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Robo-baby Diego-san shows creepy mimicry

The first video has been released of Diego-san, a robot with the hardware and software to copy the learning behavior of a one-year-old human child.
Iain Thomson, 12 Jan 2013

Facebook testing $100 fee to mail Mark Zuckerberg

Got something you'd like to say to Mark Zuckerberg? The Facebook CEO still maintains a profile on the social networking site he founded, but beginning on Friday, sending him a personal message could cost you.
Neil McAllister, 12 Jan 2013

Firefox for Android now runs on EVEN OLDER, slower kit

The latest beta release of the Mozilla Foundation's Firefox for Android browser has lower hardware requirements than earlier versions, adding millions of potential users.
Neil McAllister, 12 Jan 2013

Inside the new climate row as Mystic Met Office goes cool on warming

AnalysisBritain's Met Office has come under fire for two pieces of crystal-ball gazing involving global temperature and British rainfall. On Christmas Eve, the Met's temperature prediction for the UK was quietly revised downwards, and only merited a press release this week after physics blog Tallbloke's Talkshop noticed the change.
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Jan 2013

White House rejects Death Star petition: '$850qn too pricey'

Remember that "We the People" petition begun last month that asked the Obama administration to build a Star Wars–style Death Star? Well, the White House has responded with a witty rejoinder that essentially boils down to "Fuggedaboutit."
Rik Myslewski, 12 Jan 2013

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