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Introducing Google Buzz

"We've blogged before about our thoughts on the social web, steps we've taken to add social features to our products, and efforts like OpenSocial that propose common tools for building social apps. With more and more communication happening online, the social web has exploded as the primary way to share interesting stuff, tell the world what you're up to in real-time and stay more connected to more people.

PayPal: India payments suspended

PayPal said a ban on personal transactions to and from India will continue for “at least a few months” while the online payment service tries to resolve a problem with local regulators.

The ban, which began Saturday and caught PayPal users in the country by surprise, relates to whether personal payments constitute “remittances,” or money sent home by people working abroad, the company said in a blog post Tuesday.

“We temporarily suspended these services to respond to enquiries from the Indian regulators, specifically questions on whether personal payments constitute remittances into Indi

Beer is good for you!

Makes your bones strong

After years of red wine being praised as the drink of eternal youth, thirsty boffins have finally found that beer is a health food.

Researchers at the University of California with an enormous drinks budget have looked at 100 commercial beers to determine silicon content. Silicon is important because it makes your bones good and strong.

Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Aging

Scientists have discovered genetic variants that are associated with biological aging, a finding that could explain why some people seem to age faster than others.

The researchers, who report their findings Feb. 7 in the journal Nature Genetics, analyzed more than 500,000 genetic variations in search of those linked to aging.

According to study co-leader Dr.

Hide Like A Ninja For 10K$

Lone Shark Games, in conjunction with Wired Magazine and Universal Pictures, is looking for a few creative, honest, adventurous people to go on the run starting in late February. You need to be available through late March to leave your regular life behind.

We will provide you with vital technology and seed money to get you through your month on the run.
Your creativity and wits will have to get you whatever else you need for life on the run. If you're chosen, you will get $2,500 over the course of the run, and an additional $7,500 if you make it to the end without being caught.

Internet addiction linked to depression

There is a strong link between heavy internet use and depression, UK psychologists have said.

The study, reported in the journal Psychopathology, found 1.2% of people surveyed were "internet addicts", and many of these were depressed.

The Leeds University team stressed they could not say one necessarily caused the other, and that most internet users did not suffer mental health problems.

The conclusions were based on 1,319 responses to an on-line questionnaire.

Recruitment was via links on social networking sites.

Help Support Haiti Relief Fund

Walnut, CA – January 25, 2010 – Kroousa, known for its innovative and award-winning stylish accessory case designs for ipods, GPS, ebook, netbooks, digital cameras, cellphones, is excited to support relief agencies with financial support.

Thomas' piracy penalty Reduced

Updated at 2:03 p.m. PST to include quotes from RIAA, music industry sources, and Jammie Thomas-Rasset's attorney.

A U.S. district court has dramatically slashed the amount of money a Minnesota woman must pay in damages for illegally sharing music online.

Last June, a federal jury in Minnesota found Jammie Thomas-Rasset liable for willful copyright infringement and ordered her to pay nearly $2 million. Michael Davis, chief judge for the U.S.

Man Buried in Haiti Rubble Uses iPhone to Treat Wounds, Survive

U.S. filmmaker Dan Woolley was shooting a documentary about the impact of poverty in Haiti when the earthquake struck. He could have died, but he ultimately survived with the help of an iPhone first-aid app that taught him to treat his wounds.

After being crushed by a pile of rubble, Woolley used his digital SLR to illuminate his surroundings and snap photos of the wreckage in search of a safe place to dwell.

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