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  • The Station that Loves Surrey and Hampshire

    April 14, 2013 1:11 PM 145

    Search giant Google has decided to give its users a 'digital will' option for their online data. The new facility allows consumers to decide what happens with their online account data after they die. The cyber-stored information may also be wiped with approval if they become inactive online for any other reason. According to Goldsmiths PhD student Stacey

  • U.S. Cellular launches entry-level Android, ZTE Director

    April 13, 2013 11:35 PM 151

    Today, ZTE announced the release of its newest handset, the ZTE Director from U.S. Cellular. Available for only 1 cent after users sign a two-year agreement (or $99.99 without a contract), the phone is an entry-level device running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Director also sports a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of onboard

  • Travis County District Attorney arrested, charged with DWI

    April 13, 2013 5:52 PM 104

    TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas -- Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated overnight. According to an arrest warrant, another driver observed Lehmberg driving poorly and called 911. The warrant also stated that a bottle of vodka was found in Lehmberg's passenger seat. She had also allegedly taken

  • Fiat Begins Selling 500e in California for $32,500, Lease for $199 Per Month

    April 13, 2013 1:14 PM 120

    Priced at $32,500 MSRP with no help from the state/federal government, Fiat says that for those who are "eligible", the price can drop as low as $20,500 after federal credits, state incentives and FIAT rebates are included. Alternatively, Californian residents can lease the car for $199 per month for 36 months. Still, a $999 down payment is required

  • Microsoft makes Bing image search more social with one-click sharing to Pinterest

    April 13, 2013 7:51 AM 91

    Companies know how important it is to make their products as friendly as can be with third-party social websites, and Microsoft, for one, has done a pretty fantastic job at making sure the team behind Bing's doing exactly that. To wit, the Surface maker is, as of today, also starting to cater to the Pinterest crowd, announcing that it's now allowing

  • Nintendo shutting down six Wii channels on June 28

    April 13, 2013 5:49 AM 111

    Bad news for those still rocking out on the Nintendo Wii. Nintendo has announced that they’ll be shutting down five Wii channels on June 28 in North America and Japan. Affected channels are Forecast, News, Everybody Votes, Check Mii Out, Digicam Print, and the Nintendo Channel, as well as the WiiConnect24 feature. The only games that could end up being

  • ZTE Director arrives at US Cellular, takes charge of entry-level Android Mobile

    April 13, 2013 12:13 AM 109

    US Cellular has had precious few truly low-cost smartphones running an Android build that wasn't baked in 2010. For those who'd like something a little fresher, the ZTE Director is here. While it's only slightly ahead of the trailing edge with stock Ice Cream Sandwich, that's an improvement on a category where Gingerbread still rules. Likewise, no one will be floored

  • PebbleOS 1.10 supports third-party watch faces, sorts out iOS issues

    April 12, 2013 7:40 PM 92

    Pebble has been on a rapid cadence with smartwatch updates to justify those crowdfunded dollars, and it's not letting up just because watch shipments are well underway. PebbleOS 1.10 has arrived with support for custom watch faces built using the matching (and newly available) SDK. The revamp will be especially helpful for iOS users -- we see several

  • Google buys social prediction startup Behavio

    April 12, 2013 6:18 PM 120

    Google has added yet another team to its ever growing list of acquisitions. Startup Behavio, announced it is joining the Mountain View crew and shutting down its closed alpha. The company built its short-lived product on top of Funf, a framework for collecting data from mobile phone sensors. The goal was to analyze things like physical location, contacts

  • Study: Teenagers' Social Network Of Choice Is Facebook, But Not By Much

    April 12, 2013 5:46 PM 134

    Facebook is number one, but its popularity is shrinking, according to a new study on teenagers' use of social media. This is more evidence of a "teenager problem" that Facebook seems to be battling. A total of 5,200 teenagers were surveyed for the research, conducted by investment bank and asset-management firm Pipar Jaffray. The study found that 33 percent