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Technology News Archive - January 30, 2010

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As state legislators across the United States enact laws banning cellphone use while driving, a new study finds no reductions in crashes after hand-held phone bans take effect.

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Apple’s newest creation, the iPad, is getting slammed by fans and critics over its name, but technology analysts are brushing off the ridicule and focusing on the product's key feature: a speedy new microprocessor.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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