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Can A $9 Computer Spark A New Wave Of Tinkering And Innovation?
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Ramalinga Raju, founder and former chairman of fraud-hit Satyam Computer Services, is escorted from a court in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad in April 2009. Raju and nine other defendants have been convicted of fraud and conspiracy. Krishnendu Halder/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Can A Computer Change The Essence Of Who You Are?
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Look Out, This Poker-Playing Computer Is Unbeatable
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The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart
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In June, the 167th Patrol Dog Class graduated from their canine narcotics and electronic media detection training, held by the Connecticut State Police Canine Unit. At far left is Thoreau, who now helps police in Rhode Island find computer hard drives. Daniel Owen/Courtesy of The Hartford Courant hide caption

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At 30, The Original Mac Is Still An Archetype Of Innovation
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