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New Nook next week

Nov 1, 2011
Barnes & Noble (slogan: "No you're thinking of Borders, we're still in business") has sent out invites for an event on Monday, presumably to...
Posted In: Barnes & Noble, kindle fire, Nook, readers, Tech Report

Talkin' bout the next generation

Nov 1, 2011
The Who's Pete Townsend asked Apple to make iTunes a more artist-friendly environment. In a speech last night honoring the late DJ John Peel,...
Posted In: apple, itunes, Tech Report, The Who

Service fee for looking at service roads

Nov 1, 2011
Google Maps announced yesterday that it is going to start charging high-volume users. That could be you, if you access the maps API over 25,000 in...
Posted In: google maps, Tech Report

Cringeworthy sounds

Nov 1, 2011
Nails on a blackboard. ...
Posted In: ears, horrible noises, Tech Report

Robot tongue brings peace to Italy

Oct 31, 2011
That would be near the top of the list of headlines I never thought I'd write. Scientists in Italy have developed a mechanical system that can...
Posted In: robots, Tech Report

From the "This Can Only End Horribly" files

Oct 31, 2011
Anonymous thinks Mexican drug cartel kidnappers have a conscience. In retaliation for kidnapping an Anonymous member in Veracruz, Mexico, the...
Posted In: anonymous, Mexico, Tech Report

Apple and Microsoft apply for new waving arms around patent

Oct 31, 2011
New patents reveal what could be the future of device control (also what patent law students should be boning up on). What's next? Gestures, and...
Posted In: apple, Microsoft, minority report, Tech Report

"Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow"

Oct 31, 2011
Everyone's talking about the eulogy of Steve Jobs written by his sister, the novelist Mona Simpson, that appeared in yesterday's New York Times. It...
Posted In: apple, steve jobs, Tech Report

Disney/ABC re-ups with Netflix, signs with Amazon

Oct 31, 2011
The big news in my house: all those Disney live action shows with loud mouthed sassy kids and their idiot parents are going to keep beaming into my...
Posted In: Amazon, disney, netflix, streaming, Tech Report

By the time you finish reading this headline, there will have been 28 hack attempts on Facebook

Oct 31, 2011
As part of the announcement of Facebook's new "trusted friends" feature (which lets you choose up to five friends to have access to your account),...
Posted In: Facebook, hacking, Tech Report

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