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Tue
21
Feb
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Irate Dad Shoots Daughter's Laptop Over Facebook Post

When a 15-year-old daughter complained on Facebook that having to perform chores without being paid a decent allowance made her a "slave," her angry father took her laptop into the yard and blasted it with a handgun. Having thoughtfully ... video-recorded the entire event and posted it for Internet consumption, Tommy Jordan (the father) now finds himself a YouTube phenomenon. So far, more than 22 million people have watched Jordan's eight-minute YouTube video, in which he reads his daughter Hannah's Facebook note entitled "To My Parents." Dad Accused of Overworking Teenage Daughter While ... (view more)

Mon
20
Feb
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Ronald Reagan Law Costs Netflix $9M

Netflix has revealed its $9 million settlement of a claim it breached privacy laws. Surprisingly, the case involved a law intended to govern video rentals rather than Internet data. The lawsuit came to light in Netflix's latest financial filing with ... the Securities and Exchange Commission, in which it is required to detail any major legal actions. The filing said Netflix had not expected the settlement, so this was an unexpected expense. (Source: thehill.com ) The case involved the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. The law bars video ... (view more)

Wed
08
Feb
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Windows Phone 8 to Receive Top Notch Hardware

Microsoft's standing in the smartphone operating system (OS) marketplace may have been seriously hurt by the many delays associated with Windows Phone 7, it's most current offering. But a newly leaked video suggests work on the next Windows Phone ... system is well underway and could make up for several current failings. The video, which was leaked to the Pocket Now website, was produced by Microsoft for Nokia, which now uses Windows Phone 7 in almost all of its new smartphones (one of Microsoft's few mobile success stories in recent years). It's not clear why Microsoft created the video, though ... (view more)

Mon
18
Jul
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Skype-Related Facebook Wall Posts Likely Spam: Sophos

Online swindlers are hoping to cash-in from Facebook's recent integration with Skype by spamming those looking to use their social networking platform as a means to conduct video calling. Cyber scumbags are not only targeting individual users on ... Facebook, but all of their 'friends' as well. According to a report posted on Sophos' Naked Security blog, the latest scam makes the video chat feature appear as a safe application (called "video call") and comes in the form of a Facebook wall post, enticing users to click onto a link dubbed "enable video calls". As Sophos states, the format of the ... (view more)

Tue
14
Jun
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Netflix Consuming 1/5 of All Internet Traffic: Report

A new report has revealed that Netflix video streaming accounts for an incredible 22 per cent of all Internet traffic. This number is considerably higher than last fall, suggesting that the site's popularity and overall interest in Internet ... streaming has climbed significantly in the past six months. While the average Internet usage represented by Netflix users was around 22 per cent, researchers at analyst firm Sandvine found that during peak usage periods Netflix accounts for as much as 30 per cent of all Internet traffic. Sandvine says this is 10 per cent higher than was reported back in ... (view more)

Mon
06
Jun
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'PhraseExpress 8.0.134', and 'Free Video Dub 1.8.12.602'

PhraseExpress 8.0.134 PhraseExpress saves hours of typing by organizing frequently used text snippets in customizable categories for quick access. It is the ideal solution for personnel in office, technical support, customer care, help desk, call ... center and medical or legal transcription settings. The Client-/Server version allows you to share text templates within a network. http://www.phraseexpress.com Free Video Dub 1.8.12.602 Free Video Dub is a free video editing software which lets you delete unwanted parts from video files without re-encoding. And "without re-encoding" means ... (view more)

Thu
26
May
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Microsoft Kinect Used for Chiropractic Research

The Microsoft Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360 video game console has been manipulated several times in the past to foster innovation, including one that provides virtual sight for the blind . The latest Kinect hardware hack looks to benefit those ... in the chiropractic and massage therapy fields by identifying areas that require additional attention in the back and spinal area. Kinect Hack Maps Human Body for Treatment Jason Stevens, a researcher at New York University's Interactive Technology Department utilized a video projector and the OpenKinect Libraries programming tools to modify the ... (view more)

Mon
04
Apr
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Windows Phone 7 Updates Slow to Reach Users

It's safe to say that, so far, Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is not off to the record-breaking start that Microsoft had hoped for. It's a fact that the Windows Phone 7 mobile platform has barely made a dent in the overall market share and the focus ... continues to be on Android, BlackBerry and Apple's iOS operating systems. Furthermore, updates for the system have been slow in reaching users, and for that, a Microsoft executive is apologizing to all Windows Phone 7 adopters. Speaking out on the issue is Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's vice president for the Windows Phone division. He admits that updates to ... (view more)

Tue
22
Mar
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Microsoft Bing Video Scores Touchdown, Ranks Top 2

Hoping to entice new users to make the switch from Google, Microsoft has invested a great deal of time and resources in the promotion of their Bing search engine. It now appears that all of the strenuous efforts are finally paying off, as Microsoft ... (via Bing) has become the second-most popular online video site in the US. February's comScore Video Metrix statistics indicate that Microsoft's Bing is now in second place, surpassing such established competitors as Yahoo! and AOL. Even Facebook, given its sheer appeal and the number of user accounts it continues to retain, pales in comparison to ... (view more)

Fri
10
Dec
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Microsoft Unveils Next Edition Of Silverlight

Microsoft has provided more information with regards to Silverlight 5, the next edition of its multimedia software. The company hopes Silverlight 5's barrage of features can dampen speculation that the system will take a back seat to other forms of ... web media, including that of Adobe Flash and HTML (hyper text markup language) version 5. Silverlight is an application framework, a system that designers can use to create graphics, animations and multimedia content. With the new edition of Silverlight, Microsoft is putting a lot of emphasis on its use in a business context -- particularly in ... (view more)

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