Archive for May, 2011

Prison computer error lets 450 violent felons walk free (Yahoo! News)

May 29 2011 Published by under General Interest

Yahoo! News – According to California prison inspectors, an ill-equipped computer system has allowed the release of 450 inmates who are considered to have a “high risk of violence.” The mistake originated in a computer program designed to organize the release of low-risk …

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    Undercover NASA agent busts woman selling $1.7M moon rock (Yahoo! News)

    May 29 2011 Published by under General Interest

    Yahoo! News – Space has long fascinated humanity, so it comes as no surprise that some people will go to great lengths to buy, sell, and trade little pieces of it. The problem is, it’s not always legal. After several months of investigation, …

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      Hearts, minds sink in Afghan sewers

      May 29 2011 Published by under General Interest

      Taxpayers spent at least $1.3 million on it and they are still paying for workers to run it. It could save lives and win hearts and minds. But it has never been used.

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        Apple’s iPhone 4 finally comes to India (AFP)

        May 27 2011 Published by under General Interest

        An Indian bride talks on her mobile phone. Apple's iPhone 4 has made its debut in India , nearly a year after the updated model of the handset was launched in the United States, amid growing demand for smartphones.(AFP/File/Noah Seelam)AFP – Apple’s iPhone 4 made its debut in India on Friday, nearly a year after the updated model of the handset was launched in the United States, amid growing demand for smartphones.


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          Fresh iPhone Apps for May 27: Hound, WordFoto, Dead Space update, Ink Ball (Appolicious)

          May 27 2011 Published by under General Interest

          Appolicious – Ever find yourself talking to someone who suggests a new song or a band, but you have no idea who or what they’re talking about? Hound is for you. The app lets users speak to search for bands, songs and albums, and returns results like song previews and lyrics quickly and easily. It’s made by the developer that brought you SoundHound, and it’s our leading Fresh App this Friday. …

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            E-Book report: Nook is up, iPad still catching up (AP)

            May 27 2011 Published by under General Interest

            E-book readers from Chinese manufacturer Hanvon are seen on display at the Book Expo America in New York, Wednesday, May 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)AP – As the publishing industry wrapped up four days of digital talk at its annual national convention, Amazon.com’s Kindle was seen as the clear, if not dominant, player in the growing e-market; Barnes & Noble’s Nook was considered a pleasant surprise and Apple’s iPad an underachiever.


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              New App Lets You Rent Out Your Car (LiveScience.com)

              May 27 2011 Published by under General Interest

              LiveScience.com – A new iPhone app allows car owners to share their cars with others and potentially generate thousands of dollars each year in rental income.

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                Turn fitness into friendly competition with Superproof iPhone app (Appolicious)

                May 27 2011 Published by under General Interest

                Appolicious – Lots of people hire personal trainers to stay motivated to hit the gym and keep in shape, but your iDevice can be just as useful. There are many fitness trainers available in the App Store, but Superproof, for iPhone and iPod Touch, is the first I’ve seen that pits user against friend in a mobile fitness game.

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                  Look What a GarageBand Virtuoso Can Do With an iPad [VIDEO] (Mashable)

                  May 27 2011 Published by under General Interest

                  Mashable – [More from Mashable: Apple, Foxconn, Analysts React to Tragic iPad Factory Explosion]

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                    Ashton Kutcher Knows What He Doesn’t Know About Startups (The Atlantic Wire)

                    May 27 2011 Published by under General Interest

                    The Atlantic Wire – Ashton Kutcher took the stage with Charlie Rose at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference this week to talk about his new hobby: venture capitalism. Most famous tech-wise for his relentless championing of Twitter, Kutcher turned some heads with early stage investments in startup darlings like Foursquare, iPad reader Flipboard, photo-sharing site Path and most recently Airbnb, a schmanzy-er version of Couchsurfer.com. Investing in tech companies started off rocky for the Punk’d star. Kutcher admitted to Rose that his first foray into startups with the fated Ooma, an internet-based phone company in which Kutcher both invested and served a managerial role, failed in 2004. It wasn’t until Netscape founder Marc Andreessen approached him in 2009 to invest in Skype that Kutcher hit a cord. “He came to me and said Skype could use some help with being more popular in the U.S. and we would like to bring you on to do that,” Kutcher said.

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