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Alan Turing gets royal pardon on homosexuality 'crime'

The codebreaker and computer pioneer was convicted in 1952, which resulted in him losing security clearance and he was given the choice of jail or chemical castration. A 2013 pardon is merely posturing.

By December 24, 2013

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What does Carrier IQ do on my phone--and should I care? (FAQ)

Programmer says the software violates mobile-user privacy, but Carrier IQ and some security experts say the threat is overblown.

By December 1, 2011

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Famed Babbage machine could come back to life

Campaign under way to use Charles Babbage's original blueprints to create a working version of his steam-powered Analytical Engine, the world's first programmable non-digital computer.

By October 19, 2010

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The man behind the essential geek travel guide

45 Minutes on IM John Graham-Cumming wrote what has become one of the only travel books geeks need. With CNET Road Trip 2010 starting Thursday, I wanted to get his sense of the geek world.

By June 23, 2010

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CNET News Daily Podcast: Great spots for globetrotting geeks

An interview with the author of a travel guide for lovers of science, math, and technology. Also Windows 7 might come via a thumb drive and the iPhone porn flap.

By June 26, 2009

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A travel guide for geeks

New compendium lists sights of historic tech and science breakthroughs.

By May 29, 2009