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Tesla Factor: Recharging Nevada’s Lithium Industry

By Jason Hidalgo RENO, Nev. (AP) – Take away the remnants of more than 200 exploratory drill holes and you’re left with a rural landscape that looks just like any other in Humboldt County. Beneath all that sagebrush and dry dirt, however, lies a metal that could potentially charge the Silver State in more ways [...]

End Of Windows XP Support Spells Trouble For Some

By Bree Fowler NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running [...]

Paralyzed Madison Combat Vet Goes ‘Robocop’

By Steven Verburg MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Just under three years ago, a powerful bomb blast ripped the earth apart along a remote road in Afghanistan, leaving Army Sgt. Dan Rose paralyzed from the chest down. Since then, Rose has plied Rocky Mountain powder on specially adapted skis, completed his first marathon in a wheelchair [...]

Senator: Technology Warrants New Privacy Laws

By Nick Tabor ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Sen. Christopher Shank says government agencies can learn a great deal about people by just tracking their movements via cellphones and license plates, so Maryland needs stricter protections to keep pace with new surveillance technology. Shank, R-Washington, presented to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee two bills that would [...]

Target Breach Puts Corporate Tech Execs Under Fire

By Bree Fowler NEW YORK (AP) – Hackers are putting top technology executives under severe pressure. And the sudden departure of Target’s chief information officer in the wake of the company’s massive pre-Christmas data breach has only ratcheted up the stress. Years ago, the job of a CIO focused mainly on the upkeep of computer [...]