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Whoa, Nelly -- this one's not going to sit well with a certain sect. While the Chinese city of Chongqing has been planning this initiative for some time, we're just now starting to understand the sheer magnitude of what'll be built over the next two to three years. Cisco and HP -- two names that are

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On Monday, Google expressed its belief that its email users in China were experiencing \"a government blockage carefully designed to look like the problem is with Gmail.\" Now, as is par for this thorny course, the Chinese state has come out with a terse rebuttal, saying simply that \"this is an unacc

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Last week we noted, with a growing sense of disquiet, how China was busying itself with locking out VPN access within its borders and, seemingly, preventing people from using their Gmail accounts. Google has now given a public voice to those concerns, noting that \"there is no issue on our side. We

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Caller ID spoofers, your days are numbered! The \"Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010\" has just passed the House. The bill -- which has been kickin' around in one form or another since 2007, and which only passed the Senate as recently as this February -- makes it illegal \"to cause any caller ID service

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Oh, brother. This just keeps getting better and better, and by \"better and better,\" we mean \"uglier and uglier.\" Google's abrupt decision to stop censoring results in China and redirect users on the mainland to the outfit's Hong Kong portal has stirred up all sorts of tense feelings around the globe

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We're a bit frightened by the fact that high-ranking political officials are told to leave their BlackBerrys outside in an unguarded basket during high-level meetings (really, it's \"common practice\"), but nevertheless, one chap who tried to take advantage of the situation didn't quite make it out

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We're a bit frightened by the fact that high-ranking political officials are told to leave their BlackBerrys outside in an unguarded basket during high-level meetings (really, it's \"common practice\"), but nevertheless, one chap who tried to take advantage of the situation didn't quite make it out

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Seeing our current president in HD just isn't enough for CBS, which is \"readying its technical plant in order to broadcast both political conventions in summer 2008 in high-definition.\" Reportedly, the network is hoping to have its new HD control room ready to roll for the Democratic National Conven

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Talk about getting into some hot water. Reportedly, some 14 implike squirrels were recently \"arrested by Iranian authorities for espionage,\" as the critters were apparently found to have various amounts of \"spy gear from foreign agencies\" on (er, in) their bodies. Some reports even mention that the

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The days of countermining caller ID systems could be coming to an end, at least for those who prefer to live life lawfully. A recent bill introduced in the US Congress, dubbed the \"Truth in Caller ID Act of 2007,\" seems to have ripped a line from Suncom commercials of days past, and also seeks to \"m

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While we've seen everything from brilliant engineering to run-of-the-mill hacks enable vehicles to squeeze every last inch out of a tank of fuel, it looks like the Senate is taking larger strides in order to raise the MPG bar. The US Senate has reportedly passed an energy bill that would raise fuel

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Ah, the day we've all been waiting for has finally arrived -- well, sort of. Yeah, it is still a bill, but it's a refreshing start on a long overdue amendment. While content guardians (we're looking your way, MPAA / RIAA) have done their fair share of beating around the issue and insisting that DRM-

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If you've ever wondered what happens when you run an entire nation into the ground, bar almost every type of contact with the outside world, launch nuclear bomb tests against the orders of outsiders, and still try to order an iPod, well, now you know. North Korea's highly dodgy Kim Jong-Il will repo

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