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Google Threatens To Kill Users – Comedy.com

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Comedic commentary on Google, Google Buzz, and the new Google Teleport from Comedy.com.
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Comedy.com recently asked Google if they would like to address the public backlash over Google Buzz. They responded with this….

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March 1, 2010 at 5:05 pm

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Hi.Im – A New Web 2.0 With Promise

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You essentially create a profile page for your name that connects all of your profiles at other Web 2.0 properties such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Digg, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube among others. Very cool indeed. I wonder if their plan isn’t to become another claimID?
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  • Why Hi, I’m?

    Chances are you’ve got a bunch of profiles all over the internet–Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, FriendFeed…Plus you might have a blog or a YouTube channel and some pictures on Flickr. Put all those sites together, and that’s YOU on the internet.

    With Hi, I’m you can share all of your latest content from all of your networks on one page.

    • Add your content from your favorite networks.
    • Your Hi, I’m page updates whenever you post on any of your networks.
    • Highlight links, tweets, videos or posts that are most important to you.
    • Share your page at http://hi.im/yournam
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  • Who’s on Hi, I’m?

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    February 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

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    Review of FreeTaxUSA.com

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    I love this tax service. I know there are bigger names out there but I just find Free Tax USA to be so much easier to use. I highly recommend them to anyone. http://www.squidoo.com/FreeTaxUSA
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    Free Tax Filing Online
    There are many websites that offer free tax filing or tax filing at a nominal cost. It would be easy as pie to go online and select the first site that offers an online tax filing service. But before you make your selection, it would make a lot sense to evaluate your online tax filing service against a set of criteria to be sure you’re dealing with a qualified vendor. That being said, FreeTaxUSA provides one of the greatest options available.
    It will even go one step further and offer suggestions on deductibles and tax credits that you might have otherwise not realized you are eligible for. Once you are done entering all your information, you just have to read the final return and then click submit. Free Tax USA will then send a sealed e-file to the Internal Revenue Service. You will receive a confirmation email soon afterwards. Once that happens you are finished.
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    January 31, 2010 at 9:23 pm

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    Wonderful Web Apps For The Whole Family

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    Are web apps the future? Does it make sense for all apps to be elsewhere?

    I don’t think so. Purely for security reasons. There are security leaks all the time at large and supposedly secure organizations.

    However, web apps definitely do serve a very important role in getting work done among groups of people in different locations and will almost definitely play a humongous role in our lives in the future (and the present I suppose). May be I just need to learn to trust that security precautions and controls are working effectively (most of the time).

    clipped from www.techsupportalert.com
    Sun, 01/10/2010
    There are web apps for, well, all kinds of things (think google docs or gmail).  The list of uses is huge.
    Many web apps make use of Flash and Java to run, something to keep in mind if you normally have Flash or Java (or both) disabled in your browser.
    (note: article was updated to comply with WOT (Web of Trust) link issue.)
    69 Coolest Web Apps Of 2009
    An outstanding list of diverse web applications from perennial favorite Smashing Apps.
    The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009
    Sites that help you find the hottest web apps:
    (excerpted from Inspired Mag)
    Feedmyapp – Your Daily Web 2.0 Sites Dose
    Best Open Source Resources for Web Developers | WebAppers
    Web.AppStorm
    MoMB The Museum of Modern Betas
    Ziipa
    “Our goal to showcase the best Web 2.0 websites, start-ups and applications.”
    launchly
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    January 12, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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    Google Steals Name From Sony Ericsson

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    The new bully in the technology world is flexing its muscle
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    These days if you say “Nexus” the only thing you’re bound to think of is Google’s Nexus One Android Phone by HTC – ESPECIALLY if you’re the tech-loving type. But less than 2 months ago the name Nexus meant something very different to the Android world. That’s because Sony Ericsson announced Nexus , their custom build and UI for Android that was made up of 2 components: Timescape and MediaScape. HTC Sense, MOTO BLUR, Sony Ericsson Nexus… that name had taken its place in Android history. And then Google erased it.
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    January 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm

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    2010 – The Year of the Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell – IPS Cells

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    Perhaps we have come far enough to accept the amazing potential of stem cells in improving the human condition. Well for you folks who just can not get over using them due to their usual source, how about an induced pluripotent stem cell? This technique allows an adult cell to transform into any kind of differentiated body cell.
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    The journal Nature Methods recently announced their method of the year, and it is: induced pluripotency. Embryonic stem cells have the potential to be any type of cells, a characteristic known as pluripotency. In 2006, a researcher in Japan announced that he’d genetically reprogrammed mouse fibroblasts—a type of skin cell—to make them pluripotent. These so-called induced pluripotent stem cells, or IPS cells, could now become any cell.

    This news was met with shocked skepticism. But since then, scientists have replicated his results. And induced pluripotency has now become common enough that it’s allowing us to study basic biology and disease development and drug screening. This year, for the first time, scientists published studies on human diseases and drug responses using IPS cells.
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    January 1, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Hacked STOP Signs (Photos)

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    Includes old classics like: Stop Eating, Can’t Stop Dancing, Stop It’s Hammertime, Stop 3 Way – Whoa Whoa Wait A Minute, Stop Collaborate and Listen, Stop Driving, Don’t Stop Believin, STart, Stop Right There Pilgrim, Stop In The Naaaame of Love, Stop And Smell The Roses, Stop. Freeze.
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    Hacked Altered Stop Signs Voldemort
    Hacked Altered Stop Signs Eating


    Hacked Altered Stop Signs Billion Dollar Fine

    Hacked Altered Stop Signs Start Hammertime
    Hacked Altered Stop Signs Three
    Hacked Altered Stop Signs Collaborate and Listen
    Hacked Altered Stop Signs Driving

    Hacked Altered Stop Signs Journey

    Hacked Altered Stop Signs Start
    Hacked Altered Stop Signs Pilgrim

    Hacked Altered Stop Signs Name Of Love
    Hacked Altered Stop Signs Roses

    Hacked Altered Stop Signs Freeze
    While it may be illegal to deface traffic signals for a variety of reasons (violent car crashes), these stop signs feature a clever line or cliché that includes the word stop. They may not be the world’s coolest bus stops, but they might make you think twice before rolling through an intersection.

    It’s hard to stop at every stop sign you see, especially if the sign’s behind a bush or tall people crossing the street. Officials in Oak Lawn, IL tried to change things by modifying the city’s stop signs to be a little more eye-catching. In the fall of 2007 they added one-liners like, “Stop means that you aren’t moving.” to their signage, but the Illinois Department of Transportation pointed out the changes breached safety standards and requested their removal. The signs were removed in April 2008.
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    December 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm

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