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Congress should avoid knee-jerk reactions to patent trolls

commentary Yes, patent trolls are a big problem, but recent legislative proposals are poorly thought out and won't resolve the issue.

By November 9, 2013

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IBM bows out of fight with Amazon for $600M CIA deal

Big Blue withdraws its bid to run the US spy agency's private cloud, ceding to Amazon, which originally won the contract.

By October 30, 2013

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Artist designs gadget to thwart out-of-reach surveillance cams

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei creates a spray-paint holder that extends upward to reach those pesky, hard-to-reach surveillance cameras.

By August 7, 2013

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Dresses writhe and glow only when someone is looking

Designer Ying Gao created two interactive dresses that move and light up when the built-in eye trackers detect a gaze.

By June 25, 2013

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FCC finally opens review of cell phone safety standards

Nine months after the FCC said it would take a closer look at its standards for cell phone safety to see if the agency needs to revise the 15-year-old guidelines, it finally opened the official inquiry

By March 29, 2013

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Graphene aerogel is the new world's lightest substance

Aerographite has been dethroned as the world's lightest substance, replaced by a new form of graphene aerogel.

By March 24, 2013

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GSA vulnerability highlights dangers of SSNs as IDs

A recently fixed vulnerability at the U.S. General Services Administration highlights the dangers of using your Social Security Number for identification. Federal and state laws restrict use of SSNs by public and private organizations.

By March 23, 2013

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Concept tire uses color-coding to monitor treadwear

If the Discolor Tyre concept tire turns orange, then it's time for a new set.

By December 31, 2012

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U.S. report: FCC's cell phone radiation guidelines outdated

Cell phone usage changes, and new research could affect cell phone exposure limits, says a report by the Government Accountability Office.

By August 7, 2012

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San Francisco faces wireless industry in court over radiation warnings

The city's law requiring cell phone retailers to disclose possible health risks from cell phone radiation will have an important day in court today.

By August 9, 2012