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Apple’s New iPad – Tech Thursday

The rumors have been swirling for months of a new iPad, and sure enough, we got one. And not only that, we got a new Apple TV to boot! For this story though, I want to focus on some of the updated features in the iPad. But the kicker, for me, was the 4G LTE capabilities that will be available with this new device.

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Steam Rumored to Be Developing a Game Console – Tech Tuesday

Tech blog The Verge is reporting a rumor that the popular online gaming service Steam, is getting ready to build a console system for their service, which could be a problem for XBox 360 and the Playstation 3.  Valve co-founder Gabe Newell even recently told Penny Arcade: "Well, if we have to sell hardware we will."

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Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation Steve Ballmer
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MicroSoft Releases Windows 8 Preview – Tech Thursday

Microsoft fans are giddy this week, as the house that Gates built has released a consumer preview of their latest version of the Windows operating system, Windows 8. They say it's the biggest redesign since Windows 95, which turns 17 years old this month. So what new things does Windows 8 have? Here's a quick rundown of some of the new features.

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Information Theives Targeting Kids to Get Mom and Dad’s Info – Tech Thursday

If you have kids like me, sometimes you may let them on the computer, if they're old enough, to play a cute kid's game or something. When my daughter was much younger (she's 9 going on 10 now) her games were found on PollyPocket.com or Neopets.com. But now data thieves are targeting those kinds of Flash-based kids' games, not necessarily those sites mind you, to put trojans, malicious software that appears to be something safe, and other malware on your computer to steal your data, making your child an unwitting accomplice to the crime.

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FDA Is Reviewing Inhalable Caffeine – Tech Thursday

A new product hit the shelves recently that has lawmakers taking a close look at the side effects and dangers it can pose to consumers. It's called AeroShot, and it's inhalable caffeine. It's being marketed as a dietary supplement. More caffeine can't be bad, can it?

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Microsoft Releases Latest Version Internet Explorer
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Google is Spying on Your Web Browser – Tech Tuesday

A few days ago, it was revealed that Google was by passing privacy policies in Apple's Safari web browser. Some privacy advocates and members of Congress are calling for Google to answer why they were doing it. Now, it has been revealed that Google is doing the same with Microsoft's Internet Explorer. So is Google starting to turn to the "Dark Side"? What happened to their motto of "Don't Be Evil"?

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TSA Tests New Body Scanning Technology At Vegas Airport
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TSA Targets Women with Body Scanners – Tech Thursday

Any new technology can be abused and misused out side of it's intended use. I can give you a billion examples of this, but I am focusing on a new one. Give some one a new toy and they'll figure it out all on their own. That's what seems to be going on with the TSA. They are having women step through the body scanners multiple times, to see their "naughty bits" on a computer screen.

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End of an Era at NASA
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NASA is Unplugging the “Big Iron” – Tech Tuesday

Ever since the days of the Mercury flights, there has been "Big Iron" at NASA. "Big Iron" is slang for a computer mainframe, capable of running millions of computations a second. But with the current computer age and the power in a desktop or even a laptop, for what NASA does, those mainframes just are not needed any more. So, they are unplugging the last one.

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Facebook Holds Its Fourth f8 Developer Conference
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Zuckerberg to Make $5 Billion from Facebook IPO, Pay $2 Billion in Taxes – Tech Thursday

Earlier this month, it was announced that Facebook would be offering stock, and that the initial amount raised would be somewhere in the $10 billion dollar mark or maybe even more. Now it has been reported that Mark Zuckerberg, will be exercising some of his shares and making a cool $5 Billion dollars, with a bill to the IRS for $2 billion. But he doesn't have to pay tax for the rest of the stock he owns, because he's not selling it.

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Deleted Facebook Photos May Still Not Be Deleted – Tech Tuesday

Remember that embarrassing photo of you that you asked your friend to take down a couple years back? It may not be deleted. Arstechnica first reported and has been following up on a story of how Facebook's systems have not been deleting photos and are still accessible, even though Facebook has said they are gone.  Now 3 years later, it's the same story.

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Facebook Expected To File For IPO
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Facebook to Offer an IPO Today? – Tech Thursday

The day that many investors have been waiting for may finally be here. The day that social networking company Facebook could file the papers for it's Initial Public Offering and become a publicly trading company on the stock exchange. With the goal of raising $5 billion dollars, many analysts think it could go even higher!

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Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox, Game 5
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Curt Schilling Responds to Used Game Sales of Kingdoms of Amular – Tech Tuesday

Former MLB Pitcher Curt Schilling, who is an avid gamer and went on to found gaming company 38 Studio after retiring from major league baseball in 2009, responded to a web forum post to outrage from gamers about used sales of his new game title Kingdoms of Amular. This has once again shown some light on the used game problem for game makers.

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