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First U.S. Assembly Plant For China's Lenovo Opens In N.C.

The Chinese computer maker is trying to boost its brand and U.S. market share as other high-tech firms, including Motorola, plan to manufacture here. North Carolina officials say the plant in Whitsett is a sign of manufacturing's return from overseas.
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Amazon's Grocery Delivery: A Trojan Horse To Get In Your Door

Yes, the Web is littered with the corpses of failed online grocers. But AmazonFresh doesn't have to be a cash cow for the retail giant, because Amazon can also drop off books with your bananas. And for consumers, it could mean convenience, no minimum fees, pre-dawn drop-off and maybe even delivery of local, artisanal goods.
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The Smithsonian Explores Navigation

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution examines the history and future of navigation, from following the North Star at sea to following the GPS in your cell phone.

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U.K. Secretary Of State For Health Jeremy Hunt

Kojo chats with U.K. Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt about efforts to digitize Britain's health system and why countries around the world are watching the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the United States.

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U.S. Trade Commission Rules Apple Violated Samsung Patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission's ruling affects some older models of the iPhone and iPad. President Obama has 60 days to overturn the order; Apple said it will appeal.
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Halo To Leap From Computer Screens To Mobile Phones

Blockbuster console game franchise Halo is going to have a new installment for mobile phones. Microsoft made the announcement Tuesday. It's a confirmation of the way the gaming industry is going, away from relying on $60 console games and closer to mobile and micropayments.
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U.S. Trade Body Rules Apple Violated Samsung Patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission's ruling affects some older models of the iPhone and iPad. President Obama has 60 days to overturn the order; Apple said it will appeal.
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Beer Fridge Blamed For Cellphone Network Blackout

Engineers for Australian cellphone provider Telstra say they recently found what was disrupting the mobile data network in several neighborhoods: a man's beer fridge. Technicians say an electric spark in the motor evidently created enough radio frequency noise to interfere with the network.

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