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Technology News Archive - July 16, 2005

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High-technology tricks once seen as the purview of hackers are now in the hands of ordinary people. Gadgets these days are full of surprises, and not just in the 'gee whiz' sense of unexpected possibility, but also in their growing powers to manipulate or deceive. Computer trickery has become mainstream as the not-super-tech savvy people seek ways of coping with a 24x7 work culture.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.