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Science teacher suspended for using jammer to shut up students' cell phones

Technically Incorrect: In Florida, a science teacher decides that quiet in the classroom should involve a little technical chicanery. Verizon is allegedly not pleased.

By June 3, 2015

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ARM and Unicef team up on wearables for the developing world

The organizations kick off a multiyear partnership by announcing a design contest to create potentially life-saving wearable devices.

By May 19, 2015

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Samsung may owe Apple a lot less than $930M, appeals court finds

The court rules that Samsung did violate some of Apple's design patents, but finds the Korean company did not copy the overall packaging of the product.

By May 18, 2015

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New 'Star Wars' books will foreshadow 'The Force Awakens'

Study up on new adventures featuring Princess Leia, Han Solo and friends with 20 new books, hitting shelves before the December release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

By March 11, 2015

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Wikipedia parent sues to stop NSA's massive surveillance effort

The Wikimedia Foundation argues that the NSA's full-scale seizure of Internet communications is a violation of its First and Fourth Amendment rights.

By March 10, 2015

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Scientists find oddly behaving 'inner-inner core' at Earth's center

Using the coda waves from earthquakes, geologists have discovered that our planet's core isn't quite what we thought it was.

By February 10, 2015

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Neil deGrasse Tyson shares meaning of life with 6-year-old, nails it

It's an impossible question to answer -- unless you're Neil deGrasse Tyson. Watch the famed astrophysicist take on a young boy's loaded query, and knock it out of the park.

By January 17, 2015

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Why is the FCC considering a new system for phone number portability? No good reason

Commentary: After years of delay, the FCC seems poised to switch vendors for the local telephone number portability database. That could be a big mistake.

By January 5, 2015

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Our devices are listening to us all the time -- but do we care?

Once a thing dreamed about in sci-fi, voice-controlled computers are a reality. But consumers may not realize the price they pay for living in the future.

By November 16, 2014

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A Wikipedia monument? It's true (we're pretty sure)

Slubice, Poland, now hosts a monument honoring contributors to the free online encyclopedia. If you can't go see it for yourself, you can read all about it on Wikipedia.

By October 27, 2014