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Barcelona, which just hosted the Mobile World Congress, wants to become a major technology hub.

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Barcelona, which just hosted the Mobile World Congress, wants to become a major technology hub.

Show’s Over, But Barcelona Wants Mobile Spotlight to Keep Shining

For Barcelona, four days isn’t enough. Spain’s second biggest city, which just hosted the nearly weeklong Mobile World Congress, wants to be a center of technology year-round. And it’s easy to see why. Faced with a worsening recession, a 26...

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IBM's Watson computer system came up with its recipe for Spanish crescents based on academic research.

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IBM's Watson computer system came up with its recipe for Spanish crescents based on academic research.

IBM Uses Investors as Guinea Pigs for Computer-Designed Meal

Attendees of IBM’s investor meeting today noshed on Spanish almond crescents, Australian grilled asparagus and veal croquettes crafted by perhaps the most overqualified chef in the world. The meal was designed by Watson, the artificial-intelligence computer system that outwitted “Jeopardy!”...

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Motion sensors allow users to control the screen of a device without having to touch it.

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Motion sensors allow users to control the screen of a device without having to touch it.

How an Old Russian Invention Inspired STMicro’s Hover Screen

It’s the latest in mobile technology, inspired by an invention nearly a hundred years ago. At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona,  chipmaker STMicroelectronics is showcasing screen technology that works by just hovering your hand a few inches away from the...

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Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla, with the Firefox logo during a news conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla, with the Firefox logo during a news conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Mozilla’s Fox Tries to Steal Spotlight and Outrun Google’s Android

While many European technology companies have pared back their presence at this week’s Mobile World Congress, Silicon Valley’s Mozilla is leaving a noticeably bigger footprint. The maker of the popular Firefox web browser sent about a hundred employees — which...

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A technician works at the Uranium Conversion Facility outside the city of Isfahan, 255 miles south of the capital Tehran, Iran, in 2007.

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A technician works at the Uranium Conversion Facility outside the city of Isfahan, 255 miles south of the capital Tehran, Iran, in 2007.

Stuxnet Had Earlier, Potentially Explosive Version, Symantec Says

The developers behind Stuxnet, the computer worm that damaged an Iranian nuclear plant in 2010, began their work on the malware earlier than previously known and experimented with multiple attack techniques, according to new research by Symantec Corp. Stuxnet, which tampered...

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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has made Africa a big priority for the company.

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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has made Africa a big priority for the company.

IBM Is Big on Africa — But How Big?

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty has visited Africa twice in the past six months. She’s taken her entire executive team there. She’s told IBM’s investors, customers and the general public about the potential to transform the continent’s businesses and governments through technology. Expansion...

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