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Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

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Scientists' hope for HIV cure

Researchers are working on "novel strategies" to find a cure for HIV, with the first results expected “within months”.<p>Danish scientists are hoping for results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”.<p>They are conducting a clinical trial to test a …

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World's oldest and stickiest lab study ready for drop of excitement

In terms of output, Queensland University's pitch drop study – the world's oldest laboratory experiment – has been stunningly low. Only eight drops …

How Giant Concrete Balls Could Make Wind Power More Efficient

Great balls of power!<p>Wind power is pretty great: One doesn't need to do much but build turbines and capture the energy from a passing breeze. But, like what happened to the Ancient Mariner, still air means trouble. Intermittent energy is not useful for a grid that requires a continuous supply.<p>To …

The 10 best celebrity reinventions – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2013/apr/28/10-best-celebrity-reinventions-pictures<p>720<p>From the Governator to the former Britpop bassist …

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Living with Chromebook: Giving Google's OS a second chance

Gmail, Google Docs, Maps, Picasa, and nearly all of Google's other products don't require traditional software -- just a browser and a live Web connection.<p>The HP Pavilion 14 has the largest screen we've seen to date in a Chromebook, and could easily be mistaken for a run-of-the-mill plastic laptop.

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How The New $100 Bill Will Foil Counterfeiters

The most complicated $100 bill yet<p>For as long as there has been money, there've been people trying to make fake money. In the U.S., the latest effort to stop counterfeiting will arrive October 8, when the next $100 bill is released.<p>The Federal Reserve has mixed in new features to make the bill more …

Dumbest Guys in the Room: Does Wall Street Understand Utilities?

In January, investigators concluded that Consolidated Edison of New York had lost more than $225 million as the result of potentially criminal accounting improprieties from 2000 to 2009.<p>In response to this damning evidence of systemic and severe mismanagement at one of America’s largest investor …

The iPad Will Lead Apple's Next Wave Of Growth

Following Apple is like contemplating the big waves in a Hokusai print. Successive lines of iPods, intermixed with iPhones and then iPads rise and crest relentlessly. For a while it seemed like the established interval between those waves was shortening, but Tim Cook’s comments at Apple’s earning …

The Center Of The Earth May Be Hotter Than The Sun's Surface

The surface of the Sun is hot – over 5500 degrees Celsius (which is nearly 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit . But if new findings are correct, then the center of our own planet may actually be hotter – over 1,000 degrees hotter than previously thought.<p>It’s been known for some time that the Earth’s core is …

Is There A Moral Case for "Buy American"?

The most often cited reason we should buy American is its supposed economic benefits. However, buying exclusively within a specific geographic region impoverishes the local economy. Voluntary trade benefits both sides. The broader our trading partners, the greater that benefit.<p>A second rationale …