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Technology Court: Searchable books database is 'fair use'
The creation of a full-text searchable database of millions of books is a fair use of copyrighted works, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, saying it also is permissible to distribute the books in alternative forms to people with disabilities.
Technology 5 video game trends expected at E3 5 video game trends expected at E3
With the launch of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U in the video game industry's rearview mirror, the spotlight at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles is expected to shift back to games. From online-only titles to virtual reality experiences, about 200 exhibitors will hype their latest software in hopes of becoming The Next Big Thing.
Technology Vodafone report sparks global surveillance debate Vodafone report sparks global surveillance debate
Telecommunications company Vodafone's report on government surveillance of its customers in 29 countries reveals more than first meets the eye — and is raising questions from Dublin to Delhi about how much spying on email and telephone chats happens in secret.
Technology Gadget Watch: LG Lifeband Touch needs a purpose Gadget Watch: LG Lifeband Touch needs a purpose
Smart capabilities have become the latest marketing pitch to sell more wristwatches, TVs, eyeglasses, refrigerators, cars and even toothbrushes. But have we figured out why they need to be smart?
Technology Emotional robot set for sale in Japan next year Emotional robot set for sale in Japan next year
A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile.
Technology A new 'Destiny' for non-sequel video games at E3 A new 'Destiny' for non-sequel video games at E3
The recent success of "Titanfall" and "Watch Dogs" has laid the foundation for several new video games that don't contain numbers in their names to be hyped at next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo,
Technology Volume of encrypted email rising amid spying fears
The volume of email cloaked in encryption technology is rapidly rising as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other major Internet companies try to shield their users' online communications from government spies and other snoops.
Technology AT&T says DirecTV deal would let it build fiber
In an attempt to curry favor with regulators, AT&T Inc. said Tuesday that if it's allowed to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, it will be able to afford an expansion of fiber connections into more homes to boost their Internet connection speeds.
Technology FAA considers approving drones for filming movies FAA considers approving drones for filming movies
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is considering giving permission to seven movie and television filming companies to use unmanned aircraft for aerial photography.