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Watch 3D TV, Without The Glasses

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Watch 3D TV, Without The Glasses Toshiba unveiled two new 3D TVs that don’t require glasses for viewing. Consumers may be more likely to buy sets that don’t require glasses for their homes, but these first models are limited. Viewers have to sit within 3 feet of the screen and the 3D effect is only […]

Facebook Rules The Silver Screen

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Facebook Rules The Silver Screen The film about the founding of Facebook, “The Social Network,” opened this weekend. The film topped the box office with $23 million in ticket sales. Directed by David Fincher,  “The Social Network” has received mostly positive reviews and some early Oscar-buzz. Iran Makes Stuxnet Arrests Iran’s intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi, […]

Windows 7 Phones Coming to AT&T

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Windows 7 Phones Coming to AT&T Microsoft hopes to effectively compete in the crowded smartphone market with its Windows Mobile 7 platform. Microsoft will be offering three new phones manufactured by HTC, Samsung and LG. AT&T will be the exclusive carrier in the U.S. and will begin selling the Windows 7 devices this November. Cybercrime […]

Is Twitter A Waste Of Time?

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Is Twitter A Waste Of Time? A recent study from Sysomos, a company that makes analytics tools for social media, looked at the number of tweets made over a two month period and found that of the 1.2 billion tweets posted on Twitter, 71 percent were not re-tweeted or replied to by other users.  What […]

How Will U.S. Respond To A Cyber Attack?

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How Will U.S. Respond To A Cyber Attack? In response to the increased threat of a cyber attack in the U.S., the government has recently developed the National Cyber Incident Response Plan. The plan is being tested this week by thousands of cyber-security personal from 11 states, 12 foreign countries, and 60 private companies. One […]

Mainstream Media Loves Apple

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Mainstream Media Loves Apple Apple is the darling of mainstream media, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. Results showed that Apple gets the largest amount of coverage by mainstream media, the majority of which is positive. The media also favors tech companies like Google, which is the second most talked about […]

Texting While Driving Kills Thousands

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Texting While Driving Kills Thousands There have been approximately 16,000 deaths in the U.S. from drivers who were distracted by their cell phones from 2001-2007, according to research from The University of North Texas Science Center. The rapid rise of text messaging is one of the leading causes of deaths while driving. It was also […]

FCC Will Release TV Spectrum For Broadband

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FCC Will Release TV Spectrum For Broadband The FCC unanimously voted to release unused Television spectrum for wireless broadband use. This is a major victory for tech-giants like Google, Microsoft and Dell who will now have access to the highly coveted “white space.” Consumers will benefit with faster Internet speeds, better mobile connectivity and broadband […]

The U.S. Government Gets Real

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The U.S. Government Gets Real The U.S. government has a new service that provides citizens with real-time updates and alerts. From the new USA.gov website, users can customize the types of alerts they wish to receive by selecting from 6,2000 different topics and 144 federal agencies. Whenever new information is published users will receive instant […]

Teen Accidentally Invites 21K People To Her Home

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Teen Accidentally Invites 21K People To Her Home A teenager in England intended to invite only a few close friends to her 15th Birthday party, but ended up with 21,000 Facebook RSVPs, the vast majority complete strangers. Rebecca Javenleau published both her home address and phone number on the invitation, but made the mistake of […]