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Scientists link oil industry with Oklahoma's biggest earthquake

Scientists have linked oil drilling in Oklahama to the biggest earthquake in the state's history. New research, published in the journal <i>Geology</i>, suggests that the expansion of wastewater, injected into Oklahoma's sealed oil wells, placed enough stress on "reservoir-bounding faults" to trigger three …

Right-to-work impact uncertain in Mich.

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan's controversial right-to-work legislation takes effect Thursday, but its effects are largely unknown and not expected to be immediate.<p>In neighboring Indiana, the impact is only beginning to be felt one year after a similar law took effect, in March 2012.<p>Right-to-work laws …

Windows Phone outships iPhone in some countries

Windows Phone is outshining the iPhone in several countries. But relax, Apple, there is an explanation.<p>In a blog posted Tuesday, Microsoft corporate communications VP Frank Shaw cited an IDC report revealing that Windows Phone has reached 10 percent market share in a number of countries. Along with …

U.S. Writes Its Worries About Buying IT Gear From China Into Law

The U.S. government officially remains concerned about the possibility of cyber attacks from China. And it has quietly imposed new restrictions on …

Cybersecurity

Using touchscreen gestures to manipulate real objects

The gestures we use every day on our smartphones and tablets are meant to mimic obvious physical commands: we move maps around to view an area, tap on buttons to activate events, and flip through pages to read. The best gestures work so well because they intuitively relate to their physical …