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Connecticut banks targeted by tech-savvy bandit

A growing threat to the security of personal bank accounts around the world has reared its ugly head in Connecticut.

Factory fined after robot nearly kills man

A Swedish factory north of Stockholm was fined $3,000 after a robot nearly killed one of its employees.

Study: Texting raises crash risk 23 times

While texting and driving has always been considered dangerous, a new Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study really puts things into perspective.

Things our kids will likely never experience

The folks at recently published a list of “things your kids may never know about.”

Device brings pregnant women closer to unborn child

An invention that converts data collected from ultrasound and MRI scans are giving pregnant women the opportunity to hold full-scale plaster models of their unborn children, the Times of London reports.

Vibe Tribe utilizes social networking to connect, offer feedback

What began just 13 years ago as a small community of people united by a common desire to celebrate Jerry Garcia’s music has transformed into a powerhouse.

Google to give 100K users access to Wave this fall

Google recently announced that about 100,000 users will be invited to take a test drive of the company’s reimagined Web-based e-mail interface known as Google Wave beginning on September 30.

Check out the eclipse of the century… live on the Internet

The longest total solar eclipse of the century will plunge parts of Asia into the darkness tonight at 8:15 p.m. E.D.T., NASA reports.

‘1984’ removal highlights risks of using e-books

Amazon removed e-copies of George Orwell’s “1984” and “Animal Farm” late last week from countless Kindles across the country, the New York Times reports.

Remembering an out-of-this-world walk

Although you may feel like you know all that there is to know about the historic steps Neil Armstrong took 40 years ago tomorrow on the moon, the Internet opens up the flood gates to information, video and images you have likely never seen — or least appreciated — before.