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Translation technology may let humans speak with dolphins

Researchers have begun to create a new technology that could soon allow humans and dolphins to talk to each other.
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Google tests simpler search results pages

Google users are reporting that the company has begun testing new designs for its search engine results pages. The new designs are varied, but all have more white space, no underlining, and fewer secondary links.
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HP launches new Envy, Pavilion, and Mini notebooks

Hewlett-Packard has launched new versions of its Envy 14 and Pavilion dv4 - plus the diminutive HP Mini 210 "companion PC."
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Facebook now ‘critical’ to online news traffic, says Pew study

In the most recent sign that Facebook is encroaching on Google's heels, the 2011 study from Pew's Project for Excellence in Journalism shows that the social network is becoming an important traffic mover in the world of online news.
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HP debuts new ProBook, EliteBook business notebooks

Hewlett-Packard has unveiled new ProBook, EliteBook, and Mini notebooks - and a new HP DataPass prepaid 3G data plan for on-the-go connectivity.
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Hacker group Anonymous issues sharp response to Sony downtime accusations

Hacker group Anonymous issues a press release denying any responsibility for the ongoing Sony online service outage and attacking reports to the contrary that have been circulating in the media.
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Sony downtime continues, company shooting for full return by May 31

A Sony spokesperson reveals that the company is looking at a May 31 deadline for a full restoration of PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services as their third weekend offline comes to a close.
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Apple beats Google to become world’s most valuable brand

Apple has successfully surpassed Google to become the new superpower of the world's corporate giants, according to the annual Brand Z report.
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HP’s DataPass offers pre-paid 3G data plans to notebook users

Hewlett-Packard announces a new line of 3G radio-equipped notebooks alongside the new DataPass 3G service, which offers prepaid data access as an attractive alternative to monthly subscriptions for occasionally on-the-go business users.
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Amazon adds iOS support to Cloud Player in mobile Safari

Amazon adds support for Apple's iOS to it's newly launched cloud-based music-streaming platform, Cloud Player.
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US government officially recognizes video games as art

Video games, the Internet and mobile apps are now considered "art" or art platforms by the federally funded National Endowment for the Arts.
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Sony may offer reward for PSN hackers’ heads

As the walls around Anonymous begin to crumble, Sony considers offering a reward to anyone with information that helps identify the hackers responsible for the massive PlayStation Network data breach.