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  • Dubai’s Vertical Village Might Suck Up All Of the Sun’s Rays
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    Despite grumbling about economic woes taking a toll on Dubai construction projects, it seems that their Vertical Village is going full steam ahead. The question is, after it’s built, will there be any sun for the rest of us?

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  • Senators Renew Patriot Act Spy Powers
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    A deeply divided Senate committee forwarded legislation to the full Senate that reauthorizes three expiring and constitutionally suspect provisions of the Patriot Act hastily adopted in the wake of the 2001 terror attacks.

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  • Microsoft Readies Ad-Supported Office Starter 2010
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    Martin writes with this excerpt from Ars Technica: “Microsoft Office Starter 2010 will be not available for purchase; it will only come pre-loaded on new PCs. It includes basic functionality so users can view, edit, and create documents via Office Word Starter 2010 and Office Excel Starter 2010. Not only are these programs ad-supported, but Microsoft claims they are ‘designed for casual Office users,’ who apparently will be perfectly fine with reduced-functionality (more…)

  • ICE AGE Director Will Bring SPORE To Life As Film
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    20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to Electronic Arts’ “Spore” video game to create a CG animated feature…

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  • Daily Show on Chicago’s Olympic Loss (Video)
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    Jon Stewart: “Conservatives hate Obama more than they love America.”

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  • England omit Harmison for SA tour
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    Steve Harmison is left out of the Test squad for South Africa, Kevin Pietersen is included and there is a call-up for Liam Plunkett.

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  • The little things that every RPG should have
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    It’s so easy to miss the little things in life. Those things that brighten up our day but are taken for granted and never really noticed outside of our subconscious. Like Sunny days or calls from a loved one or the fact that your parents will finally be dead one day. RPGs, much like life, are full of these little extra touches that enrich any…

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  • Microsoft Leaks Details of 128-bit Windows 8
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    Barence writes “Microsoft is planning to make Windows 8 a 128-bit operating system, according to details leaked from the software giant’s Research department. The discovery came to light after Microsoft Research employee Robert Morgan carelessly left details of his work on the social-networking site LinkedIn. His page read: ‘Working in high-security department for research and development involving strategic planning for medium and long-term projects. (more…)

  • The Truth Behind 10 Great Videogame Myths
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    We look at some of the most enduring myths surrounding games and the industry to see if there’s any truth to these legends.

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  • Does the Pill Really Affect Our Choice of Mate?
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    A new paper suggests that the hormonal changes that come with oral contraceptives affects which individuals both men and women are attracted to. But does the pill really have that much impact on how we choose our mates?

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