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How to Find Out Who's Watching Your Online Activity

Who is watching you? The answer is also a new term to include in your Web vocabulary: Web Bugs. No, these aren't viruses and they aren't even malicious. Companies do use them, though, to track your online activity so that they can serve up ads that more effectively target you as a user and as a ...

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Scammers Baiting Internet Users with Fake Obama Web Sites

If you receive an e-mail or visit a Web page asking you to look at BestBarack.com, JoBarack.com or TheBarackSite.com, just don't do it. According to Panda Security, an Internet security firm, scores of malicious Web sites are running a fake news story entitled "Barack Obama has refused to be a pre...

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GPS No Longer Just for Getting You to Your Destination

GPS is no longer a technology that solely helps you get from point A to point B along the nation's highways and byways. Illustrating that point is a trend we noted at the recent Consumer Electronics Show: namely, the placement of GPS units into devices -- cameras, laptops -- that previously seem...

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Does Using Facebook Help Your Self-Esteem?

What role does Facebook play in your life? If you use the social networking site, has it replaced your former ways of communicating with friends? Enhanced it? Diminished it? Those are the questions many Facebook users are asking themselves these days as they spend more time on the site, updating t...

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Obama Aides Not Happy About Giving Up IM -- :(

Barack Obama's aides learned Friday they'll have to give up one of their favorite means of communicating with each other, the media, and the outside world: the near-ubiquitous instant message. The new White House lawyers say any communication involving government business that is sent via instan...

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GPS No Longer Just for Getting You to Your Destination 3

We didn't get as much information on the new Asus T91 tablet PC as we'd like, but, among the specifications announced during CES, a few piqued our interest for sure. Of course, GPS as an option leads the way. (Leads the way – get it? LEADS the way. Thank you.) Add optional TV and FM tuners...

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GPS No Longer Just for Getting You to Your Destination 2

An obvious place to implant a GPS unit is a rear-view mirror. In fact, we wonder why this wasn't thought up before. Well, we're just glad the folks at Azentek came up with the SmartMirror. This $800 aftermarket replacement product sleekly puts a fully-functioning Navigon GPS unit right in the mi...

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GPS No Longer Just for Getting You to Your Destination 6

In the not-so-obvious-but-brilliant GPS-enabled device category are three of Sony Electronics' camcorders, all announced at the show. The HDR-XR520V, HDR-XR500V and HDR-XR200V all include a GPS chip including NAVTEQ maps. You can "geotag" your video or still images, making it easy to show other ...

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GPS No Longer Just for Getting You to Your Destination 4

Sony must be feeling good about geotagging and other location-based services, seeing as the company included a GPS chip in its Vaio P series netbook computer, announced at the show. ('Netbook' is another word for a very small, yet very capable, laptop.) With this functionality, the P lets you fi...

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GPS No Longer Just for Getting You to Your Destination 5

Dell decided to tease the Consumer Electronics Show crowd with only a few details of its Mini 10 netbook computer, which comes with built-in GPS. We don't yet have details on how capable this device will be in regards to geotagging, directions or other functionality. We also don't know when -- a...

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