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Horizon highlights – Phoning it in edition

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Our regular roundup of sci-tech stories from across the Web includes: How phones became the future of PCs, how robots learned to feel, and how Microsoft improved Internet Explorer. Let’s kick it off:

Innovation's call: Computer makers prepare to stake bigger claim in phones
"The computer industry has hit upon its Next Big Thing. It is called a phone. Emboldened by Apple’s success with its iPhone, many PC makers and chip companies are charging into the mobile-phone business, promising new devices that can pack the horsepower of standard computers into palm-size packages." [via NYTimes]

Digital defenders: Who protects the Internet?
"Pull up the wrong undersea cable, and the Internet goes dark in Berlin or Dubai. See our animated infographics of how the web works!" [via Popular Science]


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