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Tech Visionary Focuses Now On Biological Weapons Threat

Nathan Myhrvold, who made his name with inventions at Microsoft, is focusing these days on a different kind of technological advance: the threat from biological weapons. Myhrvold's in Washington this week to meet with national security leaders. He wants to convince them to spend time and energy on terrorist attacks that could cause the greatest damage.
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Key To Unlocking Your Phone? Give It The Finger(print)

Passwords are a pain to remember, and they're only partially effective in securing your devices. Now, with a fingerprint scanner built into the new iPhone 5s' home button, biometrics is taking a big step into a much bigger ecosystem. But such scanners raise security and privacy concerns of their own.
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Apple Hopes New iPhone Will Help It Compete In Developing World

Apple is introducing two new iPhone models as it battles for market share with rival phone makers such as Samsung. One of the phones, the iPhone 5C, starts at $99 and is aimed at consumers in the developing world. Apple is also launching a fingerprint called Touch ID that could be used instead of an iPhone password.
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Beijing To Crack Down On Social Media 'Slanderous Rumors'

A new interpretation of existing law would make writing a defamatory post that's read by more than 5,000 people or shared by more than 500 punishable by up to 10 years in jail.
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Apple Unveils New iPhones — One Innovative, One Cheap

Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals two new iPhone models — one includes a fingerprint reader to unlock the device, and a less advanced model is aimed at the cost-conscious consumer.
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Gotta Be Honest, We're Not That Geeked About Apple's Reveal

Apple's latest iPhone announcement, expected later Tuesday, shows the company is getting more incremental in its innovation than revolutionary. But that doesn't mean that the hype machine isn't in full swing.
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Is The iPhone Losing Out In The Chinese Market?

Although many of its phones are made in China, Apple has struggled with sales in the world's largest smartphone market. A cheaper iPhone may attract more consumers — but it could also lose some of its cachet. The company also faces competition from Asian rivals who offer cheaper phones.
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Got 'Ya Web: Jimmy Kimmel Was Behind 'Worst Twerk Fail EVER'

Sorry everyone, last week's viral video of a young woman's yoga pants catching fire during a twerking mishap wasn't "real." ABC-TV's late night jokester was behind the hoax.
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Smartwatch Is Next Step In 'Quantified Self' Life-Logging

Smartwatches are capturing imaginations because of what they can measure about their wearers. A watch touches your skin, so it can take your pulse, measure your temperature and record the quality of your sleep.
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VIDEO: 'I Killed A Man' Confessor Is Indicted

Matthew Cordle's online confession that he was driving drunk when he caused a fatal accident has gone viral. On Monday, it was announced that a grand jury has indicted the 22-year-old Cordle on a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide. He could go to jail for more than eight years.

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