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Mobile phones and brain damage

Mobile phones and brain damage

A scientist has admitted that he is concerned about the damage that mobile phones are causing in relation to brain damage. To listen to an excerpt from the radio...

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Virtual pets and the Tamagotchi

Virtual pets and the Tamagotchi

The Japanese have launched a range of motorised and robotic pets. Some are way too expensive. The Tamagotchi gets people thinking about their commitment to virtual...

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The old pager is still useful

The old pager is still useful

The old-fashioned pager (used by doctors and business people used to wear before the days of the mobile phone) might still have some life. There are new uses for...

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Comm Bank goes off line

Comm Bank goes off line

The Commonwealth Bank suffered a major problem where every single computer at the bank was off line. Customers were furious and staff were frustrated as fifty...

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Music pirates fined for downloads

Music pirates fined for downloads

The legal fraternity now has a precedent, thanks to a court that has fined a music pirate one million dollars. To listen to an excerpt from the radio broadcast,...

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Police stun guns to have cameras

Police stun guns to have cameras

Some schools are banning camera phones, while police departments are installing cameras to their stun guns so that they can film incidents for court evidence....

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Lasers can be used to remove wrinkles

Lasers can be used to remove wrinkles

Lasers are all around us. Now we can use them to remove wrinkles and to verify the origin of gold. To listen to an excerpt from the radio broadcast, please click...

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History of the computer mouse

History of the computer mouse

The mouse has been around for over thirty years. Over the years it has had many rivals, from the track ball to the nipple to the flat touch pad. Will the mouse...

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How trainers use virtual reality

How trainers use virtual reality

Can we bring virtual reality training to the home and office to make training faster and easier and cheaper, as well as safer. To listen to an excerpt from the...

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The internet changes breaking news

The internet changes breaking news

The internet has changed the protocols of breaking news. No longer do people wait for the hourly bulletin or the nightly news. It all happens instantly. This challenged...

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