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Limping BlackBerry makes buyout overtures to Google, others -- report

The beleaguered smartphone maker is seeking "preliminary expressions of interest" for all or part of the company from Google, Samsung, LG, and others, according to news agency Reuters.

By Oct. 5, 2013


Your move, creep: Researchers building RoboCop policeman

Florida International University is trying to build a remote-operated law enforcement robot that will be controlled by disabled police officers. Would you like a bot on the beat?

By Sep. 28, 2012


Verizon LTE hits 34 new markets, blankets 75 percent of U.S.

The company is also expanding 4G LTE coverage in 38 existing markets, for a total of 371 markets.

By Aug. 15, 2012


Verizon's 4G LTE blankets two-thirds of U.S. population

On Thursday, the wireless carrier will expand its LTE coverage into 27 new markets and 44 existing markets as it maintains its lead over rivals AT&T and Sprint Nextel.

By Apr. 17, 2012


Buzz Out Loud 1266: It's not the porn, it's you (podcast)

If you find that your employees are goofing off watching porn at work instead of working, does it make logical sense that you should get rid of the porn, or the employee? Exactly. Of course, the government doesn't see it that way, but they're the ones who encoded their like, 900-word mission statement into the U.S. CyberCommand shield. Sigh.

By Jul. 9, 2010


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By Jul. 30, 1999


Orange relaxation line chills your ears

Orange wants to take you for a walk on the beach, a stroll through a squawking bird sanctuary or a roll in front of a crackling fire with its new free relaxation line

By Dec. 17, 2009


Electric cars win hype, staying power questioned

Incentives and new models make electric cars a realistic option, but the fresh attention may highlight flaws compared with gasoline and alternatives.

By Apr. 5, 2010


Wizz away with plasma "enhancement"

British Ministry of Defence spin off may revolutionize waterproofing.

By Jan. 2, 2008


Google after antitrust: The good, the bad, and the ugly

U.S. and European antitrust regulators are poised to crack down on the dominant search company. What changes to Google search might the cases trigger?

By Nov. 19, 2012