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Technology U.S. Supreme Court could limit software patents U.S. Supreme Court could limit software patents
Is it too easy for high-tech companies to patent inventions that are not really new, but simply take an old idea and blend it with computer wizardry? The Supreme Court wrestled with that question Monday.
Technology Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court Another Apple-Samsung skirmish heads to court
The fiercest rivalry in the world of smartphones is heading back to court this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features.
Technology American farmers confront 'big data' revolution American farmers confront 'big data' revolution
Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations.
Technology Microsoft reverses, vows not to snoop on emails Microsoft reverses, vows not to snoop on emails
A week after saying it was justified in snooping through a blogger's Hotmail account to track down a leaker of company software, Microsoft has changed course, saying it will refer such matters to law enforcement starting immediately.
Technology Visionary or looney? Zuckerberg on spending spree Visionary or looney? Zuckerberg on spending spree
Facebook's latest multibillion dollar acquisition of virtual reality headset maker Oculus is prompting some people to wonder if CEO Mark Zuckerberg is already living in an alternate reality.
Technology Microsoft unveils Office for iPad Microsoft unveils Office for iPad
Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Office for the iPad, a software suite that includes programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and works on rival Apple Inc.'s hugely popular tablet computer.
Technology 'Hula' STD info app to keep name despite petition
The founder of a sexually transmitted disease information app called "Hula" said he doesn't plan to change the name despite an online petition asking him to do so.
Technology Review: Windows Phone innovations show promise Review: Windows Phone innovations show promise
In the market for smartphones, Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 system is barely there. It's dwarfed by Apple's iOS and Google's Android systems in both attention and sales.
Technology Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise
At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.