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10:01pm

Sun February 12, 2012
All Tech Considered

Apps For Apnea? New Gadgets Promise To Improve Sleep

Originally published on Mon February 13, 2012 6:00 am

Jealous? If you have trouble sleeping, several new apps and devices promise to help you figure out why. In this photo from January, Huan Huan, a female giant panda, sleeps in a zoo in Beauval, France.
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Technology is sometimes blamed for keeping us awake at night. The thinking is that devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets may have made entertainment TOO portable, putting games, videos and the Internet close at hand in the bedroom. But a batch of new apps and gadgets tries to push the pendulum the other way, by helping you improve the quality of your sleep.

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9:00am

Thu January 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Man's iPad Passport Claim Is 'Categorically False,' Customs Office Says

Originally published on Thu January 5, 2012 9:01 am

You may have heard about that Canadian man who says he got into the U.S. by showing a Customs and Border Protection officer an image of his passport on an iPad.

Well, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has this to say about that:

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8:56am

Wed January 4, 2012
The Two-Way

Man Uses iPad, Not Passport, To Gain Entry To U.S.

A Canadian man has been making headlines because he used an image of his passport saved on his iPad — instead of the official document itself — to cross the U.S.-Canadian border two times.

Martin Reisch, 33, says he forgot his passport when he left for a car trip across the border in Quebec. But he had an iPad with him, and it contained a scan of his passport. So Reisch gave the device to the U.S. border officer, along with his drivers' license, and the explanation that he was merely driving to Vermont, to drop off some Christmas presents.

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4:08pm

Wed August 24, 2011
The Two-Way

Samsung Objects To iPad Patent Saying Stanley Kubrick Came Up With It First

Talking Point Memo's Idea Lab points us to a novel legal argument by Samsung.

The Korean electronics maker is arguing that Apple has no right to its D'889 Patent on its iPad, because Stanley Kubrick showed off the idea in his 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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1:17pm

Wed March 2, 2011
The Two-Way

Apple's Steve Jobs Hits Stage For Release Of New iPad

Recap at 2:57: Apple CEO Steve Jobs emerged from medical leave to introduce the new iPad 2. This post was updated as details came out at the event unveiling the new tablet.

Updated at 2:50: The Apple Store is back online, featuring the new lineup of iPads. In addition to the new tablets, Apple also introduce "Smart Covers" for the device, which are thin covers that use magnets to align themselves on the iPad. Pulling back a sheet of fabric or leather wakes the iPad up; closing the sheet puts it to sleep.

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