Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008

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Today's top stories...

Microsoft unveils Azure
Microsoft will soon offer cloud computing. Users’ data and programs are accessed over the Internet. That means less powerful computers are needed. Amazon and IBM already offer cloud computing.

Twitter worries the Army
People microblog on Twitter to keep friends updated on their activities. But the Army is worried about it. It says terrorists could use Twitter to coordinate attacks. What do you think? Sound off on the Message Board.

Web firms settle on human rights guidelines
Microsoft, Google and Yahoo are accepting new guidelines on human rights. The rules limit what they can share with governments. However, some say the guidelines are vague.

Google launches Gmail gadgets
Google has launched new gadgets for Gmail. They let users view their calendar and recent documents. The gadgets are visible from the Inbox. That obviates the need to have several windows open.

Google settles suits over book scanning
Google will pay $125 million to settle lawsuits over its book-scanning project. Part of this will cover a Book Rights Registry. The registry makes it possible for Google to compensate authors and publishers.

Engineers suspended over MySpace photos
An 18-year-old operated a commuter train in Chicago. The teen then posted pictures of the ride on MySpace. The pictures have been removed from MySpace. And three engineers have been suspended.

Microsoft offers reward for missing teen
Microsoft is matching a reward offered for a teen runaway. His parents wouldn’t let him play with his Xbox. That sounds like a gaming addiction. Need help with a gaming addiction? Don’t run away! Read my tip.

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Video of the Day: Tornadoes are dangerous. Midwesterners know; when the sirens sound, they take shelter. But this guy chases twisters.

Cool Site of the Day: Slang is ever changing. You might not know what your kids are saying. You could ask. Or, find it in the Urban Dictionary.

Digital Minute, on your radio: The election is next week. But there’s still plenty of time for dirty tricks. I’ll tell you about some to avoid.

Free Download of the Day: It's easy to foul up your iTunes library. Dead tracks can cause a mess. Here’s a program to clean them up.

Tip on the site: Listening to audiobooks is generally nice on an iPod. However, sometimes you get crackling. Try these ways to banish it.

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

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The iPhone won’t double as a modem
It’s called tethering. You connect your phone to your computer and use it as a modem. It sounds great, doesn’t it? Before you try this with your iPhone, though, read my tip. You’ll be glad you did!

Digital camera bargains come at a price
Your Digital Goddess loves a bargain. But I'm wary of merchants selling electronics at heavily discounted prices. I especially worry about cameras. What’s the problem? Read my column to find out.

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Kim :)

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