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iPhone Customers 'Most Loyal' Smartphone Buyers

Apple is doing a better job of inspiring loyalty among customers than its rivals in the mobile marketplace, according to research.

NASA Prepares for Mars Rover Launch: Here's How You Can Watch

Curiosity, NASA's most sophisticated Mars rover yet, is set to lift off this week. Here's how you can stay tuned and watch.


Google's Search Algorithm Challenged

The Italian mathematician who helped craft Google's search engine readies a "new radical view" of online search.

Give Your Kid the Building Blocks of Life: Giant DNA Plush Dolls

Who says that learning and playing can't be the same thing? Biochemies DNA plush dolls encourage the pursuit of science while your kid thinks they're just playing with dolls.


App Uses Your Webcam to Detect Your Heart and Breathing Rates

A new iOS app tries to monitor your heart rate and breathing rate using nothing but the iPad 2's camera.


3D-Printed Spider Can Help First Responders Save Lives

A new giant "spider" can crawl and even jump its way into dangerous places to locate hazards. Also: It's super creepy.


IBM to Build E-commerce Research Labs for Chinese Retailer

IBM has reached a deal with Chinese electronics retailer Suning Appliance to build research centers in China and the U.S. meant to develop e-commerce products.

Firewalls Can't Keep up With DDoS Attacks

As denial of service attacks accelerate, research reveals that firewalls and other conventional security measures can't ensure protection.

Twitter Research: It's Where the Money and Action Is

As more people rely on information in social networks to make financial, medical and other decisions, determining the source's trustworthiness becomes vital.

Shoppers on iPads Spend More

Record numbers of consumers are already shifting their shopping from PCs to mobile devices, and the bigger spenders are using iPads, research reveals.