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Nerds unite at MIT Swapfest

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Every third Sunday from April through October, hundreds of technophiles gather in a Cambridge parking lot to pick through "All Things Nerdly."

Cutting Here, but Hiring Over There

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Even as it proceeds with layoffs of up to 13,000 workers in Europe and the United States, I.B.M. plans to increase its payroll in India this year by more than 14,000 workers, according to an internal company document.

Dude, Where's My Digital Car?

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After graduating from college this spring, Kim Hyun Wook of Seoul had been expecting to launch into a career as an engineer. Instead, he has joined the ranks of professional race car drivers -- though he never has to leave home to hit the track.

Study: Too few women in IT

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Women and some racial minorities are "significantly underrepresented" in the U.S. technology industry, according to a new study from the industry's trade group.

Chess grandmaster to battle supercomputer

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The latest battle between man and machine will kick off at London's Wembley Centre on Tuesday afternoon, when UK's Michael Adams becomes the latest human chess player to take on a supercomputer.

USPS & eBay team up

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The U.S. Postal Service and Internet auction site eBay have teamed up to offer a co-branded Priority Mail shipping service, in special boxes with a flat rate of $7.70.

Sony's PSP to get first pornos

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The PlayStation Portable (PSP), the hand-held version of Sony's popular home game machine, will soon be opened up to a new and potentially lucrative market -- porn.

In geek world, he's a celebrity

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Mention Chris Pirillo on your blog or Web site and, soon enough, he'll show up with a comment. This happens so often that bloggers call it "The Pirillo Effect."

Waiting To Be Fired

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NoMoreNicksLeft has written quite the amusing blog on his perils in his workplace and the circumstances leading to his dismissal. "The office that I work in is rather typical for a phone support operation, I help new customers set up their dialup or DSL service when I can, and I'm fairly good at that. The people I work with were cool, then things changed. We got a new supervisor."

U.S. official edited warming, emission link-report

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A White House official who previously worked for the American Petroleum Institute has repeatedly edited government climate reports in a way that downplays links between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

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