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Convention Tech: Preparing For 50,000 Smartphones

With more than 50,000 visitors expected at the RNC -- many of them wielding data-hogging smartphones -- wireless providers are racing to expand bandwidth.

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Massive Cyberattack: Act 1 Of Israeli Strike On Iran?

An alleged war plan leaked to a blogger says the attack is designed to take out Iran's Internet, telephones, radio and television transmissions and electrical grid. Although a cyberattack of that scale makes sense in theory, it's unclear whether Israel has such a capacity.
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Web Cartoonist Raises $1 Million For Tesla Museum

A century ago, Nikola Tesla was a world-famous wizard of electrical engineering. But he fell into obscurity, and his lab on Long Island, N.Y, which was supposed to be his crowning achievement, has long sat derelict. Now a crowdsourcing campaign has brought out donations from Tesla fans around the world.
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Is The Cloud In Gamers' Future?

The major game console makers have taken a time out to improve on what they've got. Some gamers don't see a need for an upgrade, others know what they'd like to see in new systems. One idea is to store games online, another to make consoles more attractive for non-gaming users.
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Demand For Smartphones Takes A Human Toll Abroad

If you own a smartphone or a tablet, there's a good chance that inside the device is tin from Indonesia. Tin is used to make the solder that binds metal parts together. The explosion in demand for smart devices has driven up the demand for tin. But that demand has taken a human toll. Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Cam Simpson talks to Audie Cornish how its affecting the Indonesian island where nearly all the country's tin is mined.
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Telescope Innovator Shines His Genius On New Fields

Astronomer Roger Angel completely revolutionized the large telescopes that scientists use to look at the stars. Now he wants to use his mirror technology to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient.

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