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Technology PC shipment slump bottoms out PC shipment slump bottoms out
A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.
Technology MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.
Technology Fraud, sex, post-it art: Google cuts search links Fraud, sex, post-it art: Google cuts search links
Google's removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, as stories from some of the continent's most prominent news outlets begin vanishing. The U.S. internet giant said Thursday it is getting 1,000 requests a day to scrub results.
Technology Amazon vows to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases Amazon vows to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases
Amazon says that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.
Technology Amazon vows to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases Amazon vows to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases
Amazon said Wednesday that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.
Technology NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss
Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy - this time on a different rocket.
Technology Filipinos to receive disaster alerts on cellphones Filipinos to receive disaster alerts on cellphones
The Philippines has passed a law that requires cellphone companies to send warnings to millions of people in the path of deadly typhoons, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in an effort to reduce the high number of fatalities that occur almost every year.
Technology Web sites can take some hassle out of car-buying Web sites can take some hassle out of car-buying
Auto Web sites — once filled mostly with reviews and advice — are getting more sophisticated, connecting potential buyers with dealers and offering instant price guarantees.