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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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Oli Scarff, Getty Images
Oli Scarff, Getty Images
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Man Sues Apple for Siri’s Imperfections

Apple iPhone 4S users know that Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant, can be hit or miss. Sometimes she understands you perfectly and reacts with precision, and other times? Well, not so much.

But a New York man is so upset by Siri’s flaws and foibles that he’s filed a lawsuit against Apple.

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English106, Flickr
English106, Flickr
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How Much Productivity Is Lost on the Job to Sites Like Facebook?

If you spend any of your work hours checking sites like Facebook, you aren’t alone. A new study says more than half of employees do just that when they should be working instead.

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Printer And Typesetter
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Encyclopedia Britannica Closes The Book On Hard Copy Version

The day of the birth of the first person to live and eventually die without ever opening a real book got a little closer today.  The venerable, dependable and well vetted Encyclopedia Britannica has announced their 2010 edition will be its last in print.

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Smithsonian Previews New Exhibit Of Objects From Sites Of 9/11 Terror Attacks
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You Changed Your Clocks But Did You Find Time For The Other Seasonal Duties?

Congratulations for either surviving or completely forgetting the spring forward time change this weekend.  Now that you've got the time, have you taken some to square away those other pesky things you should do twice a year?

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Barnes And Noble Unveils Their E-Book Reader The Nook
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Justice Department May Free You From The Oppression Of Overpriced E-books

There is so much injustice these days you've got to believe the government just hasn't had time to get around to the particular injustice affecting you.  Unless that injustice is exorbitant e-book prices.  Then Uncle Sam has your back.

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Heart Hospital Uses Technology To Reduce Errors
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Daylight Saving Time Could Kill You This Weekend

This weekend marks the blessed time.  Time to change the time.  Time to spring forward and go forth through another season of renewal.  And it could kill you!

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Mission To ISS Continues For NASA's Final Space Shuttle Flight
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San Antonio Hits International Space Station With Laser Pointer

Laser pointers are a lot of fun, provided you don't point it in an eye or try to hit a overflying airplane.  But hitting the International Space Station is 100% OK, provided you communicate your intentions to an astronaut.

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Ear Trumpet
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Ingestion Of Button Batteries A Powerful Problem

Button batteries have become fairly ubiquitous.  They're in everything from bathroom scales to hearing aids, car remotes to singing cards.  And lately they've been ending up in children's stomachs.

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