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Comcast could soon launch its own WiFi-powered mobile service
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With companies like Verizon pushing into its broadband turf, Comcast may be pushing back with its own mobile network, according to a report from The Information. Insiders claim that, like Google, it’s considering a service that would work using a…

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Review: Samsung GALAXY Note 3 Neo
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The Company that made large-screen phones a rage, is back with yet another oversized handset. Dubbed as the Note 3 Neo, this smartphone sits right between the GALAXY Note 3 and its predecessor GALAXY Note 2. The handset packs in a “hexa-core” processor and 5.5 -inch HD screen. But is it worth the Rs 38,000 […]

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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain
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Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes “Michael S. Rosenwald reports in the Washington Post that, according to cognitive neuroscientists, humans seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online at the expense of traditional deep reading circuitry… Maryanne Wolf, one of the world’s foremost experts on the […]

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Porn site that spews copyright suits uses lie detectors on defendants
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Lwp Kommunikáció via flickr The business of mass-copyright litigation has taken off in the past few years. Several firms around the country gather forensic evidence about illegal downloads on BitTorrent, and then file lawsuits against hundreds, or thousands, of users, demanding settlement fees of several thousand dollars each. One of the most prolific litigators is […]

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Dec. 25, 2004: Next Stop, Titan, Saturn’s Largest Moon
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Its orbit around Saturn securely established, the Cassini mission releases the probe designed to send back information from the planet’s largest satellite.     

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Google Introduces In-App Content Search Globally
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Sounds a bit complicated doesn’t it? Well, Google has left that part to the developers who build all of those awesome apps, which you use on a day to day basis. Basically, Google Search will now allow you to open your search results via an app, provided it is installed on your device. We search […]

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Net Brass Calm Solons' Woes Over 'Internet Giveaway'
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The lords of the Internet and the Obama administration this week sought to calm congressional fears that the U.S. was planning to give control of the Web to foreign powers. At a public hearing held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Fadi Chehadé, president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and […]

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Fukushima Photo Essay: a Drone's Eye View
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Hallie Siegel (2973169) writes “Here’s stunning photos and incredible interactive aerial maps of the devastation, cleanup and reconstruction effort in the region around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Adam Klaptocz of Drone Adventures in collaboration with Taichi Furuhashi, researcher at the Center for Spatial Information Science at the University of Tokyo show the current […]

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Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?
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An anonymous reader writes “Genome sequencing is getting faster and cheaper every year. This article points out that in the not-too-distant future, a DNA test will be a common diagnostic tool for doctors. It’s a good thing for figuring out what’s wrong with you — but there will unintended consequences. The test will also return […]

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