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Samsung's Galaxy S3 Sets A Marker For iPhones

In the world of smartphones, Apple and Samsung have been going head to head. And the competition could get rougher. Samsung has launched the Galaxy S3 in the U.S., and it could be a serious threat to the iPhone. Linda Wertheimer talks to Bloomberg technology columnist Rich Jaroslovsky about the latest in the smartphone battle between Samsung and Apple.
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Too Hot? No Cooler Time To Honor The Steve Jobs of A.C.

Triple-digit heat and summer storms that left millions without power help mark the upcoming anniversary of engineer Willis Carrier's 1902 breakthrough. So how did ordinary people endure the heat before A.C. became a necessity?
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Google Is The Latest To Get Into Computer Tablets

Google opened its developers conference Wednesday with a few announcements. The big news was that it will sell its own tablet computer to compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire and Apple's iPad. Google also announced more content for its online store.
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Google Introduces Tablet And Streaming Device

The 7-inch tablet is expected to compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire.
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Just What Your Summer Beer Needed, Frozen Foam

A Japanese beer foaming machine aims to keep beer cold for up to 30 minutes without watering it down. Unfortunately, it won't be available at your next happy hour, unless you're at a selected bar in Japan.
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D.C. Inks $33M Tax Deal With LivingSocial

In an effort to keep the headquarters of online daily deal company LivingSocial in the District, the D.C. Council approved a tax break package worth about $32.5 million.

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A Massive Google Network Learns To Identify — Cats

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talks with Andrew Ng, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He led a Google research team in creating a neural network out of 16,000 computer processors to try and mimic the functions of the human brain. Given three days on YouTube, the network taught itself how to identify — cats.
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Facebook's Email Change Rankles Users

Facebook recently changed the contact information displayed for its users without notifying them about the specific change. The email address of Facebook users was switched to username@facebook.com instead of their preferred address. This was the latest in a long line of changes at the social networking site made without giving proper notice.

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