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A Real-World Connection Between Video Games And Guns

Video game makers want their products to be as realistic as possible. Often, that means modeling virtual weapons on real ones, then buying permission to use real brand names. For gun makers, that brand placement is worth a lot more than the licensing fees they collect.
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'Sleep Machine' Am Ambient Noise App For Your Nap

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins reviews Sleep Machine, an app that lulls users into rest and relaxation with ambient sounds — from lapping waves on the beach to morning birds to the hum of a running dishwasher or fan.
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Tech Week Ahead: Touch Screen Keyboards

Steve Henn looks ahead to a new touch screen keyboard developed by researchers at the University of St. Andrews. Melissa Block and Audie Cornish have more.
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Blazing The Trail For Female Programmers

Only about 20 percent of all computer programmers are women, but one pioneering CEO is trying to change that. Blazing Cloud's Sarah Allen hopes that making women in the field more visible to each other will help young women see a path for themselves in this fast-growing profession.
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After Sandy, Questions Linger Over Cellphone Reliability

Roughly one in four cell phone towers in the path of Hurricane Sandy went out of service. It was a frustrating and potentially dangerous experience for those customers without a landline to fall back on. Now, local officials and communications experts are pushing providers to improve their performance during natural disasters.
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First He Invented The Phone. Then, Bell Left A Voice Message.

We finally know what the inventor of the telephone sounded like. Last week, the Smithsonian unveiled recordings of Alexander Graham Bell's voice from 1885. It's the first known recording of him speaking.

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