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Submission + - First Survey of iPhone Owners (

Ealbro writes: "I thought you might be interested in this story launching at PC World this morning. We surveyed 500 iPhone owners about their new toy and got some pretty interesting results. Nine out of 10 were very happy with their iPhone, but a pretty substantial 13 percent reported having at least one significant problem (about a third said the problem was related to the battery). And despite their overall satisfaction, they had lots of gripes and suggestions — speed up the network, add voice dialing, allow for copy and paste and build some native games so they don't have to connect to the web to have some fun, among others. It's the first substantial survey I've seen of iPhone owners."

Submission + - Star Trek:TOS special effects to be remastered (

Raver32 writes: "As I settled in, half attentive, I started noticing something was odd. First off, the crew's uniforms were brighter than I remembered. And wait, why was the image on the bridge view screen so crisp? Even odder, when the ship entered orbit around a planet, it's features, as well as those of the Enterprise, seemed much more detailed. Not only that, the planet was much larger in respect to my favorite starship; the scale seemed much more realistic. Later, in a shuttle bay scene, I could swear I saw figures in the windows of the observation decks looking down on a landing shuttlecraft. Wait a minute, what shuttle bay observation decks? By now I was wide awake. Something had changed. Had I, in my grogginess, somehow slipped into an alternate universe? That would be bad, because it would mean my evil version would be terrorizing loved ones back on my Earth, maybe getting into a low-speed chase with the police, or even more terrifying — writing SciAm blogs celebrating the Creationist Museum. Thankfully, I was in the right universe but just witnessing the new digitally remastered version of the original series. This is an as yet unfinished project being produced by CBS Digital that plans to revamp all 79 original episodes."

Submission + - Does Caffeine Perk Up Memory? (

Raver32 writes: "Trying to cut down on your coffee consumption, ladies? Well if you're of a certain age, you might want to reconsider. A new study from France found that women — especially those 65 and over — who reported drinking three-plus cups of java daily did better on memory tests than compeers who drank one or fewer cups a day. "Caffeine is a psychostimulant which appears to reduce cognitive decline in women," study author Karen Ritchie of INSERM, the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research in Montpellier, France, said in a statement."

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