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High-tech tombstones let loved ones live on, virtually

Rick Miller kneels in front of a grave and uses his cell phone to scan a small barcode on a tombstone. Within seconds, he's looking at photos and videos of a lost loved one. But that's not all. Without leaving this vast cemetery in a suburb of Philadelphia, he can listen to the deceased's favorite music, read remembrances, write in a guest book and even share pictures and feelings on Twitter or Facebook. Here at Sunset Memorial Park, everyone equipped with a smartphone or tablet can do the same, provided they download the proper app.

France's Hollande urges compulsory labelling amid horsemeat scandal

PARIS, Feb 23 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande called for compulsory labelling and traceability of meat used in processed foods in Europe to prevent a repeat of the horsemeat scandal. French and German agriculture ministers said on Friday they agreed on the need for origin labelling and would try to find a deal on meat traceability at a meeting of European farm ministers in Brussels on Monday. "There needs to be traceability, that is what I want from talks on a European level," Hollande said on Saturday.
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