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Snowden: Dear Brazil, the NSA is watching you

In a letter to the people of Brazil, Edward Snowden offers to help uncover NSA surveillance on Brazilian citizens in exchange for permanent asylum.

By December 17, 2013


Text messages licking stamps in Scandinavia

Denmark is launching SMS stamps next month, with Sweden to follow. Germany has a similar system, but the text-message codes cost more than normal stamps.

By March 9, 2011


Text messages replacing stamps for Scandinavian posties

Scandinavian posties are using mobile phones to lick the problem of buying stamps, with postage paid via text message.

By March 9, 2011


Brazil: A chip in every cow

The giant South American nation is trying to use its large cattle population to create a market for a homegrown semiconductor industry.

By May 14, 2010


Mini-subs exploring Sacramento River

UC Berkeley researchers are developing new devices to better understand how water flows from California's mountains into drinking water supplies.

By June 20, 2008


A radiation detector for inside the body

It was made for spacecraft, but the radiation detector can be used in cancer patients, too.

By February 26, 2008


Eye-catching HP notebook

Hewlett-Packard's user-submitted design winner, a Portuguese design student, makes it to CES. "Asian Odyssey" design is splashed atop 14-inch 2000 series notebook.

By January 6, 2008


XO laptop: Better to give, receive or both?

The Get 1, Give 1 promotion for the $100 laptop is very tempting.

By September 25, 2007


Gadget lifestyles: iPod dock is into leather

We hope this trend won't be overdone

By May 23, 2007


Playing the open-source samba

John Perry Barlow tells the World Social Forum that "Brazil spends more in licensing fees on proprietary software than it spends on hunger."

By January 31, 2005