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40% fewer CAR crashes in the Middle East during BlackBerry outage

Blackberry’s data centre crash may have proved catastrophic for the firms and workers who rely on the smartphones’ email services to do business.
But while the disruption may have sounded the death-knell for Research In Motion, the phones’ embattled maker, it may have helped save lives elsewhere.
In the United Arab Emirates, a dramatic fall in traffic accidents has been directly linked to the three-day blackout of Blackberry services. Read More:

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Man uses iPhone’s new Find My Friends GPS function to catch cheating wife in the act

Apple’s Find My Friends app is designed to make it easier for friends to meet up, showing a live location on screen via GPS which your friends can watch.

The idea is to make it easier to find friends on a night out, or ensure that people don’t get lost on holiday.

But one wronged New York husband claims that the app – which uses GPS to let designated friends ‘see’ where you are – has revealed that his wife was lying to him. Read More:

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Obama pulls the plug on Granny

Citing cost concerns, the Obama administration said Friday it has halted a long-term care insurance program that was part of the massive health care law passed in 2010.

The CLASS act, a provision in the heath-care reform law designed to help the disabled and elderly cash to receive care at home, could not be both voluntary and budget-neutral, say health officials.

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Satirists mock Occupy Wall Street

The banks are unbowed. The government is unmoved. Wealth distribution remains unchanged. Debts remain on the books. Weeks after protesters first began camping out in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street has yet to force compliance with its “demands” — but by one indicator of contemporary cultural relevance, the nascent movement already has made an impact.

People are making fun of it.

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