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Keeping Kids on a Wireless Leash

The newest hot property in the wireless communications race is the "electronic leash." Employees often joke that their offices keep them on a leash by providing BlackBerries, cell phones and laptops for anytime, anywhere communication. Now the concept has spread to parenting: Parents now have severa...

The Pandora’s Box of Social Networking

MySpace claimed almost 5 million registered users in 2005, and that number has grown to exceed 70 million today. Though currently the most popular, MySpace is only one of a number of social networking sites online, and their attractiveness to teens and pre-teens has spawned worry over a growing Inte...

Google Launches SketchUp 3D Modeling Software

Google has released Google SketchUp, a 3D modeling program that it acquired last month with the purchase of @Last Software. The tool lets users design and build three-dimensional models of a dream home, a car, a skyscraper -- and just about anything else that might come to mind. Google SketchUp is a...

Fake Copies of Windows to Get ‘Exploding Dye’

Microsoft has expanded its Genuine Software Initiative, a pilot program to notify users of non-genuine Windows operating systems that their copies of the software are illegal. The software giant is using the "Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications" tool -- a virtual equivalent of the exploding dye ...

Judge Rules Internet Surfing at Work Is OK

The New York Department of Education took Toquir Choudhri to the City's Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, which presides over disciplinary cases from almost every city agency. Choudhri, an employee for 14 years, had disobeyed a supervisor's order to stop surfing on the Internet. Administ...

Tongue’s Potential Goes Far Beyond Taste

The human tongue could lead to the creation of the super soldier of the future. Scientists at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition have found a way to use the tongue to give soldiers extrasensory abilities. A device known as "Brain Port" provides users with owl-like 360-degree visio...

SCIENCE

Mapusaurus Crowned Largest Meat Eater

Meet Mapusaurus roseae, the largest carnivore on Earth recorded to date. Paleontologists working in the Patagonian wilderness in Argentina who found the remains of the 41-foot long and 15,000-pound dinosaur species said it roamed Earth 100 million years ago and was far bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex....

Nintendo Targets Senior Crowd With Brain Game

Nintendo this week released an American version of Japan's No. 1 brain training game, "Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day," for the Nintendo DS. Japanese neurologist Ryuta Kawashima, who maintains that regularly doing easy and fast-paced mental activities can keep brains young, strong and ...

NASA Guards Report on Failed DART Mission

NASA won't release its 70-page report on why the DART spacecraft didn't complete its mission last year because of its sensitive content, the agency said. "The official DART Mishap Investigation Report will not be publicly released because it contains information that is protected by U.S. Internation...

SCIENCE

Study: ‘Out-of-Body’ Experiences Linked to Brain Activity

People who have had "near-death experiences" (NDEs) often report seeing a light at the end of a dark tunnel. TV shows, movies and books drill this crossing-over concept into viewers' minds. However, a study published in Neurology, a scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology, finds that...

SPACE

Venus Gets a Visitor

Last November, a European probe took off on a 250-million mile trip to visit Earth's nearest neighbor, Venus. The European Space Agency Venus Express team is now standing by as it waits for the probe to touch down tomorrow. The mission's first, and most important, objective is the Venus Orbit Insert...

SCIENCE

Pyramid in Mexico Found to Be 1,500 Years Old

Archaeologists have learned that a pre-Hispanic pyramid recently found in a low-income, high-crime area about 30 miles north of Mexico City is 1,500 years old. They've been digging on the Iztapalapa hillside, known as the Hill of the Star, which is used for the annual re-enactment of Christ's crucif...

IBM, 3Com Target SMBs With All-in-One IP Telephony Platform

IBM and 3Com have announced an agreement to complement 3Com's VCX IP telephony with System i, IBM's all-in-one mid-market computing platform. The partnership allows businesses with 100 to 2,000 users to have an integrated VoIP and systems solution complete with hardware, software, storage and securi...

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