got bigger and smaller companies came out of the woodwork with new plays on...

Your Apps Are Watching You
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Your Apps Are Watching You

A WSJ Investigation finds that iPhone and Android apps are breaching the privacy of smartphone users.

Monitoring America
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Monitoring America

Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans,...
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