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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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Google Reports 70 Percent Increase in Takedown Requests by US Government

In an effort to highlight global censorship campaigns, Google’s biannual transparency report revealed a 70 percent increase in takedown requests by the US government and law enforcement agencies.

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More Oil Spills From Stricken Cargo Ship
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Japan Tsunami Debris On Way To Hawaii

A Russian ship passing the Midway islands on September 22nd picked up a fishing boat.  It had the word "Fukushima" on it.

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Sarkozy Joins NYC Mayor Bloomberg To Celebrate 125 Years Of Statue Of Liberty
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Statue Of Liberty Getting Webcams For 125th Birthday

What do you get for the statue that has most everything?  Something she doesn't already have, of course.

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Apple's New iPhone 4s Goes On Sale
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Smartphones Used To Spy On Keyboards, Steal Passwords

A research team at Georgia Tech has done something with a smartphone that is both surprising and scary.

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Steve Jobs Introduces iCloud Storage System At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference
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Steve Jobs Through the Years [PICTURES]

The man who changed the face of technology as we know it has died. Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, who was battling pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant in 2009, has passed away at the age of 56.

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