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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
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'.