The "Atari Dump" of New Mexico, where the game company rid itself of unsold game cartridges, will be excavated this summer. Here, a file photo shows a woman demonstrating Atari's unreleased 1984 Mindlink device, using a headband that picks up impulses from movement of the player's forehead. Charlie Knoblock/AP hide caption

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Rio's Operations Center brings together more than 30 agencies and allows them to coordinate on daily issues such as traffic, as well as on emergencies such as the frequent flash floods in hillside slums. Raphael Lima/Courtesy of the Operations Center, City of Rio De Janeiro hide caption

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Rio Goes High-Tech, With An Eye Toward Olympics, World Cup

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With Chemical Tweaks, Cement Becomes A Semiconductor

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The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike

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How Recalculating GDP Can Help App Designers In Nigeria

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The University of Tennessee became one of 10 state university systems teaming up with Coursera, a for-profit tech company. Flickr Creative Commons hide caption

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Online College Courses Get A Big Boost, But Doubts Persist

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Since it was first filed in August of 2004, Ubuntu's Bug #1 attracted many comments. With comment number 1834, Mark Shuttleworth declared the issue fixed today. Launchpad hide caption

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Is The Midwest More Hateful Than Other Regions?

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What a potential employer finds when researching an applicant online can make or break a job opportunity. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Fixing Your Online Reputation: There's An Industry For That

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How Code For America's Apps Benefit Kansas City

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Vintage Sounds: The Clacks And Dings Of Pinball Machines

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Hulu's Future Depends On Which Company Buys It

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With the exception of one cassette connector, this is the Apple-1 as it was delivered to Fred Hatfield. The user was responsible for finding a monitor and keyboard for the early computer that recently sold at auction for $671,000. Courtesy of Fred Hatfield hide caption

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The Thirty-Nine Steps, the spy thriller that introduces the valiant, veld-trained Richard Hannay, has been reborn as an interactive. The new e-book/game is a production of The Story Mechanics. Courtesy The Story Mechanics hide caption

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