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  • Rare Nintendo game sells on ebay for $40,000
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    It’s thought to be one of only two shrinkwrapped copies of the game still in existence.

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  • England stun Aussies at World Cup
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    England beat Australia 3-2 to secure their first win over the Kookaburras since 1985 and open their World Cup campaign in style in India.

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  • Nepalese celebrate ‘cursing festival’
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    Each year, Nepalese youth in two villages in the south of the Himalayan country save up their choicest insults for a 10-day “cursing festival” that reaches its climax Sunday.

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  • A Collection of Olympic Torches (Interactive Graphic)
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    A collection of Olympic torches from 1936 to today.

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  • Court Rules Photo of Memorial Violates Copyright
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    WhatDoIKnow sends in a story about an appeals court ruling in a singular case that might have the effect of narrowing “fair use” rights for transformative uses of artworks. “The sculptor who designed the Korean War memorial [in Washington DC] brought suit against the Postal Service after a photograph of his work was used on a postage stamp. Though first ruled protected by ‘fair use,’ on appeal the court ruled in favor (PDF) of the sculptor, Frank (more…)

  • Unfriendly Climate Greets Gore At Apple Meeting
    By on February 28, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    theodp writes “Apple’s shareholder meeting this week took on a Jerry Springer vibe, with harsh comments about Al Gore, former VP and Apple board member, setting the tone. Several stockholders took turns either bashing or praising Gore’s high-profile views on climate change. Apple shareholder Shelton Ehrlich urged against Gore’s re-election to the board, claiming that Gore ‘has become a laughingstock. The glaciers have not melted. If [the] advice he (more…)

  • MoProUSA Shows Off Fully Integrated Wiimote Pistols (Video)
    By on February 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    As a Nintendo Wii owner, you’ve certainly got a smattering of options when it comes time to fire up the light gun, but even Nintendo’s Wii Zapper can’t hold a candle to this.

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  • Facebook Patents the News Feed
    By on February 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    daedae writes “It seems Facebook has been granted a patent for the news feed, as a method of monitoring activities, storing them in a database, and displaying an appropriate set of activities to an appropriate set of users. ‘That sounds pretty broad, and the social-networking world was all atwitter at the possible ramifications. Writing for ReadWriteWeb, Marshall Kirkpatrick proclaimed, “This could be very big. … MySpace, Flickr, Yahoo, Twitter (more…)

  • Schumacher rules out early wins
    By on February 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Michael Schumacher says his Mercedes team have some work to do before they are in a position to win this season.

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  • Elite Athletes Struggle for Insurance, Too
    By on February 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Competing in the Olympics comes with many obvious perks (glory, lucrative endorsements). But when elite athletes enter the health-insurance market, they face the same byzantine system the rest of us do.

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