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  • Wikipedia editors question site's SOPA blackout
    Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The shutdown of one of the Internet's most-visited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer editors.January 18, 2012
  • As state expands broadband reach, some content without
    The state is using more than $200 million to expand access to high-speed broadband, mostly in rural parts of the state. But some don't want it.January 17, 2012
  • Officials: Broadband plan would disrupt GPS
    Even the modified plans of the company LightSquared to start up a national high-speed wireless broadband network would cause harmful interference with GPS signals.January 13, 2012
  • Best in show: 6 gadgets that defined CES
    Cheaper tablets, thinner laptops and an array of sleeker TVs stood out at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.January 13, 2012
  • Non-profit takes on breadfruit challenge to fight hunger in developing areas
    You won't find breadfruit at your local grocery store, mainly because it has an extremely short shelf life. But a Minnesota-based non-profit group wants to help people in developing countries turn the fruit into flour.January 11, 2012
  • Google gets more personal with search results
    Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information.January 10, 2012
  • Warner Bros. to impose 56-day delay on DVD rentals
    In a precedent other major movie studios are likely to follow, Warner Bros. is poised to announce that its latest DVD releases won't be made available to rental outlets until nearly two months after the discs can be bought in stores and websites.January 6, 2012
  • Alleged leaker case more tech than military
    Interested in the biggest leak of U.S. secrets in the nation's history, but don't know a firewall log from a server file?December 20, 2011
  • The real Steve Jobs
    Author Walter Isaacson discusses his recent biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs at the Commonwealth Club of California. He describes what he learned about the legendary entrepreneur from the more than forty interviews he conducted with Jobs for the book.Midday, December 16, 2011
  • Military rules guide hearing in WikiLeaks case
    The case of an Army intelligence analyst suspected of passing government secrets to WikiLeaks is turning a spotlight on military justice.December 14, 2011
  • Surveillance Software: Where do we draw the line?
    From individual identity theft to national repression of government dissidents to tracking terrorists, the use of computer surveillance equipment is fraught with political and ethical issues. How do we weigh the risks and benefits of computer surveillance equipment? And what legislation could help us monitor its use?Midmorning, December 14, 2011
  • Facebook hires Gowalla team, will shut it down
    Facebook has hired the team behind Gowalla, the location service that lets people share where they are using their mobile phones.December 5, 2011
  • Facebook makes privacy pledge in FTC settlement
    Government regulators are sharing some alarming information about Facebook: They believe the online social network has often misled its more than 800 million users about the sanctity of their personal information.November 29, 2011
  • From science fiction to physical reality
    A renowned theoretical physicist ponders the possibility of force fields, time travel, and other themes of science fiction. He says many of these do not violate the laws of physics, and could become reality in the next century. Originally broadcast April 16th, 2011.Midmorning, November 25, 2011
  • Industry reps examine Minnesota's future in robotics
    Industry leaders are examining Minnesota's strengths and potential in the field of robotics at a high tech conference today.November 17, 2011

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