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Technology News Archive - April 07, 2006

By Dave Davies & Michael Hinkelman, Philadelphia Daily News Apr. 7--WHEN FEDERAL agents descended on the huge McMansion shoehorned into a rowhouse street in Pennsport one January day, it might have been just a neighborhood curiosity.

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Mologogo, which displays a user's location only to those authorized to see it, is just one of the applications that have sprung up as satellite navigation. Once an exclusive feature in expensive cars, it is now finding its way into mobile phones.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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