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Stanford researchers look to rebuild Internet

Sure, the Internet is just one notch down from the air we breathe on the list of things we can't do without these days, but Stanford University researchers say the 'Net could be a whole lot better.

New computer can take a bath

Emano Tec didn't just build its new tablet computer for healthcare workers based on the ideas of a bunch of techies and business people. It got second, third and additional opinions from doctors and CIOs.

Researchers say a picture is worth 330 words

Penn State researchers have figured out a way to help computers describe photographs using 330 English words, a breakthrough that could make it much easier to tag and search for images online.

Study: Thousands lose cell phones, gadgets in taxis

A new survey says about 12,000 electronic devices -- no doubt many of them unsecured -- were left behind in taxi cabs during a six-month period earlier this year in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay and Washington, D.C.-Baltimore areas.

Google's Summer of Code wraps for 2006

The 2006 season of the Google's US$3 million open source student development program is drawing to a close, with some of the resulting software already released as part of widely used open source projects.

Man accused of shoving phone down woman's throat

An trial began this week in America, in which prosecutors say a man forced a cell phone down a woman's throat but the defense say says the woman swallowed the device on purpose to hide data on whom she had been calling.

Group to promote domain-level accreditation

In an effort to bolster e-mail user confidence and see that more legitimate business correspondence finds its way to intended recipients, a vendor group has organized to promote domain-level accreditation and reputation services as preferred protecti...

Man hangs dead from the ceiling, yet remains online

A play about a man who hangs dead from the ceiling of his apartment while his computer program maintains the facade that he is still alive was among the top entries in a new competition for plays about science and technology.

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