With the Kin One and Kin Two, Microsoft was looking to break into the youth market.
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July 1, 2010 The battle for market share in the red-hot mobile phone market claimed another victim. In less than two months, Microsoft decided to stop shipping its Kin models beyond the U.S.
July 1, 2010 Sending text messages from behind the wheel will soon be illegal in more than half the country. New restrictions go into effect in July in Georgia and five other states. But there are questions about how police can determine whether people are texting before they crash -- and whether these laws work.
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June 29, 2010 Blogger Cassie Boorn, 22, of Davenport, Iowa, asked older fellow bloggers to write letters to themselves when they were in their 20s so she could learn from their advice. She says she learned not to take herself so seriously and to appreciate herself more.
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June 29, 2010 Capt. Benjamin Tupper, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, recalls his former commanding officer's reluctance to let Afghan soldiers use computers.
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June 28, 2010 In the face-off between the FCC and Internet providers, both claim the data are on their side. The Federal Communications Commission has an ambitious National Broadband Plan, but Internet providers argue that government regulation isn't necessary.
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Emilie Weideman and her father, Marc Weideman try their new iPhones Thursday in Palo Alto, Calif. Many of the new phones' owners are complaining of a glitch that drops calls.
June 25, 2010 The new iPhone 4 seems to be dropping calls if people touch the phone in a certain area -- the steel-rimmed antenna that Apple chief Steve Jobs bragged about earlier this month.
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Marvel Inc. is hoping its simultaneous release of the "Invincible Iron Man Annual #1" in both print and digital formats will boost revenues in the long run.
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June 25, 2010 Marvel Inc. says it is testing the waters with its release next Wednesday of the Invincible Iron Man Annual #1 comic simultaneously in print and on the iPad. But for comic book shops, the backbone of the industry, it's a more complicated picture.
Customers wait in line for the new iPhone 4 at the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
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June 24, 2010 Apple Inc.'s newest iPhone was selling briskly Thursday as thousands lined up outside stores around the world to snag one amid concerns of supply shortages. Some stores including ones in Tokyo, Miami, San Francisco and Charlotte, N.C., sold out within hours as the iPhone 4 went on sale in the U.S., France, Germany, the U.K. and Japan.
June 23, 2010 A federal judge has ruled in favor of YouTube in a lawsuit brought by Viacom, which owns Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central and many other entertainment brands. Viacom claimed that YouTube was profiting from work it had copyrighted. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Laura Sydell about the case.
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June 23, 2010 A federal judge sided with Google Inc. on Wednesday in a $1 billion copyright lawsuit filed by media company Viacom Inc. over YouTube videos, saying the service promptly removed illegal materials as required under federal law.
June 23, 2010 Nicholas Carr asks us to look up from our laptops long enough to appreciate the way multitasking and technology are changing the way we think. In his book The Shallows, he laments all that we are losing in exchange for our dynamic, interconnected, Internet-fueled world.
June 22, 2010 A California man hacked into more than 100 computers and used them to extort sexually explicit videos from women and teenage girls by threatening to release their personal data, federal prosecutors charged Tuesday.
June 22, 2010 Republicans have just ended a six-week new media challenge -- claiming they have 40,000 new fans and followers. Democrats are competing to see who can get the most Facebook, Twitter and YouTube fans. So far, they have added 30,000 new fans.
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June 22, 2010 Linguists are looking to crowd-sourcing to solve the problem of translating lesser-known dialects. The plan is to use social networks to link human translators with groups like relief agencies -- and even businesses. It's a technique that worked after the Haitian earthquake.
June 21, 2010 Author and video game aficionado Tom Bissell is just one of millions of kids who grew up with console games and never abandoned the hobby. In his new book, Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter, he describes the creative choices that go into creating the virtual worlds of mayhem and fantasy.
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