AT&T's Stand Against Texting and Driving, HD Preview of Bridges' Return to 'Tron'
Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines....
- The cell phone industry hasn't exactly developed a reputation for publicizing the inherent dangers of distracted driving. Proving that "business ethics" isn't an oxymoron, though, AT&T has actually initiated an admirable public campaign called 'Txtng and Drivng... It Can Wait' -- in order to help prevent texting disasters. [From: Mashable]
- 'Tron' and "Oscar winner" may not sound like a natural pairing, but the anticipation of Jeff Bridges' return to his role as Kevin Flynn is mounting. Judging from a newly leaked HD trailer, the film should be an incredible visual extravaganza (particularly with 3-D graphics). [From: Technabob]
- Apparently the 'Saturday Night Live' writers pay attention to those wacky Facebook movements, as the young and enormously popular group 'Betty White to Host SNL (please?)!' has finally gotten its wish (at least partially). White confirmed that she will appear on the show in some capacity in the near future. Now, if only the 'I don't care about your farm, or your fish, or your park, or your mafia!!!' group (and its 5 million members) could yield similar results. [From: Mashable]
- An exciting and long overdue trend is developing among social networking services, as the Foursquare-Bravo partnership and the new Detroit "inchvester" program are actually promoting physical, personal interaction in outdoor environments. Gowalla and the Travel Channel are also apparently joining that social networking shift, as a new "integration" will begin with tonight's episode of 'Food Wars.' [From: Read Write Web]
- Panda Security has issued a serious and troubling warning for Vodafone owners, particularly those who have recently purchased an HTC Magic with Google's Android OS. Panda is asserting that at least one brand new model was corrupted with malware that was capable of spreading to, and infecting, any connected PC. [From: Panda Security]
- Hacks on major companies frequently attract significant media attention, but the small business owners suffering from data theft definitely don't receive such prevalent press. The problem is significant, though; the FDIC believes that scam attacks on small businesses cost U.S. companies $25 million during the third quarter of 2009. [From: Computer World]