Tech Talk

Observations from Jamie DeLoma, journalist and computer nerd

Connecticut banks targeted by tech-savvy bandit

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A growing threat to the security of personal bank accounts around the world has reared its ugly head in Connecticut. [Read More]

Factory fined after robot nearly kills man

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A Swedish factory north of Stockholm was fined $3,000 after a robot nearly killed one of its employees. [Read More]

Study: Texting raises crash risk 23 times

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While texting and driving has always been considered dangerous, a new Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study really puts things into perspective. [Read More]

Device brings pregnant women closer to unborn child

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An invention that converts data collected from ultrasound and MRI scans are giving pregnant women the opportunity to hold full-scale plaster models of their unborn children, the Times of London reports. [Read More]

Google to give 100K users access to Wave this fall

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Google recently announced that about 100,000 users will be invited to take a test drive of the company’s reimagined Web-based e-mail interface known as Google Wave beginning on September 30. [Read More]

Check out the eclipse of the century… live on the Internet

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The longest total solar eclipse of the century will plunge parts of Asia into the darkness tonight at 8:15 p.m. E.D.T., NASA reports. [Read More]

In Twitterverse, ‘u r what u tweet’

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I had the opportunity to write a fun story about Twitter for today’s print edition of the Connecticut Post. The feature is targeted for folks who are not familiar with the social networking Web site. [Read More]

Remembering an out-of-this-world walk

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Although you may feel like you know all that there is to know about the historic steps Neil Armstrong took 40 years ago tomorrow on the moon, the Internet opens up the flood gates to information, video and images you have likely never seen — or least appreciated — before. [Read More]

Wired: AT&T denies MMS/tethering iPhone rumors

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AT&T has denied Internet reports that the telephone company would be delaying multi-media messaging (images, audio, video, rich text,) and that a tethering plan would cost an additional $55 per month for iPhone users in an e-mail to Wired.com. [Read More]

Jackson memorial offers glimpse of social media potential

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The King of Pop has clearly regained his throne since his untimely passing on June 25 — dominating Billboard’s Top Pop Catalog Albums chart, among others. [Read More]