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Unlocked Quad Band Dual Sim Android OS Smartphone on Amazon

Unlocked Quad Band Dual Sim Android OS Smartphone on Amazon

A buddy just bought this Chinese "iPhone" on Amazon.com. Came with 2 batteries and runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich. For $148, not bad. seems to work great according to him. He is going to Europe and is using it as his phone there; the dual sim cards makes it a 2 line phone. 1 line for European calls, 1 line for U.S. calls. The Chinese obviously [...]

Google is globally switching its search to HTTPS by default

Google is globally switching its search to HTTPS by default

Google has announced on its Inside Search blog that it is enabling SSL encryptionby default on its global search pages. The US site google.com has been switching users to the secured HTTPS protocol since last year and now, to improve security and privacy for all its users, the company is rolling the behavior out to its international properties [...]

GoDaddy not only helped write #SOPA they are also exempt from it. Scumbags.

GoDaddy not only helped write #SOPA they are also exempt from it. Scumbags.

You may have heard about the mass exodus of customers from GoDaddy due to their support of SOPA. You may have also heard that GoDaddy no longer supports SOPA. The problem is, only one of those things is true. While GoDaddy no longer publicly supports SOPA, that is just a PR move. They have not withdrawn official support for the bill, let alone [...]

Circusleaks: Docs show cruelty to elephants at Ringling Bros

MotherJones.com has published the results of its year long investigation that rips the big top off how Ringling Bros. circus treats its elephants. (more…)

BART police officers website hacked, database released

BART police officers website hacked, database released

Reports are circulating that databases containing BART police officer information from the website for The Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Officers' Association site have been published. The bartpoa.com site is currently down. Who is responsible for the hack? Whoever ends up claiming credit, it's complicated. What isn't complicated: the notion that [...]

Transformers: The Complete Series on DVD preorders for $60 shipped

Transformers: The Complete Series on DVD preorders for $60 shipped

Amazon.com is taking preorders for Transformers: The Complete Series on DVD for $59.99. With free shipping, that's $22 under our mention from January and the lowest total price we could find by $67. This complete series features 15 discs. This title is expected to be released on or about May 24. Transformers: The Complete Series on DVD

MAFIAA Fire: A Firefox add-on to reverse US government domain censorship

MAFIAA Fire: A Firefox add-on to reverse US government domain censorship

Earlier this year, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement shocked the world by asserting the right to seize any .com or .net domain that it characterized as a "pirate" or child porn site, with little due process or judicial oversight. ICE conducted a series of high-profile seizures that were notable in that they were sloppy (80,000 sites [...]

How a Netflix original-series deal could change TV making

How a Netflix original-series deal could change TV making

Dear Netflix, Please acquire Arrested Development and make new episodes. Sincerely, Everyone The entertainment-biz press, led by a report in Deadline.com, has the news this morning that Netflix may be about to acquire a high-profile original drama—political thriller House of Cards from David Fincher and Kevin Spacey—by outbidding the [...]

Microsoft Arc Touch Wireless Mouse for $36 shipped

Microsoft Arc Touch Wireless Mouse for $36 shipped

Today only, Amazon.com offers this Microsoft Arc Touch Wireless Mouse, model no. RVF-00001, for $36.49. With free shipping, that's $8 under our mention from ten days ago and the lowest total price we could find by $12. It features a nano receiver, flexible design, touch scrolling, and BlueTrack technology. The mouse like no other: it is unique in [...]

The Universe: Complete Season 5 on Blu-ray with $5 VoD credit for $19 shiped

The Universe: Complete Season 5 on Blu-ray with $5 VoD credit for $19 shiped

Amazon.com offers the The Universe: The Complete Season Five on Blu-ray Disc for $15.99. Shipping adds $2.98 but orders over $25 qualify for free shipping. Even with shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $3. Plus, receive a $5 Amazon Video on Demand credit for free. This season features eight episodes on two Blu-ray discs.

Email address validation: Please stop!

Email address validation: Please stop!

It’s something that’s been bugging me for a long time. All around the web, people are making flawed attempts at validating email addresses, causing a headache for their users, and probably for themselves. I really started to notice this when I began to use the disposable addresses system that Gmail provides. Any mail sent to [...]

Free excerpt from Jo Walton’s brilliant Among Others

Free excerpt from Jo Walton’s brilliant Among Others

Tor.com is hosting a long excerpt from Jo Walton's extraordinary Among Others, one of the best books I've read in years. From my original review: Now, let me tell you what this is all about. Among Others is the diary of Morwenna Phelps, a Welsh teenager whom we really meet just after her twin sister, Morganna, has died in an unspecified but [...]

Tux is My Homeboy Linux Penguin T-Shirt

Tux is My Homeboy Linux Penguin T-Shirt

Bison Lake Trading Company via Amazon.com offers this Tux is My Homeboy Linux Penguin T-Shirt for $6.99 with free shipping. That's $28 off and the lowest total price we could find for any Tux-themed T-shirt. It comes in sizes S to XL. Note that sizes XXL and XXXL are also available for $8 more. Tux is My Homeboy Linux Penguin T-Shirt

Spokeo may know more about you than you realize

Spokeo may know more about you than you realize

Spokeo is a new site that claims to not be your "grandma's phonebook." This is because it pulls a ton of info about you from all over the web into one place. And I mean a ton. More than you might be comfortable with, in fact. But luckily, it appears you can "remove your Spokeo listing from public searches for free" by following these simple [...]

Badass Mini-Vise

Badass Mini-Vise

I have been using this little vise since my interest in electronics was sparked by Make and Hackaday.com. Before I was just using the standard two-arm alligator-clip and magnifying glass holder from Xacto. The Panavise is much more stable, adjustable and appropriate for breadboard soldering. It has the little grooves on the arms that your [...]

The push-button tool being used to shut down Visa, MasterCard, and other sites

The push-button tool being used to shut down Visa, MasterCard, and other sites

Terrific piece by Joel Johnson from Gizmodo about the software tool being used to take down MasterCard, Visa, and Sarah Palin's websites. LOIC ("Low Orbit Ion Cannon") is an application developed by 4Chan-affiliated hackers designed to--when used en masse by thousands of anonymous users--launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on [...]

MasterCard.com Taken Down By 4chan, Twitter Next?

MasterCard.com Taken Down By 4chan, Twitter Next?

WikiLeaks’ self-appointed online posse is systematically abusing anyone who it believes has slighted WikiLeaks in the last week’s growing controversy over the site’s quarter million leaked diplomatic cables. And the next attack targets may be PayPal and Twitter. MasterCard, which cut off services to WikiLeaks Tuesday, became the [...]

Amazon Pulls Plug on Wikileaks

Amazon Pulls Plug on Wikileaks

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, (I-Conn.), doesn't think companies should be doing business with Wikileaks, and one company agrees. Amazon.com has stopped hosting the Wikileaks website after staffers from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee asked about the company's [...]

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Police called to suspicious package. (It was an Amazon order)

Police called to suspicious package. (It was an Amazon order)

A man in Hudson, Ohio called the police to report a suspicious package on his doorstep. When the officer arrived, he noticed the "AMAZON.COM" printing on the box and asked if the man had recently ordered anything from Amazon: The man reportedly said "Why yes, I did."The officer told the resident his order had arrived. The resident then said [...]

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