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Free Talking Tom App Provides Audio Fun!

How about a talking cat for you or especially your kid to play with?  It's called Talking Tom and trust me you will get a kick out of this. 

It doesn't matter what age you are with this application for your phone

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McDonald’s Billboard Hosts Giant Game of Pong
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McDonald’s Billboard Hosts Giant Game of Pong [VIDEO]

A giant McDonald's video billboard in Stockholm, Sweden is hosting a game of pong that just about anybody with a smart phone can join in, without having to download any new software.

Instead, potential players use their smart phone to log on to a website associated with the promotion. After the phone's geo-location device confirms you are close enough to the billboard, the phone's touch screen can be used to control the game.

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Solar-Powered Bikinis Putting a Charge Into Sunbathing
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Solar-Powered Bikinis Putting a Charge Into Sunbathing

If you happen to see a young lass in a metallic-textured bikini this summer, that doesn't necessarily mean she's trying to make a fashion statement.

In fact, she might be using her beachwear to power up her cell phone.

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Tech Thursday: Tech Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads

Having a rough time getting Dad something for Father’s Day. If you have something in the neighborhood of $1,700 to spend then here you are.

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Tech Thursday: iPhone Battery - Make It Last Longer
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Tech Thursday: iPhone Battery – Make It Last Longer

If your iPhone battery seems to be holding less and less of a charge here are some ideas to help make it last longer.

Push e-mails: If you have a number of emails accounts, your phone could be checking them as often as every fifteen minutes. If you turn off

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Tech Thursday: That Download could be Malicious!
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Tech Thursday: That Download could be Malicious!

The next time you are asked to download new software to view a movie or fix some type of problem, think twice. It could be malicious.

Studies have shown about one of every fourteen programs downloaded by Windows users turns out to be malicious. Better known as a Trojan horse.

Instead of hacking your browser, the bad guys try to hack the people using them. In what is called “Social Engineering” and it’s a big problem.

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Should A DJ Own An MP3 Player?

So my wife wants to buy me a MP3 player.  I am not sure how I feel about this.

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Japanese Scientists Develop Kissing Machine
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Japanese Scientists Develop Kissing Machine [VIDEO]

Scientists in Japan have developed a machine which mimics the sensation you get from an open-mouth French kiss.

According to researcher Nobuhiro Takahash, one of the goals of the project is to allow two people to make out without even necessarily being in the same room.

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Tech Thursday: Enabling Network Mapping in Windows 7

Here is a tip showing how to enable the network mapping features on Windows 7 machines. The network map feature (which was introduced in Vista) is handy for finding other computers and devices on the network and getting a visual representation of them in the Network and Sharing Center

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Software Can Detect Best Sentences for ‘That What She Said’ Jokes
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Software Can Detect Best Sentences for ‘That What She Said’ Jokes

We still don't know who's going to be the new boss on 'The Office' but could Michael Scott's sense of humor be replaced by a computer program?

Chloé Kiddon and Yuriy Brun, two computer scientists at the University of Washington, have developed software that identifies the best sentences to attach the classic amendment "That's what she said."

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Tech Thursday: Hurry to the Door - It Might Be the FBI
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Tech Thursday: Hurry to the Door – It Might Be the FBI

If you have not heard this story about a mistaken FBI Porn Raid, and if you have Wi-Fi then you should read on about privacy risks with your wireless network.

What happened? It goes like this. This fellow left his home Wi-Fi network unprotected, and a really bad neighbor piggy-backed on his "free" wireless network to visit thousands of child pornography images.

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Hacker May Have Stolen Credit Card Data From PlayStation Users
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Hacker May Have Stolen Credit Card Data From PlayStation Users

Millions of PlayStation Network users got the scare of their life yesterday when Sony announced that their personal information, including credit card data and billing addresses, may have been stolen by a hacker.

On its company blog page, Sony said that it believed an "unauthorized person" obtained information from its 77 million-strong user base -- everything from names, to addresses to birth dates.

Also at risk: users' credit-card data.

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