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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Looking across the waves of sweaty, passionate gamers during the flashy press conferences and detailed demonstrations at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, there's been very few wide eyes, gasps or dropped jaws. Sure, a "woo-hoo" has been yelled here and a "yay" screamed there, but the reactions have been far more subdued than in previous years.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's defense minister said Wednesday he was protecting the confidentiality of government communications after a newspaper reported he left his delegation's laptop computers and cellphones behind before flying to mainland China.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC will provide live coverage of the London Olympics to 64 countries in Asia and Africa on YouTube.
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are in for a cyber-surprise on Wednesday: They'll be able to plug family names into an online 1940 U.S. census and come up with details about the lives of New Yorkers — from Joe DiMaggio and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy to their own relatives.
BEIJING (AP) — Google said Wednesday that it has added a feature to warn users whose accounts it believes are targets of "state-sponsored attacks," but the Internet giant did not cite a specific government.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift's record label has cut a groundbreaking deal with radio giant Clear Channel that pays the singer and other artists more money now and paves the way for the growth of online radio.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nintendo is relying on a famous plumber, zombies and a virtual theme park to build buzz for the Wii U.
NEW YORK (AP) — Games for smartphones, tablet computers and Facebook are becoming essential for major video game companies even as the industry's largest U.S. trade show remains largely a showcase for their latest flashy console titles.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is escalating its rivalry with Microsoft with the purchase of Quickoffice, the maker of a widely used mobile application for working on documents created in Microsoft's programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
NEW YORK (AP) — Though Facebook bans children under 13, millions of them have profiles on the site by lying about their age.