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Is Motion Control Patent a Powder Keg For Mobile?
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Is Motion Control Patent a Powder Keg For Mobile?

Here's a potentially noteworthy development in the patent litigation-riddled mobile device market. The patent is No. 7,679,604, "Method and apparatus for controlling...

Interview: Sergey Brin on Google
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Interview: Sergey Brin on Google

China's censorship of the Internet may be blunt, but Google has found negotiations with the Chinese government in recent weeks to be subtle and uncertain. That...

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Google Loss Won't Hamper Business Gains in China

When Google made its threat to pull out of China on January 12, it titled its online announcement "A new approach to China," indicating its high expectations for...

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Beware the Nsa

Early this year, the big brains at Google admitted that they had been outsmarted. Along with 33 other companies, the search giant had been the victim of a major...

Toyota Hardware Defects/software Bugs
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Toyota Hardware Defects/software Bugs

Is embedded automotive software as buggy as a desktop operating system?

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Current E-Waste Policies Not Working

E-waste created from discarded personal computers is a fast growing source of environmental damage, threatening the health of populations in developing nations....

Four Consequences of Google's China Exit
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Four Consequences of Google's China Exit

In a defiant move, Google has officially shut down its Chinese search site. In many ways the company's exit is unprecedented and gives rise to a myriad of consequences...

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A New Approach to China: An Update

Earlier today we stopped censoring our search services—Google Search, Google News, and Google Images—on Google.cn. Users visiting Google.cn are now being redirected...

A Tale of 20 Interns, One Project and One Fiery Debate
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A Tale of 20 Interns, One Project and One Fiery Debate

Few geeks are unfamiliar with the concept of the "Mythical Man-Month" from Fred Brooks' classic software engineering tome by the same name. It's a classic for good...

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Google, Don't Politicalize Yourself

 From groundlessly accusing the Chinese government of supporting hacker attack against it to pushing China abandon the legal regulations on the Internet by threatening...

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The Fcc's Visible Hand

 By the Federal Communications Commission's own account, broadband use in the United States has exploded over the past decade: "Fueled primarily by private sector...

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Cisco's New Router: Trouble For Hollywood

Cisco's CRS-3 router made a bit of a splash when it was announced on March 9, but the power of this new device hasn't yet sunk in. Consider: The CRS-3, a network...

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National Broadband Plan: What's in It For Businesses?

We've heard a lot about how the Federal Communications Commission's national broadband plan aims to provide 100 million U.S. households with 100Mbps broadband...

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The Ipad Paradox: Less Is More

The introduction of Apple's iPad predictably divided gadget fans into "love it" and "hate it" camps. The haters say iPad lacks multitasking, a Webcam, Flash support...

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After Google Dustup, Should the ­.s. Ban Chinese Computers?

Should the Google/China spat over censorship start a trade war that puts an end to Chinese-made computers? One international trade lawyer argues that it should...

Broadbandits
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Broadbandits

Most of the buildings in Dupree, S.D., population 434, do not have street addresses. The volunteer fire department is listed at P.O. Box 461, and you have to dial...

To Stop Crime, Share Your Genes
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To Stop Crime, Share Your Genes

Perhaps the only thing more surprising than President Obama’s decision to give an interview for "America’s Most Wanted" last weekend was his apparent agreement...

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Why Congress Should Pass the Startup Visa Bill

 Those in Silicon Valley looking to have a bigger impact on the policymaking machinery of Washington, D.C., should take a close look at the genesis of the legislation...

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Braking Bad

 The Obama administration has said that it may require automakers to install “smart pedals” on all new cars. This kind of system—already used in BMWs, Chryslers...

Interview with Charles Thacker, Pc Pioneer and 2009 ACM A.m. Turing Award Winner
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Interview with Charles Thacker, Pc Pioneer and 2009 ACM A.m. Turing Award Winner

In an interview, Microsoft researcher Charles P. Thacker, who received ACM's 2009 A.M. Turing Award, says the computer industry's journey toward a new programming...
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