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Entries by Catharine Smith from 02/2010

Google Store View To Be Added To Google Maps, Sources Say

Posted 02.05.2010 | Technology

Google Maps has taken its Street View feature to the next level. The new Google Store Views will allow the viewer to enter a store from street-level a...

Google Earth WWII Photos Capture Destruction Of War (PICTURES)

Posted 02.05.2010 | Technology

The detailed satellite imagery on Google Earth has let users virtually 'travel the world,' and a new feature is letting them 'time travel,' too. Go...

Airport Body Scanners Raise Radiation Exposure, Committee Warns

Posted 02.05.2010 | Technology

Air passengers should be made aware of the health risks of airport body screenings and governments must explain any decision to expose the public to h...

Siri Personal Assistant iPhone App Will Make Reservations, Buy You Tickets

Posted 02.05.2010 | Technology

A new iPhone application called Siri has limitations too, but itís already further along than the competitors Iíve seen, and it has the potential to b...

Twitter Cofounder Biz Stone Plays Nutty Professor To Promote Twitter In 2006 (VIDEO)

Posted 02.11.2010 | Technology

Back in 2006, Twitter (then known as Twttr) was an up-start, little-known microblogging site. In this 2006 video called 'Twttr 101', Twitter cofound...

Windows 8 To Be 'Mind-Blowing,' 'Completely Different:' RUMOR

Posted 02.11.2010 | Technology

Microsoft just launched Windows 7 in late 2009, but already, the Redmond company is working on the next iteration of its operating system: Windows 8. ...

Justice Department To Defend Cell Phone Tracking Practices

Posted 02.15.2010 | Technology

The Justice Department is poised this week to publicly defend a little-known law-enforcement practice that critics say may be the "sleeper" privacy is...

Hubble Telescope Captures Saturn's Twin Aurorae

Posted 02.15.2010 | Technology

A spectacular light show on Saturn has been captured in unique new photos of the ringed planet. The aurora images captured by the Hubble Space Telesc...

Japan To Probe iTunes Over Bogus Credit Bills

Posted 02.16.2010 | Technology

Japanese authorities plan to summon Apple officials this week over complaints that its iTunes online store has billed customers for downloads they nev...

Indonesian Teen Sentenced To Jail For Facebook Defamation

Posted 02.18.2010 | Technology

A judge in Jakarta recently sentenced a teenage girl to 75 days in prison after she was found guilty of defamation via Facebook. After 18-year-old Far...

Avatar 3D Glasses A Hygiene Risk, Italian Health Ministry Claims

Posted 02.19.2010 | Technology

Fans of the blockbuster "Avatar" applaud the film's use of 3D technology, but the Italian government believes it may also present a health risk....

Jealous Lover Stabbed Ex-Girlfriend Over Facebook Photos

Posted 02.19.2010 | Technology

A jealous ex-boyfriend has been accused of stabbing his former girlfriend 20 times after he saw photos of her on Facebook with another man. Internet ...

Crayola Crayon Rockets Blast Off In Nevada Desert (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.19.2010 | Technology

John Coker, a homemade rocket enthusiast, has built--and launched--a set of rockets that resemble a giant 8-pack of Crayola Crayons. 'Since a friend...

Apple's Environmental Measures Rejected By Shareholders

Posted 02.25.2010 | Technology

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple Inc., buoyed by the success of the iPhones, iPods and computers it churns out to breathless buyers, could give some of...

ShadyURL Makes Harmless Web Addresses Look Malicious

Posted 02.26.2010 | Technology

Increasingly popular URL shorteners like TinyURL and Bit.ly condense long Web addresses into bite-sized, Tweetable links. But Bit.ly and TinyURL a...

Foursquare Rap VIDEO: WATCH 'Badges Like Us' Music Video

Posted 02.26.2010 | Technology

Watch out: Foursquare just got its own rap. Based on the M.I.A. song 'Paper Planes,' the Foursquare-themed hip-hop hit, called 'Badges Like Us,' deta...

EU Orders Google To Remove Street View Photos After 6 Months

Posted 02.26.2010 | Technology

BRUSSELS ‚ÄĒ European Union data privacy regulators are telling Google Inc. to warn people before it sends cameras out into cities to take pictures fo...

Finger-Swipe Camera For iPhone And iPad Coming Soon, Patent Suggests

Posted 02.26.2010 | Technology

On Feb 25, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals one of the next chapters for Apple's iPhone. ...

Angie Jackson's Abortion On Twitter: Woman Live-Tweets Her Miscarriage (VIDEO)

Posted 02.27.2010 | Technology

*See video below* Florida resident Angie Jackson, known on her blog as Angie the Anti-Theist, rocked the blogosphere on February 22 when she decided ...