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A Mohawk Hero In The Not-So-Diverse Gaming World

The latest installment of "Assassin's Creed," one of the world's most popular video games, has a hero who is part Mohawk. The game's creator says reflecting real 18th century Mohawk life was critical and hired a consultant to make sure the game was culturally consistent with Mohawk culture.
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Mobile Apps To Enhance Your Halloween

Among the many ideas that mobile app developers are coming up with to enhance your Halloween experience: the "animated eyeball." The Digital Dudz app allows your smartphone to display blinking eyeballs. You can also display video of a live, beating heart to liven up your costume.
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The Night A Computer Predicted The Next President

Sixty years ago, computers were used for the first time to predict the outcome of a presidential race. CBS used the UNIVAC, one of the first commercial computers, on loan. The prediction was spot on, but a decade passed before the computer's potential was finally realized on election night.
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Social Media Thrived During Sandy's Worst

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel talk about how the Internet has responded to Hurricane Sandy, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter and storm photos that seems too fake to be true.
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Two Top Execs Out At Apple

John Browett, the head of Apple's store operations, is leaving after just six months on the job. Scott Forstall, who's been at the company since 1997 and is seen as one of OS X's original architects, will leave next year. In the interim, he will serve as an adviser to CEO Tim Cook.
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Why Is This Supercomputer So Superfast?

Titan, potentially the world's fastest computer, comes online at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The supercomputer is designed to do more than 20,000 trillion calculations a second, allowing researchers to model everything from black holes to nuclear reactors. And they'll have video gamers to thank for its blazing speed.

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