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Hackers find weaknesses in car computer systems

As cars become more like PCs on wheels, what's to stop a hacker from taking over yours? In recent demonstrations, hackers have shown they can slam a car's brakes at freeway speeds, jerk the steering wheel ...

Sep 03, 2013
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Nokia stock surges on Microsoft takeover (Update 2)

Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.'s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to strengthen its fight with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to capture a slice of the lucrati ...

Sep 03, 2013
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Microsoft to buy Nokia phones, patents for $7.2B

Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.'s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to mount a more formidable challenge to Apple Inc. and Google Inc. as more technological ...

Sep 03, 2013
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Review: Google, Apple decent contenders to Office

Over the years, as I've added laptops, smartphones and tablet computers to the collection of desktop machines I use at home and work, it's become a chore to keep track of which files are where. Once I bring ...

Aug 28, 2013
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Bargains and options abound for PC buyers

There is a silver lining in the struggles of the PC industry. Bargains abound if you're buying a computer for a student heading to school this fall, or if you're finally upgrading that creaky old Windows XP machine.

Aug 20, 2013
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In with antennas, out with cables

An eyesore and a tripping hazard in one: cable clutter is a real nuisance. Now a new kind of antenna is set to banish the pest, hidden in tables and supplying electronic devices with power. The "tables" can ...

Aug 02, 2013
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Could HYCCUPS boost phone battery life?

A new system that goes by the name of "hybrid contextual cloud in ubiquitous platforms comprising of smart phones" or HYCCUPS for short, has been developed by Romanian computer scientists. The system discussed in a forthcoming ...

Jul 23, 2013
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