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A trio of gray wolves howl in unison. Smartphones may soon sound like this.

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A trio of gray wolves howl in unison. Smartphones may soon sound like this.

Hate Your Co-Worker’s Ringtone? Plug Your Ears for ‘Scream Tones’

A trio of gray wolves howl in unison. Smartphones may soon sound like this. Obnoxious ring tones can annoy co-workers and anyone else in your vicinity. But when it comes to auditory aggravation, one company has an even grander idea:...

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Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse flattens when stored and can be curved when needed for use.

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Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse flattens when stored and can be curved when needed for use.

Where Microsoft Designers Found Inspiration for Silicone Mouse

When Young Kim was dreaming up his award-winning mouse, the industrial design manager for Microsoft found inspiration in an unlikely place: Crate & Barrel. The Arc Touch Mouse is a thin, black bar with a tail made of sueded silicone....

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In a paradoxical way, fixing a well-known software bug can expose users to worse attacks.

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In a paradoxical way, fixing a well-known software bug can expose users to worse attacks.

A Mystery As Massive Apple Attack Levels Off at 600,000 Macs

A strange thing happened earlier this week when Apple closed a security hole that allowed more than half a million Mac computers to get infected. The infections, by and large, stopped spreading, according to Doctor Web, the Russian maker of...

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Nick Miller's career in public policy began when he came across a message on Facebook.

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Nick Miller's career in public policy began when he came across a message on Facebook.

Intern Leads Battle With Cable TV as Proposed Rule Threatens Boxee

Some interns fetch coffee. Nick Miller, a 26-year-old intern at online-video startup Boxee, is busy staging a regulatory battle in Washington with the biggest media companies in the world. It didn’t start off that way for the Rutgers University graduate....

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Google is experimenting with glasses that could one day offer features similar to a smartphone.

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Google is experimenting with glasses that could one day offer features similar to a smartphone.

Google Experiments With Glasses: Could It Replace Your Smartphone?

So many of us live through our smartphones, be it checking messages, taking photos, talking to friends, listening to music or looking up directions as we walk down the street. What if we did all of that through our glasses?...

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The ability of companies to use what we say for their own commercial purposes is increasing.

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The ability of companies to use what we say for their own commercial purposes is increasing.

Say What? The Potential, Pitfalls of Data-Mining What We Tell Devices

Some of what we type into our digital devices is data-mined and used to help advertisers send us more targeted ads. But how about the queries or commands we say into our smartphones? Is that the next frontier for data-mining?...

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The Flip camera remains a favorite on Amazon.

Photographer: Danny Moloshok/Landov

The Flip camera remains a favorite on Amazon.

The Flip Is No Flop: Video Camera Is Still Among Top Sellers on Amazon

A year after Cisco Systems Inc. said it would shutter its Flip video-camera unit, the devices are still among the best-selling camcorders on Amazon.com. The black Flip UltraHD is the No. 3 most popular handheld video camera on Amazon’s site....

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