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Twitter acquires password security startup Mitro

The social network buys Mitro and lets it keep operating as is -- the only change is now the startup's code will be open source.

By July 31, 2014

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Google Glass kernel software goes public

Continuing a string of revelations about its high-tech spectacles, Google makes the software kernel underlying the devices -- and the things they'll eventually let you do -- available for download.

By April 28, 2013

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Robo-cars face a new threat: Lawyers

Robot enthusiasts debate ways to protect self-driving cars and other autonomous machines from the looming existential threat of class action lawsuits.

By April 9, 2013

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Jonathan Schwartz: Oracle bungled its chance at mobile Java

Oracle could have innovated with Java instead of litigated, says CareZone co-founder and Sun's former CEO. Also: Why Amazon won at cloud computing, "Intel Inside" was a blip, and the Mac is back.

By July 26, 2012

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U.S. Navy turns to Linux to run its drone fleet

A deal will pay giant military contractor Raytheon about $28 million to install the operating system on its vertical take off and landing (VTOL) drones.

By June 8, 2012

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Andy Rubin: I didn't know about Sun's patent portfolio

Google's Android chief was called back to the stand -- possibly not for the final time -- in the Oracle v. Google trial in San Francisco this morning.

By May 9, 2012

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Person or computer: could you pass the Turing Test?

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of famed British mathematician Alan Turing, who designed a test in which a human converses with another human and a computer program, and then attempts to determine which is the human and which is the computer.

By May 2, 2012

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Oracle-Google trial puts ex-Sun execs on opposite sides

Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz sided with Google in its court battle with Oracle, while Sun co-founder Scott McNealy and Java father James Gosling believe that Google infringed on Sun's intellectual property. Who is right?

By April 28, 2012

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Google's Eric Schmidt defends Android in court

Google's executive chairman testifies that the Android team developed a "clean room" implementation that uses a completely different approach to the way Java worked internally. So why did Google think it still needed a license from Sun in 2010?

By April 24, 2012

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Android, Java, and the tech behind Oracle v. Google (FAQ)

Wondering what the lawyers and programmers are talking about in the highest-profile tech trial in years? Here's a guide to the ties between Android and Java -- and the history leading up to the case.

By April 20, 2012