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It’s Not Just the Navy, the Entire US Government Uses Outdated Software

Troops monitor screens using the Lockheed Martin Aegic Combat System. The U.S. Navy is looking for new servers for the systems after China's Lenovo purchased them from IBM. (Lockheed Martin)
Troops monitor screens using the Lockheed Martin Aegic Combat System. The U.S. Navy is looking for new servers for the systems after China's Lenovo purchased them from IBM. (Lockheed Martin)

It’s common to hear Americans complain that federal agencies don’t work, that they’re sluggish and inefficient. In day-to-day conversations, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)...

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    Justices Won’t Hear Google Appeal in Dispute With Oracle

    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that... Read more

  • A closeup image of the impact crater in the Sirenum Fossae region of Mars on March 30, 2015. (NASA/JPL)

    How Synthetic Bacteria Could Take Us to Mars

    For decades, science fictions writers have conjured up images of space colonies — whether on the moon, other planets in the solar system, or even in faraway... Read more

  • The Google self-driving car maneuvers through the streets of in Washington, DC May 14, 2012. (Karen Bleier/AFP/GettyImages)

    Can Self-Driving Cars Crash Into Each Other?

    At least there won’t be any road rage if self-driving cars hit each other. After six years of driving in test lots and on California roads, Google’s... Read more

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    In the Age of Drones, Who Owns the Sky?

    In the second decade of the 20th century, the world witnessed the transformation of the sky—previously the exclusive domain of birds—into a playground for man-made... Read more

  • Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Gmail has implemented a new feature that allows people to recall a sent email. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    New ‘Undo’ Feature a Godsend for Gmail Users Who Regret Hitting ‘Send’

    TORONTO—It might be called “send regret”—that panic that sets in after firing off an email or text that you suddenly realize was inappropriate, addressed to... Read more

  • A man speaks on a mobile phone outside the Rogers Communications Inc.’s annual general meeting of shareholders in Toronto on April 22, 2014. An Ontario court’s approval for Rogers to buy Mobilicity is expected to trigger a series of transactions that affects wireless customers in three provinces. (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

    Court Approves Rogers-Mobilicity Takeover Deal for $465M

    TORONTO—An Ontario court gave its approval for Rogers Communications to buy Mobilicity for about $465 million on Wednesday, June 24, a deal that is expected... Read more

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    Google’s ‘Dreaming’ Artificial Intelligence Shows What Real Machine ‘Learning’ Looks Like

    Last week, June 17, Google’s Research blog released an incredible series of computer-generated images, dubbed the “dreams” of the machine. The surrealist landscapes were created... Read more

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    Gmail Gets “Undo Send” Feature

    Are you a person who sends off e-mails without thinking twice before hitting the send button? Well, worry not, for Google has just announced an... Read more

  • A BlackBerry Q10 appears on display at the company's Annual and Special Meeting, in Waterloo, Ontario on  July 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    Should BlackBerry Phones Run Android?

    Before Apple’s iPhone came out in 2007, the smartphone market was in fact dominated by BlackBerry. One of its chief features was the familiar tactile... Read more

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    Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote was an extremely long presentation that was packed full of details about its upcoming new software and services. As long as... Read more

  • Google senior vice president of product Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address during the 2015 Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Google Adds Free Ad-Supported Tier to Music App in the US

    LOS ANGELES—Google is adding a free tier to its subscription streaming music service in the United States, aiming to convert the millions of people who... Read more

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    Photo Leak: Can This Sleek Unreleased Samsung Phablet Pry You Away From Your iPhone 6 Plus?

    Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge is still my favorite Android phone. The handset is sleek, stylish, solid and remarkably powerful. It features a stunning display and... Read more

  • The Samsung Galaxy S6 is presented during the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 1, 2015. ( Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images)

    Is the Galaxy S6 Stealing Away iPhone Users? New Survey May Surprise You

    Results from countless studies have reiterated what we already know: Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are stealing away tons of business from Android. Now... Read more

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    CEO Tim Cook Finally Explains Why Apple Released a Gold iPhone

    Many people scratched their heads when rumors first emerged that Apple planned to launch a gold iPhone in addition to its standard silver and gray/black... Read more

  • In this undated file photo made available by Google shows the campus-network room at a data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. With the cooperation of foreign allies, the NSA is potentially gaining access to every email sent or received abroad, or between people abroad, from Google and Yahoo

    How the NSA Spied on Antivirus Companies to Make Undetectable Malware

    Russian antivirus company Kaspersky revealed recently that it was the target of hackers behind the Stuxnet and Duqu worms last year. The hackers have been attacking the... Read more

  • The Sprint logo hangs on the side of their Fifth Avenue store 15 January, 2008 in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

    Mammoth Study Finds Sprint’s 4G Network Is the Worst – And It’s Not Even Close

    In a mammoth study comparing mobile data speeds of U.S.-based carriers across various cities, Verizon emerged victorious more often than not. But the study,conducted by... Read more