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Will the web series world support the new Streamy Awards?

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 12:18
The Streamy Awards are returning for a third round sometime in 2012, thanks to a partnership with Dick Clark Productions, which wants to build the show into a franchise honoring web content. But after the failure of the 2010 awards, will the Streamys be welcomed back?

Hacking water meters is easier than it should be

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 10:09
The smarter they become, water meters are getting easier to hack. Like many things in electronics, water meters become easier for hackers to break into and misuse when they are upgraded to include wireless and computer technology.

Twitterfone – Send Voice Message To Twitter

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 09:18
Twitter once started as pure text micro-blogging, then comes Twitxr with image tweeting.

Facebook's "Spam King" Sanford Wallace Sneaked into Half a Million Accounts

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 05:01
The self proclaimed "Spam King" of Facebook who sneaked his way into half a million Facebook accounts and flooded them with spam could soon be paying for his actions.

With Google, There Will Be Bad Blood

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 03:43
"I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed." I'm reminded of Daniel Plainview's admission in There Will Be Blood when thinking about Google. While the company is still largely beloved by the public, sentiment seems to have turned against them amongst their peers, and even amongst many of the startups around Silicon Valley. While these tensions have been building for months — and even years, in some cases — we're seeing this on display more clearly than ever now thanks to the patent issue(s).

Comcast Launching $9.95 'Internet Essentials' Broadband for Low-Income Families

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 01:31
Comcast is launching Internet Essentials, a new initiative offering discounted Internet access and home computers to families that meet low income requirements. The program was mandated as a requirement of Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal, earlier this year. In that way, it's very similar to AT&T's Naked DSL program, which AT&T...

Neutral routers could trump politics in net neutrality debate

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 00:50
Nooter (a merger of "neutral" and "router") is a sort of lie-detector test for internet service providers and will be able to send traffic along different paths and determine whether or not your ISP is deliberately slowing some of your internet traffic, such as data from file-sharing web sites.

Gogo Wireless Launches On Demand Movies & TV Shows On American Airlines Flights

Sun, 08/07/2011 - 00:34
Thanks to Gogo Wireless, we can say so long to back-of-the seat magazines with partially completed crossword puzzles and hello to in-flight on demand video streaming. The company officially launched Gogo Vision, its previously teased new service that lets flyers stream video content from its library of movies and TV shows. Gogo Vision will...

Defcon panel: Anonymous is here. LulzSec is here. They're everywhere

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 23:46
A panel at Defcon that focused on the hacktivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec was as confusing, chaotic and free-wheeling as the organizations themselves.

BlackBerry Curve 9360 (Apollo) Images Leak yet Again

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 23:03
BlackBerry Curve 9360 (also known as BlackBerry Curve Apollo) may have been spoken about so much ever since it first surfaced. But, we have been wondering why RIM prefers to stay silent even after making the device official some months ago. The rumor mill and the spies haven’t kept quiet, however.

iOS 5 Beta 5 For iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Released

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 20:57
Apple has recently released a new beta version of iOS 5 as iOS 5 beta 5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This release is for developers and developers who have already registered, they can log in and have access to iOS 5 beta 5 from their developers account.

Invite Your Friends To Google+ With New, Tweetable Link

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 20:39
Google just made it easier for you to invite friends to its new social network, Google+, by providing a short link you can post on the web or share with others over instant messaging. In order to get the link, says Google product manager Shimrit Ben-Yair, you simply click the “invite friends” button on the right-hand side of the stream - the same place invites were found before. This news was announced yesterday by Google engineer Balaji Srinivasan, but the functionality didn't go live until last night.

How the office is evolving

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 20:05
The traditional office space is in the midst of its most dramatic shift since it was rocked by the creation of the cubicle more than 40 years ago. These new workspaces create fresh challenges for IT departments and technological demands from today’s workforce.

This robot bakes chocolate cookies [Video]

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 19:10
This robot may look like he's about to perform open heart surgery, dressed in head to robo-toe plastic, but he's actually just baking chocolate cookies, Chocolate Afghans, to be exact. ...

Apple design secrets exposed! How Apple came up with the 6th gen iPod Nano and the iPod Shuffle

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 18:02
So how did Apple get from the 4th/5th gen iPod Nano to the device's current form factor? Well, it was actually a complex process with multiple objectives

Here’s the full change log for iOS 5 beta 5

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 17:42
Apple just pushed iOS 5 beta 5 out to developers and wouldn't you know, we've got the full change log for you to feast your eyes on...

Mark Zuckerberg's sister Randi quits Facebook to set up on her own

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:54
Randi Zuckerberg, Mark's older sister, Facebook's director of market development, jumping ship to set up an independent social media company.

Are You Guilty If Pirates Use Your Internet? Lawyer Says NO

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:47
Every month thousands of people are sued for allegedly sharing copyrighted material on BitTorrent. Many of the accused claim to be innocent, and point their finger at someone else who may have used their Internet connection to share the file. But does this mean they're off the hook? Lawyer Nicholas Ranallo believes so.

Kickstarter breathes fresh air into the stale iOS accessory industry

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:45
Where do you look for iPhone and iPad accessories? Your local Best Buy? The online Apple Store? There are lots of places to look, but one destination in particular has become a unique and exciting go-to spot for accessory browsing: Kickstarter.

Anonymous hacking group claims to have attacked 70 US law enforcement websites and stolen data

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 16:34
The group known as Anonymous said Saturday it has hacked into some 70 law enforcement websites across the southern and central United States in retaliation for arrests of its sympathizers in the U.S. and Britain.