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Texting While Driving: Everyone’s Doing it

Adults are at least as likely as teenagers to text and engage in other distracting behavior behind the wheel, according to a survey released Friday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Twenty-seven percent of adult survey respondents said they have sent or read text messages while drivin...

Which Android? Sony Ericsson May Mix It Up With Xperia X8

Sony Ericsson has announced a mid-range addition to its Xperia smartphone series targeting European entertainment-hungry consumers looking for a small, stylish Android device. The Experia X8 sits between the company's X10 and X10 Mini models; its 3-inch capacitive touchscreen has a pixel dimension o...

Motorola Dares to Be Square With Flipout Smartphone

Motorola on Wednesday announced a new Android-based smartphone targeted squarely -- pun intended -- at the social networking crowd. The square-shaped Flipout is built on the Texas Instruments OMAP 3410 low-cost 600 MHz processor with 512 MB of RAM, 150 MB of available internal storage, and an includ...

Asus Climbs Into the Ring With Eee Pad

Leading what is likely to become a cavalcade of imitators, Asus debuted a tablet computer aimed squarely at the iPad market during the Computex computer conference. The Asus Eee will sport 10- and 12-inch models running Core 2 Duo processors. The 12-inch version will run Windows 7 Home Premium, whil...

Privacy No Joke to Young Web Users

Amid all the controversy over online privacy, one thing has been treated as an almost universal given: Young people don't care about privacy the way their cautious, conservative elders do. As it turns out, the meme is kind of wrong. Younger Internet users are just as likely as many adults to worry a...

European Authorities Join Facebook Privacy Dogpile

At least one U.S. Senator wants the FTC to investigate. Notable leaders in the tech sector have begun talking about dropping out. Millions belong to groups complaining about it. Now, European privacy advocates are on Facebook's case, arguing the company's latest round of privacy adjustments are not ...

10 Nations Demand Online Privacy – Or Else

Saying they've grown increasingly impatient with online companies that pay too little heed to national privacy laws and expectations, data protection commissioners from 10 countries on Tuesday launched what they promised would be an ongoing effort to match worldwide enforcement with the growing glob...

R2 Lands Space Station Gig

Moving slowly and deliberately, a pair of white-gloved hands reach out, grasp a white cloth and carefully pull it back, revealing a manila envelope. The hands then deftly move to the envelope, pick it up and present it to onlookers. The scene is from a NASA video, and the hands belong to a character...

Will HTC Incredible Live Up to Its Name?

With a name like "Incredible," you'd better be good. Based on leaked documents published on Tuesday, phone enthusiasts are buzzing over prospects that what's rumored to be Verizon's next big phone will live up to its name and more. Various Web sites published what were purported to be manuals and sp...

Google Packs a Crowd Into the Virtual Editing Room

Google is rolling out an update to users of its Docs service allowing them to do more real-time collaborating and making a variety of speed and service enhancements. Elements of the update began rolling out Monday, with others scheduled to filter out to users over the next few days, according to Goo...

Asus Debuts Notebook in Search of a Niche

The Asus U30Jc isn't going to generate long lines at retailers. It won't touch off a best-ever/wouldn't touch it war a la that *other* recently released computing device. What the $899 machine does do, though, it seems to do pretty well. The Asus U30JC weighs in at 4.8 pounds. It is 13 inches by 9 i...

Hohm May Keep Electric Car Charging Costs in Check

Spend a few minutes at Microsoft's Hohm Web site, enter a few details about your house, and it will spit out a series of recommendations about how best you can reduce your energy consumption, and maybe save some money in the process. Next year, it will be able to help some car owners to manage the p...

Microsoft Gives Devs a Glimpse of HTML 5-Friendly IE9

The newest version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer will feature full hardware acceleration and a new Javascript engine that engages multiple processor cores for faster rendering, the company has announced. The new version aso reverses the software giant's reluctance to adapt to HTML 5. The company ...

Analyst: WinPho7 App Tools Likely to Please Devs

Microsoft has thrown the doors open to developers interested in working on the upcoming Windows Phone 7 Series platform, announcing new developer tools and offering the deepest look yet at the Silverlight-based architecture during keynote sessions Monday at the MIX10 conference in Las Vegas. The new...

TiVo Brings Web, TV One Step Closer to Tying the Knot

TiVo has unveiled a new DVR that expands on its delivery of Web content while refining its interface for the high-def era. The new Premiere units will record up to 150 hours of high-definition programming, but what's most significant about the boxes is the expanded array of Web content available. Ne...

FTC Delivers Stern Warning About P2P Data on the Loose

The Federal Trade Commission is getting proactive in trying to reduce the risk of data breaches due to peer-to-peer programs, notifying nearly 100 organizations of data breaches it traced back to file-sharing. The FTC did not identify the organizations, but said they ranged in size from small busine...

Google Shows Off a Chrome Tablet With 1,000 Faces

Fresh off the introduction of its Nexus One smartphone, hailed by some tech analysts as the first real iPhone killer candidate, Google has debuted mockups of a possible tablet device running its yet-to-be released open source Chrome OS. The mockups, posted on Google's Chromium Web site, depict a dev...

Firefox Locks Out Microsoft’s App Dev Tech

Microsoft technology used to program applications that can be accessed through a browser continued to be blocked for Firefox users Monday. Mozilla had been blocking two Microsoft plug-ins after the discovery that Microsoft's .Net 3.5 SP1 install silently adds a plug-in to Firefox allowing the surrep...

New WiFi Spec: Look Ma, No Hotspot

The Wi-Fi Alliance is preparing a new specification designed to allow devices from cellphones to printers to connect to each other reliably, securely and wirelessly. WiFi-enabled devices can currently connect peer-to-peer in what's known as "ad hoc mode," but configuration issues and security concer...

GPS Safety, Part 2: Which Products Get It Right?

These days, it seems GPS units are everywhere -- built into cars, mounted on dashboards, strapped to bicycles and even loaded into the cellphones we carry in our pockets. In fact, by 2015, more than half of all new cars sold in the North America and Europe will feature either built-in GPS units or t...

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