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While the rest of the world moves to court Android, Nokia seems pretty content with Symbian. As the handset maker looks to up its market share in the North American segment, it has today introduced a new "smartphone" on AT&T that pushes the boundaries of what a "smartphone" really is.Sure, the Surge has a pull-out QWERTY keyboard, a Web browser with Flash support and a built-in JuiceCaster application for easy access to Facebook and Twitter, but the relatively tiny screen and lackluster user interface makes this whole "smartphone" thing a real stretch. Whatever the case, the phone also boasts... Read more...
New studies conducted at a number of prominent Universities around the country have finally revealed what many of us gamers and long time technophiles have known all along--video games can help kids learn, and improve dexterity and some cognitive functions.Other information gathered from the studies, however, didn't focus solely on game-playing children. They also used information gathered to gauge the abilities of some doctors and surgeons, and found that playing video games had a huge impact on their abilities as well."One study of 33 laparoscopic surgeons found that those who played video games... Read more...
People typically get cosmetic surgery to either “enhance” areas they don’t feel comfortable with, or for reconstructive purposes following an accident or major surgery.  28 year-old Thomas Martel may be the first person to ever have his body surgically altered so he could better use an electronic device, in this case an iPhone.  Insert your own user-friendly interface joke here.Mr. Martel had his thumbs “downsized” in order to better use the ever-shrinking electronics of our day.  The downsizing involved removing bone, fingernail, and restructing the muscles in the thumb.  Despite the time involved... Read more...
Considering that students and businesspeople have been using MP3s to study a wide variety of subjects ranging from languages to law, is it any wonder that someone came up with the idea of teaching doctors with them? "iPods are good for your heart - at least they can help doctors make the right diagnosis of the sounds they can hear. Professor Michael Barrett MD at the American College of Cardiology last year launched a project in which the sound of hearts beating were made available to students in MP3 format for their iPods." If only somebody would clue talent agents into this teaching concept so... Read more...
Since the release of this quarter's financial earnings, there has been some criticism towards Dell for their stinging 51% decline in quarterly profits. On the other hand, Hewlett-Packard posted stronger than expected earnings, raising its earnings per share for the fourth quarter in a row. Is it just "aggressive pricing" on Dell's part, or is Dell in need of a strategy change? "Three years ago, people thought nothing could stop Dell, that it was unstoppable. It was the strongest company in the world, and HP, they were dead.... Read more...