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7 programming languages on the rise

"Programmers looking for work in enterprise shops would be foolish not to learn the languages that underlie this paradigm, yet a surprising number of niche languages are fast beginning to thrive in the enterprise." Read more here.

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Tiny-brained bees beat computers to solve math problem

"British scientists have discovered that bees can solve the 'Traveling Salesman' problem and learn to fly the shortest possible route between flowers, even if they discover the flowers in a different order.

210 million 'addicted' to energy drinks

"The favoured beverage of tech geeks the world over has come under fire as research shows as many as 210 million people are 'addicted' to so-called energy drinks." Read more here.

Microsoft: Ban 'sick' PCs from the Internet

"Microsoft is arguing that the security community needs to develop a collective health policy to restrict sick PCs -- those infected with malware -- from connecting to the Internet." Read more here.

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Duke Nukem Forever demoed live

"In Amsterdam this past weekend, Gearbox showed off a live demo of Duke Nukem Forever. The demo was played on the Xbox 360 and began with Duke relieving himself at a urinal (classic)." Read more here.

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Toshiba claims hard-drive breakthrough

"Toshiba will detail a breakthrough in data storage later Wednesday that it says paves the way for hard drives with vastly higher capacity than today." Read more here.

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Battlefield 3 Revealed

"Electronic Arts today announced that customers who purchase the Limited Edition of "Medal of Honor" will gain access to a "Battlefield 3" beta." Read more here.

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Congress Is Rethinking Its Ban on Internet Gambling

"On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee approved a bill that would effectively legalize online poker and other nonsports betting, overturning a 2006 federal ban that critics say merely drove Web-based casinos offshore." Read more here.

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Big Bang Abandoned in New Model of the Universe

"A new cosmology successfully explains the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy; but only if the universe has no beginning and no end." Read more here.

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US government legalizes iPhone 'jailbreaking,' unlocking

"The U.S. government on Monday announced new rules that make it officially legal for iPhone owners to "jailbreak" their device and run unauthorized third-party applications. In addition, it is now acceptable to unlock any cell phone for use on multiple carriers." Read more here.

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