Technology

Report: Online Video Not Kid-Proof

Most online video sources are not doing enough to protect children from adult content, according to a report by the Parents Television Council. The report, “Untangling the Web of Internet Video,” rates Hulu, Fancast, /Slashcontrol and AT&T’s online video sites. Among the findings were lack of parental control options, unrated …

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40 Percent of Bogus AV Strains Created in 2010

Forty percent of all fake anti-virus (also known as rogueware) strains ever produced were created in the past year, according to PandaLabs. In the four years since rogueware was first reported, 5,651,786 unique strains have been detected, of which 2,285,629 appeared between January 2010 and October 2010. When comparing the …

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The Chevrolet Volt: Electric Buzz or Hype?

Automotive magazines such as Motor Trend have been going gaga over the Chevrolet Volt, GM’s electric hybrid car – announcing the Volt has won its 2011 Car of the Year award. With even the military looking to invest in electric and hybrid vehicles, it’s a trend that is here to …

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Top 5 Apps to Save the Environment

With much attention and investment going to the future of green technologies and individuals scaling back on expenses during a recession, a green app may be just what the environment ordered. The following five apps will help you save money, clean up your community and stay informed: Carbon Tracker – …

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New Tools Help Combat Cyberbullying

A new online tool by SafetyWeb.com allows kids to easily report cyberbullying, abuse or other dangers with the click of a mouse. The Facebook application FindHelp provides a list of phone numbers and links to report incidents to organizations such as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline, …

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IBM’s New Natural-Disaster Warning Technology Could Help Predict the Next ‘Big One’

IBM scientists have patented a new natural disaster-warning system that could improve response efforts, the company has announced. Device inventors Robert Friedlander and James Kraemer hope the system will speed up emergency response in disaster situations. The new technology uses analytics and vibration sensors to accurately predict timing of subsequent …

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5 Scary Apps Just in Time for Halloween

Into vampires or werewolves? There’s an app for that. Here are our favorite spooky mobile apps, just in time for Halloween: For those who prefer treats to tricks, Decoretta lets users send messages to each other using templates filled with ghosts, goblins and other Halloween decorations. If you want to …

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