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Planned Wireless Internet Network Threatens GPS

AP | By JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 06.06.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- A new, ultra-fast wireless Internet network is threatening to overpower GPS signals across the U.S. and interfere with everything from a...

The Double-Edged Sword That Is the Internet

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

I have come to the conclusion that I needed to simplify; to get back to my roots as a human being, devoid of the wireless world and its random connections.

School Tries GPS Units To Keep Track Of Truant Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The Orange County Register reports that Anaheim-area schools in California are testing out a new method to keep kids from skipping school: GPS trackin...

Up Yours, Valentine's Day! 10 Other Things to Celebrate Instead

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Lots of other things in history happened on February 14th, and it's just as valid to pay homage to them as it is to Cupid. So find the Valentine's alternative that's right for you and reclaim the day!

The Smartphone Honey Trap

David Nordfors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Nordfors

Your smartphone is spying on you. Today, according to the Wall Street Journal, 56 of 101 popular iPhone apps transmitted the phone's unique device ID...

WATCH: IBM Predicts Holographic Phones, Air-Breathing Batteries In Next 5 Years

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

IBM has consulted with the oracle, and they have five predictions for how technology will reshape the world in the next five years. IBM just release...

M-Commerce Has Arrived -- Which Retailers Will Win?

Imad Mouline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Imad Mouline

This holiday season, more than half of consumers say they will do some form of shopping on their smartphone or mobile device. M-commerce has officially arrived.

GPS and the Police State We Inhabit: Living in Oceania

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

By ensuring that we never get lost, never lose our loved ones and never lose our wireless signals, we are also making it possible for the government to never lose sight of us, as well.

Glympse Lets Friends Track You Even When You're Driving

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

A lot has been said about Facebook's new Places service but it's far from the first geo-location service for smartphones.

'Read Ayn Rand': See It Written Across America As It Appears On Google Earth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One man drove 12,238 miles and across 30 states in the U.S. to scrawl a message that could only be viewed using Google Earth. His big shoutout: "Read ...

Hacked Calls, Affordable Price

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

At a cost of only $1,500 anyone can own an eavesdropping cell phone antenna. If you're worried, upgrade to a 3G phone -- the security is much better and way harder to hack.

Chatroulette Is Cleaning Up its Act

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Chatroulette is trying to block users who expose themselves to minors. The company says it has captured thousands of IP addresses of alleged offenders, along with logs and screenshots that prove illicit behavior.

Drug Dealer Robbed, Suspects Located Via Parole-Mandated GPS Ankle Bracelet

Durango Herald | Shane Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Four men broke into a Durango home earlier this month with masks and guns to rob a suspected cocaine dealer of his cash and supplies, according to an ...

MapQuest iPhone App Revamped To Include GPS Voice Navigation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The MapQuest iPhone App has been given a facelift, and beginning today it now includes GPS voice navigation. "MapQuest 4 for iPhone" is a free app th...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Mechanical Morons Unite!

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Sigman

Penetrating the packaging of modern products has precipitated many an emergency-room visit.

Fareed Zakaria Criticizes Media Attention On Obama Oil Spill Emotion (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN's Fareed Zakaria broke his relative silence over the BP oil spill this week and took aim at the media for its fixation on "presidential emotion." ...

Air Force GPS Problem: Glitch Shows How Much U.S. Military Relies On GPS

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DENVER — A problem that rendered as many as 10,000 U.S. military GPS receivers useless for days is a warning to safeguard a system that enemies ...

Robber Uses GPS-Equipped Cab For Getaway, Is Immediately Caught

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 40-year-old convicted armed robber with a long rap sheet went back into business but this time made the mistake of using as his getaway vehicle a ta...

The Impact of Cell Phones on Psychology, Community, Culture, Arts and Economics

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

To harness power, one must first acknowledge power. To some people, the ubiquitous cell phone is still 'just' a phone. To others, it is so much m...

198-Foursquare: The Unfollowed Life Is Not Worth Living

Ali MacLean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

3:00 pm: Ali has just 'checked in' to Dr. Finkelstein's OBGYN office on Wilshire Boulevard. 3:33 pm: Dr. Finkelstein has just checked into Ali.

Are You App Happy? You Should Be

Denise Brodey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Denise Brodey

in 2010, eBooks are now the largest content category at the App store -- beating out games. Pretty amazing.

Expanding Mobile Innovation

Aanarav Sareen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Aanarav Sareen

Mobile technology has come a long way in the past few months. With the release of the iPad to the latest Android phones, devices are more powerful tod...

NYC Taxis Overcharged Passengers $8.3 Million, New York City Says

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Thousands of New York City taxi drivers overcharged passengers by more than $8.3 million over the past two years by setting their met...

GPS for Sexual Predators

Jim Moret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Moret

I can locate my car and even find my phone with a tracking device. So why not do the same with Registered Sex Offenders? It's time they give up heir ability to roam freely once they are convicted of such a horrible crime.