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Kate Greene's Stories
Loaded with Web 2.0 applications, the N810 could help usher in location-aware computing.
New telescope technology is expanding the search for extraterrestrial life.
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In a Microsoft prototype, your fingers don't cover up what you're looking at.
Innovative displays that let more light reach the viewer could double the battery life of handheld devices.
A new system is able to determine exactly where and why wireless networks fail.
A new cell-phone add-on collects your personal data to help correct your behavior.
MIT Researchers send power two meters with no wires.
Phone companies should consider the recent hack of the Apple iPhone a wake-up call for better mobile security.