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Macworld Magazine’s “Best in Show”

Posted 1/16/2008 7:33 pm by

It’s a three month process to sort through 480 companies to give 11 awards for the title “Best in Show” at Macworld. This is different from most award shows at conventions, because Macworld thinks many products deserve the title. Let’s see who takes the cake! #1: Photoshop elements 6 by Adobe (Photo Merge feature) #2: […]

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NASA Unveils Book Containing Images in Braille for the Blind

Posted 1/16/2008 2:14 pm by and Kurt

Starting today, the understanding of our universe will be at everyone’s fingertips–literally. A ceremony today at the National Federation for the Blind, NASA revealed a new book with pictures and images of the galaxy that can be read by the blind and visually impaired. “Touch the Invisible Sky” is a 60-page book that features colored […]

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Macbook Air–$1799 and Ships in Two weeks

Posted 1/15/2008 2:33 pm by

With the 2008 keynote still going on, Steve Jobs has released all of the information about the Macbook Air–the world’s thinnest notebook computer. It’s a 13.3 inch with a full size keyboard! “The display is gorgeous — LED-backlit display, it says power, and instant on the minute you open it. It’s got iSight for videoconferencing […]

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Roman Grandy: From 415 Pounds to Personal Trainer

Posted 1/15/2008 1:17 pm by and Kurt

No one ever said working out was easy. More often that not, advertisements claiming to help you ‘lose weight’ without changing your lifestyle. Five minutes ago, I actually watched a commercial offering that same ‘magic pill.’ Their argument? “We couldn’t say it on TV if it wasn’t true!” Yeah, right. No weight loss supplement, fad […]

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Company in Sweden Uses Body Heat to Warm Office Building

Posted 1/14/2008 11:09 am by and Kurt

Jernhuset, a property-administration company in Stockholm, Sweden, plans to use body heat from hundreds of thousands of people who pass through the Central Station each day–to heat an office building. According to Karl Sundholm, representative of Jernhuset, “All people produce heat, and that heat is in fact fairly difficult to get rid of. Instead of […]

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Who, Exactly, is Melinda Gates?

Posted 1/13/2008 8:32 pm by and RJ Saddler

She’s a philanthropist, scholar, wife, and mother–not to mention she’s the wealthiest (and arguably, most powerful) woman in America. She’s Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Fortune Magazine scored the first-ever profile of Melinda, as she discusses her childhood, relationship with Bill, her family, and her quest for simplicity in her high-tech, billionaire […]

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Stem Cell Lines Created Without Harming Embryo

Posted 1/13/2008 3:22 pm by and Kurt

The use of embryonic stem cells has been a controversial topic with many people. According to Reverend Tadeusz Pacholczyk, director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, “Any procedure that places at risk the health and life of a human embryo for purposes that do not directly benefit the embryo is morally unacceptable.” These […]

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Taking Naps Could Improve Learning Ability

Posted 1/11/2008 2:34 pm by and Kurt

For those high school and college students out there, turns out a 90-minute nap in between studying can actually improve your memory! Researchers in Israel performed a study where participants were allowed a nap between learning two tasks. Results showed that those who snoozed between tasks showed more improvement the following day than those who […]

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20 Internet Millionaires Under 30

Posted 1/11/2008 2:16 pm by and Kurt

Have you ever asked yourself, “If there are so many millionaires out there, why not me?” Me too. Sure, I’m not a 65-year-old leader in the industry world, but this list of the Top 20 Internet millionaires under 30 proves my point. Turns out you don’t have to be an actor or music artist to […]

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Presidential Athletes Race to Washington

Posted 1/11/2008 12:30 pm by and Kurt

Wouldn’t things be easier if the race for the US Presidency was a marathon or iron man competition? Okay, maybe not–but the President still needs to be in good physical health because of his strenuous schedule (although Teddy Roosevelt seemed to do just fine). We have often seen news clips of George W. Bush jogging […]

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Doctors Prescribe Placebos to Shut Patients Up

Posted 1/09/2008 11:33 pm by and Kurt

Ever get tired of people whining to you about their aches and pains? Well, turns out some doctors do too. In this article, a person went to her doc in hopes he would find her a solution to her recurring sleeping problems. She, like many Americans, was written a prescription to help her stay asleep. […]

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American Kids Are Wusses (Thanks To Parenting!)

Posted 10/21/2007 3:36 pm by and Andrew Sorcini

You’ve seen it before: Little Billy is the kid who gets dropped off by his overprotective mother in a 5-star military-grade minivan (steel plating is optional). He is signed up for everything from piano lessons and tutoring to soccer practice. It is a mystery why kids even have sports practice nowadays, because inevitably both teams […]

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