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GAO finds wireless customers benefit despite few carriers

Aug 26, 2010
A new report from the Government Accountability Office confirms there's not much competition among wireless service providers. Nonetheless,...
Posted In: at&t, cell phone, GAO, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, wireless

What Gmail Voice will give Google

Aug 26, 2010
Everybody's talking about the new service Google rolled out yesterday - making voice calls through Gmail.  Wired's Ryan Single has an...
Posted In: Gmail, Google, phone calls, search

Pentagon talks about the 2008 hack that redefined U.S. cyber policy

Aug 26, 2010
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III writes in the latest issue of Foreign Policy about the 2008 hack into a military laptop he...
Posted In: computer security, hacking, U.S. Cyber Command, worm

Mystery Russian shortwave signal comes to life

Aug 26, 2010
The blogosphere—well, OK, a select subsection—is abuzz about "The Buzzer," the nickname for a mysterious Russian shortwave signal that...
Posted In: code, ionosphere, Russia, shortwave, spies

Germans to bosses: Get off Facebook!

Aug 26, 2010
Several high-profile companies in Germany were recently caught using digital technology to keep tabs on workers. Germans were spooked by that, and have pushed for a new law that would stop your employer from checking out your Facebook page.
Posted In: Internet

"Pain ray" to be tested on inmates

Aug 26, 2010
The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. is planning on testing a new non-lethal "pain ray" device -- originally developed for military use in Afghanistan -- for the L.A. County Jail.

E-cigarettes headed to court

Aug 25, 2010
A federal appellate court in Washington DC will consider the fate of so-called e-cigarettes next month. E-cigarettes use batteries to turn nicotine...
Posted In: cigarettes, device, FDA, regulation

Gmail now makes phone calls

Aug 25, 2010
Google announced today that Gmail accounts can now take phone calls. For the rest of the year, you can use your Gmail account to call people in the...
Posted In: email, Google, Google Voice, phones

Tackling wireless network congestion

Aug 25, 2010
With more people logging on through computers and smart phones, wireless providers are scrambling for solutions to relieve the congestion on their networks.

A happy ending for Random House

Aug 25, 2010
Finally a publisher wins a fight in the brave new world of e-books. Last month, literary agent Andrew Wylie struck a deal with Amazon to publish a...
Posted In: Amazon, e-books, literature, Random House

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