Month: December 2011

IBM Predicts Mind-Reading Machines

Century-old technology colossus IBM on Monday depicted a near future in which machines read minds and recognize who they are dealing with. The ” IBM 5 in 5 ” predictions were based on societal trends and research which the New York State-based company expected to begin bearing fruit by the year 2017. “From Houdini to

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Dead

Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s mercurial and enigmatic longtime leader, has died of heart failure. He was 69. In a “special broadcast” Monday from the North Korean capital, state media said Kim died of a heart ailment on a train due to a “great mental and physical strain” on Dec. 17 during a “high intensity

Corporate Sponsored Internet Bill Will Turn YOU Into A Criminal

The House Judiciary Committee debated the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act for hours Thursday — and despite protracted criticism of the bill from the nation’s leading internet engineers and companies, lawmakers repeatedly rejected attempts to water-down the bill. About five hours into the 11-hour hearing, the committee voted 22-12 to reject an amendment that would

Boston Middle School Bans Christmas Cookies And Cakes In The Classroom

Westford school officials are getting tough on classroom holiday parties. They’re banning sugary snacks and sweetened beverages from the celebrations this year. Students are being told to leave the Christmas cookies, cakes, candy bars, and soda at home and to bring fruits, unsweetened juices, popcorn and raisins instead. Superintendent Everett Olsen says the ban on
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