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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, April 20

Is Nokia scheming to move back into phones?... Antitrust lawyers frowning at Comcast plan... IBM's Chinese partnership raises eyebrows

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Shape-shifting robot reveals secrets of Fukushima reactor

Robots reveal high radioactivity but little debris in their important mission.

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Why investors are so excited about Slack

The enterprise-software startup's valuation has gone from $1.12 billion to $2.8 billion in six short months

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Facebook tries to keep it real by killing more 'fake' likes

The company has improved its technology for detecting suspicious patterns of likes

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Researchers hack Sony headset to simulate autism

The work is aimed at helping people understand what it's like to live with ASD.

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MIT develops wireless trackpad for your thumbnail

Tiny wireless device is still a prototype, but brings a new way to control electronics

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Size matters in mobile, but Nokia may find bigger isn't better

Nokia's plan to buy Alcatel-Lucent would create a huge mobile networks maker

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, April 16

Europe has a hard case to make against Google... Apple buys Israeli imaging company... Twitter revamps homepage with content

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Amazing bug-sized robots can build microstructures

Silicon Valley team eyes tiny, fast-moving robots in DARPA project.

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New robot bounces, could replace rovers on NASA missions

Researchers eye unique robots for missions a decade and more into the future.

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Don't look now, but ATMs are about to get a cloud makeover

NCR uses Android and a thin-client model to bring yesterday's bank machines into the cloud era

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US sounds alarm on hacking of passenger jets, air traffic control

Government report says the FAA needs to do more to ensure safety in the skies

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, April 15

EU charges Google with antitrust and opens Android probe... Intel sales down along with PCs... new lawsuits challenge net neutrality

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Intel sales sag under PC slowdown

Businesses bought fewer PCs than expected last quarter, the chip maker said.

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Percona expands into NoSQL turf with TokuDB purchase

Percona's purchase of TokuDB will give the company a cpommercial grade MongoDB distribution and some speedy indexing software