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+ - Tweet Causes Price Chopper Retaliation on Customer

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Like2Byte writes "US food chain Price Chopper contacted a customer's employer after finding the person made an unflattering tweet on Twitter and attempted to have the individual 'disciplined.' Syracuse.com is running the story. A friend of the person at the center of the attack has started a blog to discuss the impact of social media on society."
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+ - Rare Video Games Fetch Hefty Prices->

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Like2Byte writes "CNN is running a story about video game collectors and the prices they're willing to pay for ancient video games. As recently at Feb 2010, one video game was sold for $41,300(US). CNN provides a short-list of eight video games that are currently commanding high prices. Time to reach into the attic and find those old 2600 and NES cartridges. Clicky to the source."
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Government

+ - Sen. Stevens is convicted on corruption charges

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Like2Byte writes "Every /.'ers favorite state Senator has been found guilty of corruption charges in the federal case against him. CNN is reporting, "Stevens, 84, was convicted of all seven charges he faced of lying about free home renovations and other gifts he received from a wealthy oil contractor. Jurors began deliberating Wednesday at noon. Stevens faces up to five years in prison on each count when he is sentenced Jan. 26, but under federal sentencing guidelines, he is likely to receive much less prison time, if any.""
Government

+ - BIONIC legs assist US Marine to walk again

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Like2Byte writes "There's an interesting story on CNN where a US Marine that lost both his legs in Iraq is now able to walk again by implementing BLUETOOTH technology to coordinate his leg's movement. The article explains how the two legs communicate to keep the man in motion. An except from the article: "...Computer chips in each leg send signals to motors in the artificial joints so the knees and ankles move in a coordinated fashion. Bleill's set of prosthetics [legs] have Bluetooth receivers strapped to the ankle area. The Bluetooth device on each leg tells the other leg what it's doing, how it's moving, whether walking, standing or climbing steps, for example.""

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