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In Age of Technology, How Can Airliners Simply Vanish?

Big passenger jets and air traffic controllers are equipped with increasingly sophisticated tracking and communication technology. Some of the world’s most advanced systems have been developed in Canada to oversee our vast airspace.

Yet the unsolved disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in March and the 2009 crash of Air France flight 447 into a desolate patch of ocean between Brazil and Senegal have left many wondering how huge airplanes can seemingly vanish. Again on Thursday, the doomed Air Algerie flight was missing for hours before its wreckage was located in northern Mali.

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You Are Being Tracked Online by a Sneaky New Technology? Here's What You Need to Know

You are likely being tracked online by a sneaky, new technology that works without your consent, and can track you even if you use anti-tracking toolbars or strict privacy settings.

-- How is this possible?

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Nokia Sees Brighter Future without Handset Unit

There is life after mobile phones for Nokia.

Shares in the Finnish wireless equipment maker surged Thursday after it reported higher profits and an improved earnings outlook in the wake of the sale to Microsoft of its troubled handset division.

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Playstation and Xbox Butt Heads at Hong Kong Games Fair

Fans dressed as Transformers, Iron Man and Jedi knights were among thousands at the first day of Hong Kong's comic and games expo Friday, where Xbox and Playstation went head-to-head with their new consoles.

The Ani-Com show at the city's harborside convention center is one of the biggest of its kind in Asia and was packed with teenagers, many of them in colored wigs and costumes mimicking their favorite Japanese comic book heroes.

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Get Paid for Posts? Social Networking's New Twist

Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.

At least two services are trying to change that. Bubblews, a social network that came out of out of an extended test phase last week, pays users for posts that attract traffic and advertisers. Another company, Bonzo Me, has been doing something similar since early July.

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Google Offers Big Prize for Small Power Box

Google is offering a million-dollar prize for a breakthrough that would make solar or wind generated electricity more enticing for everyday uses.

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Six Charged in Global e-Ticket Hacking Scheme

Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against six people in what authorities said was a global cyber-crime ring that created fraudulent e-tickets for major concerts and sporting events.

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Apple Gets Smartwatch Patent

A U.S. patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumors that Apple has designs on a smartwatch.

"The invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch," said a summary in Apple patent paperwork on record with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office.

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Report: Google Made Failed Bid for Spotify

Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

The Journal cited an unnamed source as saying that Sweden-based Spotify was asking for more than $10 billion despite being valued about $4 billion in its latest round of equity funding.

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Wall Street Journal Takes Computers Offline after Hacking

The Wall Street Journal took some of its computers housing news graphics offline after they were hacked, publisher Dow Jones & Co said.

People familiar with the matter told the Journal that the move was intended to isolate any possible attacks. 

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