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Report questions biometric technologies

Television cop shows love "biometric" technologies -- fingerprints, eye scans and so on -- but a blue-ribbon panel report calls for caution on widespread use of biological identification.

dateOct 05, 2010 in Other
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Branding in a new light

Illuminated and neon signs outside businesses have contributed to brand identity for some years. But researchers are now evaluating how selecting a universal lighting design for stores can also send out branding signals to ...

dateAug 16, 2010 in Other
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App helps San Fran police track stolen iPhone fast

(AP) -- A man accused of swiping an Apple iPhone out of a woman's hand in San Francisco may have been shocked when police found him only nine minutes later. It turns out the phone had been tracking his every move.

dateJul 22, 2010 in Other
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No Speeding Reading with eBooks?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many think that ebooks could change the way we interact with the written word. They are convenient, and ereaders provide mobility -- as well as the ability to store thousands of books in a ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Other weblog
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Nexi robot: A matter of trust

(PhysOrg.com) -- What can a wide-eyed, talking robot teach us about trust? A lot, according to Northeastern psychology professor David DeSteno, and his colleagues, who are conducting innovative research to ...

dateJul 06, 2010 in Other
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New rules bring online piracy fight to US campuses

(AP) -- Starting this month, colleges and universities that don't do enough to combat the illegal swapping of "Avatar" or Lady Gaga over their computer networks put themselves at risk of losing federal funding.

dateJul 01, 2010 in Other
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San Fran: Mobile Phones Need Warning Attached

San Francisco is set to be the first place in the nation to require that retailers tell consumers how much radiation their brain will absorb from new phones. The ordinance -- approved on Tuesday and now awaiting ...

dateJun 17, 2010 in Other
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Beware of Hackers Controlling Your Automobile

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of researchers led by Professor Stefan Savage from the University of California, San Diego and Tadayoshi Kohno from the University of Washington set out to see what it would take to ...

dateMay 18, 2010 in Other report
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