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Is protecting intellectual property from cyberthieves futile?

Experts gathering to discuss intellectual-property theft say that a fix will require the application of economic sanctions, not just more technology.

By May. 23, 2013

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Time calculator shows futility in trying to keep up with Twitter

The Tweetulator Twitter time calculator offers a compelling case for keeping your Twitter following activities down to a reasonable size.

By Feb. 18, 2013

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Failed phone calls: Reaching Sendai feels futile

Trying to find people in the the tsunami-ravaged areas of Sendai, Japan, is practically impossible if you're not there. Here's Brooke Crothers' brief account.

By Mar. 13, 2011

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Teen survey makes Microsoft's Zune seem futile

Piper Jaffray's biannual Teen Survey is out and when it comes to MP3 players, things look very good for Apple and bleak for Microsoft and Sony.

By Apr. 9, 2009

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Find your first tweet: Twitter opens archive for its birthday

To celebrate turning 8, Twitter is making it easy for you to find your very first tweet. Were you witty or dull?

By Mar. 20, 2014

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Intel reveals what happens in a single Internet minute

If the Internet is a series of tubes, then those tubes are jam-packed. An Intel infographic shows all the amazing things that happen in just one minute on the Internet.

By Mar. 20, 2013

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Lego machine removes DRM from Kindle e-books

Lego Mindstorms, a Kindle, and a laptop combine into an art project that is an automated system for scanning e-books and creating DRM-free versions.

By Sep. 8, 2013

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Tweet-to-shoot paintball gun makes social media messy

The power of paint is in your hands thanks to Paintbot, a Twitter-activated paintball gun that only requires the right hashtag to make it shoot.

By Mar. 6, 2013

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Whiffers scented bands are smelly study aids

Whiffers scented wristbands in peppermint, spearmint, and lavender play on the connection between smell and memories and are being marketed as study aids for nervous test takers.

By Aug. 1, 2011

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New intrigue on trail of cheaper iPhone

Reuters had cryptically withdrawn a story pegged to remarks purportedly made by Apple's Phil Schiller in China. Now the story's back with a nip and a tuck or two.

By Jan. 11, 2013