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  • House Republicans seek to block FCC Internet rules

    House Republicans on Thursday moved to block the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing new rules that prohibit broadband providers from interfering with Internet traffic on their networks.

  • The Safe Road Trains for the Environment (SARTRE) project in Europe aims to develop a wireless system that will allow cars on a public highway or motorway to join in a platoon, or semi-autonomous "road train" of vehicles.

    Platooning? Get aboard the road train, oh yeah …

    Platooning may be the new way of traveling on motorways in as little as ten years time — and the EU-financed SARTRE project has carried out the first successful demonstration of its technology at the Volvo Proving Ground close to Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • FDA device regulator faces critics from both sides

    The Food and Drug Administration is approving medical devices too slowly. Or too quickly _ depending on whom you ask.

  • Machines beat us at our own game: What can we do?

    Machines first out-calculated us in simple math. Then they replaced us on the assembly lines, explored places we couldn't get to, even beat our champions at chess. Now a computer called Watson has bested our best at "Jeopardy!"

  • Edgy, confident Kia has SOUL, groovy interior

    Aimed squarely at and designed specifically for the young and young-at-heart, the 2011 Kia Soul continues to make a statement for the brand with its distinctive styling, a plethora of safety options and tremendous value.

  • Review: Motorola Atrix a powerful smart phone

    As smart phones get an increasing array of features, they need faster processors. The Motorola Atrix 4G, billed as "the world's most powerful smart phone," arrives with 2 gigahertz of processing power_ the kind you're more likely to find on a laptop than a phone.

  • Facebook adds civil unions option to profiles

    Facebook on Thursday added civil unions and domestic partnerships to the list of relationships that its users can pick from to best describe their romantic status.

  • Gov't says up to 10 pct in US lack good Internet

    As many as one in 10 Americans can't get Internet connections that are fast enough for common online activities such as watching video or teleconferencing, and two thirds of schools have broadband connections that are too slow to meet their needs. Those are some of the conclusions from the Commerce Department as it unveiled a detailed, interactive online map showing what types of high-speed Internet connections are available _ or missing _ in every last corner of the country.

  • HTC unveils tablet, phones with Facebook button

    Smart-phone maker HTC Corp. on Tuesday showed off a tablet computer that can be used either with a finger or with a battery-powered "pen" for drawing and note-taking, in yet another way manufacturers are trying to make their upcoming tablets distinguish themselves from Apple Inc.'s iPad.

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