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Google unveils major upgrade to search algorithm

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Google has unveiled an upgrade to the way it interprets users' search requests. The new algorithm, codenamed Hummingbird, is the first major upgrade for three years.

Ballmer goes out punching at last Microsoft employee meeting

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Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer took his farewell bow before thousands of applauding employees on Thursday with a typically loud and emotional performance at his last companywide meeting, talking up the software giant's prospects and taking swipes at rivals.

Science trumps the Force to create a real-life lightsaber

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In journalism, there's something called a lede, which is just another word for the main or most important part of your story. Normally you want to lay it out for the reader in the first sentence or two. Obviously, I'm hesitating here.

Twitter introduces an alert system for emergencies, disasters

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Twitter, which is preparing for its initial public offering, said on Wednesday it will help users receive special alerts from government agencies and aid agencies during emergencies.

Fairfax's Watsa confident BlackBerry bid will succeed

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Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd Chief Executive Prem Watsa said on Wednesday he is confident the consortium he leads can find the money to fund its $4.7 billion bid for smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd.

Empty F-16 jet tested by Boeing and US Air Force

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Boeing has revealed that it has retrofitted retired fighter jets to turn them into drones.

Samsung to launch smartphones with curved displays

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Samsung Electronics, the world's best-selling smartphone maker, is planning to launch handsets with curved displays.

Sri Lankan Scientist wins best doctoral thesis award in Biomechanics at a high profile international conference

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A Sri Lankan scientist, Angelo Karunaratne, in London, United Kingdom has been awarded the best doctoral thesis award in Biomechanics for his doctoral research work on ANALYSIS OF ALTERATIONS IN MATRIX QUALITY AT NANOSCALE IN METABOLIC BONE DISEASES USING SYNCHROTRON X-RAY DIFFRACTION at an international conference in Patras, Greece.

Hackers offered cash, booze to crack iPhone fingerprint security

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Hackers are gearing up for Friday's iPhone 5S release with a contest to crack the device's first-ever fingerprint scanner, a high-tech feature that Apple Inc says makes users' data more secure.

Snowden disclosures prompt warning on widely used computer security formula

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In the latest fallout from Edward Snowden's intelligence disclosures, a major U.S. computer security company warned thousands of customers on Thursday to stop using software that relies on a weak mathematical formula developed by the National Security Agency.

Microsoft CEO Ballmer bids emotional farewell to Wall Street

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Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has made an impassioned plea to investors to support his vision of the world's largest software company as a unified devices and services powerhouse in his swan song before Wall Street.

Adobe to sell its Mighty digital pen in 2014

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The software company announced Tuesday that it will begin selling its Mighty digital pen -- a stylus for iPads that it first demonstrated in prototype form in May.

Hacker group in China linked to big cyber attacks: Symantec

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Researchers have discovered a group of highly sophisticated hackers operating for hire out of China, a U.S. computer security company said on Tuesday, and it linked them to some of the best-known espionage attacks in recent years.

Apple iPhone fingerprint scanner gets plaudits in early reviews

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The fingerprint reader on Apple Inc's top-end iPhone 5S received an early thumbs up for ease of use from two influential reviewers, helping dispel concerns about the scanning technology which has been notoriously unreliable in other cellphones.

How freewheeling Twitter became a money-spinning juggernaut

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Around midnight on Christmas Eve of 2009, a handful of employees at Twitter received an unconventional holiday greeting from Dick Costolo, then the chief operating officer.

Facebook and Twitter said to be unblocked in Iran

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Facebook and Twitter became widely accessible to Iranian users on Monday for the first time since 2009, when the services were blocked in the midst of widespread protests against former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to reports emerging from the country.

Microsoft gives Bing a makeover

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Microsoft is giving its Bing search engine an overhaul to better compete with Google.

Nokia delays phablet launch after Microsoft deal: source

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Nokia has delayed the launch of a large-screen "phablet" device, originally planned for late September, following a deal to sell its handset business and license patents to Microsoft, a source said on Monday.

Samsung invests $500 million in new China facility: media

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will invest $500 million to build a packaging and testing facility in northwestern China, the official China Daily reported on Saturday, as South Korea's biggest company expands operations in China.

Saudi prince to hold Twitter stake, sees IPO by early 2014

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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says he will not sell any of his shares in microblogging site Twitter Inc when it goes public, and expects the firm's IPO to hit the market later this year or in early 2014.

Twitter takes first step toward going public

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Twitter Inc has filed for an initial public offering with U.S. regulators, the company said on Thursday, taking the first step toward what would be Silicon Valley's most anticipated debut since Facebook Inc's last year.

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