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Entries by Bianca Bosker from 08/2010

Hacker Builds $1,500 Device That Can Intercept Cell Calls

Posted 08.01.2010 | Technology

LAS VEGAS — A computer security researcher has built a device for just $1,500 that can intercept some kinds of cell phone calls and record every...

Twitter Down For Hours Of 'Planned Maintenance'

Posted 08.01.2010 | Technology

NEW YORK — The microblogging site Twitter Inc. was out of commission for a couple of hours early Sunday for some of the roughly 100 million user...

JailbreakMe: Legal iPhone 4 Hack Released

Posted 08.02.2010 | Technology

The Library of Congress made it legal, MuscleNerd showed us it was a go, and now Comex and company have delivered the long-awaited jailbreak to the fo...

Facebook's Would-Be Owner Says He'd Hire Zuckerberg To Head Company

Posted 08.02.2010 | Technology

Paul Ceglia, who claims in a lawsuit that he owns 84 percent of Facebook Inc., said his case wouldn't have been possible if state troopers hadn't come...

Just How Much Data Exists In The Digital Universe? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 08.02.2010 | Technology

The estimated amount of "data in the digital universe" this year -- 1.2 zettabytes (1.3 trillion gigabytes) -- is equal to 75m fully-loaded 16GB iPads...

Incredible Planes From The Future (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.02.2010 | Technology

How will flying as we know it look in the future? Imagine a personal plane that fits one person only, or jets that fly by flapping their wings. Accor...

Why TEDWomen? A Q&A With Host Pat Mitchell

Posted 08.02.2010 | Technology

As we reported in July, TED (Technology, Entertainment Design), in partnership with The Paley Center for Media, is launching a brand new TED event: TE...

US Users Pay Higher Price For iPad Data (STUDY)

Posted 08.02.2010 | Technology

iPad users in the United States are getting ripped off in how much they are paying for data on the device, says a company that has compared monthly da...

DoubleClick Founder Kevin O'Connor On The 'iFad,' Google, And His New Venture FindTheBest.com

Posted 08.02.2010 | Technology

Kevin O'Connor, founder of DoubleClick, is launching a new venture after taking a ten-year hiatus from the Silicon Valley scene. Today, O'Connor of...

Google, Bing In An Arms Race For Features

Posted 08.02.2010 | Technology

And while no one argues that Google's dominance is in immediate jeopardy, Google is watching Microsoft closely, mimicking some of Bing's innovations -...

Triceratops Was Juvenile Form Of Another Species Of Dinosaur, Scientists Say

Posted 08.02.2010 | Technology

New research from a duo at the Museum of the Rockies argues that the triceratops may never have been a distinct species, but rather the younger form o...

Games Now Take Up More Of Our Web Time Than Email

Posted 08.02.2010 | Technology

NEW YORK — For the first time, games have overtaken e-mail as Americans' No. 2 online time killer, according to new research from the Nielsen Co...

Android Sales Overtake iPhone In The U.S.

Posted 08.02.2010 | Technology

Sales of Google Android phones in the U.S. are rising so quickly, the devices have outsold Apple handsets for the first time on record....

Check In On Foursquare Without Taking Out Your Phone

Posted 08.03.2010 | Technology

Heavy Foursquare users, you have a new app to get immediately. Future Checkin is an app that allows you to check-in to your favorite Foursquare venues...

Ronald Reagan's Son Launches Conservative Email Service As Alternative To Lefty Providers

Posted 08.03.2010 | Technology

Now, decades later, Reagan's son is taking up the torch, albeit for a more important cause: ending the left-wing's dominance of email service provider...

Bing Maps Calculates Your Cab Fare

Posted 08.03.2010 | Technology

Thanks to a new app, Bing Maps now calculates the cab fare on a route between two points. The Taxi Fare Calculator was developed by Ricky Brundritt...

Apple's Plan For Lala Cloudier Than Ever

Posted 08.03.2010 | Technology

A speedy launch of an iTunes cloud-music service hasn't materialized the way many at the large record companies expected....

UAE: BlackBerry Crackdown Will Affect Visitors Too

Posted 08.03.2010 | Technology

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates' looming crackdown on BlackBerry services will extend to foreign visitors, putting the go...

New BlackBerry 9800 Coming? Live Updates From AT&T, BlackBerry Announcement

Posted 08.03.2010 | Technology

NOTE: We appreciate your patience as we test our new live blog format below. Get a full rundown of the BlackBerry Torch--its features, release date, c...

China Plans Huge Buses That Can DRIVE OVER Cars (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.03.2010 | Technology
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China has overtaken the United States as the world's biggest producer of greenhouse gases and biggest energy consumer. But the country is also thinki...

New BlackBerry Vs. iPhone 4: How Does The BlackBerry Torch 9800 Slider Compare? (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.03.2010 | Technology

RIM and AT&T just took the wraps off of a new BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 Slider, that the maker claims is the "best BlackBerry e...

Apple Security Breach Could Give Complete Access To Your iPhone, iPad, Officials Warn

Posted 08.03.2010 | Technology

BERLIN -- Several versions of Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch have potentially serious security problems, a German government agency said in an o...

Online Wall Of Shame Gets Owners To Clean Up Their Property

Posted 08.04.2010 | Technology

Owners neglecting their property in one eastern Pennsylvania city are getting an online shaming. Reading Mayor Tom McMahon announced a new online "Wal...

Microsoft Trackpad Teased On Twitter? (PHOTO)

Posted 08.04.2010 | Technology

UPDATE: According to Microsoft insiders, Neowin writes, the company is set to unveil a new Arc Touch Mouse in September of this year. The new mous...

PA Mulls Teen Sexting Laws That Would Outlaw Explicit Pictures, Texts

Posted 08.04.2010 | Technology

Thanks to efforts by Pennsylvania state representative Seth Grove, Pennsylvania has become the 21st state to consider legislation that would make sext...