For the latest installment of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series, set in Colonial America, the hooded main character is part Mohawk. The company brought in a Mohawk consultant and hired a Native actor to play the role. Courtesy of Ubisoft hide caption

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A Mohawk Hero In The Not-So-Diverse Gaming World
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Walter Cronkite (right) listens as Dr. J. Presper Eckert (center) describes the functions of the UNIVAC I computer he helped develop in the early 1950s. AP hide caption

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The Night A Computer Predicted The Next President
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Microsoft Looks To Make Mark With Smartphones
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Apple announced Monday that two top executives who had presided over missteps at the company, including the Maps software, are leaving. Lukas Barth/dapd hide caption

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Cray employees put the finishing touches on Titan at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. The supercomputer may be the world's fastest. It's designed to do 20 petaflops — or 20,000 trillion calculations — each second. It consumes enough electricity to power a small city of 9,000 people. Courtesy of Nvidia hide caption

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Why Is This Supercomputer So Superfast?
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Hurricane Sandy Could Threaten Cell Infrastructure
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In May 2011, uncollected rubbish piled up in Naples, Italy. Sweden hopes Italy might be willing to export the problem. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Week In Tech: Microsoft's Big Gamble
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The "RoboSimian" from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has the advantage of being able to grasp things with all four limbs, like a chimp. It will compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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A Contest To Build A Disaster-Ready Robot
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This laser's just pretty, not powerful: Artist Yvette Mattern's laser rainbow in Whitley Bay, England, earlier this year. Bethany Clarke/Getty Images hide caption

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In Twitter We Trust: Can Social Media Sway Voters?
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The Future Of 'Short Attention Span Theater'
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