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Some internet phone customers may be cut off

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Providers of Internet-based phone services may be forced next week to cut off tens of thousands of customers.

Researchers take on electronic voting

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The National Science Foundation is gearing up to award a $7.5m grant to create a trustworthy electronic voting system.

Sun Micro announces open-source DRM project

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Sun Microsystems Inc., weighing in on the fractious issue of protecting copyrighted digital content, on Sunday announced a project it calls the Open Media Commons initiative aimed at creating an open-source, royalty-free digital-rights management standard.

5 years after the bust, a sober, new reality

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"Web 1.0: arrogance. Web 2.0: humility."

As the tech economy revs up again, a post-recession character emerges:

Drunken optimism is out; sober reality is in.
Job hopping is out; loyalty is in.
Living to work is out; working to live is in.
Greed is out; gratitude is in.

Paying for parking via cell phones

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A Finnish company has been in Boston pitching its cashless cell phone parking meter technology, officials said.

Number of Internet-Phone Consumers Soars

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The number of consumers bypassing the traditional phone network and opting for Internet voice service is soaring beyond expectations.

Bar at Milky Way's heart revealed

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The Milky Way is not a perfect spiral galaxy but instead sports a long bar through its centre, according to new infrared observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Human-like skin gives robots sense of touch

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A flexible, electronic skin could provide robots, car seats and even carpets the ability to sense pressure and heat, Japanese researchers reported on Monday.

'Tenth planet' may be bigger than expected

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An observational error may have understated the size of the tenth planet - if "planet" is in fact what astronomers finally decide to call it.

Weather Service launches early warning system

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In tornado country, the automated, Web-based process sends emergency workers a heads-up on disasters before public warnings.

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