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Submission + - Apple Seeking Virtual Closet Patent (informationweek.com)

Dotnaught writes: Two Apple patent applications filed on Thursday indicate that the company is exploring technology to enhance the experience of shopping for clothing through social networking and mobile devices. One patent application that describes a Virtual Closet could help people keep track of their outfits, facilitate clothing sharing, and even indicate which items of clothing need to be washed.
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Submission + - Aliens are likely to look and behave like us (telegraph.co.uk) 1

It's the tripnaut! writes: The Daily Telegraph has posted an article stating that 'Professor Simon Conway Morris at Cambridge University will tell a conference on alien life that extraterrestrials will most likely have evolved just like "earthlings" and so resemble us to a degree with heads, limbs and bodies.' They also add a cautionary note that 'Unfortunately they will have also evolved our foibles and faults which could make them dangerous if they ever did visit us on Earth.'

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