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You might imagine the messages which appear on your computer screen for only a few moments do not affect your work.


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Zasľúbená krajina Československo získala na Expo '58 v Bruseli hlavnú cenu Zlatú hviezdu a mnoho ďalších ocenení. Napriek sivej socialistickej realite ju obdivoval celý svet, preto sa z bruselského sna nechcela nikdy prebudiť.


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Almost 10% of adults - more than 4m people - in Britain say they have responded to a scam in their lives, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said.


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Parents and politicians in Italy are up in arms over US horror movie Paranormal Activity after several cinema-goers suffered from panic attacks.


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Several Internet and broadband companies have acknowledged using targeted-advertising technology without explicitly informing customers.


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Perception is not about capturing a full picture of reality, but taking snapshots of the world and making the rest up. ... Information captured by the retina takes about 100 milliseconds to reach the brain. To compensate for this lag, the brain predicts what the world will look like in the near future and acts on this prediction rather than the real information at its disposal. This is useful in real-world situations such as driving a car...


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Sometimes features that don't require configuration have side-effects that might affect your user experience or your privacy. Gmail clutters the contact list and makes it difficult to manage, Gmail Chat automatically determines your friends using basic heuristics, while Google Buzz starts to share your public photos and favorite blog posts with the people automatically added to Gmail's chat list. A clever service might save you...


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The brain is now being called the ultimate business frontier and technology is letting firms take a look inside our heads.


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From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just...
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Twitter has said it will allow advertising on its site for the first time.


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The Onion posted a funny video about an imaginary Google service that whispers targeted ads into users' ears. The main benefit of the service is that it lowers the cost a phone, but the ads aren't very subtle.


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Foursquare and others utilise the GPS technology in a user's smartphone to pinpoint exactly where that person is. It alerts friends to their whereabouts and gives them valuable information about what is happening around them.


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