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Study Finds Webpages are Read By People in an F-Shaped Pattern

A new study by usability expert Jakob Nielsen reveals that when webpages are read, we read and scan the text in an F-shape.

Using eyetracking software, he found the first paragraph gets the most attention, making the top horizontal line of the F. The next paragraph only gets half the attention of the first, tracing the second shorter horizontal line of the F. And finally, we skim down the rest of the article vertically.

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Flying Car Now One Step Closer to Reality [VIDEO]

Like the robot maid, the flying car is part of our 'Jetsons'-promised future that has yet to materialize.

But that could change soon. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted the Transition Roadable Aircraft a series of special exemptions, effectively making the plane-car hybrid street-legal.

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ISPs Sign New Initiative to Rein In Suspected Piracy

In what's being heralded as a win for film and music studios, the country's top internet service providers -- Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and Verizon -- have all signed on to a new initiative called the Copyright Alert System to combat internet piracy.

The new process will identify users suspected of digital copyright infringement, such as heavy downloaders, and then send out a series of six warnings, each promising "progressively harsher consequences if the initial cautions ignored."

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Facebook Launches Video Calls, Powered by Skype

Facebook finally settled the rumors on Wednesday. Through a partnership with <a href="http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/home">Skype</a>, Facebook is <a href="http://www.facebook.com/FacebookLive" target="_blank">rolling out integrated</a> video calling to the public beginning immediately.

The new integrated

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Are Bill Gate’s Kids Single? Cause They Gonna Be Rich!

Imagine for a moment that you are Bill Gates child. How wonderful, right? How much do you think he would leave you after you he passes?

We’ve all heard in the past that Bill Gates is planning on giving almost all of his fortune to charity . . . and that he isn’t planning on leaving all that much to his kids.  He confirmed that in a brand new interview with a British newspaper Daily Mail.

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13-Year-Old Creates Doorbell That Tricks Burglars

At the ripe age of 13, Lawrence Rook is sitting pretty with £250,000 for inventing the Smart Bell, a doorbell that makes it appear as if you're at home, even if you're miles away.

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Apple Reveals Highly Anticipated iCloud at WWDC

At WWDC, Apple's annual developers conference, head honcho Steve Jobs came and went in only two hours, but left the rapt audience of gadget geeks with the next full year of the company's plans, including the launches of iCloud, iOS5, and the new Mac OSX Lion.

In the spotlight, and held for Jobs' trade

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WWDC Preview: Apple to Unveil iOS 5, iCloud and More

It's the most wonderful time of the year - Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

The WWDC is a 4-day event in which Apple talks about its new products, upcoming software and, you know, just how amazing the company is.

We'll be keeping you updated before, during and after the event, which is set to kick off this Monday, June 6. Read on for the preview of this year's WWDC.

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Food Pyramid Gets a Makeover

The food pyramid, which since 1992 has demonstrated the proper amount of grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat a person should consume per day, is no more.

On Thursday, the USDA rolled out the government's new foo

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Chinese Teen Sells Kidney for iPad 2

Xiao Zheng, a 17-year-old living in China, wanted an iPad 2 so badly that he was willing to sell one of his vital organs to get it.

Zheng didn't have the money for the tablet computer so he responded to an online ad that offered cash for healthy

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Ways To Make Your Cell Phone Less Cancerous

So yesterday we learned that according to the World Health Organization, using your cell phone may cause cancer. Well that sucks, considering my job basically requires me to be connected 24/7. So if your like me and you can't toss your cell phone, here's some helpful tips on how to make your cell phone safer!

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Personal Jetpacks Closer to Becoming a Reality [VIDEO]

Those jetpacks we were promised? They could be coming soon.

Martin Jetpack, a New Zealand company which has been working on the personal jetpack for the last 27 years, <a href="http://www.da

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