Archive for August, 2013

Text Message sender could be liable for car wreck in NJ appeals court

Text Message sender could be liable for car wreck in NJ appeals court

A New Jersey appeals court has found true an interesting set of conclusions this month in going over a case involving a car wreck from 2009. In this case, the driver of a vehicle in Mine Hill Township, New Jersey, was texting and driving when he hit a motorcycle carrying Linda and David Kubert - who both subsequently lost their legs as a result of the crash. The Kuberts settled their case against Best, continuing then to sue Shannon Colonna - the person on the other end of the phone.

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Review

As the AT&T iteration of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 hits the market, there's a surprisingly accepting atmosphere for devices with displays of all sizes. Back in 2011 when the original Samsung Galaxy Note was introduced, it was considered daring - a device with a 5.3-inch display? That was massive! Now we've got the Samsung Galaxy Note II with a 5.55-inch display and Samsung continuing their "one of every size" method of finding the ideal form for devices - a method they continue to work with in the tablet universe.

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US Army makes another video game public with Proving Grounds

US Army makes another video game public with Proving Grounds

In the game America's Army: Proving Grounds, the actual real-deal United States Army has commissioned yet another shooting game for the public. This game is not the first - and it wont be the last - game created for the Army to show off what it might be like to be a member of their ranks, and it's being released in Beta mode to Steam this week. This game is entirely free to download, free to play, and aims to display small unit tactical maneuvers and training "that reflects the current day Army."

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iOS 7 AppleCare employee training schedule further supports a September 10 event

iOS 7 AppleCare employee training schedule further supports a September 10 event

AppleCare employees are said to have begun iOS 7 training. The details suggest the training process began today, but perhaps a bit more important is when they are expected to have everything completed. Details coming from 9to5Mac mention how those employees should have everything finished by the second week of September. In other words, this is another piece of evidence pointing towards a September 10 release.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch: Made in America?

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch: Made in America?

There's word today that the upcoming smartwatch device set for a full reveal on the 4th of September from Samsung will be - perhaps only partially - made in the USA. This tidbit comes aside word that the device will be coming with "only" a 10 hour battery life. This has been suggested by the likes of AmongLife where they've got a full specifications sheet that matches - and could just has easily been copied from - earlier rumors. It's their source, though, that's of specific interest to us today.

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Pressy for Android turns a headphone jack into a button

Pressy for Android turns a headphone jack into a button

Pressy is a little gadget that is touted as being the "almighty Android button." Specifically, Pressy will transform your headphone jack into a clickable button and it comes preset with three actions. These include a short click to toggle the flashlight, a long click to toggle in and out of silent mode and a double click to take a picture. And just in case you were looking for some additional actions, take comfort in knowing that Pressy actions are able to be customized.

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Facebook Privacy rules changing: data collection, use, personalized ads

Facebook Privacy rules changing: data collection, use, personalized ads

The Chief Privacy Officer of Policy for Facebook Erin Egan has this week begun setting down a series of changes to several of the key Facebook Governing Documents, with emphasis placed on their Data Use Policy and their Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. For the average Facebook user, this means you'll be seeing Facebook make public edits to documents stating their intentions with collecting and using data you provide. It also means Facebook is editing the rules that apply to both you and Facebook when you choose to use the social network.

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