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Future Volvos Will Drive Themselves in Slow Moving Traffic Jams

In a few short years Volvos-the fancy ones, anyway-will include a cruise-control system that lets your car drive and steer itself through crawling traffic. So if your daily commute involves a long stretch sitting in a jam, you'll be able to sit back and read a book, get caught up...

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With New Tablet, Microsoft Faces a Balancing Act

Microsoft, the world’s best-known software company, is set to begin selling a tablet computer on Friday, a move that is ruffling the feathers of its partners.

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Yocto Project 1.3 Includes AutoBuilder

Version 1.3 of the open source collaboration project includes the first major release of AutoBuilder, enables support for EFI in the GRUB installer and improves the terminal UI...

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Jailbreaking Is Now Legal For Smartphones—But Not Tablets

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act outlaws attempts to "circumvent" digital rights management schemes, but Congress is able to grant exemptions to the rule. Yesterday a bunch of changes were published—making it legal to jailbreak phones, but not tablets. More »...

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IDC: Samsung and Apple Still Kings of the Smartphone Market, Nokia Loses Top Five Spot to RIM

IDC's third quarter figures are in, complete with a few unexpected shake-ups. The entire cellphone market grew 2.4% over the same time last year, but smartphones shipments drove the majority of that, showing growth of 45.3% and beating the analysts' expectations. Of the 179.7 million smartphones shipped, Samsung and Apple devices accounted for almost half of them, with the companies retaining their number one and two positions in the market, respectively. 

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