Smartphones on Rampage: Next, Camcorders

After killing point-and-shoot cameras and GPS units, smartphones take aim to slaughter camcorders.

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Roku Streaming Stick Packs Hundreds of Channels in a Thumb-Sized Device

The Streaming Stick is basically the classic Roku box, shrunk down to the size of a USB dongle.

Jailbroken Apple TV Plays iOS Apps

The jailbroken device runs webpages and apps like Maps, YouTube, Facebook and Cydia.

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Facebook Wants to Make You a Famous Corporate Shill with "Sponsored Story" Ads

Starting in 2012, Facebook will give everyone who has ever "liked" a product 15 minutes of fame with Sponsored Stories, which make you a star of your own Facebook ad. Note: You can't opt out.

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Lady Gaga's Twitter and Facebook Accounts Hacked, Fans Duped by 'Free iPad 2' Scam

Lady Gaga's Twitter and Facebook accounts are hacked and fans fall for age-old 'Free iPad' scam.

Facebook Revamps Business Communications

Social network adds private messages for pages, but shushes conversations between consumers and businesses.

Sony Walkman Gets Access to Music Unlimited Library

Users can choose between a premium membership costing $9.99 per month or a basic $3.99 per month membership.

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Legislation would Allow Netflix to Reveal Your Viewing Habits on Facebook

Is the pending amendment to the Video Privacy Protection Act a blow to your privacy, or the first step to easily sharing video streaming?

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Texting While Driving Up 50 Percent Despite Warnings

People are not heeding warnings about the dangers of texting while driving. A recent study shows a 50 percent jump in texting behind the wheel.

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Microsoft's Answer Desk Offers Live Free and Fee Tech Support

Microsoft quietly launches Answer Desk, a free and fee remote help desk solution for Microsoft products.

Kindle Fire Users Report Wi-Fi Bug: 6 Possible Fixes

Kindle Fire owners are complaining their Wi-Fi-dependent tablets are unable to connect to wireless networks.

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Shopycat: Walmart's Facebook App for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

The Shopycat app runs Facebook information through Walmart's Social Genome technology and then matches the keywords that process provides with gift suggestions.

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Apple iPhone 4 'Self-Combusts' on Airplane

The reason why the iPhone belched smoke and glowed red is under investigation.

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RIM Plays to Its Strengths With BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Management Package

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion will cover BlackBerrys and PlayBook tablets, and support competing mobile OSes, including Apple iOS and Google Android.

Sprint's Unlimited Data Smartphone Plan Expected to End Soon

As Sprint upgrades to LTE from 4G WiMax, the move is expected to strain the carrier's network and unlimited data plans don't help.

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