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Microsoft, Motorola trial to resume Monday

Microsoft and Motorola are expected to begin arguments on Monday in the second part of a court case regarding patent licensing fees.

Toshiba takes step toward 3D flash memory chips

This new type of memory chip being developed by Toshiba could provide vastly greater capacity at a lower cost for digital gadgets such as cameras, smartphones and tablets.

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NASA plans to test laser communications link with upcoming lunar mission

An upcoming NASA mission will test a new laser communications system that could one day deliver high-definition 3D video signals from Mars and beyond.

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Xerox releases patch for scanning error issue

Xerox has issued the first software patch intended to fix a problem in some multi-function printers that causes characters to be incorrectly reproduced when scanned.

Data glitch halts NASDAQ trading

All trading on the NASDAQ market was halted on Thursday due to a glitch in a system used to disseminate trading information.

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Facebook eyes making local connections with mesh networks

Facebook has designed a system that would allow individuals and advertisers to make direct connections to those physically nearby that share similar interests or are open to receiving certain advertisements.

Ambient communications (1)

Researchers send data without battery, transmitter

Engineers at the University of Washington developed a pair of devices that can successfully exchange data at speeds of up to 10kbps over a distance of up to 1 meter.

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Google figures out how to transform your glasses into Google Glass

Engineers at Google have developed a way to display information to people in the lenses of their eyeglasses.

The New York Times website suffers outage

The website of The New York Times went offline Wednesday morning owing to an unspecified server issue.

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Impact of Xerox character-substitution bug wider than thought

Xerox says a fix it offered for the software problem last week doesn't totally eliminate the bug.

Bad connections dog Google's Mountain View Wi-Fi network

Large parts of a public Wi-Fi network built by Google in Mountain View, California, don't work properly and, according to local residents, haven't worked for months.

Xerox to patch scanner glitch that can alter numbers

Xerox will disable a scanner setting in some of its WorkCentre products that can sometimes result in figures being altered in scanned documents.

London mayor joins NY, SF in battle against smartphone thefts

London Mayor Boris Johnson has signed on to a smartphone anti-theft initiative recently launched by top law enforcement officials in New York and San Francisco. He is the first official outside of the U.S. to join the effort pushing for major smartphone makers to include technology that would render a smartphone useless if it's lost or stolen.

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Bradley Manning's maximum sentence reduced by a third

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning now faces a maximum term of 90 years, down from 136, after a judge ruled that several parts of the military's case could be merged for the purposes of sentencing.

Xerox scanners found to sometimes alter numbers

Xerox scanners have been found to randomly alter numbers on documents when reproducing them if a certain combination of image quality and compression setting is used.