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Teach your brain to stretch time

‘Mike Hall has taught himself to stretch time. He uses his powers to make him a better squash player. “It’s hard to describe, but it’s a feeling of stillness, like I’m not trapped in sequential time any more,” he says. “The ball still darts around, but it moves around the court at different speeds depending on the circumstances. It’s like I’ve stepped out of linear time.”‘

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Sad state of French Housing

“It took six months for Liberation journalist Ondine Millot to get to the truth about the most sordid side of France’s housing crisis.” – BBC

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 3 Beta 4

Firefox 3 Beta 4 is now available for download. And has significant performance improvements. Yay! 

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Flickr images as they are uploaded

Flickr images as they are uploaded. Clever mashup.

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Finally, a cool promising way to sync and share files — Dropbox

Very cool, see the promotional video!

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Ten worst countries for women

In spite of real progress around the globe, the bedrock problems that have dogged women for centuries remain. 

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Automate your mundane web tasks with CoScripter

CoScripter is an extension to the Firefox browser that captures commands and entries as a person uses the Internet, a process called programming by demonstration. The resulting script appears in a pane of the browser window. In some respects, CoScripter works like the macro recording function of Microsoft Word, but there is a critical difference. Unlike Word macros, CoScripter results can be edited easily because they’re written in understandable language. They can also be shared through a wiki, which minimizes re-invention of internet “wheels.” CoScripter is also useful for repetitive common daily processes on the Web such as checking email, checking flight arrival times and status, or searching for WI-FI hotspots in an area. Key to CoScripter is what the researchers dubbed “sloppy programming.” This means the script is readable both by humans and machines.

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India Gets WiMax

Tata Communications, part of the Indian Tata Group conglomerate, aims to blanket India in WiMax, a super-speedy version of wireless broadband, by March 2009. Access will cost about $25 a month.

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Microsoft IE8 to follow web standards

Microsoft said on their Internet Explorer blog – “We’ve decided that IE8 will, by default, interpret web content in the most standards compliant way it can. This decision is a change from what we’ve posted previously.”

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Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water

Chemicals, contaminants, pollution, price: new reasons to rethink what you drink and beware of bottled water.
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