Wednesday Morning Cyber Corner

IN THE NEWS: CHINESE FACTOR THAT MAKES iPHONES RESUMES PRODUCTION

BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese factory that makes Apple's iPhones is back on line now. The Foxconn Technology Group facility was shut down yesterday after a brawl involving some 2,000 workers. The company and police say the cause of the fighting remains under investigation. But it comes amid a series of protests by workers in China over pay and working conditions. Foxconn makes Apple's new iPhone 5, which debuted last week in the United States and eight other countries. But the company wouldn't say whether the one-day suspension of production would affect supplies of that model.

IN THE NEWS: SELF-DRIVING CAR ON DISPLAY IN CALIFORNIA

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) -- It wasn't long ago that people wouldn't believe you could carry the equivalent of an entire music and photo collection as well as a device to surf the Internet and give mapping instructions in something that could fit in your pocket. But now that many people are using cellphones, it's no big deal. Yesterday in California, Governor Jerry Brown rode in a car that drives itself. And after taking the ride, he signed a bill that would make it possible for people to have driverless cars in California. Brown says the ride is like "looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality." Brown made the comments at the headquarters of Google, which has been developing a car that can drive itself. The company has its own small fleet of computer-controlled vehicles, which Google says has logged more than 300,000 miles of self-driving without an accident.

ON THE WEB: GET OUT THE VOTE EFFORT

CYBERSPACE (AP) -- Remember "Rock the Vote?" It was an effort by top musicians back in the day to boost voter registration among younger voters. There's a similar campaign going on now. It's called "L.O.V.E." or Let One Voice Emerge. It's aimed at urging the nearly 20 million single women, people of color and young people to go to the polls in November.

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L.O.V.E. site: http://www.lovevoting.org

IN STORES: EINSTEIN'S BRAIN

CHICAGO (AP) -- Want to get an up-close look at Albert Einstein's brain? There is now an app that lets you do just that. There is an application for the Apple iPad that lets users look at detailed slide images of the famous scientist's brain. A medical museum being developed in Chicago was able to scan and digitize nearly 350 slides made from Einstein's brain after he died in 1955. The app will let researchers -- and just play ol' interested people -- to look into his brain as if they were looking through a microscope. A consultant for the app designer -- the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago -- says he'd like to think Einstein himself would have been excited by the app.

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Online:

Einstein brain app: http://bit.ly/QeQSnu

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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