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Seeing In The Pitch-Dark Is All In Your Head

Using special eye-tracking cameras, researchers at the University of Rochester found that many people can perceive their own bodies moving, even in total darkness. Our minds instinctively fill in some images when there aren't any real ones to see.
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FAA Eases Up On Electronic Devices On Flights

The FAA is allowing air travelers to use their computers, smartphones and tablets during just about the entire duration of commercial flights. Actual phone calls will still not be allowed.
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For The Tablet Generation, A Lesson In Digital Citizenship

As more school districts roll out tablet computers to students, they're debating how much to restrict access to certain websites and games. Some districts shut down wide parts of the Internet, but others are trying to take a more nuanced approach.
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Too Many Texts Can Hurt A Relationship, But

Texting terms of endearment seems to shore up relationships. Affectionate affirmations help mitigate hurts and frustrations, a study finds. But men who get flooded with texts from their significant other tend to say the relationship is unsatisfactory. Women tend to say the more texts the merrier.
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Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy's New 'Stealth Destroyer'

The U.S. Navy officer is listed as "prospective commanding officer" of the newly launched USS Zumwalt.
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'I Was Very Shocked,' Says Driver Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass

The Google Glass is a hands-free device, but that didn't stop a California driver from getting a ticket for wearing the headset during a traffic stop this week. Cecilia Abadie was ticketed for speeding — and for wearing a device that could block her view of the road.
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ACA Website: Is Government Technology Doomed To Fail?

The Obama administration is defending the Affordable Care Act over its faulty website, and reports that Americans are losing insurance coverage because of the law. To sort out the truth from the rumors, host Michel Martin speaks with Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News and technology developer Clay Johnson.
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FAA Says Fliers Can Safely Use Most Electronics

The decision means that soon fliers won't have to turn off their e-books, tablets and other devices during some parts of their flights. Still not OK: using cellphones to make calls.
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Steve Jobs' House In Los Altos Designated A Historic Site

In Los Altos, Calif., a modest white ranch-style house trimmed in blue attracts tourists because the garage is legendary. It was in the garage and the living room of this house that a young Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computers. This week, a Silicon Valley historical commission designated the house a historic site.
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Add Security To The List Of HealthCare.gov Tech Issues

To the long list of problems plaguing HealthCare.gov, add data security. The enrollment site for the new health insurance exchanges had a security flaw that didn't get patched up when the exchange marketplace went live.

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