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Google Pulls 'Atlantis' from Google Earth

An update to the Google Earth ocean-floor-mapping algorithm eliminates a grid-like pattern that some suspected might be the mythical lost city of Atlantis.

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MegaUpload's Kim DotCom Denied Bail Again: Third Time's a Charm?

MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom, allegedly worth more than $200 million, looks to be stuck in a New Zealand prison cell over fears he's a flight risk.

Court Snubs Apple, Okays Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N, Nexus Smartphone Sales

German court tosses Apple-proposed sales ban on Samsung tablets and smartphones, says Apple likely to lose touch screen patent.

Brain Waves to Words: Breakthrough Lets Scientists (Almost) Hear What You're Thinking

A new program allows neuroscientists to translate brain waves into recognizable words.

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Google Clarifies Privacy Policy Consolidation, Claims It's Not Changing Controls

Google responds to concerns that its March move to a single, unifying privacy policy for all its services is a bait-and-switch.

Kinect Inside: Asus Bakes Motion-Control Tech into Laptops

Want to wave your arms or kick your legs in front of your laptop? Asus is working to make it so.

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Did Anonymous Trick You into Crashing Sites for MegaUpload Bust?

A new tool, allegedly released by Anonymous, unwittingly ropes casual browsers into helping with distributed denial of service attacks.

There's a Problem with Xbox 360 1080p Playback? Yep, and a Fix Incoming

Microsoft acknowledges Xbox 360 video playback issues, says it's working on a fix.

BioShock Infinite Will Include Finger-Breaking '1999 Mode'

Developer Irrational Games announces news hardcore difficulty mode, implies it'll involve more than just a hit point boost for bad guys.

Mass Effect 3 Demo Coming February 14

BioWare says it'll release a Mass Effect 3 demo for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 (including Kinect support) next month.

Max Payne 3 Delayed Until May, Take-Two Revenue Tumbles

Take-Two announces two-month Max Payne delay, says it'll force the company to take a net loss on its fiscal year.

Sony Not Fazed by PlayStation Vita Japanese Sales Drop

Sony's director of hardware marketing spins the PS Vita's post-launch sale slump as a supply problem, says satisfaction with handheld 'is really high'.

See, They Told Us So: Sony Confirms No PS4 at E3

Sony's Kaz Hirai tells roundtable we won't see a new PlayStation this year, end of story.

Kinect for Windows Available February 1, but Overpriced at $249

Microsoft's Kinect for Windows bundle will be available in 12 countries next month, but you'll pay nearly twice what the Xbox 360 version costs.

PlayStation 4 at E3 Story is Bogus, Says Sony

Sony says the PS3 is in its halcyon phase and that it's not so much so much as 'contemplating' talking about its next console at this point.