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Space Shuttle Atlantis Lifts Off for Final Mission [PHOTOS]

The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off for its final mission Friday morning.

Thousands gathered to watch the blast off, the final of the 30-year-old shuttle program, CNN reported.

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Pope Benedict XVI Sends First Papal Tweet From an iPad [VIDEO]

The technologically-savvy Pope Benedict XVI has already encouraged priests to blog and helmed the launch of the Vatican’s YouTube channel and Pope2You mobile and Facebook apps. So it’s really no surprise that as part of his newly-launched news portal, the pontiff sent his first tweet recently — from the papal iPad.

You can follow the Vatican on Twitter at @news_va_en.

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The Google+ Project Takes Aim at Facebook [VIDEO]

After several prior failed attempts to challenge social media behemoth Facebook, Google introduced a new service on Tuesday that it hopes will finally do the trick.

Called the Google+ project, it’s currently only available to a select group of Google users — they’ll soon be able to invite others — and it will let people share and discuss status updates, photos and links, just like they do on Facebook.

But there’s one key difference: Google+ allows you to share with select groups — like co-workers, friends or the moms in your child’s playgroup — instead of with everyone. It features what it calls “circles,” which are small groups of friends based on how you know them. Google+ also offers group text messaging and video chat.

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Are Violent Video Games Contributing To the Declining Crime Rate?

A new academic paper suggests that the proliferation of violent videos games over the past 20 years has contributed to the more than 50 percent decrease in violent crime over that time period.

The paper’s authors analyzed published studies on the topic of violence and video games, and were able to conclude that “though there is evidence that violent video games cause aggression in a laboratory setting, there is no evidence that violent video games cause violence or crime.”

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Can Your Facebook Photos Cost You a Job?

The age of Big Brother is truly upon us.

Last week the Federal Trade Commission approved a company called Social Intelligence, which touts itself as a modern way for firms to screen potential employees.

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Nevada Gives Thumbs-Up To Driverless Cars on the Road [VIDEO]


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A bill has passed in Nevada that makes it legal for Google’s fleet of driverless cars to take to the state’s roads.

The hope is that in the future, these automated cars could avoid the crashes currently caused by distracted driving. Several companies are already hard at work creating the technology necessary to make it happen.

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Hacker Group LulzSec Disbanding

The hacker group that in the past two months has breached numerous corporation and government websites has announced that it’s finished.

LulzSec, short for Lulz Security, says it only wanted to operate for 50 days to try to revive the AntiSec movement, which is opposed to the computer security industry.

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Experiment With the Electrical Grid Could Make Your Clocks Wrong

Starting in mid-July, your electric clocks and coffeemakers could be running up to 20 minutes fast, and you probably won’t know why.

For the past 80 years, clocks plugged in to an electrical source have kept time based on the rate of the electrical current that powers them. If this current doesn’t keep its usual rate, clocks run a bit fast or slow. Right now, power companies now take steps to ensure the frequency of the current – and the time – is as precise as possible.

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10 Awesome TV Remote Controls for Father’s Day

Is there any home accessory more fought-over than the remote control? TV-loving dads have long had to establish that they are masters of their domain by commandeering the clicker from the kids.

But why should fathers settle for a remote that just changes the channels when they can have one that also opens a bottle of beer? Or tells time? Or is powered by their own wind?

This Father's Day, swap the traditional family remote for one of these babies that will have him channel surfing in style:

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Tennessee Makes Sharing Netflix Passwords Illegal

As of July 1, it will be a crime in the state of Tennessee to use somebody else's login information on sites like Netflix and Rhapsody.

While the legislation is primarily aimed at hackers who steal and sell passwords in bulk, the bill's sponsor Rep. Gerald McCormick a

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