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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

Police make murder arrest after cellphone theft goes wrong

A robbery suspect is killed and another is taken into custody in San Francisco

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Venture capitalist proposes California 2.0, a plan for six new states

Tim Draper says Silicon Valley needs a government that is more tech savvy

T-Mobile hints at big CES announcement

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The company says you won't believe what it unveils at the Las Vegas show.

BlackBerry CEO: We'd love to try iOS, Android

John Chen said he's very interested in taking the BlackBerry experience to rival platforms.

Foxconn will develop some Blackberry phones

The move marks a major change in strategy for Blackberry, as it steps back from the hardware market.

Proposed California law would mandate smartphone kill switch

The bill, if passed, could effectively mean kill switches on phones sold across the US.

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Toyota to bring fuel-cell concept car to CES

The FCV is designed for a 500-kilometer range and three-minute refueling stops.

Most iPhone users have activation lock enabled, survey finds

The survey, by San Francisco's district attorney, sees room for improvement in Apple's implementation

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Fortinet sues Sophos over alleged employee poaching

The lawsuit follows the departure of several executives from Fortinet to Sophos

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Cornell researchers print 3D audio speaker

The fully-functional speaker is one of the first 3D-printed electronics products.

2013: The year in numbers

How much is Evan Williams worth? What percentage of YouTube traffic is mobile? It's all right here

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North Korea embarks on Internet purge of executed official

State-run websites have removed references to Jang Song Thaek, who was executed Thursday

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New York attorney general demands answers on smartphone security decision

In a letter to carriers asking why they oppose installation of a "kill switch" on handsets, Eric Schneiderman alluded to possible collusion.