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Print Dies As Machines Rise

Posted on September 09, 2010 by GranTorinoGuy.

E-readers are fast replacing newspapers in what seems to be the evident death of the print media industry. In 2010 consumers are using the web to stay updated about current events, shunning newspapers for trendy e-readers like the iPad and other electronic slates or tablets. A poll earlier this year revealed that only 21.7 percent [...] Continue Reading

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PC Tweaks

How to ‘undo’ that email you sent and get it back

Posted on August 25, 2010 by GranTorinoGuy.

Ever send an e-mail wishing you could get it back before it lands in the recipients inbox? Do you sometimes have second thoughts about an email rant to a loved one? What about that scathing message about your boss – the one you accidently sent to your boss? Too late! You’ve already sent it. Well, [...] Continue Reading

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PC Safety

Facebook users conned in ‘Dislike’ button scam

Posted on August 17, 2010 by GranTorinoGuy.

Computer security firms have warned that scammers are duping Facebook users with a bogus “Dislike” button that downloads corrupt software onto PCs. The “Dislike” version of the “Like” icon does not exist. The ‘Like’ button is used by members of the world’s top social networking website use to endorse online comments, stories, pictures or other [...] Continue Reading

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Gadgets

iPhone exec falls from Apple tree in ‘Antennagate’

Posted on August 10, 2010 by GranTorinoGuy.

Apple’s ongoing “Antennagate” saga has left a senior executive jobless. Mark Papermaster, the Apple executive in charge of iPhone engineering, has left the company just weeks after the “Antennagate” controversy caused all sorts of problems for Apple. Disgruntled users made numerous complaints of poor reception on the company’s latest smartphone the iPhone 4. Apple spokesperson [...] Continue Reading

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Gadgets

New Telenoid R1 Bot is ‘Minimalistic Human’

Posted on August 03, 2010 by GranTorinoGuy.

Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro has unveiled his latest creation, and it’s a far cry from the ultra-lifelike robot clones he has produced in the past. Meet Telenoid R1, designed to be a “minimalistic human.” Creating humanoid clones is Ishiguro’s primary hobby. The Telenoid R1 telepresence robot trades extremities for an androgynous doll-like body, which researchers [...] Continue Reading

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Tech News

Junkies get high in cyberspace [Video]

Posted on July 21, 2010 by GranTorinoGuy.

Cyber junkies are now delving into the world of “digital highs”. Videos posted on YouTube show a young girl freaking out and leaping up in fear, a teenager shaking violently and a young boy in extreme distress. This is the world of “i-Dosing”, the new craze sweeping the Internet in which teenagers used so-called “digital [...] Continue Reading

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