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    MIT robots take stage in new opera [video]

    Posted March 21, 2011 - 5:03 pm

    In Death and the Powers, a new opera by MIT Media Lab professor Tod Machover, the main character wishes to leave the physical world, but remain there digitally. He downloads himself into The System and continues to interact with the audience and other characters through robots and a technique called disembodied performance.
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    Japan to face rolling blackouts starting Monday [video]

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 9:29 am

    A series of planned electricity blackouts will begin rolling through east Japan Monday, Tokyo Electric Power said Sunday evening.
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    Man creates working Angry Birds birthday cake [video]

    Posted February 22, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    The Angry Birds fad phenomenon continues - a video making its way around the Internet shows how a dad made a birthday cake for his 6-year-old son that shows an Angry Birds level. But more than that, he added a slingshot and made the cake "playable", which raises the bar just ever so slightly.
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    Study: Red light cameras reduce accidents, deaths [video]

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 11:10 am

    Drivers who run red lights cause more than 600 deaths a year according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The same group recently published results finding that cities that used red light cameras saw a decrease in crashes and deaths related to red light running.
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    Bill Gates adds $100m, as Polio nears eradication [video]

    Posted February 4, 2011 - 11:40 pm

    Microsoft-cofounder Bill Gates is increasing his foundation's commitment to eradicating Polio. At last week's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Gates pledged more money to a global effort that appears close to eliminating the disease.
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    Wi-Fi Alliance raises wireless security awareness [video]

    Posted February 2, 2011 - 4:34 pm

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    Vehicle platooning lets cars drive autonomously [video]

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 9:42 pm

    Volvo and a team of European researchers are working on automotive technology that will allow line of cars on a highway to autonomously follow a lead car.
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    MIT: High-tech cars can mellow you out

    Posted November 5, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    Letting the sort of automatic parking systems now available from Ford and Toyota take over doesn't just ensure a better parking job; according to a study from MIT, they can actually reduce stress. Of course, it's still undetermined if that stress is a good thing (because it keeps you more alert) or if the stress drop-off will still happen when such systems are standard equipment on all cars.
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    Video: Fujitsu's cute teddy bear robot

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 9:53 am

    In the race for world's cutest robot, Fujitsu has a strong contender. This robot, on show at a company event in Tokyo this week, is designed to motivate children and stimulate the elderly.
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    MIT Media lab opens doors to new, modern facility

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    MIT opened its doors on Friday for the official opening of its 163,000 square foot expansion to the MIT Media Lab.
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    How can IT User Groups and Associations help your career?

    Posted December 31, 2009 - 6:14 pm

    TechNet Radio: Community Corner with John Weston: An Interview with Deborah Lovell, President AITP
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    Intel: Netbooks Not for First Time Buyers. Really?

    Posted July 30, 2009 - 12:51 pm

    Intel went on the record with Reuters saying netbooks are not a good first computer in the article Intel Sees No First-Time PC Buyers for Netbooks. Why not? According to Intel's Sean Maloney, the first time you buy something, like a PC, you want the “real deal.” Does this make sense to you, or is this is subtle plea for buyers to stick with higher margin products like laptops and desktops?

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    It's Not Your &#%*@$ Computer!

    Posted February 11, 2009 - 1:21 pm

    If the company provides the computer, the company owns the computer and has the sole right to decide how the employee uses that computer and what software can be loaded. Locking down Windows-based systems stop a wide variety of security problems.
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    Twitter and CNN Crawls

    Posted December 26, 2008 - 1:20 pm

    If you watch CNN, you may have noticed some of the shows now include comments by viewers in the crawl section at the bottom of the screen. People send those messages via Twitter. Is this a brilliant tool for viewer engagement or the equivalent of drunks waving in the background when an athlete is interviewed immediately after a game?

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    Time to Filter Facebook?

    Posted November 14, 2008 - 11:03 am

    Just after my post about The Facebook Productivity Sink Hole, the Internet monitoring company 8e6 Technologies sent me a note about their recent study. They surveyed 1000 businesses, 500 in the US and 500 in the UK, and found the problem crosses the pond faster than bad reality TV plots stolen by Hollywood.

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    Facebook Stalker (a parody of Enrique Iglesias' song Hero)

    Posted February 12, 2008 - 3:29 pm

    For anyone who's ever posted their pictures on Facebook or MySpace and worried that some creepy dude is spending way too much time "poking" them -- well, they probably are. Stick around for a laugh-out-loud Photoshop moment towards the end of the video.
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