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Computing Archive

  • Losing Control of Your TV

    The latest anti-piracy move will prevent you from making high-quality copies of broadcast TV programs. And the new “broadcast flag” technology enables all manner of other restrictions.

  • RFID

    How radio frequency identification tags will help retailers, from supply chains to store shelves.

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  • The Birth of Cool

    Willis Carrier, who invented modern air conditioning more than 100 years ago, is the father of cool.

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  • Nanotech's First Blockbusters?

    Nanosys hopes to become the first successful nanotechnology company by blitzing the market with supercheap solar cells, faster and lighter computer displays, and supersmall lasers and sensors.

  • A Chip Worth Remembering

    First magnetic RAM product raises hopes for “instant-on” computing

  • The Ultimate Change Agent

    Forget the dotcom bubble, says Bill Gates-rapid progress in computing will drive far deeper changes this decade.

  • HIV Monitor

    A portable-and potentially very inexpensive-device for checking a person’s immune system could help fight HIV in developing countries.

  • Bomb Buster

    Neutron-based device could foil terrorists by sensing explosives in baggage.

  • High-Definition Television

    The 1s and 0s of high-definition television, standard in U.S. home theaters by 2006.

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