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Tech addiction symptoms rife among students

"Young adults around the world experience distress when they try to unplug from technology for even one day, a research project has found.

"A clear majority" of almost 1,000 university students in 10 countries, including China, Chile, the U.K. and Uganda, were unable to voluntarily stay away from computers, televisions, cellphones and MP3 players for 24 hours, reported the International Center for Media at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., which led "The World Unplugged" project.

Facebook depression: Do you think you suffer from it?

"A U.S. doctors' group says "Facebook depression" may affect troubled teens who obsess over their friends' posts on the social networking site. Researchers disagree on whether it's simply an extension of depression some kids feel in other circumstances, or a distinct condition linked with using the online site. But there are unique aspects of Facebook that can make it a particularly tough social landscape to navigate for kids already dealing with poor self-esteem, said Dr.

Red light district pitched for Toronto Island

"Toronto Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti is proposing a red light district on Toronto Island, arguing it would generate millions of dollars in revenue for the city and provide a defined, out-of-the-way place for sex-trade workers to ply their trade.

One of a group of small islands located a short ferry ride from downtown, Toronto Island currently serves as a park and has a small community of residents.

The new GG's binary banner: what's it mean?

"David Johnston, the new Governor General, has the digital world confused. Just what is the meaning of that 33 character-long string of ones and zeros that is emblazoned across the bottom of his fresh new Coat of Arms? According to the GG's website, "The wavy band inscribed with zeros and ones represents a flow of information, digital communication and modern media." Alrighty then. But does it have any meaning? Maybe.

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