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Cybercrooks reportedly hang out in Latin America, Caribbean

Internet criminals have opened a new front in Latin America and the Caribbean and seem to have founded booming businesses thanks to low levels of cybercrime protection and awareness, a rare but timely analysis of the region by Trend Micro has found.

Underwater spy robot created by Virginia Tech researchers

The research is backed by the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center and the Office of Naval Research, which are looking for self-powering, autonomous robots to do underwater surveillance or to monitor the environment.

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Windows RT tablets already may be doomed, analysts say

Windows RT tablets grabbed just 0.4 percent of the tablet market in the first quarter, a dismal result that led some tech experts to urge Microsoft to scrap the platform that's in its six-month infancy.

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Microsoft's IllumiRoom project transforms whole rooms into video games

The IllumiRoom project from Microsoft Research turns a living room into a video game with projected images that extend and complement the main television screen.

Microsoft risks taking a 'niche' role in tablets, analysts say

Microsoft garnered just a "niche" in the global tablet market in the first quarter of 2013, following a period of user confusion after the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets, analysts say.

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LG sales help smartphones overtake feature phones

LG Electronics more that doubled its sales of smartphones in the first quarter, which was the first time smartphones outsold feature phones, according to market research company IDC.

Services seek money in social messaging as SMS declines

A large number of customers are migrating from SMS to free or cost-effective social messaging apps, but that's where the money is, says global analyst firm Ovum.

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Social nets dominate US users' time online, study reports

Americans spend more time on social networks than other Internet users, according to a study by Experian Marketing Services.

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Green tech: Wi-Fi, not storage, is the power hog, researchers say

Cloud service providers have drawn ire from environmentalists for not being transparent when it comes to the energy efficiency of their data centers, but they are greener than other technology.

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British Library leads a team to archive UK web resources

British website content will be preserved along with traditional library resources in a project shared by six libraries in the UK.