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In High-Def Shift, Are Studios Blurring The Picture?

Hollywood's archivists are re-releasing digital, high-definition versions of classic movies. But the process of converting a movie from film to digital can change an image in significant ways — and some say that can unfairly alter the artists' original intent.
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Ailing BlackBerry Maker Faces Shareholder Scrutiny

Executives from the BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) were grilled Tuesday by investors over the company's recent dismal performance. RIM has announced massive layoffs and its shares are trading at a nine year low. With the launch of the BlackBerry 10 delayed until next year, RIM's survival is considered to be at stake.
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When Does An App Need FDA's Blessing?

There's been an explosion in apps designed to help people stay healthy and manage chronic diseases. The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to regulate some of these apps to make sure they're not putting patients at risk. But that's triggered a debate over whether government regulation may end up doing more harm than good.
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Judge: Samsung's Galaxy Tab Not As 'Cool' As iPad

Samsung won a patent battle against Apple in a British courtroom Monday. Judge Colin Birss ruled Samsung's Galaxy tablet just isn't cool enough to be mistaken for an Apple iPad.
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The Next Silicon Valley? Berlin Startups Catching Up With The Hype

California's Silicon Valley remains the powerhouse of the high-tech startup scene, but investors and entrepreneurs in Berlin, along with London and Paris, are trying to catch up.
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Father Of The Cellphone 'Unleashed' World's Callers From Copper Wires

Almost 40 years ago, inventor Martin Cooper walked down a New York street and made the world's first public call on a cellphone. His 2 1/2-pound phone helped usher in a whole new world of wireless communication.
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What's Next For BlackBerry?

Melissa Block speaks to NPR's Laura Sydell about the outlook for BlackBerry and its creator, Research in Motion.

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