Friday, December 12, 2008

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Friday, Dec. 12, 2008

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Today's top stories...

Game console sales set record
Sales of gaming consoles broke records in November. The Wii and DS were the hottest sellers. Nintendo sold more than 2 million Wiis and 1.5 million DSs. Don’t miss my top picks for family friendly games!

Google’s Chrome exits test mode
Thanks to improvements in stability and security, Chrome is out of beta. Google hopes the browser will extend the popularity of its Web services. Have you tried Chrome yet? Get it free on my site.

Tough times hit memory makers
DRAM manufacturers are facing a serious downturn. They are cutting back on production due to rock-bottom prices. And Germany, South Korea and Taiwan may bail out their DRAM manufacturers.

Unpatched Microsoft vulnerabilities exploited
Criminals are already exploiting two unpatched flaws in Microsoft software. Microsoft reported the flaws Tuesday and Wednesday. One attack targets an IE7 flaw, the other a text converter.

What digital divide?
Mobile gadgets are most popular in Asia and other emerging markets. They skip older technologies like landlines. Non-mobile gadgets, like DVD players, are more popular in the West.

YouTube videos tutor students
YouTube isn’t just for fun videos! Students are using the site to help with their studies. For example, videos help students with math homework. Not all educators are impressed with the methods, though.

Texting trumps e-mail for students
Text messaging is the preferred method of communication for students. They do use e-mail, of course. But they don’t check it as often as some adults. Their favorite e-mail provider is Gmail.

Cool camcorders for tight budgets
Christmas is almost here! And you’ll want to capture all the precious memories. Fortunately, you can buy a quality camcorder for less than $400. Learn about the hottest models in my column at USAToday.

This Saturday morning, I will be taking your calls for a whole four hours! The extra hour will be broadcast when I take a winter trip. So, if you have a question about something digital, let me help! It takes just three easy steps: 1.) Call the LIVE broadcast. That’s this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the East Coast, or, if you live on the West Coast, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. 2.) Know the phone number. It is, of course, toll-free 1-888-825-5254. 3.) Talk to me. That’s all there is to it!

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Video of the Day: It's never fun getting a speeding ticket. But this certainly isn't the way to handle it. That said, this video is pretty funny.

Cool Site of the Day: Caroling is a hallowed Christmas tradition. But you don't have to go knocking on doors. Try virtual caroling.

Digital Minute, on your radio: You'll probably do some Christmas shopping online. Watch out, though! Scammers are out in full force.

Free Download of the Day: Where do you keep your notes, references and to do lists? You could keep them on your personal wiki!

Tip on the site: Monitors are pretty standard equipment. But you'll want something specialized for professional-level photo editing.

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

Flowing Waves of LED Colored Light!

• Soothing night time illumination
• Multi-colored light gently changes color
• Select one color or choose your speed
• Great for kids and safe to touch

Other Items of Interest
Battery-Free Emergency LED Spotlight
Fake Security Camera With LED

Photo sharing for new parents
Is this your child’s first Christmas? You’ll want to share the memories with all your family and friends. A photo-sharing site is the best way to do this. And I’ve found the best ones for new parents!

5 Christmas sites for kids
I’ll bet your kids are waiting for the big day with bated breath. For them, Christmas can seem years away. I have some great sites that will keep them smiling until Christmas!

See you tomorrow!
Kim :)

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