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Hitchhiking robot reaches destination

A chatty robot with an LED-lit smiley face sent hitchhiking across Canada as part of a social experiment has reached its final destination

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Siemens wins $862 million wind turbine contract

German engineering giant Siemens said Thursday it had won a contract worth 650 million euros ($862 million) to supply wind turbines to Norwegian power groups Statoil and Statkraft

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Cannibalism website killer in court

The trial of a German police officer accused of murdering a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists starts on Friday in the eastern city of Dresden

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Uber teams up with mobile lifestyle apps

Uber teamed up with dining and travel smartphone applications Wednesday as the controversial Internet-age car-hailing service moved to park itself at the heart of mobile lifestyles

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File photo of a Hewlett-Packard (HP) logo at the company's Executive Briefing Center in Palo Alto

HP revenue up, profits down

Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday reported that its quarterly revenue was nudged up by improved computer sales

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Facebook awards Internet Defense Prize

Facebook on Wednesday awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications

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Some of Bitcoin enthusiast Mike Caldwell's coins are pictured at his office in Sandy, Utah

Australia does not view Bitcoin as currency

Crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin should not be considered as money or a foreign currency when it comes to taxation, Australia’s tax authority ruled Wednesday

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Czech Republic launches Bitcoin rival

The Czech Republic launched its answer to Bitcoin on Tuesday when new virtual currency CzechCrownCoin started trading

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Facebook to test veracity of posts, articles

Facebook said on Monday that it is testing a way to let members know when articles posted to the social network are tongue-in-cheek instead of hand-on-heart

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A neon Google logo is seen at the new Google office in Toronto, November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Google buys Jetpac travel app

Google has bought the startup behind a Jetpac mobile application that creates insightful travel guides

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