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Wolverine doesn't need batteries.

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Wolverine doesn't need batteries.

Bye-Bye Batteries? TI Says New Wolverine Chip Can Cut Power Needs

Texas Instruments is letting loose a wolverine it says will change the way home electronics get power. Named after the fierce, carnivorous inhabitants of northern forests,  the new line of microcontrollers can rummage around their surroundings for sources of energy....

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Mario Garica pushes a box of diapers along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com Phoenix Fulfillment Center.

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Mario Garica pushes a box of diapers along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com Phoenix Fulfillment Center.

Moms Mad at Amazon.com Over Discontinued Discount

Amazon.com has grown into the world’s largest online retailer in part by enticing customers with money-saving offers. Now it’s cutting back on one of those discounts, sparking a backlash among parents who say it’s changing the rules in the middle...

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A Pew report says that more social network users are "unfriending" people and actively managing their accounts.

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A Pew report says that more social network users are "unfriending" people and actively managing their accounts.

Friends No More: Social Network Users Get More Aggressive

Don’t take it personal (or, maybe you should), but more users on social networks are “deleting” their friends on sites like Facebook. It’s part of an overall increase in people actively managing their networks, according to a new report. The...

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Rich and Mary Bleyle attended Apple's shareholders meeting.

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Rich and Mary Bleyle attended Apple's shareholders meeting.

Apple’s Shareholder Meeting Brings Out Newly Minted Millionaires

While a small group of protesters marched outside Apple’s shareholders meeting this morning over labor practices in China, investors inside were mostly saying thank you. And with good reason. Take Rich Bleyle, a retired teacher attending the annual meeting from...

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Google will allow a “do-not- track” button to be embedded in its Web browser.

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Google will allow a “do-not- track” button to be embedded in its Web browser.

What ‘Do Not Track’ Doesn’t Cover

While Google is planning a new “do not track” feature on its browser, that doesn’t mean you’re safe from every advertiser online. Google earlier today said it would join an industry anti-tracking initiative and add a feature to its Chrome...

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The 'HP Garage' stands in the backyard of the former home of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in Palo Alto, California

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The 'HP Garage' stands in the backyard of the former home of Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in Palo Alto, California

HP’s Whitman Wants Next CEO to be Internal. Who Are the Contenders?

Five months into the job, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is thinking about grooming her successor — and it’s likely an executive from inside the computer maker. At a Wall Street Journal conference in Menlo Park, California, Whitman said: “I will...

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HP CEO Meg Whitman spoke with analysts today about her company's outlook.

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HP CEO Meg Whitman spoke with analysts today about her company's outlook.

HP’s Whitman Says Turnaround Could Take ’3 or 4 or 5 Years’

Years of R&D cuts and shifting strategies have left Hewlett-Packard in rough shape. How rough? Today, CEO Meg Whitman gave Wall Street its first sense of how long HP’s problems may take to fix. Whitman, who became CEO in September,...

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