Technology

3:00pm

Wed October 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Texas Company Charged In Illegal Technology Transfers To Russia

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 3:22 pm

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn say they have broken up a ring that allegedly exported sensitive electronic technology to Russia.

Eight people were arrested today in Houston, including Alexander Fishenko, an immigrant from Kazakhstan who built a multi-million dollar export firm called Arc Electrics.

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1:35am

Wed October 3, 2012
All Tech Considered

Calif. Greenlights Self-Driving Cars, But Legal Kinks Linger

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 3:56 pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown (front left) rides in a driverless car to a bill signing at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on Sept. 25.
Eric Risberg AP

2:18pm

Mon October 1, 2012
Politics

Presidential Campaigns Rock The Gamer Vote

Originally published on Mon October 1, 2012 4:27 pm

An ad for President Obama's re-election campaign appears in Madden NFL 13.
EA Games

Let's say you're pushing 115 mph on the highway, racing neck and neck with a Chevy Camaro — in an online video game, of course.

Right as you're pulling into the lead, you notice a billboard pop up on your TV screen. Early voting has begun? Voteforchange.com? Whoa, keep your eyes on the road!

This is Need for Speed: Carbon, one of 18 games that the Obama campaign advertised in during the 2008 campaign. This year, President Obama is back at it, running ads in Madden NFL 13, on the free online game site Pogo.com, and in mobile games like Tetris.

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12:49pm

Mon October 1, 2012
All Tech Considered

Cloud Computing Saves Health Care Industry Time And Money

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 2:36 pm

Researchers are increasingly using cloud computing to discover new drugs and medical treatments. Cloud computing is often cheaper and quicker than in-house computing.
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The cloud's vast computing power is making it easier and less expensive for companies and clinicians to discover new drugs and medical treatments. Analyzing data that used to take years and tens of millions of dollars can now be done for a fraction of that amount.

Most of us know Amazon as the world's largest online retailer. But its cloud computing business is booming too.

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12:09pm

Mon October 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Japan Introduces Stiff Fines, Jail Time For Illegal Downloads

Originally published on Mon October 1, 2012 12:32 pm

South Korean pop group 2NE1 performs during the MTV Video Music Awards Japan show in Makuhari, near Tokyo, in June.
Koji Sasahara AP

Beginning, today, illegally downloading a copy of your favorite new song could land you in jail in Japan.

The country has instituted a new law that punishes those downloaders with up to two years in prison or fines of up to $25,700. CNN reports that the move is an effort to curb music piracy in the country.

CNN adds:

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