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The D.C. Tech Sector

Growth of the region's tech sector has been a priority for local leaders that may start to pay dividends. Others worry the fast rises and sharp falls of some start-ups aren't a safe bet.

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Computer Guys & Gal

Sending encrypted data from your cell phone or tablet, buying a car through Google and earning a merit badge for game design. The Computer Guys and Gal are in studio.


Add Its Own Demise To Intrade's List Of Blown Calls

Under pressure from regulators because it allegedly crossed the line that separates investing from betting, the once popular site has ceased operations.

Book News: Amazon Tries To Claim '.book' Domain; Publishers Fight Back

Also: the best books coming out this week; Mindy Kaling is writing another memoir; and Francine Prose explores dreams in literature.

The Most Talked About Tech And Culture Trends At SXSW Interactive

Hardware is a hot topic this year at the Texas-based festival famous for launching startups like Twitter and Foursquare.

Controlling Your Computer With A Wave Of Your Hand

The Leap Motion Controller senses and tracks hand motions to allow users to browse the Web, play games and open documents. It represents another step in a goal of computer scientists: to make interactions with machines feel natural and easy, and to take away the barriers between humans and computers.