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Supreme Court Tosses Out Software Patent

June 19, 2014 11:23 am | by Sam Hananel - Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out an Australian company's patent for business software in a closely watched case that clarifies standards for awarding patents. The justices ruled unanimously that ...       

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Automotive Firm Navistar to Cut Jobs

June 19, 2014 8:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alabama automotive firm Navistar is preparing to consolidate an engine production plant and cut 280 workers in Huntsville. But the truck and engine maker is also hiring employees at another Alabama plant, about 80 miles to the west in the ...

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Photos of the Day: Harley-Davidson's Electric Motorcycle

June 19, 2014 8:42 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Innovation, meet heritage. Today, Harley-Davidson reveals Project LiveWire – the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle. In keeping with the company's customer-led product development approach, starting next week select consumers ...  

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Harley-Davidson Reveals Project LiveWire

June 19, 2014 8:41 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Spurred by this heritage, the Project LiveWire Experience invites customers to test ride, provide feedback and learn more about the story of the motorcycle. Even those who don't yet ride will have the opportunity to feel the power of ... 

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Why Truly Innovative Science Demands a Leap into the Unknown

June 19, 2014 8:28 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

While studying for his PhD in physics, Uri Alon thought he was a failure because all his research paths led to dead ends. But, with the help of improv theater, he came to realize that there could be joy in getting lost. A call for scientists to stop ...

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5 Things We’ll Learn from Orion’s First Flight Test

June 19, 2014 8:23 am | by NASA | News | Comments

All the superlatives associated with Orion's first mission this year – farthest a spacecraft for humans has gone in 40 years, largest heat shield, safest vehicle ever built – can be dazzling, no doubt. But the reason engineers are chomping at the bit ...

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New Push to Get Girls into Computer Sciences

June 19, 2014 8:20 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is — more than ever — a man's world ...

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Harley-Davidson Introduces Electric Motorcycle

June 19, 2014 8:18 am | by M.l. Johnson - Associated Press | News | Comments

Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week, and President Matt Levatich said he expects the company known for its big touring bikes and iconic brand to become a leader in developing technology and standards for electric vehicles. Harley will show handmade demonstration...

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Bezos: Fire Phone Offers 'Something Different'

June 19, 2014 1:22 am | by Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press | News | Comments

There are two ways to view the smartphone Amazon introduced to the world: It's either the latest in a long line of indistinguishable devices or a magic wand for shopaholics. The phone's most significant feature, called "Firefly," employs audio and ...

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TE Connectivity Buying Measurement Specialties

June 18, 2014 5:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss electronics maker TE Connectivity is buying sensor maker Measurement Specialties for $1.37 billion. TE Connectivity said Wednesday it will pay $86 per share in cash for the Hampton, Virginia, company that makes a range of sensors ...

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GM Employee Warned of Stalling in Impalas in '05

June 18, 2014 5:17 pm | by Paul Wiseman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

General Motors employee Laura Andres was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala home when she hit a bump in the road. The engine stalled, and the Impala came to a dead stop. The car behind her had to swerve to avoid a collision. Andres took the ...

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Lawmakers Press GM on Report's Findings

June 18, 2014 4:24 pm | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Lawmakers expressed disbelief Wednesday at General Motors' explanation for why it took 11 years to recall millions of small cars with defective ignition switches, and also confronted its chief executive with evidence that the company dragged ...

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Feds Add Chrysler to Ignition, Air Bag Probe

June 18, 2014 4:24 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. safety agency has opened two investigations into Chrysler minivans and SUVs as part of a widening inquiry into air bag and ignition switch problems across the U.S. auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began ...

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Amazon Ties New 4.7-Inch Phone to Its Services

June 18, 2014 3:24 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon has introduced a new smartphone that will be closely tied to the products and services it sells, while adding such touches as the ability to render images in 3-D. The Fire phone will share many characteristics found in other ...  

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In Odd Twist, Industry Agrees to Ban 'Microbeads'

June 18, 2014 2:22 pm | by John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer | News | Comments

Environmentalists in Illinois expected a battle royal over their call for a statewide ban on "microbeads" — tiny bits of plastic used in personal care products such as facial scrubs and toothpaste that are flowing by the billions into the ...

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