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In One Minute, Google Gets 2 Million Searches and there are 571 Websites Created

Ever think you can grasp the sheer power of the web?  Well,  you probably haven’t.  A new graphic has been created to show the massive amount of data that is produced online every minute of the day. It’s simply mind-boggling. According to the company DOMO, there are 48 hours of YouTube video loaded every minute, and Facebook users load nearly ...

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New La. Law Requires S*x Offenders to List Their Status on Facebook

In Louisiana, lawmakers have taken a bold step which leaves a permanent mark on those who’ve been convicted of sexual crimes.  A new law has passed, requiring sex offenders and child predators to list their criminal status on Facebook and other social media. State Rep. Jeff Thompson, a Republican, says that the law protects the public and falls within the ...

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Imagination goes ‘all out’ with bigger PowerVR graphics cores: the G6230 and G6430

Imagination Technologies has launched two new variants of its Series6 "Rogue" GPU, giving manufacturers more choice for the loadouts of next-gen mobile devices, TVs and dash systems. The PowerVR G6230 and G6430 differ from the earlier Series6 cores in one single respect: they're bigger, which means they're designed for those who want to go "all out" for better performance. At this point it's not clear just how much extra juice they'll deliver, but in general the Rogue architecture is all about being "scalable" -- Imagination can simply add more "compute clusters" to boost frame rates at the expense of power consumption and it says "further cores will be announced" that will extend the eye-candy possibilities even further.

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VTech refreshes its MobiGo and InnoTab lines, keeps things affordable

VTech's kid-friendly slab may not sport Google's dessert-themed OS , but it does carry a lower sticker price than its Android - based competitors . The InnoTab 2 Learning App Tablet keeps its predecessor's $80 price tag while packing in 2GB of onboard storage (expandable up to 32GB with an SD card) and a rotating camera for taking stills, videos and playing AR games. The slate's vanilla configuration will hit shelves this fall, but a WiFi-equipped version can be had this holiday season for a $20 premium

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Warning: Your Employer May Soon Ask For Your Facebook Password

In this segment of @TechLifeSteph, Stephanie Humphrey talks about employers who are now seeking to get your Facebook password as a requirement for getting the job.  Humphrey says that the moves constitute an invasion of privacy, even though the government has not yet allowed employers to access the information.  At the same time, it is not illegal for companies to ...

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Don’t Laugh: Video of Models Falling on the Runway

OK, this video is NOT funny.  But nearly a million other people thought it was hilarious.  While we can certainly spend our time criticizing the people who laugh at the misfortune of others, we’d rather show you this video that might help lighten your day.  We can also assure you that no super models were harmed in the making of ...

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Judge Rules that Banks Can’t Serve Court Papers to Debtors Via Facebook

A judge recently ruled that banks can’t use social media in order to serve legal papers to prospects and suspects.  The case involved Chase Bank’s efforts to catch an identity thief, and the company had tried to use Facebook in order to “reach out” to her.  In an order issued last Friday, US District Judge John Keenan said that “service by ...

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Facebook and Twitter Can Track Diseases – Can It Also Predict Disease Outbreaks?

Can Facebook and Twitter be used by the Center for Disease Control to predict outbreaks before they go too far?  Some think that’s a possibility in the near future.  Additional use of social media, along with faster ability to track human genomes may finally allow the tech revolution to make a mark in how we keep one another healthy. After ...

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China-bound Sony Xperia Neo L with ICS gets handled, holds nothing back

It was only a couple of months ago that we first crossed paths with Sony's Xperia Neo L, and now the Ice Cream Sandwich handset is back with a vengeance -- at least in terms of exposure. As you may know, details were revealed in abundance (read: 1GHz Snapdragon S2 CPU, 512MB of RAM) during our first MT25i encounter, but thanks to Taiwanese site ePrice , we're able to gander at the device posing in an array of different angles and leaving very little to the imagination. For now, pricing still remains a mystery, though we do know Sony's 4-inch (854 x 480) Neo L is expected to hit Chinese shelves later this month

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Dropbox confirms Galaxy S III on AT&T and Verizon won’t include 50GB storage

If that extra Dropbox storage helped swing the Galaxy S III pendulum in your favor, and you're a customer of AT&T or Verizon , it's not good news. Droid Life reports that one such expectant customer was asking Dropbox, via its forums, where their storage was. The cloud-space provider informed them that not all carriers are offering the deal, with those two big hitters being among them.

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