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'Nobel of computing' goes to early PC designer

(AP) -- A Microsoft Corp. researcher won the $250,000 Turing Award, one of technology's most coveted prizes, on Tuesday for his work helping design and build what is widely considered the first modern personal computer.

Mar 09, 2010 3.8 / 5 (4) 0

Toyota secretive on 'black box' data

(AP) -- Toyota has for years blocked access to data stored in devices similar to airline "black boxes" that could explain crashes blamed on sudden unintended acceleration, according to an Associated Press ...

Mar 04, 2010 4.6 / 5 (12) 12

CRTs going down the tubes? Hardly

Many people may assume that conventional television sets and computer monitors — the kind that use picture tubes (technically known as cathode ray tubes, or CRTs) rather than flat panel screens — have ...

Feb 02, 2010 3 / 5 (12) 0 | with audio podcast

Power plants, other infrastructure face hackers

(AP) -- More than half of the operators of power plants and other "critical infrastructure" say in a new study that their computer networks have been infiltrated by sophisticated adversaries. In many cases, foreign governments ...

Jan 28, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 4