Friday, November 7, 2008

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Friday, Nov. 7, 2008

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Today's top stories...

Craigslist fights prostitution ads
Craigslist has reached an agreement with law enforcement in 40 states. It will begin cracking down on prostitution ads. Escort services must disclose a phone number and credit card information.

Millions of medical records at risk
Criminals are threatening to expose millions of records from Express Scripts. The company manages medical benefits. Are health record storage sites safe? Check my must-read tip.

Windows 7 improves on Vista
Windows 7 will allow touch-screen interaction. And the new operating system will let users manage peripherals more easily. Microsoft expects to launch Windows 7 in 2010.

Android not particularly vulnerable
Flaws have appeared in Google’s Android. But researchers say the cell phone operating system isn’t more vulnerable than others. Software runs on a virtual machine; it can’t directly access the operating system.

Adobe patches Flash Player
Adobe has issued patches for six flaws in its Flash Player. The flaws could be used to launch attacks. They also put users’ data at risk. Flash Player 9 is affected. Time to update your software!

CNN’s holograms questioned
CNN used holograms on election night. Remote correspondents appeared as if they were in CNN’s studio. This is amazing technology. But is it right for news coverage? Hit my Message Board.

A glimpse into ancient Rome
Visitors to Rome can watch a new high-tech show. The Roman Forum offers a 3-D glimpse into life in ancient Rome. Tourists often struggle to make sense of Roman artifacts and ruins.

Shop Black Friday for digital gear deals
This year, you can expect rock-bottom prices on digital gear. The deals will start on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. What can you expect? It’s all in my weekly column at USAToday!

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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!

Video of the Day: People are attracted to strange things. Would you travel to see a cat at a train station? If you lived in Japan, you might.

Cool Site of the Day: Perhaps your house could use a good cleaning. If so, check out today's Cool Site. It will tell you how to tackle anything.

Digital Minute, on your radio: I may have been too conservative in predicting holiday HDTV prices! Find out just how low they could go.

Free Download of the Day: We all have busy lives. Sometimes we need help keeping things straight. These reminder programs can help.

Tip on the site: When burglars strike, you can lose more than material goods. They could also steal your identity. Better assume the worst.

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

Talking Pill Manager Reminds You All Month Long!

• Month-long dose management
• Organizes pills for 31 days of medication
• 4 alarms and talking clock to remind you

Other Items of Interest
Digital Circuit Finder
Wrist Pressure Monitor

Choosing an HDTV tuner card
You don’t need to buy a TV to get high-definition television! All you need is a tuner card for your computer. Learn what to look for in an HDTV tuner card. Just read my handy dandy tip!

Conquering shutter lag
Digital photography isn’t perfect. For example, many people encounter shutter lag. You could miss an important photographic moment. But, with my helpful tip, you can minimize shutter lag.

Have a great weekend! See you on the show!
Kim :)

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