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Bananas pay wall in New York paper

Oct 26, 2010
Boing Boing flagged this rather alarmist approach on the part of an upstate New York newspaper to monetizing their online edition: threats! The...
Posted In: business, Law, paywalls, Web Culture

Amazon loves Kindles, hates quantifying

Oct 26, 2010 is hoping to take a little of the shine off today's expected announcement of Barnes & Noble's Nook Color. Amazon says that they sold...
Posted In: Amazon, barnes & noble, business, gadgets, Kindle, Nook

Your Walkman songs all in one unendurable playlist

Oct 25, 2010
It's funny. Kind of. The Walkman was a revolutionary piece of technology. I remember my late father, who was born in 1931, putting on headphones...
Posted In: walkman, YouTube

Top three most desired toys this holiday season are...

Oct 25, 2010
Not Tickle Me Elmo, not Cabbage Patch Kids, not a hula hoop....
Posted In: apple, China, Foxconn, gadgets, iPad, iPhone, ipod, manufacturing, world

Electric touch screen glitch caught on tape

Oct 25, 2010
When Don Relyea, a Dallas area computer programmer, attempted to vote on an electronic touch screen machine, he got a bit of a surprise. The machine changed his vote.

Most NBA players, it seems, are now on Twitter

Oct 25, 2010
The New York Times says that 11 out of 14 Knicks players are on Twitter, a number matched by two other teams. Two additional teams have ten players...
Posted In: games, NBA, social media

Oh Google Street View. What are we going to do with you?

Oct 25, 2010
So this is kind of interesting in light of the Firesheep thing. Google now admits that it collected far more information than previously disclosed...
Posted In: Google, privacy, search, street view

Here's a new word that will freak you out: Firesheep

Oct 25, 2010
It's a Firefox extension that lets you easily eavesdrop on people. It reads/steals cookies from users on unsecure connections and masquerades as...
Posted In: firesheep, gadgets, privacy, social media

"Cutting the cord" on cable

Oct 25, 2010
Problems with cable providers are encouraging television watchers to cancel their cable subscription for a more modern approach to television. Alisa Roth reports.

Life inside a Foxconn facility

Oct 25, 2010
Your smartphone, laptop, and other high-tech consumer electronics items were probably made in China by a company called Foxconn. It has almost a million employees spread over multiple facilities. But a recent undercover survey paints a picture of a pretty bleak life for Foxconn workers. We talk about the lives of the people who build the gizmos we've come to rely on.
Posted In: apple, Foxconn