Tech Talk

Observations from Jamie DeLoma, journalist and computer nerd

Control what Google knows about you; learn about yourself

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Google has made it easier than ever to understand what personal information is collected, who it is available to and gives you the power to change such settings. [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]

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]

Apple tries to extinguish the fire raging over the iPhone 4

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Apple’s chief executive officer tried to extinguish the fire raging around its newest device. [Read More]

Contract up? Go with the Incredible

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Is your contract about to expire? Is it time to decide to sign on to another two years with your current carrier or jump ship? The decision is easy — go with Verizon and the HTC Incredible. [Read More]

Make your Gmail signature shine

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Google has made its e-mail system more rad — or at least clickable, shiny and customizable. [Read More]

Well-known virtual shop to be shuttered

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Physical storefronts aren’t the only places be shuttered this year. A well-known virtual one is closing its digital windows on Aug. 1. [Read More]

Starbucks to offer free WiFi to all

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Starbucks will offer free WiFi for everyone beginning July 1. [Read More]