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Steve Jobs Introduces iCloud Storage System At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference
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Apple iOS 5 Available Tomorrow. The Battle Will Soon Begin – Tech Tuesday

The big day for many iOS device users is tomorrow. iOS 5 is scheduled to be released and iCloud will then be available for people to using. iCloud will be Apple's bigger jump into Cloud based computing. It was announced a few weeks after Amazon announced it's Cloud based service. And with Microsoft also going Cloud, it's going to be a 3 way fight. Who will win?

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Photo Illustration by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
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Tech Tuesday – Google is Pushing Chrome to Be a Game Platform

If you like playing games on the computer, you may find some of this news kind of interesting. I sure did since I am more of a computer gamer then a platform one, even though I own a Wii. Google's strategy is to move computing to the cloud so they are also moving gaming their, with Google Chrome as a gaming platform.

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Facebook's Influence In Consumer Consumption Of News Growing
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Tech Tuesday – Bored with Social Media? Some Kids Are

When Facebook started to get popular, before it was open to the public, I wanted to check it out and try it. I was really happy when it did finally open up to the world. I liked it so much, and after discovering some unsavory ways MySpace was using user data, I ditched it and was Facebook 100%. Now, I'm thinking about ditching Facebook.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops - Launch Party
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Tech Tuesday – Get Your LAN Party On in Albany

The LAN parties I'm talking about are not about taking the XBox 360 and hooking up to someone's home network and playing side by side, which you could do. This more about the computer gaming side, using PCs. It's still very much active and alive. QuakeCon is still a big event and StarCraft tournaments in South Korea are like the NFL, NBA and Baseball all rolled into one over there. With players of those gamers getting rock star treatment. If you want to just experience the fun locally, here's how.

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The Investigation Into The News Of The World Phone Hacking Allegations Continues
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Tech Tuesday – The Sun Hackers Are Now Getting Hacked

It happens from time to time. One hacker group hacks another. It's like a virtual drive by shooting. But this time, it's a little different. Rupert Murdoch's News International has been hacked by the hacking group LulzSec, who have hacked the CIA and the FBI to name a few.

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The nD Indie Gaming Platform
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Tech Tuesday – nD Indie Game Platform. Watch out Nintendo!

I'm a Nintendo fan. I love a lot of their games and I have a Wii and a Nintendo DS.  I owned a Gamecube and plan on upgrading to a WiiU when personal economics allow. But every now and then something really inspiring comes along to shake my loyalty to a well proven company or platform. This indie game platform, is starting to do that now.

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BIG Rich's Ham Radio
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Tech Tuesday – Ham Radio is The Original Wireless Technology

Many people know Wi-Fi as a wireless technology that interconnects computers, handheld and mobile devices together on a home network or to the internet at large. But before all that, there was a wireless technology that existed and still does to this day. It's radio. You use it every day yourself. You listen to us! 103.5 MHz and 103.9 MHz FM, or Frequency Modulation. Today I'll tell you about another aspect of radio. Amateur Radio, better known as Ham Radio.

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Chaos Computer Club Annual Congress
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Tech Tuesday – What’s The Hacking Problem?

I took a little time away from the computer this past weekend for the holiday. Spent it with the family and had a great Memorial Day. But when I get back there is another story about someone getting hacked. This time it was the home of Bert and Ernie, PBS, being hacked. Why PBS? Who did Mr. Suffelupagus offend? And more importantly why?

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Watson at CeBIT 2011
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Tech Tuesday – The Watson Computer is now Dr. Watson?

You may remember, that back in February, that a computer called Watson, and built by IBM, took on 2 Jeopardy champions and pretty much beat them in a 2 out of 3 series of matches. I even showed you how to build your own Watson Jr. Super Computers. Now, IBM has moved Watson from game shows to medicine.

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Photo Courtesy of CNSE Website
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Tech Tuesday – Albany NanoCollege to Produce New Type of Chip

According to a story on the Times Union website, the Albany College of Nanscale Science and Engineering has announced a $10 Million Dollar deal with west coast based company APIC Corp, to produce new integrated circuits and chips that use photons, instead of electrons to do the computations a micro processor chip does for the function it was designed.

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Tech Tuesday – $25 Computer on A Stick

The One Laptop per Child program was meant to get computers into the hands of kids that couldn't afford them, giving them the ability to have the tools to learn like many kids in 1st world countries. But this new computer aims to increase the reach that OLPC started, and doing it for only $25.

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Tech Tuesday – Now Google is Being Sued for Tracking Users (UPDATED)

Following in the wake of the story the other week about accusations of Apple's iPhone supposedly tracking you, Google is now facing a lawsuit on the same accusation of tracking it's users.

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