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Smartphone Kill Switch Gets Breath of Life


Wireless companies have bowed to the inevitability of a smartphone kill switch and decided it would be better to do it their way than wait for lawmakers to impose the requirement. Their way doesn't have everyone applauding, though -- consumers would have to ask for the protection. "That's a bit like making people request that seat belts be installed in their cars," said tech analyst Charles King.
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Total Eclipse Paints the Moon Red


Sky watchers got a rare treat in the wee hours on Tuesday, when an eclipse turned the Moon blood red for a while. "In a lunar eclipse -- in which the Sun is behind the Earth as seen from the Moon -- the Moon is observing sunrises and sunsets all around the Earth," said astrophysicist Mario Livio. "This is what gives the Moon that eerie blood moon appearance."
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Re: 2009: What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us Stronger 2  kenholmz   2009-01-06 16:10:42 
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Re: Enterprise Videoconferencing: Business Tool or Business Toy? 2  Dane_Disimino   2008-12-20 01:40:45 
Re: US Tech Firms Team to Juice Up Electric Car Batteries 2  jimdolan   2008-12-19 14:10:35 
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Re: YouTube Aims to Curb Abuse With Safety Center 2  Skye   2008-12-12 18:13:26 

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