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Coming soon: Online hugs

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Email and messaging over the internet may be great ways to communicate, but Singapore scientists are seeking a way to transmit hugs in cyberspace.

Linux fridge rats on your drinking habits

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A BLOKE has invented a Linux fridge that will tell you who has been drinking your beer and post it to a web page.

Nokia Declares War Against Microsoft

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Nokia's introduction of its new ESeries smartphones was more than just another product announcement. It was an open declaration of war against Microsoft. With both of them squarely targeting the North American enterprise, this could be an absolutely fascinating battle.

Solar Eclipse Oct. 3 for Europe, Asia, Africa

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If you plan to be anywhere in Europe, Africa or parts of western and southern Asia on Monday, Oct. 3, you will be treated to a solar eclipse.

Scientists discover moon orbiting 10th planet

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The astronomers who claim to have discovered the 10th planet in the solar system have made another intriguing announcement: it has a moon.

Tech titans ready to brawl

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For years, Microsoft has been able to use its money and size to muscle aside its competitors. Now it's facing a competitor it can't push around so easily -- Google.

In other Google news: Wireless overlord

Computing Awards - Projects of the Year

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We profile the shortlists for the Projects of the Year in the prestigious Computing Awards for Excellence 2005, to be hosted on 16 November in London.

Intelligence in the Internet age

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Is technology making us smarter? Or are we lazily reliant on computers, and, well, dumber than we used to be?

Next up for cell phones: porn

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The cell phone, which already plays music, sends and receives e-mail and takes pictures, is adding a steamier offering: pornography.

Toyota Computer Makes You Watch the Road

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Japanese automaker Toyota has developed a safety technology that it says will keep the driver's eyes on the road.

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