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  • Spotlight: Digital Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:44 AM ET
    Better Your Business - A CNBC Special Report

    The digital revolution has gone far beyond the Internet, smart phone and GPS device in your vehicle. And though these devices have made life and work faster and easier, that may not be all for the good.

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  • Digital Rail Crash-Avoidance Runs Into Trouble Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 1:19 PM ET
    PTC equipment installed on a new Metrolink cab car

    Plans for a nationwide, state-of-the-art railroad safety system, inspired by a fatal crash in 2008, are meeting with resistance, due to a fierce debate over its effectiveness and business benefits.

  • Searching For Speech Technology's Holy Grail Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 9:21 AM ET
    Apple iPhone 4S

    Talking to computers like Captain Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” has been a longtime dream among techies. But with new advances including the Apple iPhone 4S Siri, better speech recognition is within reach.

  • Big Data, Big Brother Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    The volume of personal digital data available is transforming everyday commerce, particularly the marketing and advertising sector. It also raises issues about privacy and civil rights. You might call it, Big Data, Big Brother.

  • Virtual Reality Technology Now in Your Face Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:41 AM ET
    Eon Reality’s virtual reality product, the Eon iCube.

    The success of the 3-D movie “Avatar” and the popularity of super-realistic video games are bringing virtual reality and its cousin, augmented reality, to the entertainment forefront.

  • Sun Belt Software Industry Takes Different Growth Path Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 11:43 AM ET
    Bradley Taylor of Rails Machine

    A dearth of venture capital money, a lower cost of living, and a lifestyle-oriented culture have created a slower approach to growth.

  • Top 10 States for Technology & Innovation Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:33 AM ET
    In our annual CNBC rankings of our   is among the most important measures of success. States like to promote themselves as fertile ground for innovation, so we put those claims to the test. The category ranks states based on their support for innovation, with metrics including the number of patents issued to their residents, the dollar value of federal health and science research grants and deployment of broadband services rankings, per the FCC. Click ahead to see the leaders in innovation.

    States like to promote themselves as fertile ground for innovation — so we put those claims to the test. Click ahead to see the leaders in innovation.

  • 10 Smart, Digital Appliances Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    Digital advances are emerging as one of the hottest trends in the home appliance space. Think refrigerators that track your food inventory and expiration dates; washers and dryers you control remotely with a smartphone; robotic vacuum cleaners. “2012 is becoming the year, when connected appliances become more mass marketable and more mainstream,” says Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and director of research for the Consumer Electronics Association, which produces the annual show. The evolution o

    From refrigerators to washers, these machines may control you as much as you think you are controlling them. Click ahead to view some of the coolest smart-tech appliances.

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