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Google boosts Turing Award computing prize to $1 million

Computer scientists no longer need have Nobel envy -- at least financially. A Google cash infusion quadrupled the size of the top computer science prize.

By November 14, 2014

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Efficient, useful blue-light LED draws Nobel Prize in physics

Three researchers helped revolutionize lighting with vastly better energy efficiency and brightness. The light-emitting diodes also are used in data storage, TVs and smartphones.

By October 7, 2014

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Superman's Action Comics No. 1 sells for record $3.2 million on eBay

Swooping in almost at the last second to win the "holy grail" issue, the top bidder will now own the most expensive comic book in the world.

By August 25, 2014

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'Star Wars' fans raise millions for UNICEF

Director J.J. Abrams tweets a thank-you to fans who raised millions, and gives another clue from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII."

By August 19, 2014

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World speed texting record broken on an iPhone 6 Plus

Brazilian teen Marcel Fernandes Filho uses a Fleksy keyboard and a very large phone to break his own texting record.

By November 18, 2014

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Google funds million-dollar contest for better power electronics

The Little Box Challenge is designed to shrink the size of power inverters, devices used in solar panels and electric cars. It's part of Google's effort to improve its green-tech image.

By July 22, 2014

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All hacking eyes on the prize money at CanSecWest

Nearly $4 million in prize money between Pwnium and Pwn2Own drives more attention than ever to the two hacking contests, as Google crosses the $3 million security award mark.

By March 13, 2014

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Intel invests $62M in virtual reality, drones, mobile

The chipmaker's investment arm expects to invest about $355 million altogether this year.

By November 4, 2014

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A walk in the park: Google Maps hits the trails in California

Against the scenic backdrop of Northern California's Mount Tam, the search giant unveils its latest effort to stitch together a comprehensive view of the world.

By October 7, 2014

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10 years of XPrizes: Fixing the world one competition at a time

It was October 4, 2004 that Scaled Composites won the Ansari XPrize. 10 years later, what started as one man's quest to get to space has evolved into an international organization for global good.

By October 3, 2014