Japan: Police Arrest Journalists For Selling DVD-Backup Tools
Except that cyborg is short for "cybernetic organism". So yes, Robo-cop was very much a cyber cop.
Android Dev Demonstrates CarrierIQ Phone Logging Software On Video
This is different because the end user signs a contract (as many have stated before) allowing the collection of data by the carrier. The onus is on the carrier to use the data with a neutral intent, but they are still given the right to collect the data by the end user.
In the case of a skimmer, the person using the pump or ATM has no a priori knowledge their information is being recorded, and that makes all the difference.
Space Shuttle Atlantis Last Night In Space Orbit
This. There have not been 135 separate vehicles, but five, which have each made an average of 27 flights. The average aside, losing 20% of your operating fleet due to mishaps like those don't bear well on the outlook of the fleet.
Workers Will Smash Their PCs To Get an Upgrade
I used to work second tier customer service for a catalog based retailer. I had pretty much always worked second shift, which was a 2-11 time slot. Our IT department insisted on having all virus scans (network base) run at the same time during the day, which meant it was scheduled to run after 5 pm (so the sales department wasn't affected), during the busiest part of my shift. It got to the point where I would have to do a hard shutdown on my machine (yeah, bad form), but it was the only solution I had to stop it from running (it wouldn't restart when I powered back up). My PHB saw me sitting idly at my desk looking at a blank screen and asked what I was doing, and after explaining this over a two week period, the IT guys eventually rescheduled my scan to run in the morning.
The New Reality of Gaming
That sounds like Second Life.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101698/ (Defending your life w/Albert Brooks)
came to mind first
I Appreciate The Ergonomics Of My ___ The Most
I'm a southpaw, and for the longest time, was stuck with the shitty M$/generic ergonomic mice that were not really made for one hand or the other. I finally got the Logitech MX610 left hand and it'll be a sad day if/when they are no longer manufactured.
Work Progresses On 10,000 Year Clock
IIRC, from the 2005 article: it will be built as far from civilization as possible so "that will help people forget about it and avoid the contempt of familiarity."