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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 Dec. 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 Dec. 2, 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 Jul. 4, 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 Jul. 17, 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 Oct. 17, 2012

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Samsung Smart TV watches you in demo video

In this video from CES 2012, we see how Samsung's latest tellies recognise your voice and gestures with a built-in camera and mic.

By Jan. 16, 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 Oct. 3, 2012

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Amazon says it won't repeat Kindle book recall

Company late Friday says it recalled an e-book because the publisher lacked book rights. However, in the future, it says it won't pull already downloaded material.

By Jul. 17, 2009

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Teen sues Amazon: The Kindle ate my homework

A Michigan teen seeks class action status for lawsuit alleging the bookseller's remote deletion of copies of Orwell's "1984" messed up his summer reading assignment.

By Jul. 31, 2009