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California court dismisses Google Glass traffic ticket

A California woman won't have to pay that ticket she got in October, though a court commissioner affirmed that it's illegal to drive and use Glass at the same time.

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Patent troll MPHJ will repay all New York licensees in settlement with state

A settlement with a notorious patent troll should serve as a warning to other companies, said the New York State Attorney General

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FCC head hints of more spectrum for wireless use

Forthcoming spectrum auctions will determine availability of additional blocks of unlicensed spectrum.

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Apple cleared by appeals court of using Motorola patents

The ruling confirms an earlier trade court ruling and marks another victory for Apple.

Supreme Court to hear case on Aereo's broadcast TV streaming

TV networks are suing the startup for streaming local broadcast TV over the Internet.

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Time to examine rules on data collection and privacy, US commerce secretary says

Data collection by companies, particularly related to the Internet of things, need to be discussed

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Immigration reform 'doable this year,' US commerce secretary says

Movement on the controversial issue should be possible this year, says Penny Pritzker

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The battle for your body is on at CES

At this year's International CES, the most valuable real estate isn't the prime exhibit areas in the huge halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. It's you.

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4K TVs already boosting Sony's TV business, Hirai says

The new TV sets already make up at least 10 percent of Sony's TV sales

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California crop circle was Nvidia marketing stunt

The Salinas circle was part of the launch of the company's new Tegra K1 chip

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Chevy's 2015 Corvette Stingray to get telemetry recorder

The next model in the in iconic range will feature an advanced telemetry system from Cosworth

New types of RAM could revolutionize your PC

MRAM and RRAM chips are starting to move beyond niche and could change your PC experience in a few years.

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LG's curved 4K OLED TVs coming to CES

Display makers are still struggling to reliably produce OLED screens at screen sizes large enough for televisions

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CES Scorecard: the biggest misses of CES 2013

For all the solid technology shown at CES, there's an equal amount of "throw it out and see what sticks" gadgets and gizmos. Here are some products that didn't work or didn't materialize.

Report: NSA looking to crack all encryption with quantum computer

The spy agency is working on a cryptographically useful quantum computer, according to The Washington Post