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Tech titans ready to brawl

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For years, Microsoft has been able to use its money and size to muscle aside its competitors. Now it's facing a competitor it can't push around so easily -- Google.

In other Google news: Wireless overlord

Computing Awards - Projects of the Year

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We profile the shortlists for the Projects of the Year in the prestigious Computing Awards for Excellence 2005, to be hosted on 16 November in London.

Intelligence in the Internet age

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Is technology making us smarter? Or are we lazily reliant on computers, and, well, dumber than we used to be?

Next up for cell phones: porn

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The cell phone, which already plays music, sends and receives e-mail and takes pictures, is adding a steamier offering: pornography.

Toyota Computer Makes You Watch the Road

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Japanese automaker Toyota has developed a safety technology that it says will keep the driver's eyes on the road.

Scientists baffled by changes in Saturn's rings

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New observations by the international Cassini spacecraft reveal that Saturn's trademark shimmering rings, which have dazzled astronomers since Galileo's time, have dramatically changed over the past 25 years.

Wireless carriers back in N. Orleans

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A number of wireless carriers said this weekend they are starting to restore service in the New Orleans area in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, in some cases with generators on the roofs of hotels.

More parents going high-tech to track kids

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In this case, it isn't Big Brother who's watching -- it's Big Mother (or Father). Increasingly, parents are using high-tech methods to track everything from where their children are and how far they are driving to what they buy, what they eat and whether they've shown up for class.

How the valley start-up was invented

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Fifty years ago this weekend, silicon began its journey to the region that would one day be dubbed ``Silicon Valley'' in its honor.

Scientists invent insulator to replace the silicon chip

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A team of South Korean scientists said on Friday that they had developed a new technology that could open the way to make new devices that could replace current silicon-based semiconductors.

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