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NASA Nebula - Obama's own private cloud?

The open-source Amazon-like compute cloud under development at NASA's Ames Research Center could become a means of hosting websites across the US government.
Cade Metz, 16 Jan 2010
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Steve Wozniak, your time is up

CommentIt's time to file each and every story about Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak into the circular "Does it really matter?" bin.
Rik Myslewski, 16 Jan 2010
homeless man with sign
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Discounts damage for Microsoft Windows 7 PC boost?

Things are looking up for PC manufacturers. The last three months of 2009 saw shipments of computers grow 22 per cent, while all - except Dell - enjoyed robust double-digit growth in the US and internationally according to Gartner.
Gavin Clarke, 16 Jan 2010
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ACLU challenges US laptop border searches

Privacy campaigners are continuing a legal challenge against random laptop border searches by US customs amid concerns there may be a racial bias in those delayed and inconvenienced by stop and search powers introduced as part of the war on terror.
John Leyden, 16 Jan 2010
Philips 40PFL9704 LCD TV
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Philips 40PFL9704 40in LED backlit TV

ReviewLED backlighting is all the rage at the moment; it can dramatically improve the contrast ratio of LCD panels, helping them towards the deep blacks seen on plasma displays. But many of the sets available at the moment, including the LG we recently reviewed, use LEDs that aren’t individually addressable – so it’s still really all or nothing.
Nigel Whitfield, 16 Jan 2010

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