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The Apple Store in Boston, Mass., Sept. 2011. Photo by: Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor  
Innovation and Tech: This week’s latest smart phone news
iPhone 6: Fingerprint sensor included?
Google ‘X-Phone’ ready to blossom this spring: reports
Facebook zooms past Google Maps to become the most used phone app in the US

The Apple Store in Boston, Mass., Sept. 2011. Photo by: Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor  

Innovation and Tech: This week’s latest smart phone news

iPhone 6: Fingerprint sensor included?

Google ‘X-Phone’ ready to blossom this spring: reports

Facebook zooms past Google Maps to become the most used phone app in the US

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Miranda Ventura, 11, plays games on her Apple iPod Touch device in her bedroom in Santa Clara, California, in 2011. Photo by Tony Avelar/The Christian Science Monitor
New Year, New Devices: The latest news on all things Apple and Android, and an update on broadband on planes from the Monitor’s Innovation team
A very techy Christmas: 50 million new phones and tablets activated
Christmas week saw a record 50 million iOS and Android devices activated, and more than 1.7 billion apps downloaded, according to analytics firm Flurry. On Christmas Day alone 17.4 million new devices were unwrapped.
Next Mac Mini might be ‘Made in USA’
Apple CEO Tim Cook said earlier in December that the company would produce some Mac computers in the US in 2013, but he didn’t say which ones. A new rumor from Taiwanese tech magazine DigiTimes says the Mac Mini will be moved stateside.
FCC paves the way for better in-flight broadband
The FCC approved new rules on Friday that will make it easier for companies to offer broadband Internet on airplanes. The FCC has authorized in-flight Internet on an ad hoc basis since 2001, but the new rules will provide a framework for licensing companies to provide it.

Miranda Ventura, 11, plays games on her Apple iPod Touch device in her bedroom in Santa Clara, California, in 2011. Photo by Tony Avelar/The Christian Science Monitor

New Year, New Devices: The latest news on all things Apple and Android, and an update on broadband on planes from the Monitor’s Innovation team

A very techy Christmas: 50 million new phones and tablets activated

Christmas week saw a record 50 million iOS and Android devices activated, and more than 1.7 billion apps downloaded, according to analytics firm Flurry. On Christmas Day alone 17.4 million new devices were unwrapped.

Next Mac Mini might be ‘Made in USA’

Apple CEO Tim Cook said earlier in December that the company would produce some Mac computers in the US in 2013, but he didn’t say which ones. A new rumor from Taiwanese tech magazine DigiTimes says the Mac Mini will be moved stateside.

FCC paves the way for better in-flight broadband

The FCC approved new rules on Friday that will make it easier for companies to offer broadband Internet on airplanes. The FCC has authorized in-flight Internet on an ad hoc basis since 2001, but the new rules will provide a framework for licensing companies to provide it.

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How much does artificial intelligence rule your daily routine? From smart phones that act as personal concierges to self-parking cars to medical robots, the artificial intelligence revolution is here. So where do humans fit in?
FULL STORY: How artificial intelligence is changing our lives

How much does artificial intelligence rule your daily routine? From smart phones that act as personal concierges to self-parking cars to medical robots, the artificial intelligence revolution is here. So where do humans fit in?

FULL STORY: How artificial intelligence is changing our lives



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Using technology super powers for good. We love this idea.

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Chasing supercells, interviewing a homeowner sucked off his front porch in an Oklahoma tornado outbreak, and examining the path of a destructive funnel, an expert expedition shows how science is close to decoding the way a tornado works.

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Those analyzing the cyberspies who are trying to infiltrate natural-gas pipeline companies have found similarities with an attack on a cybersecurity firm a year ago. At least one US government official has blamed China for that earlier attack.

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An growing list - some survival tips for this digital age of social media and new technology.

What should we add next?

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Jeff Stahler submits the most extreme vacation request.

Jeff Stahler submits the most extreme vacation request.

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The iCow mobile-phone app, invented by an organic farmer outside of Nairobi, Kenya, is just one example of the country’s growing high-tech entrepreneurial culture.

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Above: Profiles on three of the top drones used by the US military. The Pentagon already includes unmanned drone attacks in its arsenal. Next up: housefly-sized surveillance craft, shape-changing ‘chemical robots,’ and tracking agents sprayed from the sky. What does it mean to have soldiers so far removed from the battlefield?

READ:  Unmanned drone attacks and shape-shifting robots: War’s remote-control future