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After Conquering Consoles, Hard-Core Gaming Shifts To Mobile

Gears of War is one of those hard-core military video games with spectacular graphics and epic stories. It's not something you'd expect to work on a smartphone or with a download, but that's just where designers are planning to take these types of games.
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Google's Eric Schmidt Heads To Another Isolated Asian Nation

Schmidt, who recently traveled to North Korea, will be the first senior executive of a major U.S. tech firm to visit Myanmar since it began political and economic reforms. Myanmar plans to vastly expand its telecom infrastructure. But sanctions remain against members of the military, many of whom hold positions in the telecom sector.
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South Korea Says Cyberattack That Paralyzed Computers Was Traced To Chinese IP

That doesn't necessarily mean that China was behind the attack. There is a possibility that North Korean hackers launched the attack from China.
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Shareholders Re-Elect Hewlett-Packard Board Members

HP will celebrate its 75th birthday next year. The company was once a technology giant. But with old products, a lack of vision and a revolving door at the top, the company has been having trouble.
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On Its 7th Birthday, Is Twitter Still The 'Free Speech Party'?

The first tweet was posted seven years ago. Since then, the social media site has been used as a free speech platform to spread information, report on the Arab Spring and stay connected with millions worldwide. But critics say that as Twitter has grown, it has sometimes compromised its principles.
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Samsung Is On A Roll, But Can It Beat Apple?

The company's long-term position in the smartphone market is complicated because of its historical association with hardware. One analyst says that what really matters to consumers are the software and new experiences.
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Web Developers Give Passover Guidebook A Digital Makeover

At Passover, Jews all over the world sit down for a Seder meal, enacting an ancient ritual. But this year, many of them will be guided through it by a very modern text — a crowd-sourced haggadah. Designer Eileen Levinson launched a website inviting anybody who wants to contribute selections for the Passover service. It now boasts over 2,000 contributions — from children's activities to songs to interpretations of the exodus story through the lens of social justice or interfaith relationships — which people can click through to create a personally meaningful document. Deena Prichep reports on how modern technology is being used to create a varied, living document, and how this contemporary practice is very much in the age-old Passover tradition.
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Yes, Your New Car Has A 'Black Box.' Where's The Off Switch?

Most newer cars have recorders that collect data at the moment of a crash and preserve key information. The data is meant to improve safety, but it's also useful in court. The federal government now wants to make the recorders mandatory on all new cars, but privacy advocates say people should have the option of turning their cars' recorders off.

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