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Comcast Stands By Internet Filtering, What’s Your Take?

The cable giant, Comcast Corp has formally admitted to FCC with the uses of Managed Internet Traffic to slow down customers’ file-sharing application, intentionally. They blamed peer-to-peer services like BitTorrent as the main culprit of network congestion and said a managed network is a necessity to prevent heavy users with similar application for media sharing like video, movie and music, etc.

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Buddy Beacon friend locator is coming to other carriers

Buddy Beacon friend locator is coming to other carriers

I love Helio’s Buddy Beacon and I use it to track down Vincent or Daniel from time to time making sure they are being good. Buddy Beacon lets you locates your friends on a map via the GPS in your handset.

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Clear Channel, FCC, XM, and Sirius in massive pile up, but there may be an end in sight

So ever since XM and Sirius even mentioned the possibility that they might be merging they have had to battle the FCC, the NAB, and Clear Channel to the death. Well apparently they got past the FCC (sort of) and past the NAB and now their last opponent is Clear Channel.

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The Clinic at Wal-Mart, coming soon

The does-it-all, retailing behemoth Wal-Mart has been criticized of forcing smaller, family-owned businesses out of business, direct or indirectly with extremely competitive price. Now, they are gunning for neighborhood family clinics. The world’s largest retailer will open its first in-store medical clinics, as joint venture with local hospital systems in Atlanta, Dallas and Little Rock in April.

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Sprint has new Unlimited Access Pack

Are you the texting queen? Motormouth? Or data usage champion? Well Sprint is looking out for you with their new Unlimited Access Plan.

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DTV 101 by Consumer Electronics Association

The Consumer Electronic Association has posted a dummy guide to the DTV transition video with well presented tutorial on type of display and hookup source. If you have elderly family members that are still using analog set, they would appreciate the YouTube video

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Microsoft ready to take over Yahoo for $44.6 billion

Microsoft ready to take over Yahoo for $44.6 billion

In not so surprising move, Microsoft bids for Yahoo with $44.6 billion in cash and stock to stay competitive against Google. Microsoft’s Live.com has not been very successful in capturing more online services market share. By buying out Yahoo, it will allow Microsoft to stay in the game, at least for now. Microsoft bid $31 per share for Yahoo. We’ll keep you updated on the development of this story.

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Eye-Fi Team up Nikon to bring Eye-Fi-Connected’s D60

EYE-FI, the world’s first wireless memory card that we have covered back in a few articles then, like the FCC approval or review wound-up, if that jog your memory, has teamed up with Nikon to bring you the same technology on the newly announced D60. The D60 will be the first ‘Eye-Fi Connected ’ digital camera that allows direct wireless images transfer straight from the camera to the photo sharing sites or computer.

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SPOT GPS tracker for the adventurous

So you put a couple of AA lithium batteries thing and then you start hiking and the folks back home can follow your trip up Mount Everest. There are 4 buttons on this little bugger, Help, ON/OFF, OK/Check, and 911.

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Sony Joins HP’s DVD manufactured-on-demand Service

I got bored reading the overwhelming video-on-demand news these days, not to mention writing one, but may be this MOD from HP is something interesting because I didn’t know its existence till now! Pity me. The DVD manufactured-on-demand service from HP allows retailers to custom order niche and older DVD titles online that’s not available on the video market. Call me old timer, I never heard of DVD manufactured-on-demand service before. The latest news on the street is HP has reached a licensing agreement from Sony, the first Major Studio to support the MOD.

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AT&T Offers Free Wi-Fi Access

Yes, it’s free but only at AT&T’s WIFI Hotspots and provided that you are also a subscriber to AT&T’s broadband service with 1.5-Mbps plan or higher.

AT&T has more than 10,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots in places like Airports, Bookstores, McDonald, Convention and Hotels. The free access is currently being offered for premium subscribers only, leaves majority of poorer folks like us in the dark. AT&T says the new offer will allow more than 10 million AT&T broadband customers to enjoy free access starting early next week.

Are you one of them? Lucky you, I can’t recall when was the last time my cable carrier throws in a free meal like this. They also reveal a faster 10 Mbps broadband plan U-verse customer at additional cost of $55 a month.

[via AT&T | phonemag]

Two Hundred Thousand Dollars Ticket to Travel in Space.

The space tourism company Virgin Galactic unveiled a new model of the commercial spaceship, SpaceShip Two rocket plane and WhiteKnight Two mothership in New York today. The owner Richard Branson says he is hoping the new design will provide paying passengers into space on a regular basic next year. The commercialize space business from Virgin Galactic offers once in a lifetime space travel experience and it’s 10 times less than what Dennis Tito, a US businessman paid for his $20 million expedition by Space Adventures of Vienna in 2001.

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