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  • Here's something that could make Windows 8 a lot more fun to use — a system that gives you the power to navigate the computer with your eyes. Microsoft's newest operating system isn't commercially available yet, but Swedish company Tobii has long prepared for its arrival by tweaking its Gaze eye-tracking technology to work with the Windows 8 interface.

    Gaze works by attaching an eye monitoring device that follows the movement of your eyes to the computer's USB port. An onscreen indicator appears on the part of the screen you're looking at, and all you need to do is click the trackpad to launch a program or click a link.

    The Windows 8 OS is designed not only for computers but also for tablets and smartphones. One of its defining features is the Start Screen, which you can customize with application tiles and other widgets. Tobii claims that while the interface works well on a tablet with a touchscreen display, it doesn't feel natural scrolling through all the tiles on a computer screen

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  • Print Facebook Timeline business cards (for free!)

    If you're happy with the look of your Timeline, a little self promotion isn't a bad idea

    Even if you aren't a fan of the Timeline, you have to admit that Facebook's newest design is pretty slick. Through a new partnership with Moo, a business card company known for its own fresh designs, you can print your Timeline right onto your calling card — and for now it won't cost you a dime. Moo is offering 50 free business cards with images culled from your Facebook profile (you can adjust most of the text) to the first 200,000 takers, so act fast. You don't even have to pay shipping, which makes it a deal well worth scooping up, in our books.

    To get your very own (free!) Timeline-esque business cards, you'll need to click the Update Info button on your very own Facebook profile, which you can find right under your newly minted cover image. In the following menu, scroll down to your Contact Info box, which you'll find below your Basic Info in the righthand column. You should see a tiny little business card icon sitting pretty next to your name.

    Once you click the icon, you'll

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  • Rescue dogs can show handlers what's going on in places humans can't fit

    Perhaps because it seems that 2011 was a year rife with natural and man-made disasters, inventors have been making huge strides in creating technology to help with rescue operations in an emergency. There's the robotic sniffer dog and the slightly less cute robotic slug crawler vehicle, and now there's PAWS — the Portable All-terrain Wireless System which lets rescuers see what their dogs see as they scramble through rubble searching for survivors.

    Created by UK firm Wood & Douglas, which specializes in wireless broadcast technology, the system consists of a camera that attaches to a harness that can be worn by a rescue dog. The camera sits on top of the dog's head, much like a spelunker's helmet light, with the transmitter on the vest.

    PAWS allows rescuers to combine the nimble abilities of a search dog with the handler's ability to see what the dog sees in real time. It can be used to help find survivors in a disaster situation, for narcotics raids, or searching for fugitives. Check

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  • Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant linked to incident at Walmart parking lot

    By Lisa Maria Garza and Jon Herskovitz DALLAS (Reuters) - Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was questioned by police at the scene of a 2011 incident in which a witness reported that Bryant's girlfriend was dragged by an unidentified man across a Texas Walmart parking lot, according to police documents. Neither Bryant or the Cowboys have commented on the report that was released as the National Football League has been rocked by a series of highly publicized domestic violence incidents among players including Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson. In the 2011 incident in Texas, a Walmart security guard told police a person reported to him that a black man dragged Bryant's girlfriend Ilyne Nash from a white Mercedes, which was registered to Bryant, and across the parking lot.

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