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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008

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Today's top stories...

FCC worried by cable price hikes
Several cable companies are planning rate hikes for next year. And that concerns the FCC. According to a spokesperson, customers are getting less despite paying more.

Vermont to get WiMax network
Satellite broadband is often the only option in rural areas. But this will change for parts of Vermont. FairPoint will offer fixed WiMax broadband to tens of thousands of customers.

EA focuses on Android
Electronic Arts is bringing three popular games to Google’s Android phone platform. Tetris is already available. Bejeweled and Monopoly Here & Now will be available next month.

Touchscreens take off
Touchscreens are hot right now, thanks largely to the iPhone. Manufacturers are offering them on gadgets like cameras and computers. Do you love touchscreens? Sound off on the Message Board.

WoW subscriptions hit a high
World of Warcraft says it has over 11 million subscribers worldwide. No other massively multiplayer online game has as many paying subscribers. Should your children play this game? Find out in my tip.

Does crime really pay this much?
Rogue anti-malware programs are nothing new. But one hacker has posted details about Bakasoftware, one such program. By infecting zombie machines, affiliates can make as much as $5 million yearly.

Koobface resurfaces
Koobface is getting around Facebook filters. The worm uses Google sites to link to a Trojan. Victims are taken to a page containing a purported YouTube video. They are told to download a codec to watch the video.

The Beatles go digital
The Beatles are making their digital debut. The band’s music will soon be available for the Rock Band video game. Details of the deal are not yet clear. And, it does not necessarily mean higher game sales.

These beautiful wind chimes play to the tones of Amazing Grace!

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!

5 more days to win: Are you wireless? If not, now you can be for free! Enter to win the Linksys Dual-N Band Wireless Router ($199 value) today in my Giveaway of the Day Sweepstakes. Get portable and convenient wireless network gear for travel and home use. What a prize!

Video of the Day: How interesting are water lilies? Frogs sit on them. What else is there to know? Actually, they're surprisingly fascinating.

Cool Site of the Day: Are you good with handmade crafts? If so, you can make some money selling them. But first, you need a marketplace.

Digital Minute, on your radio: Want to keep your mind sharp as a tack? You'll need a computer and a Web browser. Tune in for more!

Free Download of the Day: You have private files on your computer. You can hide those files in a password-protected folder.

Tip on the site: Gamers speed up their PCs by overclocking them. But before trying this, get the facts. You don't want to ruin your PC.

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Simple phones for older folks
Many of today’s cell phones are complex multimedia gadgets. That’s great for some people. But older folks might prefer a phone that is easier to use. My handy tip will help you find a simple phone.

Digital drugs: a new worry for parents
You might look for porn or other offensive material on your child’s iPod. But here’s something you may not have thought about--digital drugs. What are they? Should you worry? Get the lowdown in my column.

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Kim :)

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