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  • Xbox Kinect Will Understand Sign Language and Read Lip
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    Kinect–the upcoming motion control camera for the Xbox 360–will recognize American Sign Language and will visually recognize spoken words.

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  • Murray stuns Nadal to reach final
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    Andy Murray produces some of his best tennis of the year to beat world number one Rafael Nadal and reach the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

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  • Crash-Test Dummies Go To The Smithsonian
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    The crash-test dummies have taken up residence at the Smithsonian. No, not those Crash Test Dummies. You know – Vince and Larry, the guys who have been features in public service announcements going back to 1985. It’s become one of the most successful safety campaigns in U.S. history, so they rightly…

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  • Blizzard Sues Private Server Company, Awarded $88M
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    Cali Thalen writes “A private server company, Scapegaming (aka Alyson Reeves), was ordered to pay Blizzard Entertainment over $88 million in damages after losing a lawsuit that was concluded last week. Scapegaming was operating unauthorized World of Warcraft servers and using a micropayment system to collect money from the servers’ user base, which according to the lawsuit amounted to just over $3 million. $85 million of that settlement was for statutory (more…)

  • Madness format is madness indeed
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    So, you’re the NCAA. You have two high-profile sports that generate gobs of interest. One is widely considered deeply flawed, and has prompted Congressional hearings. One is universally anticipated, unfailingly exciting and regularly produces must-see moments. So which one do you decide to monkey with? The latter, clearly.

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  • Chelsea secure Ramires signing
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    Chelsea complete the signing of Brazil international midfielder Ramires from Benfica on a four-year deal.

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  • Powering Music Player With Kinetic Energy from Pants
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    Talk about a dance, dance revolution: The Dancepants Kinetic Music Player, a shortlisted entry in Designboom’s Green Life competition, makes you work for tunes. Designed by Inesa Malafej and Arunas Sukarevicius from Lithuania, the Dancepants converts kinetic energy from running or dancing into electricity for your MP3 player.

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  • Oracle Sues Google For Infringing Java Patents
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    Bruce Perens writes “Oracle has brought a lawsuit against Google claiming that Google has infringed patents on the Java platform in Android. Scribd has a copy of the complaint. But there’s a patent grant that should allow Google to use Java royalty-free. Has Google failed to meet the terms of the grant?”

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