Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009

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Today's top stories...

Digital TV coupons run out
The government has run out of digital TV converter box coupons. So, it has started a waiting list. The government hopes to find more money for the coupons. Are you ready for DTV? Find out now!

Obama’s Twitter account hacked
Yesterday, the Twitter accounts of 33 celebrities and organizations were hijacked. Hackers used the accounts to send malicious messages. This follows a phishing attack targeting Twitter users.

WiMAX comes to Portland
Clearwire has launched WiMAX service in Portland, OR. The wireless service has much more range than Wi-Fi. It is faster and less expensive than cellular. Portland is Clearwire’s second service area.

CES still worth following
Due to the recession, this year’s Consumer Electronics Show will be toned down. But it still promises innovative products. What would you most like to see come out of CES? Hit the Message Board!

LG introduces connected TVs
LG is introducing Broadband HDTVs. The sets connect directly to the Internet. Owners can access specific video sites like Netflix. The feature adds about $300 to the TV’s cost.

Microsoft offers solution for frozen Zunes
Microsoft has posted a fix for its frozen Zunes. The 30 gigabyte music players failed last week. The Zune’s internal clock could not handle a leap year. The fix is posted on Microsoft’s Web site.

Hawaiian doctors can make online house calls
American Well will launch in Hawaii this month. The service lets doctors make virtual house calls over the Internet. Doctors can access patients’ medical histories. They can also write prescriptions.

Study: Adults can encourage safer Web use
Dr. Megan Moreno has issued warnings to some MySpace users. She contacted teens who mentioned drugs and sex in their profiles. Three months later, almost half cleaned up their profiles.

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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: The Wild West was defined by gunfights. You had to be a quick draw to survive. But no one could be faster than this guy.

Cool Site of the Day: Online games are fun, but not very educational. This one is an exception. It will teach you about science and physics.

Digital Minute, on your radio: Apple recently opened the iPhone to developers. And you won't believe how much developers are earning!

Free Download of the Day: Syncing files across many computers can be tough. Or is it? Maybe you just need the right software.

Tip on the site: Do you charge your cell phone in the car? How does that affect your car's battery? I'll give you all the details.

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

A Calculator With Numbers You Can See!

• As large as a standard sheet of paper (8.5"x11.5")
• Buttons are big enough for any size fingers
• Light and thin enough to slip into a briefcase
• Button cell battery included.

Other Items of Interest
Charge all of Your Gear at Once
Warm Your Coffee or Tea With Your USB!

Easy ways to back up data
You know you should be backing up your computer data. But starting a backup regimen can be tricky. That is, unless you read my tip. It covers simple ways for you to back up your machine.

Opt out of online ad tracking
Ad tracking is intrusive and creepy. Advertisers watch your every move online. Fortunately, you can put an end to it. My must-read tip will help you opt out of online ad tracking.

See you tomorrow!
Kim :)

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