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Technology News on June 17, 2012

Now, algorithm that can solve 10,000-piece jigsaw puzzle in 24 hrs
An algorithm that mimics the way a human solves jigsaws has broken last year's puzzle-solving record of 3300 pieces. ANI

Insulin 'puts people with diabetes heart disease risk' myth debunked
Long-term insulin use does not harm people with diabetes or pre-diabetes or put them at risk of heart attacks, strokes or cancer, a new study has claimed. ANI

Toothy grins and snarls stand out in crowd
People spot a face in the crowd more quickly when teeth are visible - whether smiling or grimacing - than a face with a particular facial expression, according to scientists. ANI

Japanese man sues Google for cyber-defamation
A Japanese man is suing Google Inc. for demanding the Internet giant to delete terms used by its autocomplete search function as it allegedly violates his privacy, according to his lawyer. ANI

Now, ingenious app to help improve battery life
Engineers have created a program that detects applications that gorge unnecessarily on a device's battery and lets users shut them down or update them. ANI

Apple investigates Oz shop for stealing sex pics of Aussie Olympian
Global technology company Apple is investigating a Sydney computer repair shop, which has been accused of stealing images of a prominent Australian Olympian having sex with his wife. ANI

Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender' may 'reveal clues to genetic disorder'
When people with the genetic disorder Williams syndrome listen to Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender' or others, they experience changes in levels of the hormones associated with feelings of love, a new study has revealed. ANI

Unconscious conflict linked to phobias in people
A University of Michigan professor who has spent decades applying scientific methods to the study of psychoanalysis has found new data supporting a causal link between the psychoanalytic concept known as unconscious conflict, and the conscious symptoms experienced by people with anxiety disorders such as phobias. ANI

New surgical technique may reverse hand paralysis after spinal cord injury
A UC San Diego neurosurgeon and his team have pioneered a novel technique to restore hand function in patients with spinal cord injury. ANI

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