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Haiti text donations to Red Cross pass $5M (Update)

(AP) -- U.S. cell phone users have contributed more than $5 million in $10 increments to the Red Cross for Haiti disaster relief, by far the largest outpouring of support via mobile devices in history.

dateJan 14, 2010 in Other
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2010 tech bug hits German credit cards

Many Germans have been hit by a computer bug linked to the year 2010 that has rendered their credit cards useless, the ZKA banking commission said on Monday.

dateJan 04, 2010 in Other
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MIT wins Pentagon prize in social networking contest

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has won a 40,000-dollar prize for using social networking tools to identify the locations of 10 large weather balloons in a contest sponsored by ...

dateDec 07, 2009 in Other
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Texting increases crash risk 23 times: study

Text messaging behind the wheel increases the risk of a crash or a near crash by 23 times, and is far more dangerous than talking on a cell phone while driving, according to a report released Tuesday.

dateJul 28, 2009 in Other
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Taser unveils multi-shot stun gun

Manufacturers of the Taser stun gun on Monday unveiled a new handheld weapon on Monday which is capable of shocking three people without having to reload.

dateJul 28, 2009 in Other
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Lightning bolts a risk for modern jets

Passenger jets are hit by lightning every 1,000 hours -- on average twice a year -- and experts say the risk from the bolts of electricity is growing.

dateJun 02, 2009 in Other
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Using your mood to operate a computer game

(PhysOrg.com) -- Brain Computer Interfaces measure electrical signals from the brain and convert them into data that can be used by a computer. You can move a cursor on your screen, for example, simply by ...

dateMay 28, 2009 in Other
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1 in 4 Americans is texting while driving: poll

In the United States, where driving while using telephones without hands-free adaptor kits and texting at the wheel are not widely illegal, one in four people confesses to texting and driving, a survey found Wednesday.

dateMay 20, 2009 in Other
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