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Starbucks plans to pay for its free Wi-Fi with a walled garden

Aug 12, 2010
Unlike many coffee shops, Starbucks has long been stubborn about giving away free Wi-Fi access to customers, choosing instead to build membership...
Posted In: starbucks, wi-fi

Blackberry makers feel heat from govt's

Aug 12, 2010
Research in Motion, the company that makes Blackberry smartphones, is under attack from governments that say the device's encryptions are so good it represents a security threat. Steve Henn reports on how one of the Blackberry's key selling points has become the company's Achilles' heel.

Germans vocal about timing of Google street view opt-out

Aug 12, 2010
By the end of the year, 20 German cities will have photos of their neighborhoods posted on Google, in the face of vocal protests. The search giant is offering a solution, but critics are questioning the timing.
Posted In: Internet, Law

Screens everywhere - does that help?

Aug 12, 2010
Or is that a vague and somewhat biased question? On today's show, Brian X. Chen from Wired talked about how the impending boom in tablet computers...
Posted In: iPad, tablets

Prepare for a world full of tablet computers

Aug 12, 2010
With the release of the iPad and the new Dell Streak, tablet computers see a rise in popularity.

Steven Slater video bonanza!

Aug 11, 2010
Here's some online lionization of the disgruntled flight attendant.
Posted In: slide, two beers

Beware of the tell-tale smudge

Aug 11, 2010
University of Pennsylvania researchers say they can take a picture of the screen of a touch screen phone, enhance the contrast on the smudge marks,...

Google gives Germans a month to sign up to alter reality

Aug 11, 2010
It's the dang Street View issue again. Latest is that Google has announced that people in Germany have a month to opt out of the Street View...
Posted In: Google, street view

Google Alarm screams when you send information to Google

Aug 11, 2010
It's an add-on for Firefox that alerts you every time your computer sends information about you to Google. Due to Google's omnipresence online...
Posted In: firefox, Google

Is this the Droid you're looking for?

Aug 11, 2010
Motorola rolls out the Droid 2.
Posted In: android, motorola