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Google Brings Antarctica to the Warmth of Your Home or Office

Panoramic images from Google/University of Minnesota highlight Shackleton's hut and other historic and educational sites on Antarctica.

Artificial Intelligence Becoming Fantasy Football Reality

University of Southampton researchers are fine-tuning an artificial intelligence system they say will give them a leg up in the English Fantasy Football League when the Premier League soccer season kicks off in August.

Comic-Con 2012: 8 Reasons You Wish You Were There

Mark Hamill, Stan Lee and costumes, costumes and more costumes invade San Diego.

iPhone 5 will Trounce Galaxy S III, Foxconn CEO Says

The electronics manufacturer says Apple's next model will "put the Galaxy S III to shame."

(Video) Google's Eric Schmidt to Boston University Class of 2012

Commencement address by Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman, to the Boston University Class of 2012 (May 20, 2012).

iPad Ignites Tablet Price Cuts

By lowering the price of the iPad 2 when it released the newest iPad, Apple created a flurry of deals from other tablet makers scrambling to keep up.

Apple is Censoring the Word 'Jailbreak'

Apple historically has fought iPhone jailbreaking by warning customers that their device warranties will be voided if they muck around with the innards of their Apple products. Now Apple appears to be taking its disapproval of jailbreaking one step further by censoring at least some references to "jailbreak" in its U.S. iTunes store.

Researchers Turn to Vibrating Steering Wheel to Shake Bad Driving Habits

AT&T Labs and Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a vibrating steering wheel that they say can help drivers keep their eyes on the road and off of distracting GPS screens.

Internet Hall of Fame Opens... On the Web

Thirty-plus Internet pioneers, innovators and "global connectors" -- yes, even including Al Gore -- have been inducted into the first class of the Internet Hall...

Threat of a Bullet in the Face Keeps Cybercrooks Cautious

Scott Borg say his organization has sometimes been off on its predictions because cybercrime trends have taken longer to emerge than expected.

Judea Pearl, a Big Brain Behind Artificial Intelligence, Wins Turing Award

The so-called Nobel Prize for computing goes to a longtime UCLA professor whose work on artificial intelligence laid the foundation for such inventions as the iPhone's Siri speech recognition and driverless cars.

Verizon Wireless: 4G LTE or Bust in 2012

A Verizon Wireless executive has told Dow Jones Newswires that the carrier plans a huge expansion of its 4G LTE wireless network this year and plans only to roll...

Refreshed iPad May be in Short Supply Due to Scarce Displays

Apple hasn't even announced its next tablet, but reports already suggest initial shipments will be low because of a shortage of retina displays.