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Solar Storm Goes Easy On Earth — But More Are Sure To Come, NASA Says

The huge solar storm that NASA detected hurtling toward Earth hit our planet at 5:42 a.m. ET Thursday. So far, there have been no reports of major power or communications disruptions. But it's not the last you'll hear about solar storms; the sun's activity won't peak until 2013.
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Apple: Latest iPad Leads Post-PC Revolution

Apple head Tim Cook unveiled the new iPad at an event in San Francisco Wednesday. The iPad will have a higher resolution screen, an HD camera and a faster processor. Cook is pushing for a world were people carry iPads and iPhones instead of owning desktops and laptops.
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Scams And Malicious Apps Invade Smartphones

The viruses, spam and malware that have plagued desktop computers for years now increasingly threaten mobile smartphones, as well. More text messages now deliver scams and a growing number of malicious apps install spyware, target personal information and attempt to charge users hidden fees.
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UPDATED: Apple Unveils New iPad, Apple TV

The iPad will have a higher resolution screen, an HD camera, the ability to connect to a faster mobile network and a faster processor.
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How Many U.S. Jobs Does Apple Really Create?

Amid growing concerns about its outsourcing practices, Apple posted a study showing it has helped create more than 514,000 jobs in the U.S. But many of those jobs are based in industries that indirectly benefited from Apple's business, and now some economists are calling foul.
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To Solve Hacking Case, Feds Get Hacker Of Their Own

Federal prosecutors have charged five men with responsibility for some of the biggest computer hacks in the past few years. The FBI says the hackers penetrated the computer systems of businesses like Fox Broadcasting and Sony Pictures, stole confidential information and splashed it all over the Internet.
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Let A Stranger Drive Your Car? More Owners Say 'Yes'

Several new startups are connecting people who need a car with strangers who want to make a few extra bucks renting theirs out. Wheelz is one such peer-to-peer car-sharing company. The Silicon Valley startup is gaining traction on college campuses in the Bay Area.
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East Africa Tackles Telecom Snafu

People in countries like Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania rely on crucial undersea cables to keep them connected to the internet. A ship's anchor recently sliced one of those cables, so now web traffic is being re-routed to the company Seacom. Host Michel Martin talks with Seacom founder Brian Herlihy.

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