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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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