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Phone-Only Music Service Takes Tunes On The Go

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 15:26
Americans spend more money on music at Apple's iTunes store than any other music retailer, yet some people are being left out of the party.

20 Years Ago Today: The First Website Is Published

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 14:53
It was August 6, 1991, at a CERN facility in the Swiss Alps, when 36-year-old physicist Tim Berners-Lee published the first ever website. It was, not

Official Google Blog: Google News highlights unique content with Editors’ Picks

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 13:55
News organizations tell stories online in ways that bring together the best of traditional and digital journalism, whether that involves long-form investigative features, compelling photo slideshows or interactive maps and charts that add new levels of engagement to the day's news. To help connect you to the best works of news publishers,

FBI offers child safety smartphone app

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 13:19
The FBI has launched its first smartphone application, designed to help parents store their children's details in case they ar needed in an emergency.

Select Starbucks Will Start Blocking Ports To Prevent Wi-Fi Camping

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 12:42
Have you visited a Starbucks in a major city recently? Not for the coffee, but for the wall outlet and the free Wi-Fi? Shame on you! But in honesty, Starbucks had to know 'campers' would come once they removed the cover from their Internet and offered it to all. But Internet's only as good as the power that comes with it. Once your laptop...

iOS Dev Accounts Are Not Being Shut For Selling Slots

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 11:09
This practice was going unnoticed and was not raising any alarms until recently a tech-website, Karthikk, reported that Apple had been looking into the matter and started to shut down accounts of developers who were charging people for attaching device UDIDs to their dev accounts. When this report broke online, panic ensued. But not for long.

Did AOL just out-Flipboard Flipboard?

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 10:19
The company's new news app aggregates content based on your interests, reading habits and your friends -- and it takes the digital magazine concept to the extreme.

Five Great Web Applications For Designers And Alike

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 08:55
Read each entry in the list and see which web application suits your needs best.

Study: Some ISPs Still Hijacking Search Results (Lawsuit Follows)

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 01:13
Try this: open up a new tab and type "kindle" into the address bar. Chances are it will send you to a Google search results page. That is, unless the ISP is intercepting such rogue queries and doing what they will with them. A pair of computer scientists at UC Berkeley have found that at least a dozen ISPs are still doing this, the result being that, for example, when someone types "kindle" into the address bar, it doesn't go to your preferred search results, but directly to Amazon's Kindle page. Harmless, in a way, but in fact deeply invasive when the conditions are examined. These ISPs are using third party contractors who monetize such erroneous or accidental queries. A broad set of search items, things like "kindle," "apple," and "bloomingdales" are being listened for, logged, and intercepted, and the user's intention ignored. As if that isn't enough, one company suspected of being behind this activity, Paxfire, has filed for a patent on ISP-level tracking of users for advertising purposes.

Forget WiFi, Connect to the Internet Through Lightbulbs

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 00:14
What if we can use light instead of fiberoptics to surf the internet?

Apple top smartphone seller, Samsung gaining

Sat, 08/06/2011 - 00:07
By any measure, Apple's growth in iPhone sales is impressive -- 141 percent from Q2 2010 to Q2 2011 -- but Samsung's growth was more than double that: a whopping 380 percent. It shows the two are likely to be neck and neck for some time to come.

Privacy: Fading Fast

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 23:54
Privacy should be a basic right. These days with the pervasiveness of the Internet, it is fast becoming a luxury. That means the sense of who we are and how we perceive who we are is under constant threat by those who deem privacy to be outdated.

This is Google's first self-driving car crash

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 23:43
This photo of what looks like a minor case of Prius-on-Prius vehicular violence may actually be a piece of automotive history: the first accident caused by Google's self-driving car.

Millennium Falcon Media Center

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 23:11
Now THIS is how you show off your geek pride.

Fuel-Saving Mazda i-Stop Stalled In U.S. Because Of EPA Tests

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 22:05
Over several years, Mazda's i-Stop engine start-stop feature has helped owners in other markets to save on their fuel budget—and it's helped commuters in some of the most traffic-clogged areas be a little greener.

TechCrunch | How Social Network LinkedIn Leverages Social Media For Investor Relations

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 21:58
LinkedIn posted its first earnings as a public company yesterday and in true form as a social network, the company used a number of social media outlets to disseminate this information. LinkedIn posted earnings slides on a SlideShare Pro Channel at the close of the bell yesterday, which made it much easier for bloggers and others to then embed and share these slides on their sites (we did). LinkedIn also partnered with StockTwits for the live-tweeting of the company's earnings. StockTwits' LinkedIn ticker page includes this stream of information as well as the earnings presentation.

Gmail Gets A Preview Pane (Hooray!), Needs Work (Aww)

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 21:54
Yes, you read the headline right, and the screenshots below weren't doctored in any way. The Gmail feature you've been yearning for is here: Gmail now supports three-pane viewing, allowing you to see both your message list and an email's content at the same time. Of course, the feature isn't exactly novel — this is something you've been able to do with email clients like Outlook for years. The iPad's Mail client has offered a preview-pane viewing mode since it launched, and Gmail itself introduced a tablet web app with a similar interface last year. And the native Android version of Gmail offers a preview pane as well. But even if the Gmail desktop web app is the last one to the party, it's still the primary way many people access their inboxes, so it's a big deal.

A Lonely Place for Dying A Smash-Hit On BitTorrent

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 21:50
Early July the BitTorrent-powered VODO distribution network delivered one of its most important releases to date. Just one month later and A Lonely Place For Dying hasn’t disappointed. Not only has it just broken the one million download barrier but the title has been the best-seeded movie on BitTorrent worldwide for several weeks.

Black Hat hackers demo Square card skimmer, feed it stolen credit card numbers

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 21:48
Here's some more fun out of Vegas, this time involving Jack Dorsey's Square and a little thing we like to call credit card fraud. Researchers from Aperture Labs (seriously) held two demonstrations at the Black Hat Conference.

See Google Chrome get hacked

Fri, 08/05/2011 - 21:14
Matt Johansen, a security expert from WhiteHat Secuity, points out vulnerabilities with Google's Chrome operating system.