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Video: Global startup competition for seed money is a big draw

Twenty-eight startups from around the globe compete for interest from investor judges in the AngelHack contest. We take a closer look at this competition in a video report.

White House announces 'National Day of Civic Hacking'

Whether or not you have coding skills, the U.S. government asks you to roll up your sleeves in June and help solve the nation's problems.

At CES, a little skepticism goes a long way

Plenty of products will be touted at International CES this week. But the gulf between the promise of new technology and the reality of that same technology can be a wide one.


CES Live: Streaming video from the Consumer Electronics Show

Want to see what's happening at CES without actually going to Las Vegas? Watch streaming video from our colleagues at IDG News Service.

Microsoft starts E3 countdown, stirring rumors of next Xbox

Microsoft's director of programming for Xbox Live posted a countdown timer to the E3 trade show on his blog, raising the possibility that Microsoft plans to unveil the next version of its Xbos at the June event.


CTIA to merge its mobile trade shows into one event

U.S. mobile trade group CTIA will combine its two annual trade shows starting in 2014 as it tries to attract a bigger share of the world's interest in smartphones, apps and other hot technologies.


2012's worst security exploits, fails and blunders

Stolen social security numbers. Erased online identities. Pilfered payment information, and even hacked hotel locks. Yep, 2012 was a banner year for the bad guys.

U.S. Congress may not have stomach for another SOPA/PIPA fight

As a new session of the U.S. Congress convenes in early 2013, don't expect lawmakers to rush out a new version of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) or the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

High-tech 2012: The 10 biggest news events of the year

From epic hardware launches to ugly lawsuits to continued disruption in social media and the cloud, 2012 was a very busy year for consumer technology.

Web sites go dark to honor Sandy Hook victims

A long list of Web sites went dark for one minute at 9:30 a.m. ET today to mark a moment of silence for the 26 women and children who were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday.

Google puts Dead Sea Scrolls sacred text online

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital ending over a half century of controversy over access to the ancient manuscripts.

The UN's Internet power grab: An FAQ

What it is, what it isn’t, and how it will affect you.

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Internet freedom remains US priority at UN conference

The U.S. delegation to an upcoming United Nations telecom treaty-writing conference will not budge on its positions advocating free speech online and opposing broad new regulations for the Internet, the leader of the delegation says.

Hacking contest encourages women to enter tech

Computer security conferences tend to be male-dominated affairs. It's not that women aren't present, but just not anywhere near their normal proportional representation in society.


Best Buy previews Black Friday Ad

Attention Black Friday shoppers, Best Buy has an online preview of its flyer for the post-Thanksgiving shop fest featuring doorbuster-priced Windows 8 PCs, gaming consoles, DSLRs, and 3D HDTVS.