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Amazon Unveils $199 'Fire' Tablet And New Kindle Readers

The company's much-anticipated competitor to the iPad will cost $199. And Amazon is introducing a new touch-screen Kindle.
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NYC Launches Subway Cell Phone Service

New York City officially launches underground cell phone service at six subway stations in Manhattan Tuesday. Some New Yorkers hail the inexorable march of progress, while others lament the intrusion of annoying ringtones and banal conversation into yet another urban space.
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OnStar Hits Reverse: It Won't Keep Collecting Data From Old Customers

The company wanted to keep monitoring the travel and habits of drivers even after they no longer subscribe to the service. It has responded to sharp criticism of that plan.
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The 'Worm' That Could Bring Down The Internet

As many as 12 million computers worldwide have been infected with a highly encrypted computer worm called Conficker. Writer Mark Bowden details how Conficker was discovered, how it works, and the ongoing programming battle to bring down Conficker in his book Worm: The First Digital World War.
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Air Force And Navy Turn To Biofuels

The military is trying to make big changes in what fuel it uses. The Air Force and Navy have been testing their aircraft — everything from fighters to unmanned spy planes — on fuel made from vegetable oil or even animal fat. One catch: It costs 10 times the price of traditional fuel.
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Few Consumers Are Cracking The QR Code

The pixelated images meant to be scanned on a smartphone to take the user to a website may be too involved for too little reward, branding consultants say. Though the codes are more prevalent, only 6 percent of mobile subscribers in the U.S. scan them, and a newer technology may soon overtake it.
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As Drones Evolve, More Countries Want Their Own

The Obama Administration has dramatically ramped up its use of drones as military and foreign policy tools. But many other countries want drones of their own, and advances in technology will soon allow for smaller, more powerful and cheaper models.
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Security Expert: U.S. 'Leading Force' Behind Stuxnet

One year ago, German cybersecurity expert Ralph Langner announced he had found a computer worm designed to sabotage a nuclear facility in Iran. The Stuxnet worm is now recognized as a cyber-superweapon, and it could end up harming those who created it.
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No Longer A 'Style Rookie,' Teen Sets Fashion Scene

Most girls play dress-up in private. Not Tavi Gevinson. By the time she was 13, her blog, Style Rookie, had earned her a front-row seat at Paris Couture fashion shows. Host Audie Cornish profiles Gevinson, now 15 and a veteran of the fashion world, writing for Harper's Bazaar and launching her own online magazine.

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