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Features by Julia Barton

Snail mail gets interactive

British stamp enthusiasts should be lining up with their smart phones at Royal Mail post offices by now. The nearly 500-year-old Royal Mail is the...
Posted In: data matrix code, mail, stamps

Want users to tell all??? Have an ugly site.

The scuzzier-looking the site, the more users may reveal about themselves. That's the finding of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. They...
Posted In: marketing, privacy, research, web design

Listen to my iHeartbeat...

iPhone's all over hearts these days. First, we had the iPhone Heart Monitor app for exercise buffs (sweating optional). Then the news that Apple...
Posted In: apps, iPhone, stethoscope

No more paper OED

The days of the150-lb, 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary are numbered. This week, Oxford University Press announced it's just too expensive to...
Posted In: Books, OED

Play tech's Great Game

So we read lots and lots of tech headlines at this show. Facebook's after Foursquare's market; Apple's after Microsoft; Google's after everyone&...
Posted In: Economy, games, maps, web 2.0

Spray-on batteries grown by...viruses?

The American Chemical Society just wrapped up its national meeting in Boston, and among the presentations, a lot of interesting work on batteries...
Posted In: batteries, chemistry, nanotechnology

Mystery Russian shortwave signal comes to life

The blogosphere—well, OK, a select subsection—is abuzz about "The Buzzer," the nickname for a mysterious Russian shortwave signal that...
Posted In: code, ionosphere, Russia, shortwave, spies

E-cigarettes headed to court

A federal appellate court in Washington DC will consider the fate of so-called e-cigarettes next month. E-cigarettes use batteries to turn nicotine...
Posted In: cigarettes, device, FDA, regulation
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