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Quoted: on RFID tracking in school and religious objections

"We must obey the word of God. By asking my daughter and our family to participate and fall in line like the rest of them is asking us to disobey our Lord and Savior." — Steven Hernandez, father of Read More →

Off topic: All-robot band, bug-fighting pandas, NatGeo photo contest winners, mapping American dating

This will probably drive the music purists crazy: An all-robot metal band does its thing. Pandas are cute, endangered and possibly a big help in fighting superbugs. An In Focus look at National Geographic's Read More →

CES Dispatches: Sony, Lenovo revive tabletop PC idea

Intel and its PC allies are reviving an idea that many in the industry had given up for dead long ago: tabletop computers. As a result, for the first time in more than a decade, the desktop PC industry is starting Read More →

CES Dispatches: Sony demos new uses for NFC

NFC may be failing to find traction in mobile payments, but the technology is starting to find a useful life as an easy means to allow tech gadgets to connect. Read More →

Mosaic’s crowdsourced solar projects sell out

Solar financing startup Mosaic, which wants to be the "Kickstarter for solar," has a lot to celebrate. This week, it released a platform that lets average people - you and me - invest in solar projects with as little Read More →

Mobile by the numbers: Tablets expected to surpass notebooks, plus AT&T and Samsung’s record numbers

Smartphones, tablets and numbers, oh my: • 240 million vs. 207 million: That's the number of tablets expected to ship worldwide this year vs. the number of notebook PCs expected to ship this year, according to a new report from Read More →

CES Dispatches — 3D hype replaced by sound of crickets

At CES, 3D televisions have gone from the Most Hyped Thing Ever to the Technology That Shall Not Be Named. At their press conferences here on Monday, the major television manufacturers touted the new and updated Read More →

Tech targets: American companies abroad, Chinese-made gear in the U.S.

The tech industry, it's global. And that's the problem: • France and its tech concerns — many of which reflect Europe's, too — are front and center lately. Telecoms in Europe are asking American tech companies to share the costs of Read More →

Twitter lasts forever in the Library of Congress #whatwouldJeffersonsay

So CNN tells us that the Library of Congress is busy amassing all the tweets known to man and woman -- OK, all the public tweets (public, I thought was the point) known to man and woman – and Read More →

Quoted: on gadgets and showers

"You can take it in the shower if you want, or more usefully if you get it dirty you can wash it under the tap." — Quick! What is Steve Walker, Sony executive, talking about? If you said a smartphone, Read More →
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