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Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.
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X-Rays Open Secrets Of Ancient Scrolls

Scientists have used a particle accelerator to read ancient scrolls without unrolling them. The breakthrough could potentially be used to decipher hundreds of texts.
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Google Is Said To Be Preparing Its Own Mobile Wireless Service

Google plans to launch a new mobile phone service that it will sell directly to U.S. consumers, according to technology site The Information and other news outlets.
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The Battle Over Open-Internet Rules Shifts To Congress

President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect the principle of net neutrality. But Republicans presented their own set of rules at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday.
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This Is True: Facebook Starts Cracking Down On Hoax News Stories

Facebook says it won't delete fake stories, but it will start attaching notices to ones that users have flagged as hoaxes. And it will display bogus stories less frequently in users' News Feed.
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Is Your Online Password On The Worst-Password List?

SplashData, an Internet security services firm, has released its annual list of 25 worst Internet passwords. Topping the list: "123456" and "password."
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Google's Stake In SpaceX Puts It Closer To Goal Of Internet Access For All

Elon Musk's SpaceX received a $1 billion investment from Google and Fidelity, which now own slightly less than 10 percent of the firm. SpaceX is currently valued at $10 billion.
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At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

Barbara Beskind stands out in youth-obsessed Silicon Valley. She inspires designers at the IDEO firm to think about the needs of older generations: What if your glasses could help you remember people?
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In Tech Marketplace, Seniors Are Carving Out A Sizable Niche Of Their Own

Robert Siegel talks to Laurie Orlov, founder of the market research firm Aging in Place Technology Watch, about the growing industry for seniors and tech.
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Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It?

People use wearable gadgets and phone apps to monitor their health — everything from calories consumed to medication taken. But all that data doesn't necessarily translate into better health care.

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