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Tech Week Ahead: Controversial Founder Of File-Sharing Site Launches New Service

Laura Sydell gives a look ahead to the week in tech news. She covers the launch of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's latest website and the rollout of what Facebook is calling its "graph search."
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Inventors Design Lamp Powered Entirely By Gravity

As part of a research initiative on how to harness off-grid energy for low-power electronics, a pair of U.K.-based designers created a lamp that uses gravity to generate light. Martin Riddiford, co-inventor of the GravityLight, talks about plans for the innovative project.
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Bump On The Road For Driverless Cars Isn't Technology, It's You

New technology is getting us closer and closer to the point where cars will drive themselves. Automakers are testing and refining systems that will make this happen. But our love for control may keep us from riding in these cars anytime soon.
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'Make Me Asian' App Removed From Google Play Store

It let users alter photos turn faces into stereotypical Asian caricatures. That led to protests from Asian-American activists and a Twitter campaign — #makemeracist — to convince Google to take down the app.
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Outsourced: Employee Sends Own Job To China; Surfs Web

What began as a company's suspicion that its infrastructure was being hacked turned into a case of a worker outsourcing his own job to a Chinese consulting firm, according to reports that cite an investigation by Verizon's security team. The man was earning a six-figure salary.
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'It's About Time': Facebook Reveals New Search Feature

The "graph search" feature, which will let users comb their friends' pages for everything from travel tips to restaurants they like, gives the company a path to grow its revenue but could also add to privacy concerns. Most analysts don't see the new feature as a direct threat to Google — for now.

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