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  • Evading the Google Eye

    The tug-of-war between the Department of Justice and Google has made us aware of the traces we leave on the Internet. But the

  • A Haven for Patent Pirates

    In one federal court in East Texas, plaintiffs have such an easy time winning patent-infringement lawsuits against big-tech companies.

  • The Net Effect of Neutrality

    Web surfing has been, from its beginning, an open digital road. However, Congress may soon build roadblocks to some content.

  • Intel's Hiring Spree

    The world’s largest chip manufacturer is hiring, but the resumes it wants might surprise you.

  • Switchgrass to Gas?

    A biotech startup says its genetic engineering method could turn plants into cheap ethanol producers within five years.

  • Will Home Robots Ever Clean Up?

    Helen Greiner of iRobot talks about how the company’s Roomba vacuum cleaner succeeded – and why they don’t have competitors.

  • Ports' Technology Failure

    RFID tags could greatly increase port security by tracking international cargo – but no one wants to pay for them.

  • Super-Repellent Plastic

    With GE’s new plastic, self-washing buildings, cheap diagnostic chips, and free-flowing honey jars are possible.

  • Pennies for Web Jobs

    Amazon wants to employ people to do menial Web tasks that computers can’t handle.

  • Swayed in China

    Google’s approach to doing business in China is more ethical than Yahoo’s or Microsoft’s, says industry watchdog.

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