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  • Controversial JooJoo tablet to be phased out

    A tablet computer that got a controversial start last year is being discontinued.

  • VERSACE: Investing in smartphones could be a good call

    Arguably, mobile phones are a competitive market and smartphones even more so. That said, I suspect that over time the smartphone space will ultimately consolidate around a handful of manufacturers, much the way the PC industry and others, including the larger mobile-phone market, have evolved.

  • Fox joins broadcasters in blocking Google TV link

    News Corp.'s Fox has joined broadcasters ABC, CBS and NBC in blocking access to full episodes of shows when searched from Google TV's Web browser, according to a person at Fox familiar with the matter.

  • Augustine Sewell, 13, right, and his mother Patricia Sewell look over the new Call of Duty: Black Ops video game they purchased in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. One of the most anticipated game introductions of the year, Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops, went on sale at midnight Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    New 'Call of Duty' blasts last year's sales record

    "Call of Duty: Black Ops" blasted entertainment records this week by raking in $360 million in its first 24 hours on sale, a dramatic and lucrative indication that video games have cemented their place as mainstream entertainment on a par with movies, books and music.

  • Lure kittens to play online with (computer) mice

    A company that has developed technology for controlling remote robotic arms over the Internet has adapted the system so that people around the world can play remotely with kittens.

  • This photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, shows Emily Goodmann sitting with a small stack of phone books at the Northwestern University Library in Evanston, Ill. Goodmann is a doctoral student who is doing her dissertation on the history of the telephone book. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Companies yank cord on residential phone books

    What's black and white and read all over? Not the white pages, which is why regulators have begun granting telecommunications companies the go-ahead to stop mass-printing residential phone books, a musty fixture of Americans' kitchen counters, refrigerator tops and junk drawers.

  • Motorola fires back at Microsoft with patent suit

    Motorola is returning fire in a legal battle with Microsoft, suing the software maker for infringing on 16 of its patents.

  • FCC opens inquiry into Google data collection

    The Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Google Inc. broke the law by inadvertently sucking up fragments of e-mails, Internet passwords, Web surfing behavior and other online activities over public Wi-Fi networks while photographing neighborhoods for its "Street View" mapping feature.

  • Buick Regal engine brainpower is industry's quickest

    A 32-bit embedded processor with three megabytes of integrated flash memory gives the 2011 Buick Regal's Ecotec 2.0L engine microcontroller the quickest throughput, or processing power, in the automotive industry.

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