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Wolverton: Google's impressive 'smart' capabilities

When it comes to new smartphone features, Google seems to be following Apple's lead -- except in developing the new kinds of experiences that will depend on computer intelligence.

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Half a dozen chipmakers in Silicon Valley, including a few storied names, have been acquired in the past 18 months in nearly $12 billion in deals affecting thousands of employees and costing some their jobs.  
 
 
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How to protect your personal data online

The Pew study indicates that while Americans are concerned about their privacy and security, relatively few have taken steps to protect themselves. Here are some things you can do to better protect your personal information. 
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Berkeley lab unveils solar energy center

Groundbreaking work expected to be performed at $59 million Solar Energy Research Center. 
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Facebook's green roof mirrors company's workplace culture

The 9 acres atop of the tech firm's new Frank Gehry-designed building across from its main headquarters are filled with a plethora of native trees and flowers, lawn furniture, white boards, viewing decks and a half-mile walking trail overlooking the city's marshlands. 
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Mourning dove confused or just expecting?

After raising one hatchling, a mourning dove has returned to the nest and two more eggs. Chances are, the pair are starting another brood. 
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Lindsay Lohan is finally off probation

'Mean Girls’ actress finished community service hours in a rush of work in recent weeks.