Court orders man, Mark Byron, to apologize to estranged wife on Facebook

MSNBC headline: A man with a record of domestic violence has been ordered by a Cincinnati court to apologize to his victim — his estranged wife — on Facebook for comments he made on the social network. WLWT in Cincinnati reported on the unusual order, made to Mark Byron in lieu of serving 60 days in jail and paying a $500 fine for violating More...

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By deskofbrian On Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
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Jimmy Wales says Wikipedia will join SOPA protest Wednesday and blackout

Most people probably haven’t paid much attention to the huge corporations waging war in Washington, D.C., over legislation designed to crack down on theft of movies, music and other content from the Internet. More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
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New Study links violent video games to brain changes – gamers scoff

Photo/Indiana UniversityA new research study by Dr. Yang Wang from Indiana University illustrates the brain changes when playing violent video games. The study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, November 14th, 2011
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Diaspora* founder, Ilya Zhitomirskiy, dead at 22

A 22-year-old social networking pioneer and Internet privacy advocate who dared to challenge Facebook and Google is dead. Ilya Zhitomirskiy died Saturday after San Francisco police were summoned for a reported More...

By deskofbrian On Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
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Google Analytics to launch paid version

Six years after launching Google Analytics as a free service for the web at-large, Google has introduced a for-pay incarnation of the traffic tracking machine designed specifically for the enterprise. The move is More...

By deskofbrian On Sunday, September 25th, 2011
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Hacker claims Facebook tracks users after they log off

Facebook has had privacy issues for a long time, and while the company has been working to improve its image, today’s episode will likely set it back once again. Thanks to a modified cookie, Facebook knows what More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, September 10th, 2011
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Real life Iron Man suit “XOS 2″ -VIDEO

Among the developers of real-life Iron Man suits (of which there are many, the world over) is a group called Raytheon Sarcos. And as IEEE Spectrum reports in this month’s issue, its impressive second-generation More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
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Household robots moving from sci-fi to reality

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Rosie the Robot could finally be coming to your home. Willow Garage, a unique startup in Menlo Park, Calif., has designed a robot called the PR2 that bears some resemblance to the Jetsons’ More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, September 1st, 2011
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WATCH: Steve Jobs answer insults at 1997 event

Remember when Jobs returned to Apple? It was 1997, after the failure of the NeXT, and it was not assumed he could affect real change. Even Woz admits he wasn’t sure Jobs could fix Apple. In this video Jobs More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
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Steve Jobs resigns from Apple; Tim Cook new CEO

(Reuters) – Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs relinquished the reins at Apple Inc to right-hand man Tim Cook on Wednesday, after 14 years in command at a company he brought back from the brink and turned into More...

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