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Putting a human cost on the iPad

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Foxconn employees run for safety after a fatal explosion last May. (Credit: YouTube) A day after Apple announced record profits, a new report provides a detailed look at the conditions that workers at its

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Sony’s 64GB white Walkman Z

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The Z features Android on a 4.3-inch touchscreen LCD, S-Master digital amplifier, Wi-Fi, and a Tegra 2 processor. (Credit: Sony) Say hello to the white Sony Walkman Z. Chances are slim we will see

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How the heck is my Klout score higher than John Doerr’s?

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CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman decided to find out how his Klout score could be higher than that of John Doerr, arguably the most influential venture capitalist in history. (Credit: Daniel Terdiman/CNET) John Doerr has

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Hawaii may keep track of all Web sites visited

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Hawaii’s legislature is weighing an unprecedented proposal to curb the privacy of Aloha State residents: requiring Internet providers to keep track of every Web site that their customers visit. John Mizuno, a Democratic state

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Check suspicious objects with Scorp recon robot

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Novatiq’s Scorp recon robot will get some cool accessories including wire cutters. (Credit: Novatiq) As machines that let first responders look at dangerous objects become increasingly common, Novatiq has started producing a throwable recon

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Open WebOS committed to fall 2012

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Hewlett-Packard kicked the first open source component to WebOS out the door today, along with a calendar for when its source code will be completely open. The first part of WebOS to go open

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Unearthed robot film shows genius of Muppets’ Henson

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Do machines have a soul? You’ll find out when you watch the film below. (Credit: Video screenshot by Edward Moyer/CNET) The recent Muppets movie no doubt brought Jim Henson back into the minds of

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The end of the server-versus-storage wars is nigh

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There’s always been tension between server and storage bigots. Scott McNealy, former CEO of the former Sun Microsystems, once infamously opined that storage was a (mere) feature of the server. The problem was that

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Netflix CEO: DVD subscribers to decline now and forever

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Jeez, Reed, don’t sugarcoat it. Tell us what you really think of the DVD’s future. A file photo of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings (Credit: Michelle Meyers/CNET) Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who has sent mixed

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Samsung Galaxy Note spills its guts

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If you’re like me, you can get pretty tired of smashing your gadgets to the floor just to see what’s inside. For one thing, it’s a fairly expensive method and for another, it gets

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Chevy giving away 20 cars during Super Bowl

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Win it during the Super Bowl: 2012 Corvette GS Convertible (Credit: GM) You could win a Chevrolet Corvette GS Convertible 4LT or one of the 19 other vehicles Chevy is giving away to viewers.

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Gates reflects on his relationship with Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in a rare joint appearance at the D Conference in 2007. (Credit: Ina Fried/CNET) Contrary to popular belief, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates maintained a close friendship over the

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Electric car that that folds itself launches in Spain

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The Hiriko, a folding electric two-seater, was unveiled yesterday at the European Commission. (Credit: YouTube.com) Compact cars take on a new meaning when they can literally fold themselves. Spain will begin producing an electric

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich on a Moto Droid Razr? Sort of

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Is this the real thing? (Credit: www.droidrzr.com) Ever since Google officially revealed the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system in mid-October, Android fans have been hungering to try it out on their Gingerbread smartphones. I

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DHS disputes memo on purported railway computer breach

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(Credit: The Department of Homeland Security is disputing a government memo obtained by Nextgov.com that said a targeted attack on the computer network of a railway company in the Northwest disrupted train service in

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Nokia’s Mobile World Congress teaser thin on details

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(Credit: Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt/CNET) Nokia is planning something at Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona, Spain. Of that I’m sure. Usually the pre-trade-show teasers hint at one thing or another, but this

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Huawei Mercury review: Cricket’s most advanced Android phone yet

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(Credit: James Martin/CNET) Score one for Cricket, whose Huawei Mercury is arguably the most feature-rich phone in its lineup. I say “arguably” because the Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone lacks Muve Music, the all-you-can-download music

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Apple’s biggest quarter by the numbers

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Apple broke all kinds of records yesterday with its monster earnings report. With those results in the rear view mirror, now’s as good a time as any to sit back and take a look

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Qualcomm acquires smartphone, tablet display startup

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Kyobo eReader with 5.7-inch 1024×768 Qualcomm Mirasol display. (Credit: Qualcomm) Qualcomm has acquired display startup Pixtronix, which has developed technology applicable to smartphone and tablet screens. Andover, Mass.-based Pixtronix’s Digital Micro Shutter technology integrates

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Watch out Pandora: New app brings Spotify to iOS

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Ever since Spotify launched its API for mobile developers last August, engineers have been hard at work designing apps that integrate the music service into iOS. iPhone screenshot featuring SpotON Radio’s interface. (Credit: SpotON

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