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Between The Lines Columnist U.S. Military Robots Of Future
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Google's new online storage service represents the natural evolution of Google Docs, and another transformation for the world of collaborative file management.

Google Drive Shows 'Bring Your Own Cloud' Has Arrived
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Without naming rival Windows 8 tablets specifically, Tim Cook says convertible laptop-tablet systems are kludgy compromises that will please no one. Microsoft and its tablet partners disagree.

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