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Laura Sydell

Laura Sydell appears in the following:

FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made By Kids

Friday, July 11, 2014

Amazon is facing charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it willingly allowed children to make millions of dollars in purchases inside apps without parental consent.

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In A Battle For Web Traffic, Bad Bots Are Going After Grandma

Thursday, July 03, 2014

"Bad" Web bots are going after everyone they can, but why? Because by hijacking Grandma's computer, they make it look as if she visits a site often, thus making the site more valuable to advertisers.

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Supreme Court Deals A Big Win For TV Broadcasters

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, a TV streaming startup, is violating the copyrights of TV producers, marketers and broadcasters by offering subscribers the ability to watch and record broadcasts on any Internet-enabled device. It now appears that Aereo will have to shut down.

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Using A 3-D Version Of Rodin's Hands To Understand Anatomy

Monday, June 23, 2014

Dr. James Chang of Stanford University uses hands sculpted by Rodin, together with 3-D technology, to create an experience of augmented reality for his students and surgery trainees.

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Aisha Tyler Tells Us The Real Problem With Gaming And Diversity

Sunday, June 15, 2014

"The idea that there's not diversity in gameplay is just not true," says Archer star and gamer Aisha Tyler. "Does it need to be better? Absolutely."

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Critics Renew Calls For More Diverse Video Game Characters

Friday, June 13, 2014

Women make up a significant proportion of dedicated gamers, but they were hardly represented on stage and in games previewed at a big game industry trade event in Los Angeles.

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At E3, Critics Renew Calls For More Diverse Video Game Characters

Friday, June 13, 2014

Even though women make up a significant proportion of dedicated gamers, there are few female protagonists in big-selling video games. The same goes for ethnic and racial minorities.

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Q&A: Nintendo President Says Don't Count Out Mario

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The once-powerful name in gaming has been relegated to third-place status in recent years. Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aime says Mario and other franchises are key to the company's future.

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Reach For The Sky, YouTube: Music Service In Standoff

Monday, June 09, 2014

For more than a year, YouTube has been trying to launch a music streaming service. It has reached licensing agreements with the major labels, but has put independents on notice.

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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has raised hopes for a decades-old technology. Some researchers believe virtual reality has the potential to transform everything from medicine to teaching.

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For $3 Billion, Apple Buys Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The deal brings hip-hop producers Dr. Dre and Jimmy lovine into the Apple fold. And it also marks a strategic shift for the company, which has always eschewed splashy acquisitions.

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Malicious Software Probe Reveals Vast Criminal Network

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Authorities have charged developers and users of RAT, a software program that makes spying on an individual's computer easy. Users can capture passwords and spy on people through laptop cameras.

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FCC Votes To Open Debate On New Net Neutrality Rules

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to move forward with considerations on a proposal for new open Internet rules. What exactly is in the proposal?

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FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The suggestion last month that the FCC might let Internet providers charge companies more for faster service prompted a firestorm of protest. The commission votes Thursday to begin debate on the plan.

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As Drones Fly In Cities And Yards, So Do The Complaints

Monday, May 12, 2014

As the price of drones drops, more people are playing around with them in their cities and neighborhoods. This doesn't sit well with a lot of Americans. Are they just paranoid?

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Apple's Win Settles Samsung's Complaint, Too

Saturday, May 03, 2014

In the latest round of litigation, Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6 million to Apple. It was a mixed verdict. The jury found that both sides violated each other's patents.

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South Sudan Near The Brink Of Genocide, Observers Say

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The U.S. was instrumental in South Sudan's independence. Now, as East Africa Correspondent Gregory Warner tells NPR's Scott Simon, it's leading the effort to restore peace.

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For Apple, A Limited Victory Against Samsung In Infringement Case

Friday, May 02, 2014

In a case between tech giants Apple and Samsung, a jury has issued a mixed verdict. The decision marks only the latest in an ongoing struggle over patents between the two companies.

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How The Supreme Court Could Reshape The Tech Patent Landscape

Thursday, May 01, 2014

A fight over patents is unfolding between Apple and Samsung in a California courtroom. But a case before the Supreme Court could change the concept of intellectual property in information technology.

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After The Floods, Gulf Coast Towns Dig Out From Muck And Mud

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The Florida panhandle and the coast of Alabama have been deluged by rain this week. Some local officials say it's the worst flooding in decades. Sandra Averhart of Pensacola's WUWF sent this postcard.

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