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Google To Ramp Up Online Tracking

Privacy protections on Internet browsers are anything but ironclad. Companies circumvent them routinely. Most people know they are being observed online but figuring out how is complicated.
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To Get Out The Vote, Evangelicals Try Data Mining

The company United In Purpose is going through personal data — from magazine subscriptions to NASCAR ticket purchases — to identify unregistered Christian conservatives and sign them up. UIP hopes to sway the 2012 elections by signing up 5 million new voters.
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Active Video Games Don't Keep Kids Moving

Giving kids a Wii and active video games isn't enough to increase their daily exercise, a new study found. The active gamers didn't move more than children playing traditional sit-on-the-sofa video games.
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Google's Goggles: Is The Future Right Before Our Eyes?

Eye glasses with computing power have long been sci-fi fantasy, relegated to Terminator movies and the like. But now it appears Google may be a few months from selling a beta version of their own.
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CU In Court: Texts Can Be A Divorce Lawyer's Dream

From infidelity to drinking problems, divorce attorneys say texts have become powerful tools for undermining a spouse's credibility, and more and more divorce and custody cases are making use of them.
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Reaching For The Limits of Tiny Transistors

Computer chip makers have long struggled to build ever-smaller transistors to allow faster, more powerful computers. Writing in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, a team of scientists describes what may be the ultimate limit of that struggle — a transistor made of a single atom. Michelle Simmons, a physicist at the University of New South Wales in Australia and leader of the project, discusses the work.

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