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Is There Room For Smartphones Beyond Android And iOS?

Between them, Google Android and Apple's iOS account for more than 90 percent of U.S. smartphone sales, with Windows Phone, BlackBerry and a few smaller players rounding out the mobile market. But the tech world never stands still and other players are making a run for a piece of the growing mobile pie.
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Anesthesia Care And Web-Surfing May Not Mix, Nurses Say

Is the operating room staff Facebooking when they should be monitoring vital signs? The nurse anestheticists say that's a potential patient safety problem.
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Among Oscars Fanfare, Visual Effects Industry Faces Difficult Times

In a business where effects-laden movies bring in hundreds of millions of dollars, many of the studios that create those effects are barely staying afloat.
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Technology Upends Another Industry: Homebuilding

A Maryland building firm automated its home design process, and now it's looking to use another company to assemble houses on-site from parts. The firm has half as many workers as before the recession.
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Seeking A 'Field Of Dreams' For A Rising Drone Industry

Drone developers in upstate New York and other regions are striving to be named official testing sites for drones as the FAA creates regulations for their use. They hope to emerge as the Silicon Valleys of unmanned aerial systems, attracting billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.
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Weapons Made With 3-D Printers Could Complicate Gun Control Laws

As digital technology continues to transform the way objects are manufactured, it's becoming more possible to produce an entire firearm at home. Amateur gunsmiths are now sharing the digital blueprints for making key parts of a gun online on a 3-D printer and one member of Congress has expressed concern about the implications of 3-D printed guns at airports and other public spaces.

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