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Can your family go a week without computers?

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Think your kids spend too much time online? The organizers of the first annual National PC-Turnoff Week hope families will soon learn to kick the habit.

'Info-mania' dents IQ more than marijuana

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The relentless influx of emails, cellphone calls and instant messages received by modern workers can reduce their IQ by more than smoking marijuana, suggests UK research.

Intel Finds Their Mag

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Intel pays an engineer from Surrey $10,000 for a 40-year-old copy of an electronics magazine containing an article that Moore's famous 'Law' was said to be based on.

New Life for Moore's Law?

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Princeton professor Stephen Chou believes he has come up with a way to keep the semiconductor industry rolling forward, and it resembles something Henry VIII might have worn on his royal vestments.

Congress OKs Bill to Strip DVD Movie Smut

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Fledgling technology that helps parents prevent children from watching movie scenes depicting sex, violence or foul language won new legal protections Tuesday under a bill Congress is sending to President Bush. The bill also would make it a federal crime to use video cameras to record films in movie theaters.

Happiness helps people stay healthy

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People who are happier in their daily lives have healthier levels of key body chemicals than those who muster few positive feelings, a new study suggests. This means happier people may have healthier hearts and cardiovascular systems, possibly cutting their risk of diseases like diabetes.

Risk-taking boys do not get the girls

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WHETHER it's driving too fast, bungee-jumping or reckless skateboarding, young men will try almost anything to be noticed by the opposite sex. But a study of attitudes to risk suggests that the only people impressed by their stunts are other men.

Virus writers have girlfriends - official

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The stereotype of virus writers as spotty nerds who can't pull is well wide of the mark. She found the type of person who causes the disruption that accompanies the release of malicious code varied considerably by age, education, income, interests and social skills.

Female networks create opportunities

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Lara Tusher was stuck.

After spending six years developing Velocity Art and Design into a successful home-furnishing retail presence in Seattle and on the Web, Tusher became so wrapped up in the daily details of her business that she couldn't turn her attention to the development of the company's marketing, Web site and catalog.

News Publishers and Internet Industry Urge Reversal in Apple Case

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A coalition of news publishers and two Internet industry trade associations filed friend-of-the-court briefs yesterday in Apple v. Does, urging the California Court of Appeal to protect the confidential sources of journalists and defend email privacy. The news publishers argued that the trial court incorrectly allowed trade secret law to trump First Amendment rights.

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