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DARPA-Funded Robot Gives Troops a Helping Hand Dismantling Explosives

Robotic hands are getting increasingly smart, as this self-repairing, bomb-disarming one demonstrates.


Move Over Lasers, It’s Maser Time

Scientists bring back masers, could be more awesome than laser technology. (Sadly, "freaking maser beams" doesn't sound as cool.)


Oracle to Pay $2 Million to Settle SEC Charges Over India Payments

UPDATE: The company's improper controls in the country did not prevent unauthorized side funds, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Acer Does Not Expect 'Explosive Growth' for Windows 8 Later This Year

Acer's CEO suggests its plans for Windows RT devices could change because of the pricing of Microsoft's Surface tablet.

AT&T Suffers DNS Outage

Some AT&T customers are being affected by a failure in the carrier's DNS (Domain Name System) servers that began Wednesday morning.

NASA Updates Us on Curiosity's Progress

The weekend "brain transplant" went off without a hitch and scientists will be busy readying the rover for a first drive within the next week.

Klout Now Wants To Measure Your Real-World Influence

Klout updates the way it computes your Klout score, which will bring your score more in line with real-world influence versus social networking prowess.


Khan Academy to Launch Computer Science Curriculum

On Wednesday, free online tutorial service Khan Academy will launch a new series of instructional videos covering the field of computer science.

TechHive: Free Android Apps for Getting the Most From Your Phone's Camera

Instead of spending a few hundred dollars on a new camera, check out these free Android apps that can help take your mobile photography to another level.

Microsoft: Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung on Board for Windows RT

Microsoft today said that Windows RT, the spin-off of Windows 8, has been completed and will power ARM processor-equipped tablets and PCs from Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung.

Google Buys Frommer’s Travel Guides To Bulk Up Reviews

Google acquires yet another big name in the travel and recreation space. Will this move encourage the FTC to come knocking on the search giant’s door once again?


Mega Reboot: Will Kim Dotcom Relaunch Megaupload?

A tweet teases of the pending return of the downed file-sharing site, accompanied by a music download service called Megabox.

RadioShack Plan for Carrier Service Leaked

The retailer is apparently moving from simply selling handsets to providing mobile service in partnership with Cricket.


Motorola to Cut 4000 Employees as It Focuses on High-end Devices

UPDATE: Two-thirds of the staff reduction will be outside the U.S., as the company shifts its emphasis from feature phones to focus on high-end devices.

FTC's Fine Won't Hurt Google as Much as Scolding

Analysts say Google's record-setting $22.5 million fine from the FTC is a simple slap on the wrist, but the company takes a hit in the public eye for its bad behavior.