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Here’s why Obama is visiting Intel

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Artist’s rendering of the $5 billion new chip manufacturing facility and support buildings to be built at Intel’s site in Chandler, Ariz. President Obama will visit the site on Wednesday. (Credit: Intel) On Wednesday,

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New Xbox coming in fall 2013?

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The next generation of Xbox is expected to have six times the power as its predecessor. The next iteration of Microsoft’s Xbox could hit retailer shelves as early as fall 2013. The new Xbox

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Innovation brought the rise of the Glock handgun

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The type of gun responsible for severely injuring former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, killing 32 people in the Virginia Tech massacre, and murdering rapper Tupac Shakur was a Glock pistol. Now, these pistols are

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Anti-gay Twitter hashtag hijacked by wit

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Twitter encourages self-expression and prides itself on not censoring that self-expression. There are many sorts of selves in the world. So who would be surprised that there appeared a Twitter feed called @LBGTfacts, whose

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PS3 hacker Geohot moves from Facebook to…

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Just over six months ago, well-known hacker George Hotz, a.k.a. Geohot, joined the straight and narrow and got a day-job at Facebook. George Hotz tells Sony how he feels in a YouTube video. (Credit:

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Antique IBM memory box + math = mind-blowing

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This piece of computer history launched 1,500 tweets. The man in the photo (my husband, Tim) is holding an IBM Type 706 Williams-Kilburn Tube Electrostatic Memory drawer that we found in my grandfather’s pole

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Solar storm could bring bright skies tonight

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The aurora borealis over the northern tip of Norway this weekend. (Credit: Flickr user LarsT) A solar radiation storm raining down on the Earth right now could bring a treat to stargazers in the

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Skitch and Evernote, now in Dolphin

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Skitch is now available as an add-on to the Dolphin HD browser. (Credit: Dolphin) As the mobile Web matures with phenomenal user growth, the Dolphin HD browser introduced today two add-ons that bring the

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Bail denied for MegaUpload’s Kim DotCom

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Kim DotCom (far right) will appeal a decision by a New Zealand court to deny him bail while he fights an attempt by the U.S. government to extradite him. (Credit: 3News.co.nz/Screenshot by Jonathan Skillings/CNET)

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More than half of Verizon smartphone sales in Q4 were iPhones

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Holiday earnings reports are being posted, and Verizon’s indicates that more than half of its smartphone sales were iPhones. This resulted in a revenue surge for its wireless division, but because of heavy subsidies,

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Smash Cops for iOS: A law-enforcement demolition derby

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Is there anything more viscerally satisfying than a car chase? Especially a cops-and-robbers chase that ends with the bad guys getting rammed into a concrete median? That’s the premise of Smash Cops (iTunes link),

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Google’s biggest AdWords customers might surprise you

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Finance people love to spend their dough on Google ads. (Credit: Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET) In case you hadn’t noticed, Google makes a lot of money in advertising. But would you guess that one

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Nvidia cuts revenue outlook, citing hard disk shortage

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Nvidia has lowered revenue expectations for the period ending January 29, citing the hard disk drive shortage in Thailand. Revenue for the fourth quarter is expected to be lower than the company’s previous outlook

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Crave 73: Let’s not turn this into a Warcraft thing (podcast)

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This week, we have a giant NES controller perfect for Donald’s purely hypothetical furry party. Plus, the creepiest robot baby yet, a turntable that plays trees, and a uncut “Star Wars” along with a

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Magnetic soap could lift oil spill woes

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(Credit: U.S. Coast Guard) Scientists at the U.K.’s University of Bristol have created what they say is the world’s first magnetic soap, and it’s gaining attention as a potential method for cleaning up oil

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Rumor Has It, Ep. 17: Instagram helps us care about Windows Phone

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So you mean to tell me, Casio makes things other than this SA-35 keyboard? (Credit: Flickr user cmatsuoka) It’s Tuesday again, and this time we are prepared. On today’s show, code in iBooks 2

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Cook on Apple TV: The ‘hobby’ is selling well

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While dodging a question about Apple’s plans to get into the TV business, the company’s chief executive pointed out that its more than year-old set-top box is doing just fine. Answering a question about

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Hacked PS3 gives Vita stunning remote play functionality

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A hacked PlayStation 3 enables epic remote play for the Vita. (Credit: Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET) A hacker has figured out a way to play PlayStation 3 games such as Battlefield 3, Red Dead

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Mozy blends file sync into its backup service

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Mozy Stash files can be accessed from a Web interface, just like backed-up files. (Credit: Screenshot by Rafe Needleman/CNET) Online storage is becoming a commodity offering. So you’d think that it’d be simple to

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Here’s why Obama is visiting Intel tomorrow

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Artist’s rendering of the $5 billion new chip manufacturing facility and support buildings to be built at Intel’s site in Chandler, Ariz. President Obama will visit the site on Wednesday. (Credit: Intel) Tomorrow, President

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