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Can You Hear Me Now? Cellphone Satellites Phone Home

Never mind the big-budget NASA satellites. A team of young engineers has tricked out a few off-the-shelf cellphones and sent them to space. The smartphones are already above us, sending images and data back to ham radio operators on Earth.
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Google Agrees To Change Display Of Search Results In Europe

Among other things, the tech giant says it will more clearly label results from its own services and more prominently display competitors' results.
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Anger Rises Along With Death Toll At Bangladesh Factory

More than 200 have died and hundreds more are trapped beneath rubble at the site of the garment factory collapse near the capital, Dhaka.
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Virgin America Offers Seat-To-Seat Service

The service is available on all of its U.S. flights. It allows passengers to send unsolicited treats to fellow travelers at the touch of a button.
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GE Capital Cuts Off Credit To Gun Dealers

The lending arm of General Electric has stopped offering financing to retailers whose primary business is selling guns. Around 75 retailers are immediately affected. A company spokesman says this is a response to "industry changes, new legislation and tragic events."
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House Panel Examines Government Loan To Fisker Automotive

The founders of financially troubled Fisker Automotive were grilled by Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday. The electric car maker received a $529 million loan from the Department of Energy in 2009. The carmaker is now on the edge of collapse. Fisker has laid off most of its employees and hired bankruptcy advisers.

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