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Windows 10 marks turnaround moment for Microsoft

The goal of the software maker's flagship product is to renew faith in the Windows world.

By July 29, 2015

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What have we learned from Google Fiber?

Commentary: Blair Levin, chief author of the National Broadband Plan, offers insight on what Google Fiber has taught policymakers about how to get very high-speed broadband service to all Americans.

By July 31, 2015

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These frustrated potholes tweet complaints straight to the authorities

Plenty of people tweet gripes about potholes going unrepaired. Now the potholes themselves are tweeting their frustration.

By June 1, 2015

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Chinese authorities pay visits to Uber offices

Officials in Guangzhou and Chengdu have investigated two Uber offices in China, as part of the government crackdown on the taxi-hailing app's operations.

By May 7, 2015

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'The Martian' author is less optimistic about getting to Mars than NASA

His book about a colony on Mars is about to become a Hollywood blockbuster, but Andy Weir isn't quite as bullish as NASA about his fiction becoming fact within 25 years.

By May 5, 2015

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NASA spots nearest rocky super-Earth at just 21 light-years away

NASA's Spitzer telescope confirms a new neighbor in the form of a larger-than-Earth rocky planet outside our solar system.

By July 31, 2015

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Fire Phone one year later: Why Amazon's smartphone flamed out

The failure of the Fire Phone, which hit the market a year ago on Saturday, offers some lessons on what companies need to do -- and avoid -- when trying to create a successful smartphone.

By July 24, 2015

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Jack the Ripper finally ID'ed? Skepticism meets author's claims

An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.

By September 8, 2014

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Where can Microsoft's Windows Phone go from here?

With its biggest hardware gamble a failure and Windows 10 about to arrive, the software maker is pressed to prove what it can achieve in the phone business.

By July 27, 2015

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Born in 1980? A mathematical surprise awaits you in 2025

Finally, people born in 1980 have something amazing over those young'ins who came into the world in the year 2000 or on a Leap Day.

By July 1, 2015