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Will Tweaking Windows 8 Be Enough To Revive The PC?

When Microsoft introduced Windows 8 last year, the software giant billed the new operating system as one of the most critical releases in its history. The system would bridge the gap between personal computers and the fast-growing mobile world of tablets and smartphones. But this week, the company sent signals that it might soon alter Windows 8 to address some early criticism.
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Afghans Confront Sensitive Issue Of Ethnicity

Afghanistan is set to issue new national IDs that will have a person's ethnicity embedded in it electronically — but not printed on it. That's renewed debate over a divisive issue in a country made up of many different groups.
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A 'Poison Pill' In The Immigration Bill?

It might be up to the government to decide whether foreign workers are the most qualified applicants for for jobs at private companies.
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U.S. Turns Up Heat On Costly Commercial Cyber Theft In China

U.S. official displeasure has grown over the problem of Chinese cyber-espionage. The Obama administration has signaled that it will step up the investigation and prosecution of trade-secret theft and has not ruled out punitive measures.
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Envisioning The Future With Inventor Cori Lathan

This enterprising technologist is designing for a future where computers are intuitive and anticipate our every need. We're not there yet, but she has started a company that aims to imagine, build and test tomorrow's gadgets today.
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Some Net Retailers Aren't Buying Online Sales Tax Proposal

Proponents of the bill, currently before Congress, say collecting taxes from online sales should be relatively simple for retailers. But with close to 10,000 tax jurisdictions around the country, some online businesses say collecting the taxes and navigating potential problems will be a costly burden.
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Pentagon: China's Government Hacked U.S. Networks

In a new report, the Department of Defense says that China's government is directly responsible for hacking into U.S. diplomatic, economic and defense networks.
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Unearthing History: How Technology Is Transforming Archaeology

For centuries, explorers tried to find la Ciudad Blanca, a fabled city in the rain forests of Central America. Dense jungle impeded efforts to uncover it. Douglas Preston tells the story of a team who used light detection technology to survey the iconic ruins from the air.

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