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The Oregon Democrat held a public forum with Silicon Valley executives to discuss the threats from ongoing government electronic surveillance. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Wyden: NSA Tech Spying Hurts Economy

The Oregon Democrat held a public forum with Silicon Valley executives to discuss the threats from ongoing government electronic surveillance.

10/08/2014

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Microsoft Skips Windows 9 To Emphasize Advances

The next version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered on mobile devices and Internet services

CBS Seattle–09/30/2014

High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator at a military facility in Huntsville, Alabama. (Photo: Boeing)

New Laser Gun Can Shoot Down Drones

Boeing testing a high energy laser that can be mounted on vehicles to shoot down enemy drones.

09/12/2014

For Gamers, Combating Online Abuse Not Easy

While most attendees of Penny Arcade Expo come to the boisterous convention to play games, bag swag and meet like-minded people, a few take the time to investigate online bullying and why it’s so prevalent among the gaming community.

08/31/2014

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Google Building Fleet Of Package-Delivering Drones

Google has been testing a drone delivery system in Australia.

08/28/2014

Jeff Bezos (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Amazon To Buy Twitch Interactive For $970 Million

Amazon is buying video game streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to expand its presence in gaming

CBS Seattle–08/25/2014

The Missile Defense Agency's Flight Test 06b Ground-Based Interceptor launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., June 22, 2014. (Getty Images)

Boeing ‘Recreates Outer Space’ To Fix Missile Defense System

Fixing problems encountered by missile interceptors in space required bringing space conditions to the lab.

08/22/2014

Geothermal activity can be generated by the gravitational pull of a planetary companion. (Lynette Cook/NASA/Getty Images)

Study: Alien Planets Could Host Life For Up To 10 Trillion Years

Geothermal activity can be generated by the gravitational pull of a planetary companion.

CBS Seattle–08/12/2014

NASA's Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope took this picture June 26, 2003 of Mars. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)

Anthropologist: Space Colonies Should Have At Least 40,000 People

Based on terrestrial population studies, an Oregon scientist says 40,000 men and women would be the ideal number to start an extraterrestrial colony.

CBS Seattle–07/28/2014