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Location apps: Where's the security?

Mar 3, 2010
Mobile device applications are increasingly using location check-ins to engage users and build their credibility. But where does all that information go, and can it hurt you? Gigi Douban reports.
Posted In: Internet, Science

Not everyone likes the beetles' sound

Mar 1, 2010
Bark beetles have trashed millions of acres of forests on the West Coast over the last two decades. But researchers may have found a beetle-be-gone technology that uses the beetles' own sounds against them. Laurel Morales reports.
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Mounting e-waste a global problem

Feb 22, 2010
A U.N. report finds waste from discarded cell phones, computers and other technology is becoming an increasingly more pressing issue. But proper recycling of valuable metals could help curb the problem. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Science

A slow media movement

Feb 15, 2010
Have Facebook friend requests, cell-phone messages, incessant emails and texts made it impossible to disconnect? Feel overwhelmed? Sally Herships reports on one solution.
Posted In: Internet, Science

Telecom companies take on Apple

Feb 15, 2010
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, more than two dozen wireless carriers and handset makers announced they're coming together to create a communal site for cell phone applications. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Digital killed the vinyl-scratch star

Feb 15, 2010
Vinyl records were once the DJ's weapon of choice, but new technology is making the once-revolutionary instrument obsolete by emulating the scratches and whirs of a live turntable. Kevin Ferguson explains how it works.
Posted In: Entertainment, Science

Ultrasound that fits in your pocket

Feb 15, 2010
Ultrasound machines aren't traditionally the most convenient technology to carry around. Not anymore: General Electric is releasing vScan, which isn't much bigger than an iPhone. Jennifer Collins explores the benefits of the device.
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Apple, Adobe at war over iPad

Feb 4, 2010
Apple's new iPad tablet has touched off a fight with Adobe over the new technology's exclusion of Flash software, a snub that started with the iPhone. Are the two brawlers evenly matched? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Rocket may not find space in budget

Jan 29, 2010
President Obama is expected to kill a plan to put Americans back on the moon. Thousands of high-tech jobs hang in the balance, as does the business model for U.S. space policy. Jenny Brundin reports.
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Do we really need the iPad?

Jan 28, 2010
The new iPad by Apple is being marketed as a third device -- you buy it after you already have a computer and smartphone. But as the device can't really serve to replace either, what need does it meet? Brett Neely reports.
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