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Many fliers refuse to turn off electronic gadgets

Gadget-dependent fliers are turning a deaf ear to flight attendants' instructions to turn off their devices during takeoff and landing, despite decades of government warnings, a USA TODAY investigation shows.

Dec 23, 2011
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Engelbart, inventor of computer mouse, dies at 88

The first computer mouse was a wooden shell with metal wheels. The man behind it, tech visionary Doug Engelbart, has died at 88 after transforming the way people work, play and communicate.

Jul 03, 2013
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Tablet computers for global literacy

In two remote villages in rural Ethiopia, a team of literacy and technology experts from Tufts and MIT launched a grand experiment with a simple gesture: they dropped off a handful of tablet computers for ...

May 01, 2014
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Green Home Tech Wins National Inventor Award

Green technology got another nod Thursday night when an environmentally friendly method for building homes took the top prize at an annual inventors challenge sponsored by The History Channel and a division of the Inventors ...

May 13, 2007
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Berlin company counts on the autistic

When German software giant SAP said last month it plans to employ hundreds of autistic people as IT experts, the news was welcomed especially at a small Berlin computer consulting firm.

Jun 02, 2013
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