TurboTax Taps Twitter To Offer Tax Help

TurboTax said today taxpayers on Twitter can tweet questions to @TeamTurboTax and get free answers from a team of tax, tech and product experts to help make tax time easier.

TurboTax said it created @TurboTax in response to the growing use of Twitter by its customers.

@TeamTurboTax will cover everything from tax matters to product questions and technical support, the team will answer product questions, troubleshoot problems, and resolve customer service issues.

5 Reasons Why The iPad Fails To Impress

On January 27th Steve Jobs unveiled Apples latest “it” product, the iPad. Essentially the iPad “fills the gap” in between smartphones and laptops. One question remains to be answered, is there a need for a device to bridge the gap in between the two technologies? We’re not sure yet, but there is one thing we know, the iPad has some issues… below are 5 of the most glaring.

Polaroid Talks About Lady Gaga’s Role with the Company

Earlier this month, Polaroid announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Lada Gaga, which will see the pop superstar serving as the company’s creative director for a specialty line of Polaroid Imaging products. This was highlighted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which WebPronews attended.

Vevo Launches Grammy Channel

Recently launched online music video site Vevo has partnered with The Recording Academy and CBS to launch "The Grammys" channel.

The new channel will feature noteworthy footage from 52 years of Grammy performances and related programming available for free, on-demand viewing across the Vevo Network in the U.S. The new channel marks the first time The Recording Academy has made this archival footage publicly available.

Steve Jobs On Google: An Evil Antagonist?

Two important tech corporations that used to be friends may now officially be at war.  Although an exact quote’s proven difficult to come by, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been quoted as saying that Google’s an aggressor, and even implying that the company is in the habit of doing evil things.

Netflix Reaches Deal With Indie Film Distributors

Netflix said today it has reached deals with a number of distributors of independent film that will give its members the option to instantly watch hundred of new indie titles.

Netflix said it has reached non-exclusive licensing agreements to stream films from distributors The Criterion Collection, Gravitas Ventures, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Oscilloscope Laboratories and Regent Releasing.

Firefox Finally Goes Mobile

Mozilla has launched the first mobile version of the Firefox web browser. This is now available for the Nokia N900 device, supported on Nokia’s Maemo 5 platform.

Features of Firefox for mobile include:

Intel Shows Off Interesting Way to Access Content

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month, Intel had a lot of things going on. For one, they introduced a whole new family of Intel Core Processors. They also had a cool proof-of-concept device on display. This was something they call the Intel Infoscape.

Laws Banning Cell Phone Use While Driving Have Little Impact

State laws that ban cell phone use and texting while driving fail to reduce accidents, according to a new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).

HLDI researchers calculated monthly collision claims per 100 insured vehicle years for vehicles up to 3 years old during the months immediately before and after hand-held phone use was banned while driving in New York, the District of Columbia, Connecticut and California.

FBI Takes Down Cable Modem Hacker

The FBI has announced it arrested a man on Thursday for allegedly selling hacked cable modems that provided free Internet access.

Matthew Delorey, 26, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence on each count of 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.