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  • Qwest, regulators take aim at 'cramming'
    Some businesses are trying to slip additional charges onto consumers' telephone bills without the consumers' knowledge, in a practice called "cramming." And now Qwest is taking action against one firm.January 25, 2010
  • Judge reduces damages in illegal file sharing case
    A federal judge has drastically reduced the damages a Brainerd woman must pay for illegally copying music.January 22, 2010
  • A slew of new e-readers to hit the market
    When most people think of electronic book readers, Amazon's thin, white Kindle probably springs to mind. But that could be about to change.January 7, 2010
  • Google confirms plans to sell own mobile phone
    The phone which was unveiled Tuesday had been widely anticipated since Google handed out the device, called the Nexus One, to its own employees three weeks ago.January 5, 2010
  • Video game watchdog shuts down, victim of economy
    David Walsh said when he was assembling his first report card on video game violence 13 years ago, children were attacking on-screen monsters or aliens with imaginary chain saws and guns.December 20, 2009
  • Warnings issued after possible security breach
    The state of Minnesota has directed all of its agencies to stop using a Texas company state officials hired to verify the identities of new employees after a possible breach of security on the company's Web site.December 11, 2009
  • Geeks' technology tips and predictions
    Geek Squad founder Robert Stephens looks into the future of mobile technology. Also, one of the founders of the Geek Girls website talks about what tech developers can do to make their products more user friendly.Midmorning, December 8, 2009
  • Microsoft CEO in Fargo to meet with gov't officials
    Microsoft's chief executive officer says Fargo has the company's third-largest presence in the United States behind Seattle and the Silicon Valley.October 21, 2009
  • Petters attorneys renew request to move trial
    Attorneys for Wayzata businessman Tom Petters have renewed their request to move his trial out of Minnesota.October 14, 2009
  • Geocaching a hit at Minnesota state parks
    To attract a new generation of park goers, the state park system is tapping into a high-tech scavenger hunt called geocaching, a sport that combines GPS navigation with the lure and adventure of a treasure hunt.October 2, 2009
  • Local inventors frustrated over patent office bureaucracy
    Inventors like Bill Kurtz, seen here holding brochures for some of his inventions, are frustrated at the backlog of ideas awaiting approval from the U.S. Patent Office, which last quarter rejected more than half of all the patents it reviewed.October 1, 2009
  • Man charged with using Xcel energy to steal thousands from employer
    An accounting assistant for the St. Paul School District has been charged with stealing over $81,000 from his employer.September 23, 2009
  • Tapping into the power of the sun
    Solar power was touted as a potential solution to the energy crisis of the 1970s, but it never really caught on after the crisis passed. Now, advocates say the technology exists for solar power to become a part of our energy portfolio.Midmorning, September 17, 2009
  • Digital TV conversion not going well for some
    Nielsen Media Research estimates there are more than 22,000 households in the Twin Cities metro area that haven't made the switch to digital TV, but for those that have, many are reporting reception problems they are not pleased with.July 22, 2009
  • Airport using Twitter to communicate with travelers
    The Minneapolis-St. Paul airport is using the Twitter social-networking service to send short text messages to folks who want to keep up with what's happening at the airport.July 21, 2009

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