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Telemedicine is future medicine. While telemedicine companies are pushing the boundaries—allowing patients to speak with a doctor on their favorite computer device—legal and regulatory issues play a key role in how companies offer services. more...

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Building everything from machine parts to human parts, 3D printing is turning the manufacturing industry on its head. A difficult process to imagine, 3D printing builds three-dimensional objects out of “nothing” right before your eyes. The process offers several solid advantages over traditional manufacturing. more...

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Technology has turned the traditional model for acquiring audio content, such as digital music files, on its head. Services for buying and sharing music abound, but copyright laws regarding digital audio content are tricky. Before you “trade in” your old digital music for some new sounds online, read about a company that has experienced a few pitfalls. more...

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With smartphones getting even smarter, mobile apps related to health and wellness are turning our phones into the “tricorder” of Star Trek fame. Here’s what’s up ahead in the next frontier of medicine. more...

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When you want to purchase a new TV, you just go out and choose one without regard for who provides your cable service or how you plan to use it. Purchasers of mobile phones have had similar flexibility for the past few years with the option of unlocking their mobile phone for use with a different service provider. But earlier this year the rules changed, making it illegal to unlock your mobile phone without the carrier’s authorization.

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Since the advent of the smart phone, more and more people have come to rely on the many services it can provide. But with the recent revelation that unencrypted data can expose to almost anyone where you are and where you’ve been, at what point do privacy concerns trump convenience? more...

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If you haven’t already tried it, Google Street View is a great way to see a street-level panoramic view of a neighborhood—just about anywhere in the world. Just about anywhere, because Google has been hitting some snags along the way, mostly about privacy. more...

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Sharing your photos online can be problematic—especially if you are hoping to retain your rights to credit and royalties. Photographer Daniel Morel learned this the hard way when his dramatic photos of the Haitian earthquake went viral—credited to someone else. more...

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If you’ve ever gone fishing, you have some insight into the cyber crime of phishing. Rather than you tossing out your line to hook your catch, you are the prey targeted by fraudsters. Find out more about how to recognize when you’ve been phished or scammed and what you can do about it. Anyone using the Internet (yes, that’s you) should read on to be prepared. more...

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Who owns your tweets? As of April 2010, the US Government. Find out what the Library of Congress plans to do with your 140-character confessions. more...

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