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Technology: November 2011 Archives

Technology: Can Your Computer Heat Your House?

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Thumbnail image for misener-21.jpgNot yet, but perhaps soon. Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Virginia think your home could be heated by hundreds of computers...for free.  The concept is called a "data furnace" and technology columnist Dan Misener has details.

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Dan's CBC News Story

Technology: The Stop Online Piracy Act

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

The United States wants to get tough on copyright infringement. Legislation called the "Stop Online Piracy Act" is before the US House of Representatives. But critics say that fighting piracy could lead to censorship, and even to the end of the internet as we know it. Dan Misener explains.

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Technology: Tele-Presence Robots?

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

dan-misener-600_1.JPGIf you've ever sat through a conference call, or participated in an online group chat, you know it's not quite the same as being there in person. You miss out on all the body language. But new developments in tele-presence technology could usher in new ways to be there... without really being there. Dan Misener tells us about tele-presence robots!

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