Monday, October 27, 2008

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Monday, Oct. 27, 2008

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Today's top stories...

Microsoft looks to the future of Windows
Microsoft is beginning to focus on Windows 7. Today, it will reveal publicly new features in the operating system. It will only disclose features that are certain to make the final cut.

Google acknowledges G1 security flaw
T-Mobile’s G1 was released last week. Already, researchers have found a serious flaw in the Android phone. It can be exploited by tricking a user into visiting a malicious site.

Cox to launch wireless network
Cox Communications has spent $550 million in wireless licenses. Today, it is expected to announce the launch of its own wireless network. It could be up and running by next year.

Online shops push discounts
Online stores are trying to lure customers. They’ve become pushier with e-mail announcements of sales and new products. Some customers are unhappy. Want to save money online? My column will help!

Internet improves decision making
The Web is creating an evolutionary change in our brains, says one neuroscientist. It makes us better at snap decisions and filtering content. But it has also increased attention deficit disorder diagnoses.

Meeting HTC’s founder
You’ve probably never heard of Cher Wang. But she is one of the most powerful women in technology. She founded HTC Corporation, which makes many smartphones, including T-Mobile’s G1.

Speeding up boot times
Computers boot relatively slowly. That has long irritated users. But developers are working on faster boot times. What do you do when waiting for your computer to boot? Hit the Message Board.

Never scald your hands again! This light will tell you what temperature your water is!

Every day, Team Komando produces some of the best content you'll find anywhere on the Internet. Here is a sampling of what's new on our site today!

Enter to Win: You love free things, right? Well, we love giving away things! Enter my Giveaway of the Day Sweepstakes today for your chance to win a SanDisk Sansa Fuse Music/Video player and Mobile Ultra MicroSD card. This $160 value 4GB portable music machine features music, video, photo, audio book, FM radio, and built-in voice recorder. What a prize!

Video of the Day: Chess is a battle of wits. But it certainly isn’t a spectator sport. How boring, right? This might change your mind!

Cool Site of the Day: Sharing files can be a real hassle. Not everyone uses the same software. But you can avoid compatiblity problems.

Digital Minute, on your radio: October marks a special anniversary. The first commercial cellular phone call was made 25 years ago.

Free Download of the Day: Comparing nearly identical files and folders is difficult. Minute changes are hard to spot. This program solves that.

Tip on the site: Wireless networking standards are confusing. The best is 802.11n. It's blazing fast. But do you really need it?

There's more below, but first a word from us...

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Other Items of Interest
Set Your House Lights On A Timer
How Much Do Your Appliances Cost to Run?

Restrict your child’s Internet usage
Kids love to use the Internet. But, as a good parent, you should set limits. After all, you want them to do homework and socialize with friends. My tip will help you restrict your child’s Internet usage easily!

Entry-level digital cameras
You don’t need to spend a fortune on a digital camera. You can get a full-featured shooter for less than $200. That’s great news for tough times! Learn more about budget cameras in my tip.

See you tomorrow!
Kim :)

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