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>>> Today's Headlines
--> Japan Expo: Robots Fold Laundry, Plus Indoor Rain
--> New Domain Names To Have Non-English Characters
--> Report: Win7 Uses 20% Less Power; Extends Battery
--> On this Day in History: for Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009
--> Windows Game of the Week: Fishdom: Spooky Splash
--> Freeware Picks of the Day: 'Alvo', and 'Computer Virus Tutorial'
>>> Incase You Missed It -- Yesterday's Top Stories
--> FCC Backs Net Neutrality; Rule-Making Process Begins
--> Users Backlash over Facebook 'News' Feeds
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> Today's Headlines: With Synopsis (plus link to story)
>>> Japan Expo: Robots Fold Laundry, Plus Indoor Rain
As part of the Japanese Science and Technology Agency's "Erato"
project, students at Keio University have created a robot designed to
alleviate the burden of performing one specific household chore: ...
>>> New Domain Names To Have Non-English Characters
The body that controls the way website addresses work plans to allow
non-English characters to be used in domain names. The move follows
increasing demand for the change, thanks to the rapid growth ...
>>> Report: Win7 Uses 20% Less Power; Extends Battery
Unless you've been sleeping in a cave this past week, you're aware that
Microsoft's Windows 7 is now available. And, of course, everyone is
asking the question, "is it worth the upgrade?" For those ...
>>> FCC Backs Net Neutrality; Rule-Making Process Begins (20091027)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has backed plans to
introduce laws on net neutrality. Unfortunately, they face political
and legal challenges which appear to have the support of major ...
>>> Users Backlash over Facebook 'News' Feeds (20091027)
Many Facebook users who've been signed off over the weekend will be
surprised this Monday morning by a homepage makeover, including revised
status updates and a revamped News Feed. Unfortunately, ...

> On This Day in History: Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009
On this Day in History -- October 28
Famous people born on this day:
--> 1466, Erasmus, scholar, author of "In Praise of Folly."
--> 1846, Auguste Escoffier, "the king of chefs & the chef of kings."
--> 1914, Dr. Jonas Salk, who made polio a fear of the past.
--> 1939, Jane Alexander
--> 1944, Dennis Franz, actor "NYPD Blue".
--> 1949, Bruce Jenner, athlete, who liked his Wheaties.
--> 1955, Bill Gates, Computer Software entrepreneur-executive.
--> 1963, Lauren Holly, actress, "Picket Fences".
--> 1967, Julia Roberts, actress, "Pretty Woman".
Events on this day in history:
--> 1492, Columbus discovers Cuba.
--> 1636, Harvard University founded.
--> 1886, Statue of Liberty dedicated.
--> 1904, St. Louis Police try a new investigation method - fingerprints.
--> 1919, Volstead Act passed by Congress, starting Prohibition.
--> 1965, The Gateway Arch (630 feet high) completed in St. Louis,

> Windows Game of the Week: Fishdom: Spooky Splash
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haunted house with witches, vampires and ghosts in your aquarium. Have fun
taking care of quirky tropical fishies and adding boo-tiful accessories to
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aquarium design skills in this brilliant match-3 sequel! Get splashed with
Fishdom fun! Key Features Spooky Match-3 Fun! Almost 100 Boo-tiful Fish And
Accessories! Unlimited Number Of Tanks To Create And Design! Your Aquarium
Can Be Your Screensaver! Requirements OS: Windows 2000/NT, XP, ...

> Freeware Picks of the Day: 'Alvo', and 'Computer Virus Tutorial'
Alvo is a tiny stand alone DOS program that encrypts and decrypts any kind
of file with a very safe and fast 'csprng' algorithm. Interested?Click the
link and Alvo's makers explain the idea with step-by-step screen shots. If
you're a math / stats / computer-science geek, you'll appreciate how the
algorithm for Alvo came about via the main page.
Computer Virus Tutorial
'Computer Virus Tutorial' is an informative tutorial on computer viruses
that explains what a computer virus is, a history of computer viruses, ...

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