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Why Video Phones Might Not Be The Future After All

Fifty years ago, it seemed to the makers of The Jetsons that people would be making video calls instead of phone calls. But even though computers and smartphones have the capability now, many people don't often make video calls to talk to their friends.
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What They're Saying In Swing Counties

A study of online conversation finds some big differences in geographically distinct parts of Florida around the issue of unemployment. This kind of information could be important to President Obama and Mitt Romney in how they shape their messages while visiting the state, and in advertisements.
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Do Chinese Tech Firms Pose U.S. Security Threat?

The U.S.-China economic relationship is under pressure again with allegations from the House Intelligence Committee that two top Chinese telecom firms are security threats. China responded by saying the report could damage relations with the U.S.
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Fifty Years Ago, A Bright Idea

In October 1962, Nick Holonyak and colleagues at General Electric built the first practical light-emitting diode, or LED, that could emit visible light. Semiconductor LEDs are now a part of uncountable electronic devices. Holonyak discusses the invention, and his work since then.
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The Secret To Making Ultrastrong 'Gorilla Glass'

Corning's Gorilla Glass isn't totally unbreakable, as anyone who's dropped a smartphone knows. But it's twice as durable as regular glass--at half the thickness. How do they do it? Dave Velasquez, director of marketing and commercial operations for Gorilla Glass, talks about the innovations that make this ultrastrong, ultralight glass possible.
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The Dark Art Of Debate Dodges And Spin

As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for the second presidential debate, we examine the dark art of debate dodges and spins.

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Headphones, Technology And Culture

Headphones help create a space of one's own, even in a crowded room. We consider the technology, culture and safe use of headphones.

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