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  • As robots become common, experts consider legal challenges
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    Stanford scholars are among the first in the country to ponder the potential legal questions facing the emerging field of personal robotics. The issues go beyond claims of personal injury and property damage, touching on criminal and civil rights laws as well.

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  • Diablo III: Blizzard Says Goodbye to Skill Trees
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    According to Blizzard’s official Twitter, the revision of Diablo III’s skill system is in full swing, with an announcement that skill trees are completely gone from the latest iteration.

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  • O’Gara out as Sexton faces Boks
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    Jonathan Sexton comes in for Ronan O’Gara as Ireland make six changes for Saturday’s clash with South Africa.

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  • Pro Female Hockey Player Scraps with 15yr Old Boy (Video)
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    During an exhibition game with the Women’s Canadian National team things got a little rough.

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  • Wal-Mart, Amazon Battle For Online Retail’s Future
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    Hugh Pickens writes “The NY Times reports that Amazon and Wal-Mart are waging a price war for the future of online retailing that is spreading through product areas like books, movies, toys, and electronics. The tussle began last month over which company had the lowest prices on the most anticipated new books and DVDs this fall, but has now spread to select video game consoles, mobile phones, even to the humble Easy-Bake Oven. ‘It’s not about the (more…)

  • Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Te
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    Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist, Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorist in Iraq � the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004.

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  • New Theory of Gravity Decouples Space & Time
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    eldavojohn writes “Petr Horava, a physicist at the University of California in Berkeley, has a new theory about gravity and spacetime. At high energies, it actually snips any ties between space and time, yet at low energies devolves to equivalence with the theory of General Relativity, which binds them together. The theory is gaining popularity with physicists because it fits some observations better than Einstein’s or Newton’s solutions. It better (more…)

  • Quidditch takes flight at Harvard
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    It was a bizarre, magical request that apparently even cash-strapped Harvard University couldn’t refuse. “It’s a combination of dodge ball, soccer and track,” Rush said about the once-fictitious game, introduced to the world through J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter [website]” novels.

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  • Spy agency targets Xbox Live recruits
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    GCHQ to run ad campaign within Xbox Live online games to attract 18- to 34-year-olds to its ranks.

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  • Google Buying Display Advertising Startup
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    Web search leader Google said it is buying Silicon Valley display advertising technology start up Teracent, which expands its competition with display leader Yahoo.

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