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Google Nears 10th Anniversary
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Calling All Hackers! Google Offering $1 Million Dollar Bounty For Internet Browser Hacks

Google is so confident their Chrome browser is safe from your hacking attack they are offering up to $1 million dollars for anyone able to hack it.  They've got cash prizes for Mozilla.  And yes you can pick on Internet Explorer for cash too but there really is no fun shooting fish in a barrel.

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Tongue Drive Promises Better Wheelchair Control For Paralyzed Patients

People with high-level spinal cord injuries have been incredibly limited in the available options for mobility.  The Georgia Institute of Technology is doing something about that.  It's on the tip of their tongue.

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Can Science Define Beauty?

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but that doesn’t mean science won’t try to decode it anyway. Researchers found when looking at something aesthetically pleasing, the sensory areas of the brain light up, and the more beautiful the item,  the greater the brain activity in certain regions.

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How Are You Adapting to Facebook and Other Social Media? – Survey of the Day

Now that people are getting more used to being on social networks like Facebook they seem to be getting more picky about whom they are sharing their information with.

According to a survey from the Pew Research Center, 63 percent of social media network users removed people from their friend rolls in 2011, which was up from the 56 percent of those who did so in 2009.

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Can Leg Hair Really Be Used on Your Head?

If you’re frustrated by a receding hairline, stop looking at your head — and start looking at your legs. A new procedure can graft hair follicles from the legs and provide relief to men with male pattern baldness.

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Get Ready — Your Smartphone May Soon Work Even Slower — Dollars and Sense

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says wireless resources are not infinite.

In fact, the smartphones to which we’re all so addicted are gobbling so much bandwidth that as early as next year, we could be paying more for our service — not to mention seeing slower data speeds and an increase in dropped calls.

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Research Finds Young People Can’t Live Without a Smartphone

A new Nielsen poll finds smartphones are becoming less of a luxury and more of a so-called necessity — at least for younger people.

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2012: The Year Mobile Internet Devices Outnumbered Humans

2012 is shaping up to be an apocalyptic year.  Although it is a little early to start lists of occurrences in 2012 but Cisco has jumped the gun with a weird prediction.

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AT&T Acquires T-Mobile USA For $39 Billion
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AT&T Data Plans May Be Unlimited But They May Also Be Throttled

AT&T has around 17 million customers with "unlimited data" plans.  And 17 million of those plans can be subject to data throttling.

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Survey Shows Most of Us Switched Service Providers Last Year — Dollars and Sense

If you’re so happy with your bank, wireless provider and pay TV service that you didn’t switch providers last year, a new study says you’re in the minority.

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