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quakes

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Quake early warning offers headstart but lacks funding

The biggest earthquake to rock the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years hit early Sunday, and technology -- including a project in part backed by Google -- could put us into a better position than ever to react.

By August 25, 2014

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Giant rooftop pendulums to cut quake shaking in Tokyo

The Big One is due in Tokyo, but 300-ton pendulums on rooftops of tall buildings could cut shaking by 60 percent.

By July 31, 2013

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Qualcomm in the midst of layoffs, report says

The company is thinning out its middle-management ranks in an attempt to cut costs, according to unnamed sources in a GigaOm report.

By November 21, 2013

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Government shutdown can't shake earthquake updates

Those in earthquake country visit USGS.gov to find out the magnitude of the latest temblor. But thanks to Capitol Hill gridlock, the site initially had no data after a 3.0 quake Sunday night.

By October 6, 2013

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Supertall Tokyo Sky Tree shrugs off quakes (photos)

The Tokyo Sky Tree is built on reclaimed land in quake-prone Japan, but engineers are confident the world's tallest tower won't topple.

5 Images By February 29, 2012

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Roach-like robot could one day be used to find quake survivors

The latest creation from UC Berkeley's robotics researchers scampers along at 1.3 meters per second and climbs 17-degree inclines. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das gets a look at the mini machine that draws inspiration from a roach.

By October 19, 2011

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Ep. 1537: BOL, Quake Out Loud Edition

On today's show, an earthquake appears to be headed right for us, and all we can talk about is HP and WebOS some more! Plus, Lenovo's baffling decision to drop the ThinkPad Tablet into the marketplace at $500, when fire-sale frenzy is at its peak. Um. Oops. And would Apple risk fragmenting the iPhone in order to get into emerging markets? We'll see. Oh, and quick hicks!

By August 23, 2011

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Japan struggles in quake's aftermath (week in review)

A week after Japan's devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami, the country deals with disaster relief efforts and a nuclear crisis. Also: more iPad 2 buzz and SXSW updates.

By March 18, 2011

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Buzz Out Loud 1537: BOL, Quake Out Loud Edition (Podcast)

On today's show, an earthquake appears to be headed right for us, and all we can talk about is HP and WebOS some more! Plus, Lenovo's baffling decision to drop the ThinkPad Tablet into the marketplace at $500, when fire-sale frenzy is at its peak. Um. Oops. And would Apple risk fragmenting the iPhone in order to get into emerging markets? We'll see. Oh, and quick hicks!

By August 23, 2011

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Japanese electronics firms grapple with quake's effects

The 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck the country today is affecting the operations of companies including consumer electronics giant Sony.

By March 11, 2011