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posted in May 2006

Segway Scooters Take New Direction

5/31/2006
Although popular in Europe, the electric scooters haven't caught on here en masse. The company is hoping the rising price of gas and a new consumer finance program will change that.

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Lenovo Unveils Portable Widescreens

5/31/2006
The notebooks, targeted at SMBs, include integrated optical drives for watching movies, playing music, or installing software; new multimedia features; and 802.11 wireless LAN and 10/100 Ethernet on all models.

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Researchers Demo New Robot-Human Interface

5/25/2006
A new interface allows near real-time operation of a robot without invasive incisions to the head and brain. The breakthrough, demonstrated this week in Tokyo, opens up possibilities for new interactions between machines and people.

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Verizon Simulates Fourth Of July Meltdown

5/24/2006
The mock emergency included rising heat and humidity, packed hospitals, power failures, commuters stranded in sweltering subway tunnels, media-fed panic, and Microsoft Internet Explorer crashes. In other words, just a typical holiday weekend in New York.

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Rockers Rally For Internet Neutrality

5/18/2006
Musicians including Moby, Nine Inch Nails, and the Indigo Girls are supporting a law that would ensure Internet traffic flow remains equal for small and large corporations and media. Telecommunications companies have been pushing for tiered access, which would allow providers to charge premium rates for premium access.

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Lenovo Unveils New ThinkPads

5/17/2006
The Z61 series offers integrated or discrete graphics, an integrated camera and stereo microphone for videoconferencing, Wi-Fi, and an integrated wireless WAN.

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Libraries Fight Limits On Providing Net Access

5/15/2006
A new bill in Congress would remove federal funding from schools and libraries that allow children unsupervised access to sites that could reveal objectionable material. A professional group says this is redundant because another law already bans libraries from allowing children to view harmful content.

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Feds Want AT&T Class-Action Spy Suit Dismissed

5/3/2006
The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a class-action lawsuit in California in January, accusing AT&T of cooperating with a government surveillance program. The U.S. Department of Justice responded with a notice stating it plans to intervene to protect military and state secrets privilege, as well as request the lawsuit's dismissal.

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