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The Macintosh turns 30: Going the distance

Apple's Macintosh arrived with great fanfare, but the computer that aimed to show why 1984 wouldn't be like "1984" barely made its debut. Here's the story of how it came to be.

By January 21, 2014

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End mass surveillance, Snowden urges in Xmas message

Whistleblower Edward Snowden claims today's surveillance is worse than in George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984.

By December 26, 2013

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Amazon Prime Air to use scary drones for 30-minute delivery

Amazon has outlined a terrifying future in which computer-controlled octocopters will deliver low-weight goods to your door in less than 30 minutes.

By December 2, 2013

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Berkeley scientists have 'smart dust' on the brain

California researchers theorize that tiny electronic sensors the size of dust particles could be used in future brain studies.

By July 17, 2013

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Eye on surveillance: France's PRISM, EU's concerns

The Fourth of July saw a flurry of news related to the U.S. National Security Agency's intelligence-gathering efforts. Here's a rundown.

By July 4, 2013

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Square's Jack Dorsey reconsiders the term 'user'

In a blog post, the Twitter co-founder hashes out his beef with the tech vernacular -- most specifically the word "user" -- and rules that Square remove the term from its vocabulary.

By October 17, 2012

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iPhone 5 mocked by Nokia in colourful Lumia 920 ad

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the latest phone to take a pop at the iPhone 5.

By October 3, 2012

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Amazon recalls (and embodies) Orwell's '1984'

In a widely criticized move, the retailer has reportedly taken back copies of two electronic books after the publisher decided it no longer wanted to sell the e-books.

By July 17, 2009

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Andrew Keen: 'Social media is killing our species'

In his new book, "Digital Vertigo," Keen argues that the profusion of sharing online is harming society, dividing, diminishing, and disorienting humanity.

By June 4, 2012

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Samsung thinks up mind-reading brain implant

Company files patent application for an implantable medical device that can transmit information. Think of it as a secure Wi-Fi router for your body.

By April 25, 2012