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Facial Recognition Software Now Being Used for Personalized Marketing

While facial recognition technology has been used to enhance security — for example, to spot known terrorists in crowds — it’s now poised to become the next big thing for personalized marketing and smart phones.

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Average Texter Sends or Receives 41.5 Messages a Day — Survey of the Day

According to a survey of 2,227 adults by the Pew Research Center, the average text message user sends or receives an average of 41.5 messages a day.

How much someone texts is not surprisingly tied to how old they are. Those in the 18-to-29 age group send or receive an average of 87.7 texts a day, whereas that total is only 4.7 for those in the 65-and-over group.

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NASA's "What's Your Favorite Space" Event
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NASA Develops Material That Could Be None More Black

Friday is Nigel Tufnel Day.  It's the day that truly goes to 11.  And NASA has created a material that can get none more black.

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NASA Announces Contractor To Build New Human Spacecraft
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NASA Looking To Take Flight Again In 2014

The American space program is currently in the midst of a manned capability gap.  NASA has announced when they plan on ending that gap with the release of Orion's test schedule.

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New Toyota Technology Could Help the Paralyzed Walk [VIDEO]

On November 2 in Tokyo, auto maker Toyota unveiled several robotic devices designed to help paralyzed people and the elderly walk.

These robots include sensors that detect the user’s posture, grasp and holding strength, and motor control technology that facilitates someone’s desired motion.

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The 15th Annual Webby Awards - Show
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The Most Popular Video Game Of All Time

I was a video gamer before video games were cool.  But I've never played the most popular game of all time.

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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Sends back Pictures Of Vesta Asteroid
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Near Earth Asteroid To Get Pretty Near Next Week

Thanks to Hollywood most of us have an image in our minds of how a large asteroid impact would effect Earth.  I know I've got several in my head this week.

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Spending Time Outside Could Actually Protect Kids’ Sight

A new review of previous research indicates that there could be a correlation between the amount of time children spend outside and nearsightedness.

Researchers analyzed the results of eight different studies, involving more than 10,000 participants, and found that children who are nearsighted spend an average of 3.7 fewer hours a week outside than children with normal vision.

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New Heart-Monitoring Device for Smartphones Could Save Your Life

Swiss researchers say new technology that interacts with smartphones could revolutionize the treatment of heart patients.

The device in question consists of four electrode sensors attached to the skin and linked to a radio module and computer chip that clips onto a patient’s belt. Data from the device is sent to a smartphone and can be viewed in real-time for up to 150 hours on a single charge. Any abnormalities are sent to a doctor via text or email with a picture attachment.

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Facebook Holds Its Fourth f8 Developer Conference
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Don’t Fake Facebook! You Might Get Charged With Indentity Theft

Facebook sure is a lot of useful fun.  The internet would not be the same without it.  But don't fake Facebook or you might be in a lot of trouble.  Especially in New Jersey.

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