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Online News Fees, Security Patch, Tetris, Brain Determines Gamer Skills

NY Times to Charge

The New York Times plans to charge readers for full access to its website beginning next year. The paper will use what's known as a metered system, allowing readers to click on a certain number of articles for free each month before fees kick in.The Times is one of the top newspaper websites and this decision could clear the way for others in the struggling industry to start charging for access to their sites.

IE Security Patch

Microsoft is releasing a security patch today to fix a major hole in Internet Explorer.The web browser's flaw was exploited in the cyber-attack on Google and other companies earlier this month. People using automatic updates will get the patch when it is released, otherwise you will have to install it yourself. The patch will be available around 1pm ET.

Tetris Milestone

One of the most popular video games of all time hit a major milestone. Tetris is now the best-selling mobile game of all time, with more than 100 million paid downloads worldwide. The 25-year old game really took off in 1989 with one of the first mobile gaming consoles, the Game Boy.

Big Brains for Video Games

If you're not a natural at Tetris or any other video games, it may have to do with the size of your brain. Researchers have found they can predict how well you'll do on a video game by looking at the size of three specific parts inside the brain.The bigger they are, the more likely you are to be good at gaming.

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