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2013 Honda Fit EV Joins Google’s GFleet 2013 Honda Fit EV Joins Google’s GFleet
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Last June, Google announced that it begun including next-gen plug-in vehicles in its car-sharing program for Googlers, which it calls “GFleet”. Today, Honda announced that its 2013 Fit EV has been delivered via a demo program to Google, (as well …

Canadian Supreme Court Rules ISPs Not Broadcasters

Is an ISP a broadcaster? The Canadian Supreme Court doesn’t seem to think so. Canada’s Supreme Court, in a ruling this morning, says that ISPs are not subject to the same rules that broadcasters are. Cultural groups argued that since …

Sharing Google Earth Imagery To Google+ Circles Sharing Google Earth Imagery To Google+ Circles
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Google has been pretty clear from the get go that its plan for Google+ was to integrate it into the company’s various products, adding a “social layer” to them. This was made clearer than ever with the introduction of “Search …

Smartphones Used To Help Memory Impaired Patients Smartphones Used To Help Memory Impaired Patients
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The treatment for moderate-to-severe memory impairment could one day include a prescription for a smartphone. The Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care in Ontario, Canada has published the strongest evidence yet that a smartphone training program specifically designed for individuals with …

FBI Enlists Makeup Vendors, Tattoo Shops For Help In War On Terrorism
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a collection of 25 fliers to assorted businesses in order to help promote their “Communities Against Terrorism” campaign. The fliers are designed to help employees easily identify “suspicious persons” who might be hiding …

Privacy Watchdog EPIC Sues To Block Google’s New Privacy Policy
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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed suit to block Google’s new unified privacy policy. They claim that the new policy violates a consent order issued in October of 2011 concerning Google’s short-lived Google Buzz social network. The order …

Americans Tired Of Filling Out Unemployment Apps Americans Tired Of Filling Out Unemployment Apps

The United State Governments Labor Department continues to bombard us with propaganda about how our economy is getting better. Their latest report specifies that unemployment aid applications have dropped by 15,000 this week. This means only 358,000 application were filed, …

Facebook’s Breast Phobia Is Absolutely Ridiculous Facebook’s Breast Phobia Is Absolutely Ridiculous
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Full disclosure: I’m much, much more socially liberal than the average bear. I won’t get into specifics about certain policy positions – but let’s just say that I fail to see how a little lightening up could do anything but …

Senate Introduces Global Cybercrime Enforcement Bill
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The U.S. is trying to dabble in policing the Internet again, but in a vastly different way. Meet S.1469 or the International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperation Act. The bill was introduced recently into the Senate by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of …

Ace Metrix CEO Reveals Super Bowl Ad Winners and Losers Ace Metrix CEO Reveals Super Bowl Ad Winners and Losers

The Super Bowl has come and gone, and while the final play is still getting talked about, the ads are too. Last week, WebProNews spoke with Peter Daboll, the CEO of ad effectiveness firm Ace Metrix, who told us that there is a difference between an ad being likable and effective.

Bradley Manning To Be Arraigned On February 23

After being held without trial for over a year and a half, the Army private accused of conspiring with Wikileaks to leak classified material finally has a court date. Pfc. Bradley Manning will be arraigned on February 23rd on all …

Now You Can Carry The Pirate Bay In Your Pocket Now You Can Carry The Pirate Bay In Your Pocket
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Last month we brought you news that controversial torrent hosting site The Pirate Bay was beginning a transition away from .torrent files in order to host Magnet links, which are both harder to block and require less bandwidth and server …

Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Glued People To The Screen Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Glued People To The Screen
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Mobile apps analytics and advertising company Flurry tracked mobile app usage across various stages of the Super Bowl. What they found was that there was one particular segment that had people glued to their televisions. Flurry began the study with …

Google AdSense In Your City Goes International Google AdSense In Your City Goes International
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Back in mid-2010, Google announced the AdSense in Your City program. This is a series of events, which brings Google to various cities to work closely with publishers on best practices, give tips, and whatnot. The initiative began in Mountain …

Is Harry Reid Slipping SOPA Into A New Cyber-Security Bill?
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While details about a proposed cyber-security bill remain elusive, one frightful speculation seems to be making the rounds lately: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has not abandoned his effort to shackle the Internet. After Internet commoners and companies alike pushed …

House Passes STOCK Act By Huge Margin

In his State of the Union address last month President Obama told the nation that if Congress sent him a bill to ban insider trading by members of Congress he would sign it without hesitation. Well, last week the Senate …

What’s The Climate Like For Social Network Users? What’s The Climate Like For Social Network Users?

Pew Internet Research has released the results of study which reveals the attitudes and inclinations of social networkers and how they feel about the environment on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. The authors of the study use the term …

Wolfram Alpha Pro: The New Paid Version Wolfram Alpha Pro: The New Paid Version
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Stephen Wolfram, the scientist behind Wolfram Alpha, announced that the launch of Wolfram Alpha Pro, which he calls “the biggest single step in the development of Wolfram Alpha since its original introduction.” I’d wager that there have been bigger steps …

Steve Jobs’ FBI File Is Released For The World To See

The FBI has released Steve Jobs’ file from when he was being considered for a presidential appointment in 1991 under George Bush Sr. The file contains a lot of stuff that we already knew, such as Jobs experimenting with drugs …

Obama’s 2012 Campaign Playlist Available On Spotify

President Obama is going to spend a good part of 2012 on the campaign trail, and every speech he makes at every rally he stages needs music. Campaign music is always meticulously selected for both awesomeness and message and whether …

VOIP Company Now Lets You Port Landline Number VOIP Company Now Lets You Port Landline Number

netTALK.COM, Inc. announced today that it now supports local number portability (LNP), enabling customers in the U.S. to keep their existing landline phone number. Anastasios ‘Takis’ Kyriakides, President and CEO of netTALK, says: “Keeping your own number is a pivotal …

Microsoft, Apple Call For Clearer Patent Rules

Microsoft has issued a statement expressing their support for international industry standards regarding the licensing of essential industry patents. Calling such standards “vitally important” to the further growth of the internet and of the mobile computing industry, Microsoft pledged to …

Facebook And Bango Partner On Mobile Payments Facebook And Bango Partner On Mobile Payments

Facebook has partnered with Bango, a provider of billing and analytics for app stores, mobile apps and sites. Bango will provide payment services to Facebook. Growing mobile use, and the lack of monetization of mobile users were highlighted in the …

Robot Mule May Soon Carry Soldiers’ Equipment Robot Mule May Soon Carry Soldiers’ Equipment

Our soldiers could soon get a helping hand in carrying gear thanks to a robotic mule. DARPA is testing a robotic mule that that will be able to carry 400 pounds of gear on a rough 20 mile trip without …