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Mon April 30, 2012

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Mon April 30, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Robots Win Battle For Attention At Science Fair

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 2:32 pm

Budding scientists, engineers and doctors lined up to try surgical robots from Intuitive Surgical at a science festival in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.
Scott Hensley NPR

12:55pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Business

In Cell Era, Timepieces Are Fashion Trend To Watch

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 3:34 pm

Even as more people rely on cellphones to tell time, retailer American Apparel has found that novelty watches are selling well.
Kaomi Goetz for NPR

Cellphones were once simple tools for making calls on the go. But the phones have quickly become all-purpose devices, used to send email, read articles, find restaurants — and tell time.

And as more people carry that tool in their pocket or purse, fewer are relying on wristwatches to keep on schedule.

Monica Espitia is one of them. "Since I've had a cellphone, I pretty much stopped wearing watches," she says. "Until I went on vacation and I didn't know what time it was."

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10:26am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

British High Court Order Big Internet Providers to Block The Pirate Bay

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 12:03 pm

Supporters of the website The Pirate Bay, one of the world's top illegal file-sharing websites, demonstrate in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2009.
Fredrik Persson AFP/Getty Images

Britain's High Court has ordered the country's major Internet service providers to block one of the oldest and biggest file-sharing websites.

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6:01am

Mon April 30, 2012
Business

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft Team Up In E-Publishing

Microsoft is committing $300 million to the venture with Barnes & Noble. They are working to create a new subsidiary of the bookseller. The two companies are hoping to energize sales of the Nook tablet.

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