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Autistic Kids Happier In The Presence Of Animals
2013-02-28 16:47:04

According to a new study children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) become happier and more well behaved when animals are present.

Sophisticated Primitive Reflexes And Dizziness
2013-02-15 06:13:06

Our brains are capable of doing some amazing things. Yet, there are some processes which, while sophisticated enough, are mostly thought of as common and basic. For instance: The reflex which allows us to keep our eyes focused on one point while our heads are moving about.

Android Security App Can Now Take Pics Of Phone Thieves
2013-01-25 11:00:40

Android's new Lookout Mobile Security app has a number of handy security features, including the ability to take a picture of your potential smartphone thief.

Hackers Use Human Rights Sites To Exploit Java Vulnerability
2013-01-22 18:34:27

Today, there’s yet another development in the long and monotonous story about Java that just refuses to stop unfolding.

Kim Dotcom Goes On Twitter Rant, Talks About Megaupload Troubles
2013-01-18 12:31:28

The colorfully eccentric Kim Schmitz has gone on a Twitter rant to express his grief about the whole Megaupload scandal and to talk about his new Me.ga file-sharing service.

Back From The Dead: Will LG Reveal A Windows 8 Phone Next Month?
2013-01-16 09:27:46

CES is that special time of year where small companies release odd products, established companies show off their current offerings, and gargantuan companies trot out expensive prototypes which will probably never arrive as a shippable product.

Internet Usage In China Soars Thanks To Mobile Devices
2013-01-15 09:09:51

Internet usage in China soared last year, as the country saw 51 million more surfers added in 2012 over 2011, representing a 10% increase. All told, some 564 million Chinese citizens logged onto the Internet in 2012, the majority of whom did so from their mobile devices.

Internet Explorer Vulnerability Under Investigation By Microsoft
2012-12-31 11:20:23

Microsoft is now investigating reports that Internet Explorer versions 6, 7 and 8 are leaving the computers which run them vulnerable to zero-day attacks.

Google Generation Growing ‘Brain Dead’ Says Inventor
2012-12-27 13:29:10

The English inventor who created the wind-up radio has said in an interview that the “Google Generation” is in danger of becoming 'brain dead'.

NORAD Santa Stalker Ditches Google For Bing
2012-12-19 11:11:21

As it turns out, Apple wasn’t the only one ready to ditch Google maps in favor of an alternative. This year when Santa comes to town, he’ll be using Microsoft’s Bing maps.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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