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Camera sensor tweaks could improve smartphone battery life

<b>A team of researchers from Microsoft and Rice University have developed a solution to battery drain from camera use.</b><p>Most users are aware that …

Based On What We Know, Is The NSA Verizon Request Legal?

Here's what we know about a National Security Agency program that collects vast amounts of data on the electronic activity of Americans: While controversial, a leaked secret document authorizing the collection makes it clear that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has decided that the …

Decision to arm Syrian rebels was reached weeks ago, U.S. officials say

By Karen DeYoung ,<p>Karen DeYoung<p>Associate editor and senior national security correspondent<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Anne Gearan and<p>Anne Gearan<p>White House reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Scott Wilson<p>Scott Wilson<p>Senior national correspondent focusing on California and the West<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Obama’s decision …

'Insolvent' Detroit to default on some of $18.5bn debt, says emergency manager

The "insolvent" city of Detroit will default on some of its $18.5bn debt and has asked creditors to accept a fraction of money owed to them, in an …

How Much Is A Tweet Really Worth?

So, you’ve decided to set up a Twitter account for your brand. How much return can you expect on that first tweet of the day? The answer: about $25.62.<p>That’s the conclusion that SumAll, a data visualization and analytics company, reached after a review of over 900 of its customer’s social media …

Do Filmmakers Need to Pay to Use ‘Happy Birthday’?

Do Filmmakers Need to Pay to Use 'Happy Birthday'?<p>The assumed answer of this question has been yes, but one filmmaker, set to make a film about the …

Microsoft's Windows Azure Used by Over 50% of Fortune 500 Companies

Microsoft today announced a notable Windows Azure milestone: more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500 are now using the service. That’s impressive if you remember that Windows Azure was released just over three years ago on February 1, 2010.<p>The company also noted that in just a year, Windows Azure’s …