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Add Its Own Demise To Intrade's List Of Blown Calls

Under pressure from regulators because it allegedly crossed the line that separates investing from betting, the once popular site has ceased operations.
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Book News: Amazon Tries To Claim '.book' Domain; Publishers Fight Back

Also: the best books coming out this week; Mindy Kaling is writing another memoir; and Francine Prose explores dreams in literature.
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The Most Talked About Tech And Culture Trends At SXSW Interactive

Hardware is a hot topic this year at the Texas-based festival famous for launching startups like Twitter and Foursquare.
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Controlling Your Computer With A Wave Of Your Hand

The Leap Motion Controller senses and tracks hand motions to allow users to browse the Web, play games and open documents. It represents another step in a goal of computer scientists: to make interactions with machines feel natural and easy, and to take away the barriers between humans and computers.
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How Kenya's High-Tech Voting Nearly Lost The Election

It was supposed to be the most modern election in African history. Biometric identification kits, computerized registration rolls and an SMS transmission of results. It all went spectacularly wrong.
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Could This Robot Save Your Job?

Baxter is billed by his makers as a "collaborative manufacturing robot." It can work alongside humans to do simple, repetitive tasks. While some analysts fear that automation like this will kill jobs, Baxter's inventor says such robots could preserve jobs by helping the U.S. remain competitive.

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