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10-Year-Old Boy Designs Video Game for His Blind Grandmother

10-year-old Dylan Viale has a very close relationship with his grandmother Sherry, who is blind. The two walk dogs and go to the movies together, and recently went to a Lego event where they helped build a giant Lego Yoda.

But because of her vision impairment, Dylan wasn’t able to share with his grandmother his love of video games. So the fifth-grader at Hidden Valley Elementary in Martinez, CA, did something about that — he developed a video game which blind and sighted people can play together.

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What’s Your Favorite Tech Brand? — Survey of the Day

When it comes to tech brands, which company is king?

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Apple Overtakes Google As World's Most Valuable Brand
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More Than Half A Million Mac Computers Worldwide Infected With Malware, Some In Amarillo

Troubling news for Apple users locally and worldwide.  Apple products are usually seen as impervious to malware and viral attacks.  There's a big chick in that armor with news that around 600,000 Macs have malware installed worldwide.

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Baby Rescued From Well Thanks to iPhone

Two-year-old stuck in a well? There’s an app for that.

Rescue workers in Mengzi City, China had the daunting task of freeing a toddler who had fallen into a 40-foot well. While they could hear the boy’s cries, they couldn’t really see him. This posed a problem when he kept slipping out of the adult-sized harness they had sent down the shaft.

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Lego Kingdom
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Legos! Tinkertoys! Lincoln Logs! Oh My! Build With All These Sets And More Together With Adaptor Blocks

I was a big Lego kid.  Cash value of all the Legos I had was in the thousands of dollars.  I also spent a lot of time with Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys.  But I never got to play with them together.  Now it is possible.

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RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup - Round Two
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Dutchman Claims Flight In Custom Built ‘Bird Wings’ In Viral Video

As far back as Icarus we've trying to fashion wings like a bird to fly free as they do.  Now an Dutchman engineer has demonstrated proof-of-concept in an amazing video.

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2012 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize Launch
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Nokia Patents Magnetic Tattoo That Vibrates When You Get A Phone Call

I stand proudly un-inked.  I don't fault anybody that is.  I've just never been so committed to something I'd want to brand myself forever.  Not even my daughter or beloved Dallas Cowboys rate that kind of commitment.  But a tattoo cell phone accessory?  I might have to reconsider.

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Albert Einstein’s Archives To Be Posted Online For The World To Exploit

If you are reading a book about physics and it only contains one formula, chances are pretty good it's the ubiquitous E=mc2.  Now that you're comfortable with matter and energy being essentially the same thing it is time to move on to his more esoteric thoughts.

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ILA 2010 - Berlin Air Show
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Illegal File Sharing Site, The Pirate Bay Planning To Fly Unmmaned Server Drones

The Pirate Bay is one of the largest BitTorrent sites in the world.  The site allows users to obtain illegal copies of all forms of media.  They are constantly under attack from authorities.  They've found a novel and new way to avoid them.

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CeBIT 2012 Technology Trade Fair
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Google Looking To Raise Revnue With Cell Phone Ring Back Ads

Like Apple and Microsoft, I presume Google has plenty of revenue streams and plenty of money.  They don't see it that way.  The next time you call someone with a Google phone you might hear an advertisement instead of a ring-back tone.

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