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Technology News Archive - May 26, 2008

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Social networks seem to have taken control of a large chunk of the Web. However, their limited ability to allow users to carry their data with them while roaming to and from different sites is spurring some new innovations.

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Games like “Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero” have increased sales for classic rock groups. Now the record industry is hoping it can do the same for new music.

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In an effort to learn more about giant storms, U.S. researchers are using unmanned, remote-controlled airplanes this year to penetrate the heart of Atlantic hurricanes.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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