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Hacking into others' phones? Yep, unfortunately, there's an app for that. Image from Flickr.

SpoofCard: Good for Privacy, Bad for Hacking

Is SpoofCard as harmless as it seems? SpoofCard is, put simply, a service that allows you to change the phone number that shows up on someone else’s phone when you call. It sells its services under the slogan “Be who you want to be,” and advertises itself as a tool to protect your privacy. It
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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Picks Safest Vehicles

27 vehicles make Top Safety Picks list The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has come out with its annual list of Top Safety Picks. Eight SUVs and 19 cars have been given Top Safety Pick awards for 2010. People who want to make sure they’re getting the safest cars before filling out a personal loa
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Wowwee Rovio: half robot, half webcam, all awesome

If you’ve got wifi in your house and a desire to have some robotic fun, the Wowwee Rovio is built just for you. The Wowwee Rovio is half remote-controlled robot and half webcam. The remote control can connect to any available wifi connection – meaning you can have the Wowwee Rovio roam your house and
A nurse using health information technology to serve a patient.

Independa Inc. nominated for San Diego EvoNexus assistance

While assistance with operating capital is an essential part of cultivating a new business, there are other means through which a community can foster startup incubation. According to the San Diego Business Journal, a health information technology startup called Independa Inc. has been nominated for San Diego’s EvoNexus business incubator program. The facility, technology and
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Oxford New American Dictionary Unfriends 2009

The never-ending evolution of words As more people embrace new methods of communicating, language must evolve to describe those methods. I admit that I do more communicating via Facebook and online instant messaging than I do by phone or even in person. Even the payday loan store is being replaced by the internet. Apparently this
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Rumors fly about small, cheap iPhone Nano this summer from Apple

Rumors about an iPhone Nano — a smaller, cheaper Apple device that works like an iPhone — are intensifying. The so-called iPhone Nano is reported to be anywhere from one-half to one-third the size of an iPhone with the ability to store data in the cloud. The iPhone Nano would allow wireless carriers to subsidize
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Android vs iPhone: Droid outsells iPhone in Q1

The iPhone vs. Android battle just got more interesting as the underdog Android phone outsold Apple’s iPhone in first quarter 2010 U.S. smartphone sales. Android won this most recent iPhone vs. Android battle, but Apple is still winning the iPhone vs. Android war. Apple enjoys a huge lead in total smartphone sales over Android. Blackberry
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Navy railgun test breaks world record

Ordinarily, a railgun is solely the domain of science fiction and video games. However, the Navy has been experimenting with real railguns for years and getting results. A recent Navy test broke the world record for most powerful railgun firing. Navy tests world record railgun The railguns in films and gaming media like the “Doom” and “Quake” series are
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Cheap O Air: A New Choice for Buying Plane Tickets

Cheap O Air finds cheap tickets There are plenty of sites out there that will find the best deals on plane tickets for you. Airfare Watchdog, Cheap Tickets, Orbitz and Expedia are just a few of these services, and we can add Cheap O Air to that list. Cheap O Air works the same way
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Wireless payment network to debut in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah, will soon begin experimenting with a wireless payment system in conjunction with three wireless networks. The system, called Isis, is set to debut in 2012 and will use cellular phones to wire payments from a person’s credit or debit line with a bank. Cell phone credit card technology takes another step
The Facebook logo. Phoebe Prince's Facebook gave the Mean Girls of South Hadley the fuel they desired to destroy the life of the 15-year-old girl.

Phoebe Prince Facebook bullying | A psychiatrist’s view

It got so bad that even on Facebook Phoebe Prince could find no peace. The “Mean Girls of South Hadley,” a group of teens from South Hadley High School in South Hadley, MA, bullied the 15-year-old Phoebe Prince mercilessly until she hanged herself. The teens have been brought up on charges, but that doesn’t replace
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Google Voice launches for all, gets sued

Google Voice, a service that “reinvents” telephony with a Google lens, was officially launched to all today. The same day that Google Voice launched, though, Frontier filed a patent infringement lawsuit. The Google Voice system also raises questions about privacy and lost revenue for other service carriers. Google Voice: the features Today on the Google
I sometimes prefer Yahoo mail over Google gmail for certain reasons.

Is it Yahoo or Google that floats your e-mail boat?

When I first learned how to use the internet, the buzz was all about Yahoo. In fact, Google wasn’t even a thought yet. Yahoo paved the way for every search engine on the web today. Yahoo’s first major competition was waged when the new innovative Google came out. It was fresh, new and different. So
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House Republicans seek to defund net neutrality in budget bill

House Republicans voted to block new Federal Communications Commission net neutrality rules, calling them an example of an overreaching federal government. The FCC seeks to implement rules preventing Internet service providers from discriminating against content providers and customers via different fees and connection speeds. The House passed an amendment to a spending bill that would
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Our 20-year-old internet is finally running out of IP addresses

Available internet IP addresses are on the verge of running out in the web’s vintage configuration. The International Assigned Numbers Authority, a non-profit group that manages the planet’s inventory of 4.3 billion internet addresses, handed out the last five bundles for distribution worldwide on Thursday. The pending exhaustion of internet IP addresses will facilitate transition
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Blackberry Bold 9650 | Blackberry Pearl 3G | New models coming

The second-most popular smartphone maker, Blackberry, has announced that the Blackberry Bold 9650 and Blackberry Pearl 3G will both be hitting the market soon. Both the Blackberry Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G are improvements on existing Blackberry models and will include upgrades such as Wi-Fi. The Bold 9650 is set to be released on May
Close up of an iPad in a man's hand. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is clearly visible on the touchscreen display.

Jesse Jackson Jr. says iPad is killing publishing, costing jobs

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was for the iPad before he was against it. Just one month ago, Jackson lauded Apple’s groundbreaking tablet as a revolutionary educational tool. On Friday, however, iPad owner Jackson turned around and exclaimed before Congress that the iPad is a dangerous device that is “probably responsible for eliminating thousands of