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Halo To Leap From Computer Screens To Mobile Phones

Blockbuster console game franchise Halo is going to have a new installment for mobile phones. Microsoft made the announcement Tuesday. It's a confirmation of the way the gaming industry is going, away from relying on $60 console games and closer to mobile and micropayments.
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U.S. Trade Body Rules Apple Violated Samsung Patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission's ruling affects some older models of the iPhone and iPad. President Obama has 60 days to overturn the order; Apple said it will appeal.
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Beer Fridge Blamed For Cellphone Network Blackout

Engineers for Australian cellphone provider Telstra say they recently found what was disrupting the mobile data network in several neighborhoods: a man's beer fridge. Technicians say an electric spark in the motor evidently created enough radio frequency noise to interfere with the network.
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Once High-Flying Game Company Zynga To Lay Off 520 Workers

Zynga, the social game maker behind the popular FarmVille franchise, is struggling. It was late getting into the mobile phone market as gamers moved away from computers. It plans to layoff 18 percent of its workforce by the end of summer.
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What's Private In The Modern Age

What's private in the modern age: government collection of personal data, cyber theft and the balance between privacy and security.

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'Atari Dump' Will Be Excavated, After Nearly 30 Years

After nearly 30 years, the New Mexico landfill that famously was used to bury the game console maker's mistakes — the biggest being the game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial — will be dug up by game developer Fuel Industries, which hopes to make a documentary about the project.
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How To Be A Savvy Consumer Of Health Care

As health care providers in the U.S. and abroad meet new digital standards, we explore how patients can become more active health care consumers.

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