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politeness

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Cyborg glasses let you fake a good mood

Why bother with Google Glass, when AgencyGlass lets you convey emotions through digital eyes? Hirotaka Osawa wants to help people look happy even when they're not.

By Apr. 18, 2014

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Wait, there's an app that teaches kids handwriting?

The creator of iTrace believes that his app brings a new lease of life to the concept of teaching handwriting. But does anyone actually write by hand anymore?

By Jan. 15, 2014

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Korea's backhander to Bill Gates for one-handed handshake

The Microsoft co-founder has one hand in his pocket when shaking hands with South Korea's president, Park Geun-hye. This does not go down well.

By Apr. 23, 2013

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Minding your manners when sharing in social media

We learn how to act with politeness, respect, and courtesy in the real world. But in the virtual world, manners are still developing. Some thoughts on commonsense considerateness in the realm of social media.

By Jul. 28, 2012

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The gun that shuts you up (without killing you)

Japanese researchers develop a gun that, quite literally, drowns out certain voices. Just what uses might it be put to?

By Mar. 1, 2012

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Google map takes tourists to annoyed couple's home

People who happen to look on Google Maps for Round Valley Reservoir as opposed to Round Valley State Park in New Jersey discover soon enough that they'll arrive in the driveway of Laurie Gneiding and Michael Brady's home.

By Jul. 12, 2011

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Quechup sends spam in members' names

Social network Quechup has taken viral marketing to a new and unpopular level by automatically sending invitations in members' names to their entire address book.

By Sep. 6, 2007

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Melinda Gates: No Apple products in my house

Bill Gates' wife declares in an interview that her children have asked her for Apple products, but she had flatly refused to entertain the idea.

By Oct. 24, 2010

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Shot girl gets text message apology

A girl in California attends an arranged fight, gets shot, and then receives an apology by text.

By Apr. 22, 2010

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Doctors told to say no to Facebook come-ons

The U.K.'s Medicine Defense Union has advised doctors who are propositioned by patients on Facebook to not even say no. Its advice is to ignore every personal message.

By Dec. 3, 2009