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Laura Sydell

Laura Sydell appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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High Court Ruling Likely To Control Patent Trolls

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for companies to get their legal fees paid when they are unreasonably sued for patent infringement. Patent trolls own patents but don't make any products.

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U.S. Border Patrol Scrutinized For Increasing Fatalities

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Shooting deaths of foreign national is up along the Southwest border. The agency has been called to modify its use-of-lethal-force policy. But it has a culture of secrecy and lacks transparency.

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You Love The Cloud, But It May Not Be As Secure As You Think

Friday, April 25, 2014

People are storing more and more stuff online: photos, music, documents — even books. But if you're storing your digital belongings in the cloud, you should know you're giving up some rights.

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Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission's proposal would let Web companies pay for faster access. But entrepreneurs, like Reddit's co-founder, are wondering how they would have fared with such rules.

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Anti-Poaching Agreements May Implicate Several Tech Titans

Monday, April 21, 2014

Silicon Valley is abuzz over a class-action lawsuit that accuses some of the world's most powerful technology companies of conspiring to suppress the wages of their employees. The suit alleges that Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe agreed not to recruit one another's employees. Documents from the case show top executives at the company quarreling over each other's hiring practices and patching up disputes. The case may be settled before it comes to trial next month.

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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Argentina Debt Case

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday that has wide implications for Argentina's teetering economy and its relations with the U.S. The case has been dragging on for more than a decade.

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