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DARPA: 'Vanishing' spy tech will self-destruct in 3,2,1...

The U.S. military is giving big bucks to IBM, Xerox, and others to develop "Mission Impossible"-style tech that explodes or decomposes once it's served its purpose.

By February 11, 2014

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Linux development by the numbers: Big and getting bigger

The open-source operating system project is steadily growing through any number of measurements: programmers, updates, and changes per hour.

By September 17, 2013

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LG and Samsung loosen their iron grip on tablet displays -- slightly

The two South Korean electronics suppliers accounted for more than 80 percent of the market last year, down from 98 percent the previous year, according to an industry report.

By May 30, 2012

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Oracle tries to rewrite history for Sun and alter Java's future

The Oracle v. Google case is about copyright, patents, and the intricacies of the open-source world. But it's also about Oracle trying to get a do-over for decisions made by Sun's executive management.

By May 2, 2012

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Former Sun CEO says Google's Android didn't need license for Java APIs

Jonathan Schwartz testifies that Java APIs were not considered proprietary or protected by Sun, as long as Google didn't use the Java name, countering Oracle's claims that Google infringed on its intellectual property.

By April 26, 2012

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Heat shield is new type of 'invisibility cloak'

French researchers say special coatings can isolate objects from heat or concentrate heat, similar to how waves are diffused for cloaking.

By March 27, 2012

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Apple coughing up $5 million to settle patent infringement suit

Company agrees to pay $5 million to settle a suit launched by Taiwan-based Elan Microelectronics, which had accused Apple of infringing on an Elan multitouch patent.

By January 5, 2012

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Wolfson DS-421D noise-canceling earbuds are worthy of an Iron Man

When Tony Stark developed the latest MK VI armor for the classic red and gold Iron Man suit, he probably forgot to engineer a way to listen to music, but Wolfson Microelectronics picks up the slack and shows off a new Digital Silence DS-421D headset here at CES that appears to draw aesthetic inspiration from the superhero's exoskeleton.

By January 10, 2012

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iPad rumor mill hits high gear, as do Apple's plans for China

Apple Talk Weekly gives you all the big Apple news and rumors from the week, including iPhone 4S launches in China, talk of 50-inch TVs, and how much data Siri really uses.

By January 7, 2012

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One-atom-tall wires could extend Moore's Law

A team of researchers has shown that it is possible to fabricate low-resistivity nanowires at the smallest scales imaginable by stringing together individual atoms in silicon.

By January 6, 2012