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US software engineer outsources his job to China

"Bob" the software engineer was becoming a modern workplace legend on Thursday as word spread that he had secretly outsourced his own job to China and sat at his desk watching cat videos.

Jan 17, 2013
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Cars made in Brazil are deadly, experts say

(AP)—The cars roll endlessly off the local assembly lines of the industry's biggest automakers, more than 10,000 a day, into the eager hands of Brazil's new middle class. The shiny new Fords, Fiats, and ...

May 12, 2013
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British betting company tests smartphone users' wits

Ladbrokes, UK bookmakers, have gathered results of their online test of 1,000 smartphone users, challenged to complete seven online brain teasers. The brainteasers were designed to see which brand's users ...

Jan 05, 2014 weblog
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Vote glitch reports pile up in US election (Update)

Voting went smoothly in Tuesday's US elections, except when it didn't. Some computer problems, as well as human ones, drew complaints across the country as millions of Americans went to the polls.

Nov 06, 2012
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NIST 'Standard Bullet' fights gang violence

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a copper bullet designed to help end criminal sprees without once being fired. Crime laboratories can use NIST's "Standard ...

Jan 19, 2007
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App helps San Fran police track stolen iPhone fast

(AP) -- A man accused of swiping an Apple iPhone out of a woman's hand in San Francisco may have been shocked when police found him only nine minutes later. It turns out the phone had been tracking his every move.

Jul 22, 2010
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Cloud computing: The good, the bad, and the ugly

A survey of 31 Cloud computing contracts from 27 different providers has found that many include clauses that could have a significant impact, often negative, on the rights and interests of customers.

Nov 24, 2010
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Gone Missing CDs: Personal & Financial Data Solutions

The collaborative efforts of Hitachi, NTT and Tokyo University have come up with means to protect secure data stored on CDs. The problem is illustrated by recent gone missing CDs, holding citizens private ...

Dec 19, 2007 weblog
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