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Amazon's Silk browser may not be smooth with privacy

The most interesting feature on Amazon’s newly announced Kindle Fire tablet may be its Silk web browser. The browser promises to improve webpage loading performance by using Amazon’s servers to help render pages.

Written by David Daw29 Sept. 11 23:57

Amazon inks deal with Fox for 2,000+ streaming movies

Amazon announced Monday that it would add more than 2,000 TV shows and movies to its streaming video services this fall in a new partnership with Fox. The new content, which includes classic movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and TV shows like the X-Files and the cult hit Arrested Development, will bring the total number of instant streaming titles on Amazon to more than 11,000.

Written by David Daw27 Sept. 11 07:36

Newly leaked accessories hint at look of iPhone 5

iPhone accessory manufacturer, Case-Mate, has published a page showing six case designs for the upcoming iPhone 5. These designs give us the best sense yet of what the iPhone 5 might look like.

Written by David Daw16 Sept. 11 08:14

TouchPad fever -- Why do we suddenly love WebOS?

Consumers are going absolutely crazy for HP's touchpad thanks to the recent fire sale pricing of $99. The tablet sells out at stores across the country faster than stores can pull them off the trucks. On eBay, the tablets are being sold for upwards of $300.

Written by David Daw24 Aug. 11 23:46

Huh? TouchPads now selling for almost $300 on eBay

The TouchPad may be DOA thanks to HP's recent decision to drop WebOS but you wouldn't know it from the prices the tablet fetches on eBay. After fire sales over the weekend dropped the price of the entry level 16gb TouchPad model down to $99, demand for the tablet skyrocketed and retailers quickly sold out of the TouchPad. Now TouchPads on eBay are fetching somewhere between $200 and $300 for resellers.

Written by David Daw23 Aug. 11 10:59

TouchPad backlash: retailers say sorry for order errors

Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and Best Buy are facing a backlash from wannabe HP TouchPad buyers after each of the retailers oversold their supplies of the WebOS-based tablets. B&N is facing the brunt of angry customers with many disgruntled TouchPad bargain hunters taking to social networks to speak their mind.

Written by David Daw24 Aug. 11 08:33

Do we value convenience over security?

Many users continue to make unsafe transactions over the web -- even if they're aware of the danger of such transactions, a new survey from <a href="http://www.symantec.com/index.jsp">Symantec</a> suggests.

Written by David Daw16 July 11 06:46

Should kids be on Facebook?

Over the weekend Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made comments suggesting he wants to get younger kids using the social networking site. Zuckerberg framed Facebook as a tool to help educate children about using the internet before suggested that COPPA, a federal law designed to protect the online privacy of children under the age of 13, is standing in the way of that goal.

Written by David Daw24 May 11 10:26

PlayStation Network users fed up, but not ready to leave

Sony PlayStation Network users are fed up with chronic outages, corporate doublespeak, and a lack of network playtime. But their bark may be worse than their bite. A completely unscientific look at the loyalty of Sony PSN customers suggest a willingness to forgive Sony for its woes and forget the headaches as of late.

Written by David Daw20 May 11 09:22

Amazon outage crashes Reddit, Quora, and other websites

A disruption at one of Amazon's datacenters has led to service disruptions in the company's EC2 or Elastic Cloud computing service. The outage, which started at Starting at 1:41 a.m. PDT, in turn brought down major websites such as Reddit and Foursquare.

Written by David Daw22 April 11 04:36

Exactly What Does Your iPhone or iPad Record About You?

The revelation today that Apple iPhones and 3G-enabled iPads tracks and logs users' locations in an easily accessed file has created quite a stir. But how serious of a threat to your privacy is this data and who could be using it?

Written by David Daw21 April 11 06:33

The state of 'Do Not Track' on the internet

Users concerned with online privacy have been struggling for years to come up with a solution to being tracked on the Web. Such users either want to avoid irritating, targeted ads based on browsing history or are concerned about businesses having too much access to our personal information.

Written by David Daw01 April 11 01:22

Aren't we all suffering from 'Facebook depression?'

With teens using social media more than ever, there's no shortage of doom and gloom about what the internet is doing to children. The latest threat being bandied about is "Facebook Depression," in which the constant barrage of smiling, happy friend updates amplifies a teen's feelings of inadequacy.

Written by David Daw29 March 11 07:55

Can your browser really stop sites from tracking you?

Something like this has happened to all of us lately: You shop for a watch for a friend's birthday and for a week afterwards every site you visit features ads for watches. It seems like everyone from Google on down is tracking where we go and what we do on the web and using that information to send us targeted advertisements.

Written by David Daw19 March 11 11:01
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