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A censor’s worst nightmare: Twitter

Rob @ June 19, 2009 # One Comment

In countries where free press is suppressed and government sponsored news outlets churn out propaganda to keep the masses in check, the public is often kept in the dark about matters that go against the state.  Web sites are routinely blocked, and Internet access in some countries is only available via government supply. Well, that […]

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Iowa girl wins U.S. texting title

Brittany @ June 17, 2009 # One Comment

Just when you thought that “sexting” was the latest in text messaging, a 15-year-old girl from Des Moines, Iowa brings home $50,000 and a flashy new cell phone for winning the U.S. texting title.

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Will Bing bomb?

andrea @ June 16, 2009 # One Comment

Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing, seems to have its act in order with travel, local and health information. Let’s not forget to mention its new snazzy site layout, which definitely caters to a sleek, younger Web user. It’s self-described as a “decision engine,” designed to give searchers more options to narrow down their search. According […]

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The real (that’s right) Transformers

Brittany @ June 12, 2009 # No Comment Yet

Movies like “Terminator 2,” “Transformers” and soon-to-be-released “G.I. Joe,” all featuring shape-shifting robot machinery, are just sci-fi (and freaking cool, of course), right? Well, maybe not. The Pentagon’s research division, known as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is currently in the second phase of a project designed to develop “programmable matter.” According to […]

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Apple’s new fruits

Rob @ June 8, 2009 # No Comment Yet

The long awaited Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Apple hosts every year started on Monday with a big announcement. (Recurring annual theme?) New iPhones will go on sale between June 17 and June 19. The new iPhones will be faster, have more and overall better features with the 3.0 software package and will also be capable […]

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Scientolo-Wiki no more

Rob @ May 30, 2009 # 4 Comments

Today marks the date of the greatest cyber event of the year. No, it wasn’t on YouTube. It wasn’t even the amazingly well-orchestrated renewal efforts of the TV show Chuck by its devoted fanbase. No, this event is so amazing, it deserves a paragraph all to its own. Today, Wikipedia banned the Church of Scientology […]

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YouTube expanding, print and press shrinking?

Brittany @ May 21, 2009 # 4 Comments

It was already raking in millions of unique visitors each month, even being known for its vast collection of much funny, yet fuzzy, video content. Now it’s getting even bigger. YouTube has not only begun to expand its library of full-length movies and TV shows, but it’s freshening up its advertising and adding several new […]

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“Model city” to combat software piracy

andrea @ May 16, 2009 # One Comment

Apparently software piracy needs an entire Chinese city to go to war against it. Microsoft Corp. announced that it’s partnering with the eastern Chinese city Hangzhou. Microsoft chose this city as “a model for innovation and protection of intellectual property” in a three-year contract that will promote the development of local technological innovation. Microsoft will […]

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Save on it all with prepay or pay-as-you-go

Brittany @ May 6, 2009 # 2 Comments

In a time of economic restraint, some have suggested dropping your cell phone to save some cash. Certainly, cell phones can be one of the highest monthly bills, especially for a busy businessperson or text-happy teenager. At first, this may seem like a good idea, shaving off $50 to $500 a month, but what this […]

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Popularity contest: Curve vs. iPhone

Brittany @ May 5, 2009 # 5 Comments

Was it the marketing strategy that Verizon employed, using a buy-one-get-one promotion on the Blackberry Curve that shot sales for the phone in the first quarter of the year, well beyond that of Apple’s outrageously popular iPhone? That’s what one research group thinks.

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