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Google and Microsoft agree to lawsuit truce – bbc.com

Eighteen lawsuits had been active between the companies, relating to uses of technologies in mobile phones, wifi and other areas. Details of the deal were not shared, but in a

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RUSSIA SHOWS OFF ROBOTIC COCKROACH – popsci.com

The secret roach’s name was Death’s Head, aka Blaberus Cranifer, and it came from Russia on a mission. It is a small, mechanical beast, styled after the death’s head cockroach.

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Smaller, Faster, Cheaper, Over: The Future of Computer Chips – nytimes.com

At the inaugural International Solid-State Circuits Conference held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1960, a young computer engineer named Douglas Engelbart introduced the electronics

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When is Google’s birthday? – telegraph.co.uk

Google is celebrating its 17th birthday with a commemorative Doodle harking back to the web of the 1990s. The image, featuring a retro, plastic PC, lava lamp and even 1998’s

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Hilton says its checking claims of hacking at hotels – venturebeat.com

Hilton Worldwide Holdings said on Saturday it was investigating claims that hackers had compromised registers in gift shops and restaurants at a large number of Hilton Hotel and franchise properties

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Kit helps children hunt new antibiotics – bbc.com

Designer and entrepreneur Vidhi Mehta has developed a biology kit that works with an app, to help children become ”citizen scientists”. It allows them to crowdsource their investigations, as they

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Instagram Hits 400M Users Just 9 Months After Announcing 300M – techcrunch.com

Today, Facebook-owned photograph-centric social network Instagram announced that it has hit 400 million users. This comes just nine months after announcing that it hit the 300 million mark. – Drew

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European court adviser finds against US data sharing deal in Facebook case – thenextweb.com

A long-running legal battle between Facebook Ireland and Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy activist, has resulted in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) recommending that the passing of data between

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I built a Twitter bot that entered—and won—1,000 online contests for me – qz.com

This is the story of how I wrote a Twitter bot to automatically enter contests and ended up winning an average of four contests per day, every day, for about

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eBay and PayPal officially part ways – engadget.com

We knew eBay and PayPal were headed to splitsville this year, and now it’s actually happening – Timothy Sappala

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