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Entries by Catharine Smith from 12/2010

Top 10 AOL Searches Of 2010: See The News Stories Users Queried Most This Year (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.01.2010 | Technology

AOL has released a list of the year's hottest search queries, which were determined by examining "a variety of categories, based on the people, places...

Rosa Parks Google Doodle Celebrates The Birth Of The U.S. Civil Rights Movement (PICTURE)

Posted 12.01.2010 | Technology

*Scroll down for picture.* On Wednesday, the Google homepage featured a special "doodle" celebrating the courage of Rosa Parks, a woman whose refus...

Groupon Launching 'Stores' and 'Deal Feed' Products (PICTURES)

Posted 12.01.2010 | Technology

Rumor has it Google may be negotiating a deal to acquire online deal site Groupon. But while the Internet waits for confirmation of a Google-Groupon a...

Spacelog.org Website Turns NASA Mission Transcripts Into Interactive Stories (PICTURE)

Posted 12.02.2010 | Technology

Tuesday saw the launch of a new, highly addictive site called Spacelog.org. A project created by /dev/fort, Spacelog features "searchable, linkable" t...

RIM's BlackBerry 6 OS Earns FIPS 140-2 Security Certification

Posted 12.02.2010 | Technology

Today, Research In Motion announced that the cryptographic kernel of its BlackBerry 6 mobile operating system has earned the FIPS 140-2 security certi...

'Angry Birds Seasons' Holiday App Now Available For Android, iOS (PICTURES)

Posted 12.02.2010 | Technology

Christmas has come early for fans of Rovio's hugely popular 'Angry Birds' gaming application. The rumored 'Angry Birds' holiday edition, now offic...

NASA's Astrobiology Discovery: Arsenic-Eating Bacteria, Not 'Aliens'

Posted 12.02.2010 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The discovery of a strange bacteria that can use arsenic as one of its nutrients widens the scope for finding new forms of life on ...

Top AOL Search Terms 2010: See The Gadgets Shoppers Queried Most (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.02.2010 | Technology

AOL recently released a list of 2010's top search queries, determined by examining "a variety of categories, based on the people, places and topics th...

Google Admits Trespassing In PA, Pays Couple $1

Posted 12.02.2010 | Technology

PITTSBURGH — Google Inc. has acknowledged that it trespassed when it took a photo of a Pittsburgh-area house for its Street View service, but wi...

FTC Privacy Report Proposes 'Do Not Track' Option For Online Consumers

Posted 12.02.2010 | Technology

The Federal Trade Commission issued a report on consumer privacy today that, among other things, suggests the creation of a "Do Not Track" system for ...

Can The Wii Help Treat Parkinson's Disease? UK Study Investigates

Posted 12.02.2010 | Technology

A British doctor has received £35,000 (about $55,000) to find out if the Wii can help increase motor skills and overall well-being of individuals wit...

Foursquare TV Series From Endemol USA In The Works

Posted 12.02.2010 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Foursquare, a popular startup that lets people share their location with friends through a mobile app, is working with productio...

Christmas Gifts 2010: A Guide To Tablet, eReader Gift Ideas (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.02.2010 | Technology

(DANA WOLLMAN, AP/HUFFINGTON POST) NEW YORK -- This holiday season, it will be hard to enter a store without setting eyes on a tablet computer or an e...

'Augmented Reality' Candy Lets You Taste Fireworks (VIDEO)

Posted 12.03.2010 | Technology

Have you ever wanted to taste fireworks? With the Tag Candy augmented reality device, you can experience the sensation of fireworks in your mouth as y...

SHORT AND TWEET: The Top 10 Tweets Of The Week From The Fringe And Famous (PICTURES)

Posted 12.03.2010 | Technology

Short and Tweet, our weekly series, brings you the newsiest, most buzzworthy tweets of the past seven days. What's in store this week? Lady Gaga stage...

New Facebook Profiles: Twitterers React To The Revamp (PICTURES)

Posted 12.06.2010 | Technology

On Sunday, Facebook announced the latest revamp to its profile pages. The new profile page reorganizes users' information and features key personal ...

SpaceX Dragon Capsule, First Privately Owned Spacecraft, Set To Launch This Week

Posted 12.06.2010 | Technology

The future of the space travel will undergo a crucial test Tuesday when the first privately owned spaceship attempts a launch into orbit. ...

Google eBooks Store To Challenge Amazon

Posted 12.06.2010 | Books

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant in a challenge to Amazon.com Inc. and its Kindle electronic re...

Nexus S, Android 'Gingerbread' OS Unveiled By Google (PICTURES)

Posted 12.06.2010 | Technology

*Scroll down for photos.* Google has taken the wraps off the Nexus S smartphone, a successor to the failed Nexus One. Co-developed by Samsung, the N...

AT&T Rated 'Worst Carrier' By Consumer Reports Reader Survey (PICTURE)

Posted 12.06.2010 | Technology

AT&T has distinguished itself as "the lowest-scoring cell-phone carrier in the U.S," based on figures gleaned from a satisfaction survey of 58,000 Con...

Sprint: Nextel Network To Be Phased Out By 2015

Posted 12.07.2010 | Technology

NEW YORK — Sprint Nextel Corp. said it will start phasing out the Nextel part of its network in 2013, a decision that follows near-constant subs...

iPad 2 Rumors: The Ultimate Guide

Posted 12.07.2010 | Technology

The holidays are upon us, but Apple is hoarding the good cheer by keeping quiet about the next-generation iPad, informally known as the "iPad 2." Neve...

Meet Li Changchun, The Chinese Leader Who Googled Himself, And The System That Shaped Him

Posted 12.07.2010 | Technology

Li [Changchun] holds great sway, through bureaucracies that answer to him and others, over Chinese state media and Internet sites. He is symbolically ...

Google Instant Map Shows 'The United States Of Autocomplete' (PICTURE)

Posted 12.07.2010 | Technology

Google Instant's autocomplete feature, which selects search suggestions based on popular queries, can be as entertaining as it is helpful. Googling a ...

Carol Bartz: Facebook Is Yahoo's 'Greatest Competitor'

Posted 12.08.2010 | Technology

At an event sponsored by Bloomberg Businessweek in New York on Tuesday, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz took the stage and made a startling revelation about Fac...