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Social networks can change self-control

Social networks can change self-control

People whose self-esteem is boosted by "likes" or positive comments on social networks may have reduced self-control both on and offline, U.S. researchers say.
Tiny optical device can examine throats

Tiny optical device can examine throats

U.S. researchers say a pill-size device fed down the throat can detect conditions in the esophagus at a fraction of the cost of an endoscopic examination.

France, China team up for phone browser

A French telecommunications provider says it has teamed with Chinese Internet search giant Baidu on a browser for low-end smartphones sold in Africa.

Former Nortel executives acquitted

A judge in Canada found three former Nortel Networks executives innocent Monday in a case of alleged accounting fraud.

Apps for the inauguration? How apt.

President Obama's second inauguration may be lower key this year but will be accessible to millions of people thanks to technology and social media.

Aaron Swartz charges officially dropped

Federal prosecutors in Boston Monday officially dropped hacking charges against cyberactivist Aaron Swartz, who authorities said committed suicide last week.

Machines won't accept new Canadian bills

Canada has new polymer bills but many vending machines will not accept them without upgrades, officials say.
Smartphone OS war heats up

Smartphone OS war heats up

Reports last week of a possible smartphone running a Firefox operating system from Mozilla, developer of the Firefox Web browser, raises the question of whether the world is ready for -- or even needs -- yet another flavor of smartphone software.
JIM ALGAR, United Press International

Warning given on Java security flaw

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has advised people to disable Java in their Web browsers, saying hackers have found a security flaw in the software.

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Simulated Mars mission highlights problems ... Facebook charges $100 to message founder ... U.S. banks ask NSA for cybersecurity help ... 'Mars-like' Earthly spots harboring life ... Science and Technology news from UPI.

U.S. banks ask NSA for cybersecurity help

U.S. banks have asked the National Security Agency for help protecting computer systems after a slew of cyberattacks against their websites, officials said.

Israel to have 20-year low in draftees

Dropping birth rates and slowing immigration may cause the Israeli army to draft fewer new soldiers this year, a report says.

Judge orders delay in Kenya TV switchover

Kenya's high court has ordered a delay in the switch from analog to digital television, saying it was preferable to wait until after the March elections.

Egypt turns off streetlights to save power

Egypt says it will turn off half the streetlights in the country as 15 power stations have halted electricity production because of fuel shortages.
Facebook charges $100 to message founder

Facebook charges $100 to message founder

Some Facebook members could have a message delivered to the Inbox of the social network's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, the site says -- for $100.
Cook: China is the apple in Apple's eye

Cook: China is the apple in Apple's eye

China will someday surpass the United States as Apple Corp.'s No. 1 customer, the company's top executive said Friday.

Firefox-powered phones coming to Europe?

A Chinese manufacturer says smartphones from the creators of the Firefox Web browser and running a Firefox operating system could be launched in Europe in 2013.

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Telescopes to probe universe's origin ... Study: Cosmetics used in death rituals ... Anti-aircraft laser weapon demonstrated ... Mercury said risk in developing countries ... Science and Technology news from UPI.
Anti-aircraft laser weapon demonstrated

Anti-aircraft laser weapon demonstrated

A German defense company has demonstrated a laser weapon it says successfully shot down two drone aircraft at a distance of a mile.

Technology detects flu in 1 hour, not days

Physicians at a Chicago-area hospital say during flu season they can detect if a patient has influenza, a cold or another respiratory illness in an hour.
Underwater robots locate endangered whales

Underwater robots locate endangered whales

Robots designed to "listen" for calls of baleen whales detected nine endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of Maine last month, researchers say.
High-tech fork can help with dieting

High-tech fork can help with dieting

A high-tech fork its developers say can help people diet was introduced at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas.

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Apple mulling lower-cost iPhone model? ... Fossil tracks of dino 'stampede' studied ... Ancient Roman theater unearthed in Britain ... Record low temperatures in Bangladesh ... Science and Technology news from UPI.
Apple mulling lower-cost iPhone model?

Apple mulling lower-cost iPhone model?

Apple is working on a low-cost iPhone in hopes of recovering market share lost to less-expensive Android phones, sources have told The Wall Street Journal.

Russia unveils monument to Steve Jobs

A memorial to tech innovator and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was unveiled in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, officials said.
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