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Gazing Into The Cloud, From Storage to Servers

Apple and Amazon want to store your music in 'the cloud,' while companies from Google to Microsoft to Zoho offer ways to wrangle your office documents there. But what exactly is the cloud, and is the time right to start using it? Technology experts Tony Bradley and Nicholas Carr look at the switch away from traditional desktop computing.
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Kids and Dental X-Rays

Recent studies linking dental x-rays to brain tumors and cancers later in life have some parents panicked about their kids' checkups. We explore the risks of dental x-rays--and the possible consequences of avoiding them.

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E-Books: Choosing a Reading Device and a Bookseller

Why is Microsoft investing in e-books? Which reading device is best for you? Can independent bookstores adapt to the e-book market? Tech Tuesday explores...

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Game Giant Forced To Play Catch Up

Electronics Arts built a gaming empire with a strategy straight out of Hollywood — big names and big budgets. But the market has changed to favor data-driven online games, and the Redwood City, Calif., company finds itself forced to change too.
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Facebook Sets IPO Pricing Between $28 And $35

With that price range the social network is valuing itself between $77 billion and $96 billion.
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Congressman Calls For Hearing On Google Street View Data Collection

Google is facing renewed questions after a report revealed its Street View vehicles' data collection was not accidental.
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Top Universities Expand Free Online Classes

Harvard and MIT are moving ambitiously into online education, jointly offering free classes to anyone in the world who wants to take them. The courses will include video lessons, quizzes and instant feedback. Online instruction has had a mixed track record, but the universities hope evolving technology will make it a powerful new tool to expand educational opportunities worldwide.
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That New Friend You Made On Facebook? He Might Be Named Mitt Or Barack

So far this campaign, President Obama has spent six times as much on online ads as on TV. Republicans, meanwhile, have unveiled a key to their online strategy: a new Facebook app.
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Explosion In Free Online Classes May Change Course Of Higher Education

It's become much cheaper and easier to put college courses online, and new technologies have only made these classes more valuable. Following the lead of other top universities, Harvard and MIT announced a new venture Wednesday to provide online classes for free.

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