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January 2009

Net safer for kids than thought

January 13, 2009

by Larry Magid reposted from A long awaited report from the Internet Safety Technical Task Force concludes that children and teens are less vulnerable to sexual predation than many have feared. The report also questions the efficacy and necessity of some commonly prescribed remedies designed to protect young people. The task force was formed as a result of a joint agreement between [...]

Palm Pre First Impressions

January 9, 2009

One of the biggest surprises of CES was Palm’s Pre smart phone that some are calling an iPhone killer. While I don’t expect this or anything else to kill the iPhone, it does appear that Palm could again become a major player in the smart phone market. As a product reviewer I will reserve final judgment until I can carry one around and put it through its paces, but based on the few minutes I [...]

CES: Damn the calories, pass the egg rolls

January 7, 2009

The first event at the Consumer Electronics Show, called CES Unveiled, actually takes place a couple of days before the show officially opens. The press reception, which is sponsored by CES’ host organization, the Consumer Electronics Association, is an opportunity for a small group of exhibitors to preview what they plan to show at CES. As usual, products range from somewhat wacky to [...]