Tech Talk

Observations from Jamie DeLoma, journalist and computer nerd

Dirty truth behind Craigslist’s decision to drop adult services

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Craiglist’s decision to drop its adult services section is being hailed as a victory — but is it really? [Read More]

Technology makes monitoring Hurricane Earl a breeze

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In this 21st century world, anyone could track weather patterns and anticipate their next move — with many of the same tools as our favorite meteorologists. [Read More]

Facebook ‘dislike button’ is fake

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Ever since Facebook introduced its feature that allows users to “like” something posted on a friend’s profile, users of the social network have asked for the ability to “dislike” content. Facebook has yet to introduce such a feature — but a new scam is making its rounds and taking advantage of many users. [Read More]

‘Dry Erase Girl’ revealed to be a hoax

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The young woman who became an overnight Internet sensation — and even sparked a Facebook group calling for her to pose in “Playboy” — for seemingly quitting her job through a series of 33 photos — each with another detail about her resignation and supposed former employers — is a hoax. [Read More]

Gmail gets a minor make-over

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Google unveiled a new, cleaner version of its contacts Tuesday in response to user feedback. [Read More]

Follow who’s unfollowing you

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Did you lose a lose a Twitter follower and struggle to figure out who it was? Fear not, there are sites that will keep you abreast of that — and more. [Read More]

Livery cabs may become WiFi hotspots

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A venture capitalist hopes to equip 1,000 livery cars in New York City with WiFi by early fall, the Wall Street Journal reports — and then blanket the city with roaming hotspots. [Read More]

Take advantage of the Web’s tracking potential

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The Internet is a largely wonderful thing. Among other things, it allows people stay connected — even when they’re flying across country. [Read More]

Amazon to release new, less expensive Kindle

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Amazon will release a less expensive version of its e-reader next month, the Wall Street Journal reports. [Read More]

Have a question? Just ‘Ask’

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Has your mind been plagued by a question? Are you desperately looking for a straight answer and not just a bunch of links? All you have to do is ask, or rather go to ask.com. [Read More]